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Mathematics A.S.

The Program (HEGIS Code 5617)

The Mathematics A.S. degree program is designed to prepare the student for transfer to a four-year institution. The program includes liberal arts courses to provide a broad-based general education, plus computer science and science courses to augment the extensive mathematics component. This degree is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers in mathematics, statistics, and education.

Mathematics 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.

The mathematics curriculum has been designed to prepare students for transfer having completed specific coursework in mathematics and statistics to prepare for a third year in a baccalaureate curriculum in mathematics or statistics or mathematics education.  Additionally, students will be exposed to research opportunities provided by the College’s Center for Community Studies as they complete statistics coursework in the curriculum.

A student majoring in Mathematics is expected to have completed four years of high school mathematics, four years of traditional lab sciences and four years of English. Lack of this preparation may lengthen the time necessary to complete the degree requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Mathematics A.S. will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the fundamental techniques and methods utilized in the Calculus sequence and Probability and Statistics.
  • Demonstrate a 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 curriculum is the pathway for students who wish to pursue careers in the following vocations:

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

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.  Typical transfer colleges include SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Potsdam, and Syracuse University.


Degree Requirements (Effective Fall 2018)
Credit Hours
Mathematics Requirements (21 credit hours)
MTH 174 Mathematical Probability and Statistics 1
MTH 221 Calculus 1
MTH 222 Calculus 2
MTH 241 Calculus 3
Math Elective 1: MTH 242 Differential Equations or MTH 245 Linear Algebra
Math Elective 2: MTH 184, MTH 222 or higher
Science Requirements (8 credit hours)
Science Sequence (2 courses)
(BIO 131-132, BIO 251-252, CHE 131-132, GEO 131-132, PHY 131-132, PHY 143-144)
Computer Science Requirements (3 credit hours)
CIS 116 Introduction to Programming
Restricted Elective (3 credit hours)
MTH 184, MTH 222 or higher, PHY 131 or higher, SCI 199, BIO 200,
BIO 201, CHE 215, or CIS 216
Humanities  Requirements (9 credit hours)
ENG 101 Research and Composition
ENG 102 Literature and Composition
Humanities Elective1
Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements (12 credit hours)
Social Science Electives2 (2 courses)
Social Science Elective
Humanities/Social Science Elective (1 course)
Free Electives (6 credit hours)
Physical Education Electives (2 credit hours)

1  Course must be selected from either The Arts or Foreign Language General Education Course Listing.

2  Courses must include offerings from two different General Education Category Course Listing in the areas of Social Science, American History, Western Civilization, and Other World Civilizations.

For More Information

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

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

Application and Admissions Information
Office of Admissions
315-786-2437 or Toll Free 1-888-435-6522