NVCC 1998-1999 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.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

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, and 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 
   MTH286 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 = 62-63.

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, 121, or 122 recommended. Although not required, students are encouraged to take a two-semester sequence in history, depending on the requirements of the transfer institution.

2 The social science electives may be selected from one of the following disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology). Base selection on requirements of transfer institution.

3 Humanities/Fine Arts electives may be selected from ART, ENG, HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, SPD, or foreign languages. Base selection on requirements of transfer institution.

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 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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