Program Description

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer (AS‐T) prepares a student for transfer into the CSU system for further study in pure or applied mathematics. Earning a 4‐year degree in mathematics prepares students for careers in which mathematical skills are in great demand, such as science, technology, engineering, computer science, business, industry, medicine, education or government.  

The goal of this degree is to provide a clear pathway for transfer students applying to the California State University (CSU). Completion of the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer (AS‐T) ensures transfer students will complete the lower division general education requirements as well as the articulated lower division major requirements for the bachelor’s degree in Mathematics prior to transferring.  

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of course work totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC for CSU) or California State University General Education (CSU GE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional PCC graduation requirements.)


Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer Degree

Course Requirements 

REQUIRED COURSES (15 UNITS)

  • MATH 005A – Single Variable Calculus I (5)
  • MATH 005B – Single Variable Calculus II (5)
  • MATH 005C – Multivariable Calculus (5)

LIST A: SELECT ONE COURSE FROM BELOW (5 UNITS)

  • MATH 010 – Linear Algebra and Applications (5)

LIST B: SELECT ONE COURSE FROM BELOW (4-5 UNITS)

  • CS 002 – Fundamentals of Computer Science (5)
  • MATH 055 – Differential Equations (5)
  • MATH 022 – Discrete Mathematics (4)
  • PHYS 001A – General Physics (5)
  • STAT 050 – Elementary Statistics (4)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  2. Increase the ability to read, write and discuss mathematics.
  3. Develop an understanding of the usefulness of mathematics to other disciplines and life.

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