Mathematics

Description:

This program leads to an A.S. degree in Mathematics. The primary goal of the program is to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate program in mathematics. This curriculum provides freshman- and sophomore-level courses in both continuous and discrete mathematics.

Program Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Prove mathematical statements.
  • Solve mathematical problems.
  • Execute mathematical algorithms.

Program Entry Requirements:

This program is open to interested students who have demonstrated readiness for English 101 and Math 171, either by passing the appropriate placement test or by meeting the prerequisites for the course. Selected math and English courses are available for those not meeting entrance requirements. An educational plan leading to acceptance into the program will be developed for each applicant who does not meet the entrance requirements.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the A.S. degree in Mathematics, students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours as prescribed and attain a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average).

Since science requirements vary at transfer institutions, students are advised to check requirements at transfer institutions before choosing science electives.

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 101 - English Composition I   3 credits Writing/Research/Info Lit 1
Lab Science Elective (BIOL, CHEM, or PHYS) ENGL 101 Ready 4 or 5 credits Scientific Reasoning
MATH 171 - Calculus I MATH 162 with a grade of “C” or better 4 credits Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 163 - Discrete Math I MATH 161  with a grade of “C” or better 4 credits  

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits Writing/Research/Info Lit 2
MATH 172 - Calculus II MATH 171 with a grade of “C” or better 4 credits  
MATH 263 - Discrete Mathematics II MATH 163 with a grade of “C” or better 3 credits  
Lab Science Elective (BIOL, CHEM, or PHYS) ENGL 101 Ready 4 or 5 credits  

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
MATH 270 - Linear Algebra MATH 171 with a grade of “C” or better and MATH 172 with a grade of “C” or better 4 credits  
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
GEOG 103 - Intro to Human Geography or
HIST 101 - United States History: Colonial America through the Revolutionary Era or
HIST 102 - United States History: The Civil War and the 19th Century or
HIS 103 - United States History: The 20th Century and Beyond or
HIST 121 - World History: The Distant Past or
HIST 122 - World History: The Recent Past or
HIST 142 - Food History or
HIST 150 - History of American Health Care or
SOC 101 - Intro to Sociology or
SOC 115 - Gender and Society
For SOC 115: ENGL 101
For SOC 233: SOC 101 or ANTH 112
3 credits Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
CSCI 111 - Computer Science I FNMT 118 prerequisite or placement in MATH 161 or higher 4 credits Technological Competency
Lab Science Elective (BIOL, CHEM, or PHYS) ENGL 101  Ready 4 or 5 credits  

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
MATH 271 - Calculus III MATH 172 with a grade of “C” or better and MATH 270 with a grade of “C” or better 4 credits  
MATH 272 - Differential Equations MATH 172 with a grade of “C” or better and MATH 270  with a grade of “C” or better 4 credits  
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking or
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication or
any course that meets the Oral Communication/Creative Expression requirement
ENGL 115 and ENGL 117: ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits Oral Communication/
Creative Expression
CSCI 112 - Computer Science II CSCI 111 with a grade of "C" or better 4 credits Technological Competency

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:

60

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Math, Science and Health Careers, Room W1-1, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8430; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.