Mathematics for Transfer

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.
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 **
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I
and PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY I
Total Units19-20
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

1

Select a minimum of 6 units with at least 3 units from Group A (3 units are required from Group A, no units are required from Group B, however all 6 units can come from Group A).

**

The Mathematics Department recommends the MATH 119 be taken as an elective if it is not chosen from Group B.