ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCES DEGREE2019 - 2020
AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN ARTS & SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS
Award: Associate of Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Dr. Supawan King, sking@harford.edu; Admissions, 443-412-2109; or stem@harford.edu.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This program provides a solid background for those who wish to transfer to a Bachelorís degree program in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, actuarial sciences and risk management, statistics, or mathematics secondary education. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, numerical analyses, and the latest technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems. Students in this program will attain proficiency in using mathematical techniques and computational ability, explaining the processes used in solving problems, modeling applications settings with mathematics, and communicating and interpreting numerical results.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon successful completion of the Mathematics AS degree, the student will be able to:
  1. Explain and apply principles of Mathematics.
  2. Perform problem solving and computational tasks in the disciplines of Mathematics and others.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology.
  4. Use appropriate grammatical forms in both oral and written formats to communicate ideas and concepts.

TRANSFER INFORMATION
Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should check the requirements of that institution. If they are significantly different from the courses listed, the student should consult with an academic advisor.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
The program in mathematics prepares a student for transfer into a Bachelorís degree program in pure or applied mathematics. A minimum of a Masterís degree in mathematics is required for most prospective mathematicians. The most successful job seekers will be able to apply mathematical theory to real-world problems and will possess good communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and computer skills. Mathematicians may conduct research in fundamental mathematics and use the application of mathematical techniques to solve problems in other fields, such as science, actuarial science and risk management. Mathematicians with a strong background in computer science, finance, electrical or mechanical engineering, or operations research should have good career opportunities.


Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
  Behavioral/Social Science  Arts/Humanities
  Biological/Physical Science  English Composition
  Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues  Mathematics
  Biological/Physical Laboratory Science
TO SATISFY THE DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT: Associate degree students must complete one 3-credit diversity course . It is recommended that students select one of the 3-credit , , course electives from those that also appear on the approved list of diversity course graduation requirements.
 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
ENG 101English Composition 3
MATH 203Calculus I 4
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total14
   
Second Semester Credits
MATH 204Calculus II 4
General Electives*/***6
PHYS 203General Physics: Mechanics and Particle Dynamics 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Total16
   
Third Semester   Credits
CSI 131Computer Science I 4
MATH 206Calculus III 4
PHYS 204General Physics: Vibrations, Waves, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism 4
MATH 217Linear Algebra 4
 Semester Total16
   
Fourth Semester Credits
General Electives** 8
MATH 208Elementary Differential Equations 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
 Semester Total14
   

* It is recommended that the student take CIS 115.
** It is recommended that the student take MATH 210.
*** It is recommended that students take PHYS 200 concurrent with PHYS 203.