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Liberal Arts & Sciences - Mathematics & Science A.S. Math Concentration

The Program (HEGIS Code 5649)

The Liberal Arts Mathematics and Science A.S. degree program is designed to prepare the student for transfer to a four year institution and provide the student with the basic sciences, mathematics, and liberal arts courses necessary for transfer. This degree is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers in mathematics, the sciences, medical and health professions, architecture, and education.

The student, assisted by his/her advisor, must choose one of the following concentrations that best fits his/her career interest.



Allied Health & Biological Sciences

A Math/Science student is expected to have completed three or four years of high school mathematics, two or three years of traditional sciences and four years of English. Lack of this preparation may lengthen the time necessary to complete the degree requirements.

Mathematics and science students are expected to understand arithmetic, algebraic, geometric and statistical methods and to learn the general nature of scientific investigation, including the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena. Graduates of this program should be able to combine scientific data and concepts with quantitative reasoning in problem solving and to interpret formulas and graphs, as well as evaluate alternatives, so as to select optimal results.

Math Concentration

A student matriculating in the Mathematics Concentration is expected to have completed four years of high school mathematics, including Pre-Calculus.  Students should also have significant background in traditional science coursework.  A deficiency in either of these areas may lenghthen the time necessary to complete the degree requirements.  Students completing the Mathematics Concentration will be adequately prepared to transfer to a four-year institution.  The degree requirements provide flexibility to allow students to supplement required mathematics and laboratory coursework with their choice of either more courses in mathematics, laboratory science or computer science.

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Liberal Arts and Science:  Mathematics and Science A.S. degree program concentration in Mathematics will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the fundamental techniques and methods utilized in the Calculus sequence and Probability and Statistics.
  • Demonstrate the depth of knowledge in mathematical topics outside of the Calculus sequence.
  • Demonstrate methods used in the sciences to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence and employment of mathematical analysis.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Mathematics & Science degree program are prepared to continue their education at a transfer institution in a variety of mathematics, science, and allied health majors. This Mathematics Concentration is the pathway for students who wish to pursue careers in the following vocations:

  • Actuary
  • Architect
  • Auditor
  • Bio-mathematician
  • Computer Scientist
  • Cost Estimator
  • Cryptologist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Interplanetary Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Mathematics Educator
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Statistician

Transfer Opportunities

As a graduate of Jefferson, you will have many transfer opportunities to consider and will be able to choose from a wide variety of colleges and universities to pursue your baccalaureate degree.  Jefferson has partnered with some select academic institutions and developed agreements that help students transfer smoothly to specific baccalaureate programs.


Degree Requirements (Effective Spring 2015)
Credit Hours
Mathematics (15 Credit Hours)
MTH 174 Mathematical Probability and Statistics
MTH 221 Calculus 1
MTH 222 Calculus 2
MTH 241 Calculus 3
Restricted Electives* (19 Credits)
Science Electives  (2 courses) (One course must be selected from Natural Sciences General Education Category Course Listing)
Math or Science Electives (2 courses) (MTH 184, Mathematics course above MTH 222, PHY 131 or higher, SCI 199)
Computer Science Elective (one course) (CIS 116 Introductory Programming or higher except GIS/CIS 150)
Math, Science, Computer Science or Social Science Elective (one course) (MTH 184, Mathematics Course above MTH 222, PHY 131 or higher, SCI 199, CIS 216, Social Science course)
Humanities  (12 Credit Hours)
ENG 101: Research and Composition
ENG 102: Literature and Composition
Humanities Electives (2 courses) (one course must be selected from either the Art of Foreign Language General Education Category Course Listing)
Social Science (9 Credit Hours)
Social Science Electives (3 courses) (Courses must include offerings from two different General Education Category Course Listings in the areas of Social Science, American History, Western Civilization, and Other World Civilizations.)
Free Electives (7 Credit Hours)
Physical Education (2 Credit Hours)

* Restricted Elective courses in laboratory sciences and science are:

  • Biology: BIO 131 and higher
  • Chemistry: CHE 130 and higher
  • Geology: GEO 131 and higher
  • Physics: PHY 131 and higher
  • Science: SCI 199


For More Information

Lawrence Danforth, Assistant Professor of Mathematics


Linda Dittrich, Associate Vice President for Math/Science, Technology, Health and Business

Donna Stevenson, Mathematics & Engineering Department Chair and Professor of Mathematics

Application and Admissions Information
Office of Admissions
315-786-2277 or Toll Free 1-888-435-6522