The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Mathematics provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution and earn a bachelor`s degree in mathematics, actuarial science, statistics, computational mathematical science, or related fields. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a number of careers including actuary, statistical assistant, and business intelligence analyst. With a graduate degree, students may pursue employment as a mathematician or statistician, which may include teaching at institutions of higher education, or as an analyst in a number of fields including finance, data science, cryptography, and scientific computing.

- Demonstrate knowledge of proportional relationships, spatial reasoning, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. (MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, MAT227, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT262, MAT276, MAT277, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, (CRE))
- Demonstrate the interconnectedness of mathematical ideas and how they build on one another. (MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, MAT227, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT262, MAT276, MAT277, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, (CRE))
- Use patterns and relationships to make generalizations and predictions. (MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, MAT227, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT262, MAT276, MAT277, CSC100++, CSC110++, CSC120, CSC200, CSC200++, CSC205, CSC205++, CSC/EEE220, CSC240, CSC240AA, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
- Present information accurately in various ways (graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally). (MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, MAT227, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT262, MAT276, MAT277, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
- Apply appropriate mathematical strategies and reasoning to solve problems. (MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, MAT227, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT262, MAT276, MAT277, CSC100++, CSC110++, CSC120, CSC205, CSC205++, CSC200, CSC200++, CSC/EEE220, CSC240, CSC240AA, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, (CRE), [FYC], [L], [SG], [SQ])
- Justify mathematical processes and results. (MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, MAT227, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT262, MAT276, MAT277, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, (CRE), [FYC], [L])
- Use technology to assist in learning and investigating mathematical ideas. (MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, MAT227, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT262, MAT276, MAT277, CSC100++, CSC110++, CSC120, CSC200, CSC200++, CSC205, CSC205++, CSC/EEE220, CSC240, CSC240AA, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [SG], [SQ])
- Determine and apply appropriate technologies to solve problems efficiently. (MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, MAT227, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT262, MAT276, MAT277, CSC100++, CSC110++, CSC120, CSC200, CSC200++, CSC205, CSC205++, CSC/EEE220, CSC240, CSC240AA, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC])
- Critically evaluate information for relevance, usefulness, and applicability. (MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, MAT227, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT262, MAT276, MAT277, CSC100++, CSC110++, CSC120, CSC200, CSC200++, CSC205, CSC205++, CSC/EEE220, CSC240, CSC240AA, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
- Communicate mathematics both orally and in writing using appropriate terminology and notation. (MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, MAT227, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT262, MAT276, MAT277, CSC100++, CSC110++, CSC120, CSC200, CSC200++, CSC205, CSC205++, CSC/EEE220, CSC240, CSC240AA, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [L], [SB])
- Collaborate effectively and appropriately in a diverse, multicultural setting to solve problems. (PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
- Critique the reasoning of others. (MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, MAT227, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT262, MAT276, MAT277, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, (COM), (CRE), [FYC]), [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])

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Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

Course # | Course Title | Credits |
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Credits: | 11-14 | |

CSC100 | Introduction to Computer Science (C++) (3) OR | |

CSC100AA | Introduction to Computer Science (C++) (4) OR | |

CSC110 | Introduction to Computer Science (Java) (3) OR | |

CSC110AA | Introduction to Computer Science (Java) (3) OR | |

CSC110AB | Introduction to Computer Science (Java) (4) | 3-4 |

For all ASU Tempe and West BS degrees, choose CSC110 OR CSC110AA OR CSC110AB. | ||

MAT230 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR | |

MAT231 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4) | 4-5 |

MAT240 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5) OR | |

MAT241 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4) | 4-5 |

Course # | Course Title | Credits |
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Credits: | 0-29 | |

Complete all courses in the transfer option that best aligns with your academic and professional goals. If your intended transfer institution is not listed, then select a combination of courses from the transfer options listed in order to meet the minimum credits required in the Restricted Electives section. Consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor to prevent exceeding your university transfer program`s maximum transferable credits (typically 64). Courses in the Restricted Electives area may be used to fulfill AGEC requirements simultaneously. | ||

Subplan 1: Arizona State University (Tempe), Bachelor of Science, Mathematics | ||

CSC205 | Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3) OR | |

CSC205++ | Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3-4) | 3-4 |

MAT227 | Discrete Mathematical Structures | 3 |

MAT262 | Differential Equations (3) OR | |

MAT276 | Modern Differential Equations (4) OR | |

MAT277 | Modern Differential Equations (3) | 3-4 |

Complete one of the following options. | ||

PHY115 | University Physics I (5) OR | |

PHY121 | University Physics I: Mechanics (4) | 4-5 |

Subplan 2: Arizona State University (Tempe), Bachelor of Science, Mathematics (Statistics) | ||

CSC205 | Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3) OR | |

CSC205++ | Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3-4) | 3-4 |

MAT262 | Differential Equations (3) OR | |

MAT276 | Modern Differential Equations (4) OR | |

MAT277 | Modern Differential Equations (3) | 3-4 |

Physics Credits: | 8-10 | |

Complete two semesters of university physics coursework. | ||

PHY115 | University Physics I (5) OR | |

PHY121 | University Physics I: Mechanics (4) | 4-5 |

PHY116 | University Physics II (5) OR | |

PHY131 | University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4) | 4-5 |

Subplan 3: Arizona State University (Tempe), Bachelor of Science, Computational Mathematical Sciences | ||

CSC205 | Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3) OR | |

CSC205++ | Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3-4) | 3-4 |

CSC240 | Introduction to Different Programming Languages (3) OR | |

CSC240AA | Introduction to Different Programming Languages (4) | 3-4 |

MAT262 | Differential Equations (3) OR | |

MAT276 | Modern Differential Equations (4) OR | |

MAT277 | Modern Differential Equations (3) | 3-4 |

Lecture/Lab Science | ||

Option 1: Astronomy | ||

AST111 | Introduction to Solar System Astronomy | 3 |

AST113 | Introduction to Solar System Astronomy Laboratory | 1 |

AST112 | Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology | 3 |

AST114 | Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, & Cosmology Laboratory | 1 |

Option 2: Biology | ||

BIO181 | General Biology (Majors) I | 4 |

BIO182 | General Biology (Majors) II | 4 |

Option 3: Chemistry | ||

CHM150 | General Chemistry I (4) AND | |

CHM151LL | General Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR | |

CHM150AA | General Chemistry I (5) OR | |

CHM151AA | General Chemistry I (4) OR | |

CHM151 | General Chemistry I (3) AND | |

CHM151LL | General Chemistry I Laboratory (1) | 4-5 |

CHM152 | General Chemistry II (3) AND | |

CHM152LL | General Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR | |

CHM152AA | General Chemistry II (4) | 4 |

Option 4: Geology | ||

GLG101 | Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND | |

GLG103 | Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (1) OR | |

GLG101IN | Introduction to Geology I - Physical (4) | 4 |

GLG102 | Introduction to Geology II - Historical Lecture (3) AND | |

GLG104 | Introduction to Geology II - Historical Lab (1) OR | |

GLG102IN | Introduction to Geology II - Historical (4) | 4 |

Option 5: Physics | ||

PHY115 | University Physics I (5) OR | |

PHY121 | University Physics I: Mechanics (4) | 4-5 |

PHY116 | University Physics II (5) OR | |

PHY131 | University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4) | 4-5 |

Subplan 4: Arizona State University (Tempe), Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics | ||

MAT227 | Discrete Mathematical Structures (3) OR | |

MAT262 | Differential Equations (3) OR | |

MAT276 | Modern Differential Equations (4) OR | |

MAT277 | Modern Differential Equations (3) | 3-4 |

Complete one of the following options. | ||

PHY115 | University Physics I (5) OR | |

PHY121 | University Physics I: Mechanics (4) | 4-5 |

Foreign Language Credits: | 0-20 | |

Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment. | ||

ARB+++++ | Any ARB Arabic course(s) | |

CHI+++++ | Any CHI Chinese course(s) | |

FRE+++++ | Any FRE French course(s) | |

GER+++++ | Any GER German course(s) | |

ITA+++++ | Any ITA Italian course(s) | |

JPN+++++ | Any JPN Japanese course(s) | |

SPA+++++ | Any SPA Spanish course(s) | |

SLG+++++ | Any SLG Sign Language course(s) | |

Subplan 5: Arizona State University (Polytechnic), Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics | ||

MAT227 | Discrete Mathematical Structures | 3 |

MAT276 | Modern Differential Equations (4) OR | |

MAT277 | Modern Differential Equations (3) | 3-4 |

Natural Sciences Credits: | 8-10 | |

Students must complete eight (8) credits of General Chemistry, University Physics, or General Biology for Majors. Students must select a sequence of the same science. | ||

Option 1: General Biology | ||

BIO181 | General Biology (Majors) I | 4 |

BIO182 | General Biology (Majors) II | 4 |

Option 2: General Chemistry | ||

CHM150 | General Chemistry I (4) AND | |

CHM151LL | General Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR | |

CHM151 | General Chemistry I (3) AND | |

CHM151LL | General Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR | |

CHM150AA | General Chemistry I (5) OR | |

CHM151AA | General Chemistry I (4) | 4-5 |

CHM152 | General Chemistry II (3) AND | |

CHM152LL | General Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR | |

CHM152AA | General Chemistry II (4) | 4 |

Option 3: University Physics | ||

PHY115 | University Physics I (5) OR | |

PHY121 | University Physics I: Mechanics (4) | 4-5 |

PHY116 | University Physics II (5) OR | |

PHY131 | University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4) | 4-5 |

Subplan 6: Arizona State University (West), Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics | ||

CSC200 | Principles of Computer Science (Java) (3) OR | |

CSC200AA | Principles of Computer Science (Java) (3) OR | |

CSC200AB | Principles of Computer Science (Java) (4) OR | |

CSC205 | Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3) OR | |

CSC205++ | Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3-4) | 3-4 |

MAT276 | Modern Differential Equations (4) OR | |

MAT277 | Modern Differential Equations (3) | 3-4 |

Subplan 7: Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Science, Mathematics | ||

CSC120 | Digital Design Fundamentals | 4 |

CSC205 | Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3) OR | |

CSC205++ | Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3-4) | 3-4 |

CSC/EEE220 | Programming for Computer Engineering | 3 |

MAT206 | Elements of Statistics | 3 |

MAT227 | Discrete Mathematical Structures | 3 |

MAT262 | Differential Equations (3) OR | |

MAT276 | Modern Differential Equations (4) OR | |

MAT277 | Modern Differential Equations (3) | 3-4 |

Subplan 8: University of Arizona, Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics (Any Emphasis) | ||

Foreign Language Credits: | 0-20 | |

Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment. | ||

ARB+++++ | Any ARB Arabic course(s) | |

CHI+++++ | Any CHI Chinese course(s) | |

FRE+++++ | Any FRE French course(s) | |

GER+++++ | Any GER German course(s) | |

ITA+++++ | Any ITA Italian course(s) | |

JPN+++++ | Any JPN Japanese course(s) | |

SPA+++++ | Any SPA Spanish course(s) | |

SLG+++++ | Any SLG Sign Language course(s) | |

Subplan 9: University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science, Mathematics (Any Emphasis) | ||

Mathematics Supporting Laboratory Science Credits: | 4-10 | |

Complete one of the following options. | ||

Option 1: Chemistry | ||

CHM150 | General Chemistry I (4) AND | |

CHM151LL | General Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR | |

CHM150AA | General Chemistry I (5) OR | |

CHM151AA | General Chemistry I (4) OR | |

CHM151 | General Chemistry I (3) AND | |

CHM151LL | General Chemistry I Laboratory (1) | 4-5 |

CHM152 | General Chemistry II (3) AND | |

CHM152LL | General Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR | |

CHM152AA | General Chemistry II (4) | 4 |

Option 2: Geosciences | ||

GLG101 | Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND | |

GLG103 | Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (1) OR | |

GLG101IN | Introduction to Geology I - Physical (4) | 4 |

Option 3: Biology | ||

BIO181 | General Biology (Majors) I | 4 |

BIO182 | General Biology (Majors) II | 4 |

Option 4: Physiology | ||

BIO201 | Human Anatomy and Physiology I | 4 |

BIO202 | Human Anatomy and Physiology II | 4 |

Option 5: Physics | ||

PHY115 | University Physics I (5) OR | |

PHY121 | University Physics I: Mechanics (4) | 4-5 |

PHY116 | University Physics II (5) OR | |

PHY131 | University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4) | 4-5 |

Foreign Language Credits: | 0-10 | |

Complete a language course at the elementary level (102 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment. | ||

ARB+++++ | Any ARB Arabic course(s) | |

CHI+++++ | Any CHI Chinese course(s) | |

FRE+++++ | Any FRE French course(s) | |

GER+++++ | Any GER German course(s) | |

ITA+++++ | Any ITA Italian course(s) | |

JPN+++++ | Any JPN Japanese course(s) | |

SPA+++++ | Any SPA Spanish course(s) | |

SLG+++++ | Any SLG Sign Language course(s) |

AGEC-A | Credits: 29-48 | |

A single course with an [HU], [SB], [L], or [SG/SQ] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s). See the AGEC Matrix for course designations. | ||

First-Year Composition [FYC] | Credits: 6 | |

ENG101 | First-Year Composition (3) OR | |

ENG107 | First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND | |

ENG102 | First-Year Composition (3) OR | |

ENG108 | First-Year Composition for ESL (3) | 6 |

Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] | Credits: 3 | |

Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area. | 3 | |

Mathematics [MA] | Credits: 4-5 | |

MAT220 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5) OR | |

MAT221 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4) OR | |

Any approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area for which MAT22+ is a prerequisite. (4-5) | 4-5 | |

Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] | Credits: 0 | |

Met by CSC100, CSC100AA, CSC110, CSC110AA, or CSC110AB in Required Courses. | ||

Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] | Credits: 6 | |

Any approved general education courses in the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area. | 6 | |

Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] | Credits: 6 | |

Any approved general education courses in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area. | 6 | |

Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ] | Credits: 0-8 | |

Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences. | 4 | |

Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area. | 4 | |

May be met by courses in Restricted Electives. | ||

PHY115 | and PHY116 recommended for students intending to transfer to U of A to earn a BA or BS in Mathematics. | |

Awareness Areas | Credits: 0-6 | |

These requirements may be shared with Core Requirements. | ||

Cultural Diversity in the US [C] | Credits: 0-3 | |

0-3 | ||

Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G] | Credits: 0-3 | |

Any approved general education course with the Historical [H] or Global [G] awareness area designation. | 0-3 | |

MCCCD Additional Requirements | ||

MCCCD Additional Requirements | Credits: 0-6 | |

Courses in this area may also be applied to the AGEC Core Requirements. To minimize total credits required for degree and maximize transferable credits, it is recommended that courses be selected that meet more than one requirement wherever possible. | ||

Oral Communication | Credits: 0-3 | |

COM100 | Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR | |

COM110 | Interpersonal Communication (3) OR | |

COM225 | Public Speaking (3) OR | |

COM230 | Small Group Communication (3) | 0-3 |

Critical Reading | Credits: 0-3 | |

CRE101 | College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR | |

Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0) | 0-3 |

Course # | Course Title | Credits |
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Credits: | 0-24 | |

Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Consult with the Program Director or an Academic Advisor. |

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.