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Mathematics
Associate in Arts

Purpose

The Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in Mathematics is for students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in mathematics.

If you are not well prepared in high school math you should plan, with your advisor, a three-year program to prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university. The emphasis in the first year should be on strengthening your math, basic science, communication, and reading skills.

Most mathematicians need skills in other areas of science, so courses in physical sciences, in addition to physics, or life sciences should be considered.

Many transfer schools have language requirements; graduate work in mathematics may require a foreign language, probably German, French, or Russian. Careful planning with your advisor can help you avoid awkward decisions.

Except for the sequences of mathematics, and English composition courses, the order in which courses are taken is not important.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 33-35 of the 2012-2013 Centralia College Catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

MATH& 135 Pre-Calculus Refresher or Elective (M) (Depends on placement) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
MATH& 151 Calculus I (M) 5
MATH 156 Calculus I Lab 1
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
MATH& 152 Calculus II (M) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

MATH 118 Linear Algebra (M) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

MATH& 163 Calculus III 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

MATH 212 Elementary Differential Equations 5
MATH 264 Calculus IV 3
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Total Credits 14

Recommended Classes:

MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats (M); MATH 228 Discrete Math (M) PHYS& 114, 115, 116 (S); PHYS& 221, 222, 223 (S), BIOL& 221, 222, 223, 241, 242 (S)

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

(Updated 2013)