Students majoring in the Mathematical Sciences degree program study quantitative and logical reasoning in addition to mathematically based science courses. Interested students can learn about career opportunities and pathways in Mathematics and related fields from the Mathematical Association of America.
The program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Science in Mathematical Sciences from CNM and prepares a student to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or one of the mathematical sciences at the University of New Mexico, as well as other baccalaureate degree granting institutions. Students should always consult an advisor at their intended transfer institution and refer to the catalog of that institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. Students should also consult the School Advisor in the School of Math, Science and Engineering at CNM.
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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.
Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Degree: 60
Many 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.
Note: CSCI 1153 is highly recommended because MATLAB is the most commonly used programming language within the mathematical sciences. In addition, students who take MATH 2810 or MATH 2910 will use MATLAB to solve problems in these courses.
*Students who plan to take CSCI 1152 in Term 2 to satisfy the Program Approved Computer Programming Elective should take either BCIS 1110 or CSCI 1108 since these courses serve as prerequisites for CSCI 1152.