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Mathematics

Description:

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 60 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.

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 101 - English Composition I   3 credits ENGL 101
Lab Science Elective (BIOL, CHEM, or PHYS) ENGL 101 Ready 4 or 5 credits Natural Sciences
MATH 171 - Calculus I MATH 162 with a grade of “C” or better 4 credits Mathematics
MATH 163 - Discrete Math I MATH 161  with a grade of “C” or better 4 credits  

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits ENGL 102, Info Lit
MATH 172 - Calculus II MATH 171 with a grade of “C” or better 4 credits  
MATH 263 - Discrete Mathematics II MATH 163 with a grade of “C” or better 3 credits  
Lab Science Elective (BIOL, CHEM, or PHYS) ENGL 101 Ready 4 or 5 credits  

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
MATH 270 - Linear Algebra MATH 171 with a grade of “C” or better and MATH 172 with a grade of “C” or better 4 credits  
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
GEOG 103 - Intro to Human Geography or
HIST 101 - United States History: Colonial America through the Revolutionary Era or
HIST 102 - United States History: The 19th Century or
HIS 103 - United States History: The 20th Century or
HIST 121 - Global History I or HIST 122 - Global History II or
HIST 142 - Food History or
HIST 150 - History of American Health Care or
SOC 101 - Intro to Sociology or
SOC 115 - Woman and Men in American Society or
SOC 233 - Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequalities
For SOC 115: ENGL 101
For SOC 233: SOC 101 or ANTH 112
3 credits Social Sciences Interpretive Studies American/Global Diversity Writing Intensive
CSCI 111 - Computer Science I with Java and Python FNMT 118 or placement in MATH 161 or higher 4 credits Tech Comp
Lab Science Elective (BIOL, CHEM, or PHYS) ENGL 101  Ready 4 or 5 credits Natural Science

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
MATH 271 - Calculus III MATH 172 with a grade of “C” or better and MATH 270 with a grade of “C” or better 4 credits  
MATH 272 - Differential Equations MATH 172 with a grade of “C” or better and MATH 270  with a grade of “C” or better 4 credits  
Humanities Elective   3 credits Humanities
CSCI 112 - Computer Science II with Java and C++ CSCI 111 with a grade of "C" or better, and FMNT 118 or placement in MATH 161 or higher 4 credits Tech Comp

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:

60

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Math, Science and Health Careers, Room W1-1, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8430; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.