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Online Degrees & Certificates

AS in Mathematics

Mathematics and related subjects play important dual roles in our culture. On the one hand, mathematics is a study in its own right; on the other hand it is an indispensable tool for expressing and understanding ideas in the sciences, engineering, and an increasing number of other fields.

Learn more about the program on the Mathematics website.

Associate Degree for Transfer

This program also offers an Associate Degree for Transfer. Learn more and review the degree requirements on the Mathematics AS-T listing.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to clearly communicate mathematical ideas through graphs, tables of data, equations and verbal descriptions.
  • The student will be able to construct appropriate mathematical models of natural phenomena, develop those models with appropriate mathematical techniques and interpret results of those models.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for persons with training in mathematics have been expanding in recent years. The courses offered are designed to develop the skills and competencies that not only support the skill areas needed in engineering, physical and biological sciences, but also satisfy the necessary course requirements for the first two years of a bachelor degree program.

Associate Degree Requirements

Award type: AS = Associate Degree in Science

Units required for Major: 44-49
A minimum of 90 units is required to include

  • Completion of one of the following general eduation patterns:
    • Foothill General Education
    • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or
    • the Intersegmental Genearl Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  • Core courses (44-49 units)
  • Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree.

Optional Recommended Courses

MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 5

Associate Degree Requirements

English Proficiency: Select one of the following
ENGL 1A Composition & Reading 5
ENGL 1AH Honors Composition & Reading 5
ENGL 1S Integrated Composition & Reading  
and ENGL 1T and Integrated Composition & Reading 8
ESLL 26 Advanced Composition & Reading 5
or equivalent    
Mathematics Proficiency:
College-level math course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra

Core Courses (44-49 units)

MATH 1A Calculus 5
MATH 1B Calculus 5
MATH 1C Calculus 5
MATH 1D Calculus 5
MATH 2A Differential Equations 5
MATH 2B Linear Algebra 5
MATH 22 Discrete Mathematics 5
or C S 18 Discrete Mathematics  
And two courses from one of the four following options:
Option 1
PHYS 2A General Physics 5
PHYS 2B General Physics 5
PHYS 2C General Physics 5
Options 2 & 3
Fully online asynchronous "W" courses are not available for Option 2 and Option 3
Option 4
C S 1A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in Java 4.5
C S 1B Intermediate Software Design in Java 4.5
C S 1C Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms in Java 4.5
C S 2A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in C++ 4.5
C S 2B Intermediate Software Design in C++ 4.5
C S 2C Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms in C++ 4.5
C S 3A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in Python 4.5
C S 3B Intermediate Software Design in Python 4.5
C S 3C Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms in Python 4.5

 Note that this is a list of fully online courses that satisfy degree requirements.

For a complete list of degree requirements, please visit Mathematics 2022-2023 Degree & Certificates.

Based on the 2022 - 2023 degree program.