Mathematics, Associate of Arts Degree Major
Mathematics involves the study of numerical calculations, problem solving, logic, quantitative patterns, and more. Students pursuing a Mathematics major take a variety of courses in the areas of algebra, geometry, calculus, mathematical reasoning, and differential equations. Students in mathematics programs can also branch out to several specializations, including teaching, computer science, statistics-mathematics, and bio-mathematics programs.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Select and apply correct quantitative methods to find the correct solution to a problem in familiar or unique situations or contexts.
- Accurately interpret and create mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics; include predictions based on the model.
- Adequately explain thinking and mathematical processes, and justify mathematical solutions effectively and accurately.
Associate Degree Requirements
Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.
*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.
Program of Study
Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Academic/Career/Certificate Programs section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):
Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.
Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement
Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.
Requirements for the Major
|Students will complete all of the following:|
|MATH C180||Calculus 1||5|
|MATH C185||Calculus 2||5|
|MATH C280||Calculus 3||5|
|MATH C285||Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations||5|
|Subtotal for Major||20|
|Total Units for Major Preparation||20|
|Degree Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Electives to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|