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The Mathematics major recognizes a concentration in the field of Mathematics.  Successful completion of the curriculum in Mathematics and the associated electives prepare Mathematics students for transfer to four-year colleges or universities.  The program in Mathematics outlined below is typical of lower-division requirements for four-year colleges and universities; some requirements vary from college to college.  Students are advised to meet with a counselor before selecting courses for appropriate campus specific requirements.


In order to obtain an Associate Degree in Mathematics, a student must complete four core courses and an additional elective from a set of seven pre-selected options.  Each course must be complete with a grade of 'C' or better.  Additionally, the student must completed the General Education Breadth Requirements for Sierra College.

Core Courses (18 Units) Each of the following course must be completed:

Course Title Units
Math 30 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 4
Math 31 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
Math 32 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 4
Math 33 - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 6

Elective Options (3 - 4 Units)  One of the following courses must be completed:

Course Title Units
Math 10 - Problem Solving 4
Math 13 - Elementary Statistics 4
Math 15 - Discrete Mathematics 3
Physics 4A - Principles of Physics; Mechanics 4
Computer Science 12 - Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming 3
Computer Science 27 - Introduction to Visual Basic Programming 3
Computer Science 46 - C Language Programming 3

General Breadth Requirements To obtain any Associate Degree from Sierra College, a student must complete courses in the following subject areas (see the Course Catalog for a complete description of the requirements):

Subject Area Units
Natural Sciences 3
Social / Behavioral Sciences 3
Humanities 3
Language and Rationality 6
Health Education / Physical Education 2
Multicultural Studies 3
Learning Skills (see catalog)