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Mathematicians use symbolic languages to set up and analyze relationships among quantities and qualities of things, events, and places. Pure mathematicians develop the theories to further the science of mathematics. Possible careers include actuary, computer engineer, cryptographer, satellite communications expert, robotics programmer, statistician and teacher.

Mathematics, Associate Degree for Transfer

Upon successful completion of the Santa Monica College’s AS-T in Mathematics, the student will have a strong academic foundation in the field and be prepared for upper-division baccalaureate study. This coursework will satisfy most of the lower-division Mathematics requirements at many institutions at both the University of California and the California State University systems. This degree is intended for students who are interested in the theory of Mathematics and are planning to transfer to a four-year university and majoring in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Computer Science.

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of mathematics in order to develop creative and logical solutions to various abstract and practical problems. Furthermore, given a mathematical situation, the student will be able to critically analyze it, determine an appropriate strategy to address it, and implement the strategy to find the solution.

Area of Emphasis: (21 units)

Required Core Courses: (18 units)

MATH 7,Calculus 1(5)
MATH 8,Calculus 2(5)
MATH 11,Multivariable Calculus(5)
MATH 13,Linear Algebra(3)

Select at least 1 course from the following: (3 units minimum)

MATH 10,Discrete Structures (formerly same as CS 10) (strongly recommended)(3)
MATH 15,Ordinary Differential Equations (strongly recommended)(3)
PHYSCS 8,Calculus-based General Physics 1 with Lab(4)
PHYSCS 21,Mechanics with Lab(5)