I. ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS
Programme Description
An Associate Degree in Mathematics prepares students for transfer to a four-year undergraduate degree to continue their education, or directly into the world of work. Mathematics provides the foundation for studying engineering; the biological, physical and health sciences; economics; business; computer science; statistics; and many other fields. A major in mathematics itself opens up job opportunities in numerous fields, as mathematical problem-solving skills are widely applicable.
Those who major in math go well beyond the basics, to study calculus, differential equations, statistics and probability, the basic structures in algebra and geometry, as well as some combinatorics and proofs.
Programme Objectives
At the end of the programme, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the concepts from the five branches of mathematics (algebra, geometry and trigonometry, calculus, probability and statistics, and discrete mathematics).
2. Use appropriate mathematical skills and concepts to solve problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations.
3. Select and apply general rules correctly to solve problems including those in real-life contexts.
4. Use appropriate mathematical language (notation, symbols, terminology) in both oral and written explanations.
5. Use different forms of mathematical representation (formulae, diagrams, tables, charts, graphs and models) and move between different forms of representation.
6. Explain whether their results make sense in the context of the problem.
Evaluate a computing - based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements and develop an appropriate strategy to solve problems in the context of the program's discipline.
Program Length
This programme is two years for full-time students.
Prerequisites
Mathematics IGCE/CXC at grade A* - B/1 – 2.
Students without the required prerequisites for Math and Science courses must ensure that these are completed prior to registration for these courses. MAT 106 is the prerequisite for MAT 233 and MAT 260, and both MAT 106 and MAT 121 are the prerequisites for MAT 221. It is therefore advisable to take MAT 106 and MAT 121 in Year 1 of the programme, unless the student qualifies for direct entry. Students who choose BIO, CHE or PHY as their science requirement, but who do not possess a CXC/IGCSE qualification or equivalent in the subject, must first take the introductory course.
Programme Requirements
cOURSE NUMBER | COURSE NAME | CREDIT HOURS |
---|---|---|
COL 101 | College and Employability Skills | 3 Credits |
COM 110 | Computer Applications in Business | 3 Credits |
COM 200 | Computer Programming I | 3 Credits |
COM 201 | Computer Programming II | 3 Credits |
COM 261 | System Analysis and Design | 3 Credits |
ENG 101 | College Composition I | 3 Credits |
ENG 102 | College Composition II | 3 Credits |
MAT 221 | Calculus I with Analytical Geometry | 4 Credits |
MAT 222 | Calculus II | 4 Credits |
MAT 233 | Probability and Statistics | 3 Credits |
MAT 260 | Discrete Mathematics | 3 Credits |
MAT 225 | Linear Algebra | 3 Credits |
Sciences | 12-16 Credits | |
Social Sciences | 3 Credits | |
Electives | 3-6 Credits | |
MINIMUM REQUIRED: | 61-62 CREDITS |
Science Requirements
These courses should be chosen in consultation with the advisor.
Social Science Requirements
Any social science from the approved list, chosen in consultation with the advisor.
Electives
These courses should be chosen in consultation with the advisor.
The following sequence is suggested for all full-time Mathematics students. If this recommended sequence is not followed, the student is not guaranteed to graduate on time.
Fall I | Spring I | Summer | Fall II | Spring II |
ENG 101 |
ENG 102 |
Elective 1 |
COM 201 |
COM 261 |
Science 1 | Science 2 | MAT 221 | MAT 222 | |
Social Science | COL 101 |
| MAT 260 | MAT 233 |
COM 110 | COM 200 |
| Science 3 | Science 4 |
| Elective 2 | MAT 225 |