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Science & Mathematics

Mathematics - Science Transfer

Program Code: MAT.AS
Associate in Science Degree

This program parallels the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program in mathematics. The mathematics major prepares students, upon graduation, to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue professional careers requiring quantitative reasoning and analytical thinking. Traditional mathematics occupations consist of teaching positions in schools and colleges or research positions in universities or industry. Other related mathematics fields include statistics, survey and market research, operations research, computer systems design and programming, economics and finances, and robotics and aerodynamics. Careers in applied mathematics usually focus on developing mathematical models for technical and scientific data, whether in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering or medicine.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion.

Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.

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Semester I

4

A student may elect to take the two-semester version of MAT-131:  MAT-131A followed by MAT-131B.  However, this may impact the student’s ability to complete the program within two years.

OR

AND

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

1-3

Students may satisfy this requirement with any HED or PED course.

Semester II

OR

AND

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

Semester III

Semester IV

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

OR

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Total Credits 62 - 65

Contact Information

Contact Name: Dr. Don Groninger, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2585
Contact Email: DGroninger@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/mathematics/

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?

Students must demonstrate proficiency in elementary (MAT-013) and intermediate (MAT-014) algebra, as well as precalculus (MAT-129 or MAT-129A/MAT-129B). In addition, they must successfully complete all courses required by the College’s placement tests, and fulfill the science course prerequisites. The science courses of biology and chemistry require a high school laboratory course with a minimum grade of “C” or the equivalent developmental science courses (BIO-010, CHM-010).

Can students transfer to a four-year college or university?

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all of the lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements with private institutions may provide similar transfer provisions. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.
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