ASNSM in Mathematics

The Associate in Science in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASNSM) degree in Mathematics emphasizes general education and is designed to provide a basis for transfer into the Bachelor of Arts degree programs in Mathematics, or Natural Science/Mathematics. This 60-credit program provides students with a basic mathematical background the opportunity to further utilize their skills in the advanced study of mathematics.

ASNSM in Mathematics Credit Distribution

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 30
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Mathematics
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Introduction to the option
  • Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or Interdisciplinary Elective
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
II. Area of Study: Mathematics 18
A. Introductory Course (required) 3
  • Calculus I (Differential Calculus)
B. Theory and Concepts (required) 9
Select three of the following:
  • Calculus II (Integral Calculus)
  • Calculus III (Multivariate Calculus)
  • Discrete Math
  • Linear Algebra (Calculus Based - Prerequisite of Calculus in Description)
  • Probability/Statistics
  • Matrix Algebra
  • Number Theory
C. Mathematics 6
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Calculus IV (Differential Equations)
  • Complex Variables
  • Cryptography & Cryptanalysis
  • Geometry (Prerequisite of Calculus or More Advanced Math)
  • Graph Theory
  • History of Mathematics
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Matrix Algebra
  • Modern Algebra
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Non-Parametric Statistics
  • Number Theory
  • Projective Geometry
  • Sampling Theory
  • Topology
D. Corollary Requirements (in addition to 21 credits from Section II)  
  • General Physics (calculus-based, non-lab; usually 3 credits)
Total 60


Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are a guide; other mathematics courses may by appropriate for this option. The following courses are examples of the types of mathematics courses that CANNOT be used in the Mathematics Option: College Algebra, Finite Math, Pre-Calculus, or Trigonometry. These courses are not advanced level mathematics courses.

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit - all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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