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7/25/2022 9:37:35 AM#
Mathematics, Associate in Science
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Pathway:

Mathematics

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Curriculum Code:

**MAT.MAT.AS (U230A27)**

### Pathway:

Mathematics

### Curriculum Code:

**MAT.MAT.AS (U230A27)**

Total Program Credits: 60-66

The study of mathematical sciences involves ideas and techniques that are essential for the natural and social sciences and increasingly important in all areas of society. A math degree focuses on various math–related subjects, and depending on degree level, prepares you for careers in a variety of fields including education, statistics, engineering, accounting, and more.## Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Mathematics) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

- construct an appropriate mathematical or statistical model such as a formula, function, graph, table or schematic to solve a real world problem;
- solve equations involving linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, or trigonometric functions;
- apply the techniques of both differential calculus and integral calculus to solve problems;
- utilize appropriate mathematical technology to analyze a mathematical problem;
- prove or disprove conjectures by making a mathematical argument; and
- interpret graphs to accurately convey mathematical concepts.

(Fall 2021)

## The following articulated courses are intended for transfer under the Illinois Articulation Initiative:

## The following courses may be used to fulfill the General Education Core requirements: |
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Course | Category | Credits |

MAT 101 ◊ # Quantitative Literacy | Mathematics Gen-ed | 3 |

MAT 102 ◊ # Liberal Arts Mathematics | Mathematics Gen-ed | 3 |

MAT 117 ◊ # Math for Elementary School Teachers II | Mathematics Gen-ed | 3 |

MAT 124 ◊ # Finite Mathematics | Mathematics Gen-ed | 3 |

MAT 131 ◊ # Calculus & Analytic Geometry I | Mathematics Gen-ed | 5 |

MAT 133 ◊ # Calculus & Analytic Geometry II | Mathematics Gen-ed | 5 |

MAT 134 ◊ # Introduction to Calculus for Business and Social Science | Mathematics Gen-ed | 5 |

MAT 170 ◊ # Elementary Statistics | Mathematics Gen-ed | 4 |

MAT 224 ◊ # Linear Algebra | Core Course | 3 |

MAT 235 ◊ # Calculus & Analytic Geometry III | Mathematics Gen-ed | 5 |

**MAT 224◊: **usually offered as independent study

Students who select a major in Mathematics or a related field should plan their selections with the transfer college requirements in mind. In all cases, it is strongly recommended that the calculus sequence be completed at Triton College, as many transfer schools will not accept single courses as evidence of meeting requirements.

**Some students will be required to take courses, which transfer as electives and are not applied to the General Education Core, but do constitute a prerequisite toward the calculus sequence and Finite Math.**

## They are: |
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Course | Category | Credits |

MAT 110 ◊ # College Algebra | Core Course | 3 |

MAT 111 ◊ # Pre-Calculus | Core Course | 5 |

MAT 114 ◊ # Plane Trigonometry | Core Course | 3 |

Anyone intending to pursue Calculus (MAT 131◊) can qualify by completing both MAT 110◊ and MAT 111◊. Credit for MAT 110◊ or MAT 114◊ will not be given if credit for MAT 111◊ previously has been earned.

Occupational fields open to students who complete college Mathematics curricula include analysis in industry or government, teaching, actuarial work, computer programming, data analysis and other statistical work, and mathematical aspects of business and finance.

## Program Map for Students

## Suggested Program:

## Semester One: Fall |
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Course | Category | Credits |

MAT 131 ◊ # Calculus & Analytic Geometry I | Mathematics Gen-ed | 5 |

RHT 101 ◊ # Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I | Communications Gen-ed | 3 |

Take Credits | Physical Science Gen-ed | 3-5 |

Take Credits | Social and Behavioral Science Gen-ed | 3 |

Total Semester Credits: | 14-16 | |

Next Steps | Meet with your Academic Advisor to create an academic plan. Explore transfer institutions and admissions requirements by attending transfer events. |

## Semester Two: Spring |
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Course | Category | Credits |

MAT 133 ◊ # Calculus & Analytic Geometry II | Mathematics Gen-ed | 5 |

RHT 102 ◊ # Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II | Communications Gen-ed | 3 |

Take Credits | Physical Science Gen-ed | 3-5 |

Take Credits | Social and Behavioral Science Gen-ed | 3 |

Total Semester Credits: | 14-16 | |

Next Steps | Meet with your Academic Advisor to update your academic and transfer plan. Create a Transferology account to explore how coursework transfers. Attend a Transfer 101 Workshop. |

## Semester Three: Fall |
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Course | Category | Credits |

MAT 235 ◊ # Calculus & Analytic Geometry III | Mathematics Gen-ed | 5 |

SPE 101 ◊ # Principles of Effective Speaking | Communications Gen-ed | 3 |

Take Credits | Fine Arts Gen-ed | 3 |

Take Credits | Life Science Gen-ed | 3-4 |

Total Semester Credits: | 14-16 | |

Next Steps | Meet with your Academic Advisor to update your academic and transfer plan. Attend a Ready to Apply Workshop. |

## Semester Four: Spring |
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Course | Category | Credits |

MAT 224 ◊ # Linear Algebra | Core Course | 3 |

MAT 341 ◊ # Differential Equations | Core Course | 3 |

Take Credits | Humanities Gen-ed | 3 |

Take Credits | Program Elective | 3 |

Program Elective (option): | ||

Take Credits | Program Elective | 6 |

Total Semester Credits: | 12-18 | |

Next Steps | Meet with your Academic Advisor to finalize your transfer plan. Submit graduation petition by deadline (check for the specific date in catalog or syllabi.) Apply to your transfer institution(s). GECC Note: Take one additional Humanities or Fine Arts and one additional Social and Behavioral Science course, to be eligible for the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential. |

**Notes: ** A student may need to take an **extra program electives** in semester four to meet the degree requirement of 60 total credit hours.

**MAT 224****◊ and MAT 341◊** may be taken as General Electives.

**GECC Note: Take one additional Humanities or Fine Arts and one additional Social and Behavioral Science course, to be eligible for the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential.**

## Program Electives (3-9):

## Secondary Education Electives: |
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Course | Category | Credits |

MAT 101 ◊ # Quantitative Literacy | Mathematics Gen-ed | 3 |

MAT 102 ◊ # Liberal Arts Mathematics | Mathematics Gen-ed | 3 |

MAT 117 ◊ # Math for Elementary School Teachers II | Mathematics Gen-ed | 3 |

MAT 124 ◊ # Finite Mathematics | Mathematics Gen-ed | 3 |

MAT 134 ◊ # Introduction to Calculus for Business and Social Science | Mathematics Gen-ed | 5 |

MAT 170 ◊ # Elementary Statistics | Mathematics Gen-ed | 4 |

MAT 224 ◊ # Linear Algebra | Core Course | 3 |

MAT 235 ◊ # Calculus & Analytic Geometry III | Mathematics Gen-ed | 5 |

*Many of these courses fulfill the general education physical science requirement.*

## STEM Electives: |
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Course | Category | Credits |

CHM 140 ◊ # General Chemistry I | Physical Science Gen-ed | 5 |

CHM 141 ◊ # General Chemistry II | Core Course | 5 |

CIS 121 ◊ # Introduction to Programming | Core Course | 3 |

PHY 106 ◊ # General Physics (Mechanics) | Physical Science Gen-ed | 4 |

PHY 107 ◊ # General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, and Thermodynamics) | Core Course | 4 |

*(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.*

*Foreign Language encouraged if transferring.)*

## Mathematics Electives: |
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Course | Category | Credits |

MAT 224 ◊ # Linear Algebra | Core Course | 3 |

MAT 235 ◊ # Calculus & Analytic Geometry III | Mathematics Gen-ed | 5 |

MAT 341 ◊ # Differential Equations | Core Course | 3 |

*See Associate in Science Graduation Requirements: **http://triton.smartcatalogiq.com/2021-2022/Triton-College-Catalog/Arts-and-Sciences-Programs/Associate-in-Science/Associate-in-Science-Degree-Requirements*

**Chairperson: **Beth Dunn, Ext. 3345, email: bethdunn@triton.edu