Mathematics

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)

Associate in Science
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01585)

Mathematics has become essential and pervasive in the workplace. Projections indicate that its use will expand as will the need for more workers with knowledge of college-level mathematics. In today’s highly technological society, the study of mathematics has become increasingly important, particularly to computer science. Mathematics is a study that provides a foundation for problem solving and logical reasoning skills. It includes arithmetic, algebra, geometry trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and computer programming, etc. Mathematics is the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions, In addition to college-level mathematics courses (numbered 100 or above) that will meet the lower-division needs of college transfer students, Southwestern College offers developmental courses consisting of arithmetic through intermediate algebra.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Use the basic definitions, properties, theorems, and techniques of Calculus.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  • Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of degree applicable courses.
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
  • Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.  For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
Program Requirements
MATH 250ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I5
MATH 251ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II4
MATH 252ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III4
Select 6-7 units of the following, including at least 3 units from Group A: 16-7
Group A
INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA
Group B
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS **
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I
and PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY I
Total Units19-20