Nov 30, 2020  
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Mathematics, Associate of Science

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School of Math, Science & Engineering (MSE)

Students majoring in Mathematics study the results of quantitative and logical reasoning. Interested students can learn about career opportunities and pathways in Mathematics and related fields from the Mathematical Association of America.

This program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Science in Mathematics from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of New Mexico. However, students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions. Students interested in transfer to UNM should consult the UNM Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Students should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. Students should also consult a faculty advisor and/or an Academic Coach with CNM Connect Services.

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Educational Option Information

  • This educational option can be completed: Part -Time or Full -Time
  • This educational option can be started: Any term
  • Primary course location: Main campus and Montoya campus

Special Requirements

Students are expected to purchase textbooks, lab manuals and lab safety equipment.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations


Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

This degree prepares students for transfer into a four-year baccalaureate degree program.

An associate degree is an important milestone for students pursuing either a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree in Mathematics. Core requirements for the baccalaureate are met through completion of the CNM Associate of Science degree.

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Term 3

Term 4

Associate of Science in Mathematics 60-63 credit hours

Most students satisfy Program Approved Elective requirements by completing coursework specific to a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at a university and transferring it back to CNM as MATH 2088. It is strongly recommended that students meet with an advisor at their intended transfer university as well as the School of Math, Science and Engineering (MSE) at CNM before selecting Program Approved Electives.  Students may find the other courses specified in this list useful in preparing for upper division coursework required for a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.  However, some 4-year institutions, including UNM, may not apply these courses towards a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

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