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Mathematics

This program leads to an A.S. degree in Mathematics. The primary goal of the program is to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate program in mathematics. This curriculum provides freshman and sophomore level courses in both continuous and discrete mathematics.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to:

  • Prove mathematical statements.
  • Solve mathematical problems.
  • Execute mathematical algorithms.

Program Entry Requirements:
This program is open to interested students who have demonstrated readiness for English 101 and Math 171, either by passing the appropriate placement test or by meeting the prerequisites for the course. Selected math and English courses are available for those not meeting entrance requirements. An educational plan leading to acceptance into the program will be developed for each applicant who does not meet the entrance requirements.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:
To qualify for the A.S. degree in Mathematics, students must complete a minimum of 63 credit hours as prescribed and attain a grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average).

Since science requirements vary at transfer institutions, students are advised to check requirements at transfer institutions before choosing science electives.

Mathematics Course Sequence

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.

First Semester

MATH 171 - Calculus I MATH 162 4 Mathematics
ENGL 101 – English Composition I 3 ENGL 101
MATH 163 - Discrete Math I MATH 161 4
Lab Science Elective 4 Natural Science

Second Semester

MATH 172 - Calculus II MATH 171 4
MATH 263 - Discrete Math II MATH 163 4
ENGL 102 – The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of “C” or better 3 ENGL 102, Info Lit
Lab Science Elective ENGL 101 4 Natural Science

Third Semester

MATH 270 - Linear Algebra MATH 171, MATH 172 4  
CSCI 111 – Computer Science I with Java MATH 118 placement or higher; or MATH 161 or higher placement 4
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 Tech Comp
Lab Science Elective 4

Fourth Semester

MATH 271 - Calculus III MATH 172, MATH 270 4
CSCI 112 – Computer Science II with Java CSCI 111 with a grdae of "C" or better 4
Humanities Elective 3 Humanities
Social Science Elective 3
MATH 272 - Differential Equations MATH 172, MATH 270 4
Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate: 63

General Education Requirements
All General Education requirements are met through required courses (as indicated above) except for the Writing Intensive requirement, the Interpretive Studies requirement and the American/Global Diversity requirement. Therefore, in order to graduate, students in this program must choose one course that is designated Writing Intensive, one course that is designated Interpretive Studies and one course that is designated American/Global Diversity. The same course may be used to fulfill more than one of these requirements. View the courses that fulfill all degree requirements and receive a more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements to help in your selection.

For More Information Contact:
The Division of Math, Science and Health Careers, Room W2-7, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8430; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.