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Mathematics, Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

Banner code: 2_AST_MATH
Financial aid: Eligible 

By successfully completing the courses for an AS-T in Mathematics at Golden West College, the student will gain a practical and theoretical understanding for future studies in mathematics. Students satisfying requirements for the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer are guaranteed transfer into a bachelor’s program in mathematics at a California State University campus. Students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the California State University system should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree to verify that a particular college acknowledges and accepts the AS-T in Mathematics conferred by Golden West College.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. State and interpret the definition of derivatives, and compute the derivatives of basic and transcendental functions of one or more variables.
  2. Apply concepts of differential and integral calculus of one or more variables to solve problems involving rates, area, volume, and lengths of arcs.
  3. State and interpret the definition of integrals, and calculate definite and indefinite integrals involving basic and transcendental functions.
  4. Graph equations in the rectangular, polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems, curves defined parametrically, conic sections, vectors, and vector valued functions.
  5. Solve first-order differential equations and compute partial derivatives.
  6. Perform matrix operations, eigenvalue and eigenvector computations and applications.

Associate Degree for Transfer Graduation Requirements

Associate Degrees for Transfer require students to meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses,
  • Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0,
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
  • Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.

Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
MATH G180Calculus I5
MATH G185Calculus 25
MATH G280Calculus 35
List A
Select one of the following:4-5
MATH G282Ordinary Differential Equations4
MATH G235Applied Linear Algebra4
MATH G285Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations5
List B
Select one of the following:4
Any course from List A not used
MATH G282Ordinary Differential Equations4
or MATH G235 Applied Linear Algebra
PHYS G185Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics4
CS G175C++ Programming4
MATH G160Introduction To Statistics4
Major Total23-24
GE Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC)37-39
Total units that may be double-counted3-7
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units) 10-7
Total Units60