Students who complete Mathematics courses will demonstrate critical thinking skills, analyze abstract concepts, and transition from the concrete to the abstract in mathematical thinking. The Mathematics degree program offers training in both pure and applied mathematics, leading to careers in research, education, business, industry, and government. Many areas, such as the physical, biological and social sciences, engineering, economics, and business, are dependent upon the use of applied mathematics in developing solutions to practical problems.
The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer (AS-T in Mathematics) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or a “similar” major at a CSU campus. For a current list of what majors (and what options or areas of emphasis within that major) have been designated as “similar” to this degree at each CSU campus, please refer to CSU’s Associate Degree for Transfer Major and Campus Search and seek guidance from an Oxnard College counselor. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
To earn an AS-T in Mathematics, students must:
1. Complete a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units including both of the following:
a. Certified completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements.
b. A minimum of 21 semester units in the Mathematics major as listed in the Oxnard College catalog.
2. Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
3. Obtain a grade of “C” or better or “P” in all courses required in the major. Even though a "pass-no-pass" is allowed (Title 5 § 55063), it is highly recommended that students complete their major courses with a letter grade.
4. Complete requirements in residency. For students in the Ventura County Community College District, a minimum of 12 units must be completed in residence at the college granting the degree.
Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AS-T in Mathematics will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major at a particular campus). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
|Required Core Courses||15|
|Calculus with Analytic Geometry I|
|Calculus with Analytic Geometry II|
|Calculus with Analytic Geometry III|
|Select a minimum of two courses from the following with at least one course from Group A:|
|List A (provides depth of understanding in subject major):|
|List B (expands application of discipline):|
or MATH R105H
|Honors: Introductory Statistics|
|Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1|
|Total Required Major Units||21-23|
|CSU General Education||39|
|Double-Counted Units||- 3-6|
|Free Electives Required||3-4|
|Total Units Required for AS-T Degree||60|
|Free Elective Required||- 5-7|
|Total Units Required for AS-T Degree||60|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Develop a conceptual understanding of limit, continuity, differentiation, and integration as well as a thorough background in techniques and application of calculus.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of selected topics from calculus, linear algebra, and a distribution of other branches of mathematics.
- Demonstrate the ability to solve problems, including applications outside of mathematics, by means of intuition, creativity, guessing, and the experience gained through the study of particular examples and mathematical ideas.
- Demonstrate the ability to use symbolic, graphical, numerical, and written representations of mathematical ideas.
- Use appropriate technology to enhance their mathematical thinking and understanding, solve mathematical problems, and judge the reasonableness of their results.