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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 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.

An Associate of Science in Mathematics 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.

General Education Requirements

Students should refer to the Graduation Requirements .

Total General Education Requirements: 26-28 Credits

Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.

Core Courses

Students must complete the following four courses.

Total Core Courses: 17 Credits

*Note: Completion of either MATH 1450  or MATH 1405  with a C- or better or an appropriate math placement score is required for enrollment in MATH 2200.

Recommended Transfer and General Education Electives

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

Total Electives: 15 Credits

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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