Associate in Science for Transfer | SC Program: AS-T.2001

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree (AS-T in Mathematics) provides students with the opportunity to meet the requirements for transfer to the California State University system in Mathematics or a similar major. In order to earn the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree a student must complete 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Completing this degree guarantees admission to the CSU system but not to a particular campus or major.

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for upper division study in Mathematics and related fields. Mathematics graduates at the bachelor’s level are qualified for employment in pursuing a career in the field of mathematics, engineering, statistics, actuarial science, business, management, law enforcement, government, and education. They also frequently enter graduate programs to pursue advanced degrees in Mathematics or related fields.

Those students interested in teaching at the high school level should know that the nation is experiencing a shortage of well qualified mathematics teachers. Current and prospective community college students interested in this degree are encouraged to meet with a Counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

This degree is approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Upon satisfactory completion of all degree requirements and filing an application for graduation with Admissions and Records, the student’s transcript will reflect completion of this degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, the student should be able to:

  • Calculate derivatives.
  • Solve linear systems, integration problems, and problems for multivariate functions.
  • Solve differential equations and interpret the solution sets.
  • Analyze and model the behaviors of physical phenomena using calculus.
  • Apply mean value theorems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use symbolic, graphical, numerical, and written representations of mathematical ideas.
  • Use appropriate technology to enhance their mathematical thinking, solve mathematical problems, and judge the reasonableness of their results.


In addition to the 37-39 unit general education pattern for CSU or IGETC, students must complete the core courses listed below for the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer Degree. Students must also obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and a C or better in each major course, or a “P" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Required Core

  • MATH 3A*# Calculus 3A 4
  • MATH 3B*# Calculus 3B 5
  • MATH 4A*# Calculus 4A 4
Select a minimum of 6 units from the lists below with at least 3 units from list A
List A
  • MATH 4B*# Differential Equations 4 
  • MATH 6*# Linear Algebra 3
List B
  • MATH 14*# Introduction to Statistics 4
  • PHYS 4A*# Physics (Mechanics) 4
  • CIS 60 Visual Basic 3
  • CIS 61 C++ Language 3
  • CIS 62 Java Programming 3

*May be used to fulfill CSU General Education requirements. See a counselor.

#May be used to fulfill IGETC requirements. See a counselor.

Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer Degree Requirements

Major: 19-21

General Education: 37-39

General Electives: 3-11**

Degree Total Will Not Exceed: 60 Units 

**Number will vary depending on units that double count.

For reference only as of 2019/2020

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