NVCC 1997-1998 Catalog
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Mathematics Specialization AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. This curriculum is designed to prepare students to major in one of the following fields: mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, operations research, applied mathematics or computer science.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent as a minimum: 4 units of English, 4 units of college preparatory mathematics, 1 unit of laboratory science, 1 unit of social science.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   CSC110Introduction to Computing3
   ENG111College Composition I3
   MTH173Calc. with Analytic Geometry I5
___Social Science Elective3
   ENG112College Composition II 3
   MTH174Calc. with Analytic Geometry II 5
___Social Science Elective 3
   CSC130Scientific Programming or 
   MTH 286 Discrete Mathematics 3-4

Total Credits/Semester1814-15

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

___Humanities Elective3
   MTH277Vector Calculus4
___Natural Science/Lab Elective4
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
MTHElective 4
___Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1515

Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Science with a Specialization in Mathematics = 62.

Twenty of these credits must be taken in MTH courses for transfer to a four-year institution with a major in Science.

1 HIS 101, 102, or 122 recommended. Although not required, students are encouraged to take a two-semester sequence in history, depending on the requirements of the institution to which transfer is intended.

2 Social science electives may be selected from one of the following disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

3 Humanities/Fine Arts electives may be selected from ART, ENG, HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, SPD, or foreign languages.

4 Math electives should be chosen carefully from 200-level courses and after investigation of requirements of the institution to which transfer is intended.

5 Science courses (with laboratories) may be selected from the following: BIO 101-102, CHM 111-112, PHY 201-202, PHY 241-242, PHY 243, GOL 105-106, or any 200-level biology, chemistry, geology, or physics course.

6 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

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