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Associate in Science - Pre-Major
Mathematics

Curriculum Description

The Associate in Science degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of college transfer courses. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E 0204) Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 64 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 64 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Science

A1040E
NC CIP: 24.0101
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
MAT 175 Precalculus 4 0 0 4
MAT 175A Precalculus Lab 0 2 0 1
___ ___ Communication Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Core ** ** 0 3
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1
   
    14 2 0 18

Spring Semester
MAT 271 Calculus I 3 2 0 4
PHY 251 General Physics I 3 3 0 4
___ ___ Composition Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ History Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
   
    15 5 0 17

Fall Semester
MAT 272 Calculus II 3 2 0 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 3 3 0 4
___ ___ CIS or CSC Elective 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Literature Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Core ** ** 0 3
   
    12 5 0 17

Spring Semester
MAT 273 Calculus III 3 2 0 4
___ ___ Mathematics Professional 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
Select one:
___ ___
Natural Science Core (3) (**) (0) (4)
  OR        
___ ___
Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
  OR        
___ ___
Computer Science Core (*) (*) (0) (4)
   
    9 2 0 13

Total Credit Hours: 65

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

This template has been developed by university and community college faculty as a blueprint for guiding community colleges in developing programs for students who intend to major in Mathematics. Students who successfully complete this course of study and who meet the requirements for admission to the university may be eligible to apply for admission to the major with junior standing.

See Associate in Science A10400 and your academic advisor for additional Core and Professional courses.

Required:

PHY 251; PHY 252; MAT 175; MAT 271; MAT 272; MAT 273; MAT 280 or MAT 285; 1 of CSC 134, or CSC 151;
4 additional hours of Mathematics Core, Natural Science Core, or Computer Science Core or Professional;
3 additional hours Humanities Core;
3 additional hours Social/Behavioral Science Core;
3 hours Communication Core

See your academic advisor for an Individualized Learning Plan for this pre-major.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.