Program Description

The associate of science in mathematics degree provides the first two years of study for a student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor's degree in mathematics. Mathematics is an intriguing discipline even without regard to applications outside mathematics. Mathematics emphasizes fundamental ideas in everyday life. The degree can be excellent preparation for future study in the areas of mathematics and statistics, as well as being good pre-professional training for students wanting to pursue engineering, medicine or other professions.

Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

The degree program provides students with quality instruction in math, statistics and other core courses to facilitate the mastery of knowledge and the attainment of the skills necessary to complete a bachelor's degree in math or related field. A student who completes the associate degree would also be prepared to enter jobs that require one or two years of college. Mathematics is a key component of a variety of fields, including engineering. Students may also prepare to teach as a career.

Contact and Advising Information

Information about the associate of science in mathematics degree program is available from the Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or vcadvise@unm.edu, or the Academic Affairs Office at 505.925.8600.


Course Prerequisites

Students must meet prerequisites in English and mathematics by achievement of minimum placement scores on the Accuplacer of ACT or through completion of course work.

Course: ENGL 100 and FYEX 1110 or equivalent – or place into ENGL 1110

ACCUPLACER/ACT Minimum Scores: 263+/19+

Course: MATH 1215, or MATH 1215X, MATH 1215Y, and MATH 1215Z – or place into MATH 1220;

ACCUPLACER/ACT Minimum Scores: 239+ (A & F)/22+


Degree Requirements

Writing and Speaking (6 credits)
ENGL 1120 (Composition II) 3
3
Select an additional course from the following: COMM 1130, ENGL 2120, ENGL2210, PHIL 1120.
*Students who do not place into ENGL 1120 may apply the credit hours from the prerequisite ENGL 1110 (or its equivalent ENGL 1110 Y or Z) to help fulfill the Student Choice area requirements below.
Mathematics and Statistics (3 credits)
MATH 1220 (College Algebra)3
Physical and Natural Sciences (4 credits)
4
Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Physical and Natural Sciences, which must include a lab.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
3
Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Humanities (3 credits)
3
Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Humanities.
Second Language (3 credits)
3
Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Second Language.
Arts and Design (3 credits)
3
Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Arts and Design.
Student Choice (6 credits)
6
Select two additional General Education courses from the areas above. Students who do not place into ENGL 1120 may apply the credit hours from the prerequisite ENGL 1110 (or its equivalent ENGL 1110 Y or Z) to help fulfill this area. *CS 151L is recommended for one of the choices.
Mathematics Core Requirements (23 credits)
MATH 1230 (Trigonometry)3
MATH 1480 (Exploring Careers in Mathematics)2
MATH 1240 (Pre-Calculus)3
MATH 1512 (Calculus I)4
MATH 1522 (Calculus II)4
MATH 2530 (Calculus III)4
MATH 1350 (Introduction to Statistics)3
General Electives (6 credits)
6
Select 6 credit hours of General Electives, to reach 60 degree credit hours total.
Total required (60 credits)