Associate in Science Degree
The Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics is a curriculum designed for transfer to a four-year program. This program is recommended for students interested working towards a baccalaureate degree in mathematics or related areas, such as statistics. Graduates of this program have transferred to colleges in New Jersey and across the nation.
Mathematics Program Objectives
Upon successful completion of the A.S. Degree in Mathematics, the student will be able to:
- Understand the fundamental concepts of functions and relations, be able to work with function notation,and understand how functions are used to represent real-world applications.
- Work with formulas, including formula evaluation and solving a formula for any of the variables.
- Construct labeled graphs of functions to accurately convey information.
- Solve equations involving algebraic functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and derivatives of functions.
- Apply various mathematical techniques to obtain approximate solutions to problems for which an exact solution is not possible or easily obtained.
- Apply the techniques of both differential calculus and integral calculus to problems involving functions of both one and several variables.
- Construct a mathematical model of a real-world problem, translate the model into a mathematical problem, determine the solution(s) of the problem and interpret the solution(s) both mathematically and in real-world terms.
- Apply mathematics to the solution of problems from other disciplines.
- Communicate effectively using mathematics by employing proofs to validate properties and arguments involving various theorems and properties in mathematics.
- Derive other mathematical properties from a given set of mathematical properties or axioms.