Sierra College offers two different Associate degrees; a **Mathematics for Transfer** degree, and a **Mathematics** degree. Click below to find out more about each one.

## Mathematics

#### AA or AS Degree

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. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. Students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

- Sierra College Associate Degree Requirements;
- California State University General Education Breadth pattern;
- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).

#### Required Courses (18 units)

Course | Description | Units |
---|---|---|

MATH 30 | Analytical Geometry and Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 31 | Analytical Geometry and Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 32 | Analytical Geometry and Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 33 | Differential Equations and Linear Algebra | 6 |

#### Select 3-5 units from the following list

Course | Description | Units |
---|---|---|

CSCI 12 | Programming Concepts and Methodology I | 3 |

CSCI 27 | Visual Basic .NET Programming I | 3 |

CSCI 46 | System Programming with C | 3 |

MATH 10 | Problem Solving | 4 |

MATH 13 | Elementary Statistics | 4 |

MATH 15 | Discrete Mathematics | 4 |

MATH 17 | Concepts of Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 18 | The Nature of Mathematics | 3 |

PHYS 205 | Principles of Physics: Mechanics (+Lab) | 4+1 |

## Mathematics for Transfer

#### AS-T Degree

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer (AS-T) degree includes curriculum focusing on the mastery of calculus, linear algebra and differential equations. Students will master these concepts using algebraic and visual models in pure and applied contexts and be able to communicate mathematically.

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or a major deemed similar by a CSU campus. Students earning an associate degree for transfer and meeting the CSU minimum transfer admission requirements are guaranteed admission with junior standing to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 additional prescribed units to earn a bachelor’s degree.

To earn the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, including both of the following:

- completion of all courses required for the major with grades of “C” or better; and
- completion of the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE) pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. (Students transferring to a CSU campus using IGETC must complete Area 1C Oral Communication to be eligible for admission.)

The exact wording of the law pertaining to associate degrees for transfer may be found in Education Code Section 66746.

It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

**RESTRICTION:** International coursework from non-United States regionally accredited institutions cannot be applied to associate degrees for transfer.

#### Required Courses (18 units)

Course | Description | Units |
---|---|---|

MATH 30 | Analytical Geometry and Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 31 | Analytical Geometry and Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 32 | Analytical Geometry and Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 33 | Differential Equations and Linear Algebra | 6 |