Mathematics
Mathematics
Associate in Science Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (A.S.)
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B-STEM Division
Business, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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The Mathematics option of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program prepares graduates for transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate degree program in mathematics or a related area.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
  • Apply a range of mathematical skills spanning fundamental concepts to more advanced mathematical concepts;
  • Apply quantitative knowledge, including the required technological skills and theoretical knowledge;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills to solve real world problems using mathematical modeling;
  • Communicate methods of solutions and results to problems using mathematical language and notation.

Admission to the program requires a high school diploma or its equivalent with one year of laboratory science (biology, chemistry, physics) and four years of mathematics including algebra I and II, plane geometry, and algebra with trigonometry; two years of a world language are recommended. Students who have not taken these courses or who have not completed them within the last five years may take appropriate preparatory courses at the college.

This program may be pursued part-time or full-time, and may be completed by daytime or evening attendance. It is recommended that students plan coursework and electives carefully and consult an academic advisor regularly.

Mathematics students have successfully transferred to colleges and universities throughout New Jersey and across the nation.

DEGREE CURRICULUM
2019-2020 Academic Year
 earlier / Archive
MATH.AS
CIP 240101

The course sequence below represents a recommended example of how this degree program can be completed in two years, presuming a Fall Term start and satisfaction of all Developmental Studies (Foundations courses) requirements and prerequisites. Actual approaches toward completion depend on each student's anticipated transfer institution, career objectives, or other individual circumstances.

Students are encouraged to meet regularly with an academic advisor or Success Coach to consider options, establish plans, and monitor progress.

Code Course (lecture/lab hours) Credits
To Do This Semester
FIRST SEMESTER
MAT 151 Calculus I for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (4/0) 4

✔ Meet with your faculty advisor to complete an academic plan. Make sure you are aware of any course prerequisites you may need to take, and how long it will take to complete your degree.

✔ Use your online tools: Check your MercerMail daily, utilize features of Office 365, and get to know Student Planning.

✔ Take advantage of Learning Centers or Online Tutoring to support your studies and assignments.

CSW 100 College Success and Personal Wellness (2/0)
  • Some exemptions apply. Consult academic advisor for details.
2
ENG 101 English Composition I (3/0) 3
  —    — Lab Science general education elective
  • PHY 115 and 215 recommended. BIO 101 and 102 or CHE 101 and 102 may be selected if they serve a transfer need.
4
  —    — General Education elective
  • For the program's three General Education electives, select either [A] two semesters of a world language and one course from the Social Science general education category; or [B] two courses from the Social Science general education category and one from the Humanities general education category (PHI 113 recommended).
3
SECOND SEMESTER
MAT 152 Calculus II for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (4/0) 4

✔ Transitioning to college can be challenging. Meet with your Success Coach for guidance and support.

✔ Apply for financial aid by May 1.

✔ Contact professors with questions and use their office hours to develop a connection.

✔ Apply for Continuing Student scholarships at www.mccc.edu/m-scholarships.

✔ Begin attending college transfer events and visit campuses. Be sure to visit the Transfer Services and Career Services offices to get to know how the transfer process works and to explore career options.

✔ Plan for how you will complete transfer applications while finishing your classes.

ENG 102 English Composition II (3/0) 3
  —    — Lab Science general education elective
  • PHY 115 and 215 recommended. BIO 101 and 102 or CHE 101 and 102 may be selected if they serve a transfer need.
4
  —    — Program elective
  • Based on student's transfer needs and interests, for Program electives select either [A] three 4-credit courses; or [B] four 3-credit courses.







4 or 3
THIRD SEMESTER
MAT 251 Calculus III (4/0) 4

✔ Keep in contact with each professor and your faculty advisor. Make sure you are on track to graduate.

✔ Complete your applications to desired transfer institutions.

✔ Develop team and leadership skills by getting involved in activities and clubs.

✔ Manage your stress! Take advantage of the MCCC pool, Fitness Center, free yoga and Zumba. Reach out for counseling or other support if you need it. Your Success Coach can connect you with resources.

CMN 111 Speech: Human Communication (3/0)  
  OR 3
CMN 112 Public Speaking (3/0)  
  —    — General Education elective
  • For the program's three General Education electives, select either [A] two semesters of a world language and one course from the Social Science general education category; or [B] two courses from the Social Science general education category and one from the Humanities general education category (PHI 113 recommended).
3
  —    — Program elective
  • Based on student's transfer needs and interests, for Program electives select either [A] three 4-credit courses; or [B] four 3-credit courses.
4 or 3
  —    — Program elective
  • Required only if Program elective option [B] applied in Semesters 2, 3, and 4.
0 or 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
MAT 252 Differential Equations (4/0) 4

✔ Apply for financial aid by May 1.

✔ Talk to your faculty advisor and the Transfer office for advice on how to successfully transition to a new school.

✔ Apply for Graduating Student scholarships at www.mccc.edu/m-scholarships.

MAT 208 Linear Algebra (4/0) 4
  —    — General Education elective
  • For the program's three General Education electives, select either [A] two semesters of a world language and one course from the Social Science general education category; or [B] two courses from the Social Science general education category and one from the Humanities general education category (PHI 113 recommended).
3
  —    — Program elective
  • Based on student's transfer needs and interests, for Program electives select either [A] three 4-credit courses; or [B] four 3-credit courses.
4 or 3
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