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2019-2020 Online Catalog 
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Mathematics, A.S.

Program Description

Mathematics is both a science and an art. In our ever-changing world, mathematics is a constant at the root of analytical thinking. As the foundation for studies in science, technology, economics, and other disciplines, the demand for graduates with strong mathematical backgrounds is increasing. Whether to better grasp basic applications in our society, to come to understand the beauty and utility of mathematics in our natural world, to recognize its connections to the humanities, or to apply its intricate relationships in advanced technical fields, the study of mathematics develops one’s ability to think critically, reason logically and quantitatively, and appreciate the interconnectedness of the disciplines pragmatically.

This program assumes the completion of all prerequisites for the mathematics courses or satisfactory performance on the College Level Mathematics exam. Contact the STEM Division for further information.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and problem solving skills;
  • Communicate mathematics effectively, applying its unique language and symbolic system;
  • Apply mathematical theorems to solve classical problems and real-world applications;
  • Formulate and evaluate possible solutions to problems, and select and defend the chosen solutions with mathematical proofs or by the scientific method as appropriate;
  • Translate quantifiable problems into mathematical terms and solve these problems using mathematical or statistical operations;
  • Construct graphs and charts, interpret them, and draw appropriate conclusions;
  • Use technology in analyzing and solving mathematical problems;
  • Address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

After Union County College

Graduates can transfer to a four-year college or university as a junior mathematics major leading to careers in statistics, actuarial sciences, mathematical modeling, cryptography, mathematics education, and research in mathematics. Consult with the STEM Division for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Semester Total: 15

Semester Total: 15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 17

Semester Total: 13

Total Program Credits: 60

* The stated sequence of courses for the Mathematics program assumes that the student is math-ready for calculus.

** Students may substitute PHY 111 and PHY 201 if their transfer institution requires calculus-based physics courses. Please consult with the office of the Dean of STEM.

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information