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2016-2017 College Catalog 
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, A.S.

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Mathematics courses are designed to meet the needs of students in all departments of the college: students who plan to teach mathematics; those specializing in such fields as chemistry, physics, and engineering who need a foundation in mathematics; and students who pursue other academic careers and want practice in the art of logical, clear, and accurate thinking.

Individuals who want to concentrate in mathematics in a program designed for transfer to a four-year institution may pursue an Associate of Science in Mathematics degree.

This degree emphasizes the traditional core of mathematics at the freshman and sophomore level. The program provides basic education in mathematics with sufficient flexibility to allow students to transfer to a variety of four-year schools offering bachelor of science degrees in mathematics. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students who are planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

Distribution Requirements

Students should refer to the Graduation Requirements .

Total Distribution Requirements: 31-34 Credits

Three hours of Mathematics may be fulfilled by taking Core Courses.

Total Core Courses: 24-26 Credits

(Students taking MATH 2310  may use it for their capstone course. Students not taking MATH 2310  will need to take a different capstone course selected in consultation with their advisors.)

Recommended Transfer and General Education Electives

The following courses are recommended as electives for General Education Requirements and Transfer programs.

Minimum Credits for Degree = 60 credits

Mathematics Education

To facilitate transfer to a four-year college, students planning to become middle school or high school mathematics teachers are encouraged to complete both the Secondary Education program and the Mathematics program. Consult your advisor every semester when selecting courses.

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