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

If you love working with numbers, the potential career options for those who study mathematics are as vast as the discipline itself. Whether it is teaching math or becoming an actuarial scientist, there are many opportunities in mathematics that you can begin exploring while at Shasta College.

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.

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Map your education by viewing the program map for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.

A program map shows all the required and recommended courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. The suggested sequence of courses is based on enrollment and includes all major and general education courses required for the degree.

Fall Semester, First Year

14 Units Total
ENGL 1A
GE 4
College Composition
ENGL 1A
Units 4
This course develops the reading, critical thinking, and writing skills necessary for academic success, emphasizing expository and argumentative writing as well as research and documentation skills. As a transferable course, it presupposes that students already have a substantial grasp of grammar, syntax, and organization, and that their writing is reasonably free from errors. A research paper is required for successful completion of the course. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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HIST 17A
GE 3
United States History
HIST 17A
Units 3
Advisory: ENGL 190 with a grade of C or higher, or English Placement Level 6 or higher.

This course is a survey of the history of the United States from Pre-Columbian Peoples to the end of Reconstruction. Topics include contact and settlement of America, the movement toward independence, the formation of a new nation and Constitution, westward expansion and manifest destiny, the causes and consequences of the Civil War, and Reconstruction. This course satisfies the CSU requirement for US History (US-1). This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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MATH 3A
Pre. GE M 4
Calculus 3A
MATH 3A
Units 4
Advisory: ENGL 190 with a grade of C or higher, or English Placement Level 6 or higher.

This course is the first semester of a four-semester sequence covering differentiation of single variable functions, applications of the derivative, an introduction to integration, and an introduction to differential equations. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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HLTH 1
GE 3
Health and Wellness
HLTH 1
Units 3
This course focuses upon those elements of human behavior which influence the health status of both the individual and the community. Topics include personal fitness, nutrition, sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, and drug dependence, including alcohol and tobacco. Also included are topics dealing with lifestyle diseases, especially cancer, cardiovascular disease and lung disease. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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Spring Semester, First Year

15 Units Total
ENGL 1C
Pre. GE 3
Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing
ENGL 1C
Units 3
This course focuses on critical thinking skills, close textual analysis, and expository and argumentative writing. Students apply critical thinking skills in reading non-fiction and fiction, and in writing essays of definition, cause/effect analysis, argumentation, refutation, and advocacy. Students will learn to use research strategies in analyzing others' ideas and supporting their own. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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CMST 60
GE 3
Public Speaking
CMST 60
Units 3
Advisory: ENGL 190 with a grade of C or higher, or English Placement Level 6 or higher.

This course is an introduction to the process of human communication with emphasis on public speaking. The subjects covered are speech topic selection, audience analysis, information competency (e.g. researching, evaluating and using supporting materials), presentation outlining, principles of effective speech delivery, critical evaluation of speeches, and presentation of informative and persuasive speeches. Most students will have the opportunity to be recorded and to use presentational technology. College level writing skills will be expected on all papers, outlines and short essays. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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PHYS 4A
Pre. GE M 4
Physics (Mechanics)
PHYS 4A
Units 4
The fundamental principles of mechanics are treated within the mathematical framework of elementary differential and integral calculus. Vectors, Newton's Laws, work, energy, gravitation, linear and angular momentum, rotational dynamics, and harmonic motion are discussed. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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MATH 3B
Pre. M 5
Calculus 3B
MATH 3B
Units 5
Advisory: ENGL 190 with a grade of C or higher or English Placement Level 6 or higher.

Techniques of integration, including substitution, integration by parts and partial fractions. Improper integrals. Applications of integration to geometry and physics: finding areas, volumes and arclength, work, center of mass and fluid force. Sequences, series, absolute convergence and convergence tests, power series and Taylor and MacLaurin series. First-order ordinary differential equations and linear second-order differential equations. Parametric and polar curve differentiation and integration. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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Summer Semester, Second Year

4 Units Total
MATH 14
GE M 4
Introduction to Statistics
MATH 14
Units 4
Advisory: ENGL 190 with a grade of C or higher, or English Placement Level 6 or higher.

An introductory course in statistics designed to show the role of modern statistical methods in the process of decision making. Concepts are introduced by example rather than by rigorous mathematical theory. The following topics will be covered: measures of central tendency and dispersion, regression and correlation, probability, sampling distributions including the normal, t, and chi-square, statistical inference using confidence intervals and hypotheses testing. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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Fall Semester, Second Year

13 Units Total
HUM 4
GE 3
Humanities Through the Film
HUM 4
Units 3
An examination of the motion picture as an art form. This course offers a concise introduction to the history of film against the broader changes in popular culture since the late nineteenth century. Students will see how elements of film can provide valuable insights into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences using a unique network of techniques. Students will see how film, film genres, and developments within the film industry offer a first-hand look at how specific films illuminate important aspects of philosophical, historical, aesthetics and social life and analyze how film connects with the larger world. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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POLS 2
GE 3
Intro to American Government
POLS 2
Units 3
Advisory: ENGL 196 with a grade of C or higher, or English Placement Level 6 or higher.

This course is an introduction to United States and California government and politics, including their constitutions, political institutions and processes, and political actors. An examination of political behavior, political issues, and public policy, this course satisfies the CSU requirement in U.S. Constitution and California State and local government (US-2 and US-3). This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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MATH 4A
Pre. M 4
Calculus 4A
MATH 4A
Units 4
Advisory: ENGL 196 with a grade of C or higher, or English Placement Level 6 or higher.

This course covers vectors in two and three dimensions, multi-variable functions, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, line integrals, divergence, gradient, curl, Stokes' Theorem, Divergence Theorem, and Green's Theorem. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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MATH 6
Pre. M 3
Linear Algebra
MATH 6
Units 3
A first course in linear algebra, this course provides a thorough treatment of systems of linear equations, including row operations, Gaussian elimination, and matrix algebra. Properties of vectors and the theory of vector spaces are covered. Topics include linear independence,inner products, orthogonality, eigenvectors, eigenspaces, and linear transformations. Applications are included throughout the course. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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Spring Semester, Second Year

16 Units Total
AGNR 60
GE 3
Environmental Science
AGNR 60
Units 3
Advisory: Students who wish to add a lab component to this class should co-enroll in AGNR 61.

This course is an introduction to the conservation or wise use of natural resources and incorporates discussions about the complex relationships of man to the environment. Students will learn about the diverse agencies that manage our resources along with their history and philosophies. The course will cover each of the major natural resources - such as water, air, energy, forests, wildlife, agriculture, and soils - as well as environmental policy and laws that govern the use of these resources. An emphasis is placed on the practical components of Environmental Science as it relates to social and economic aspects of conservation. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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HIST 2
GE 3
World Civilization to 1500 CE
HIST 2
Units 3
Advisory: ENGL 196 with a grade of C or higher, or English Placement Level 6 or higher

This course is a comparative survey of the major ancient world civilizations which developed between 3500 B.C.E. and 1500 C.E. It examines political institutions, religious ideologies, the rise and fall of empires, and the major cultural innovations of each of the major world civilizations. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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ART 4
GE 3
World Art
ART 4
Units 3
This is a survey of the visual arts of diverse ethnic and indigenous cultures with an emphasis on both historic and contemporary art. Explored are the Americas, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. Lectures are focused on the styles, motifs, symbols, rituals and traditions of the cultures by examining their crafts, drawings, sculpture, printmaking and paintings. This course is designed as a Humanities elective, recommended for Art Core Programs, and required for the Art History Concentration. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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ETHS 1
GE 3
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
ETHS 1
Units 3
Advisory: ENGL 196 with a grade of C or higher

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of race and ethnicity in the United States. It examines social justice movements in relation to ethnic and racial groups in the United States to provide a basis for a better understanding of the socioeconomic, cultural, and political conditions among key social groups including, but not limited to, Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latina/o Americans. This course examines the systemic nature of racial/ethnic oppression through an examination of key concepts including racialization and ethnocentrism, with a specific focus on the persistence of white supremacy. Using an anti-racist framework, the course will examine historical and contemporary social movements dedicated to the decolonization of social institutions, resistance, and social justice. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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MATH 4B
Pre. M 4
Differential Equations
MATH 4B
Units 4
Advisory: ENGL 190 with a grade of C or higher or English Placement Level 6 or higher.

An introduction to ordinary differential equations, using qualitative, numerical, and analytic methods to investigate solutions. The course covers first order equations, systems of first order equations, and linear second order equations. Topics include matrix methods, use of complex variables, Laplace transforms, and series solutions. Applications involving modeling with differential equations are included throughout the course. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.

*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:

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