May 20, 2024  
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Mathematical Sciences, Associate of Science

School of Math, Science & Engineering (MSE)

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 an advisor at CNM.

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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

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.

Career Opportunities

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

Program Requirements


Term 3

Term 4

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 an advisor 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.

Program Approved Computer Programming Electives


*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 .