Mathematics AS
SUNY Jefferson
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Mathematics AS

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Program Highlights

  • Program Type: Transfer
  • Delivery: On-campus
  • Personal Interests: Math, science, problem solving, logic, statistics
  • Skill Building: Quantitative reasoning, scientific method, research
  • Career Options: Education, business and industry, government
  • Program Code: HEGIS 5617

Prepare for a future solving problems with math

An associate’s degree in mathematics from Jefferson is a great starting point for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, education, information technology, or other fields. 

Take your first two years on our campus before transferring to a SUNY four-year or private institution. You’ll graduate from Jefferson having completed general education requirements plus computer science, foundational math - the calculus sequence, and science classes, ready to earn a bachelor’s degree in just two more years.

Mathematics A.S. students should have completed four years of high school math, four years of laboratory sciences, and four years of English.

This program offers:

  • Opportunities for research at Jefferson’s Center for Community Studies
  • Strong foundation for further study in math, science, and related fields
  • Cost savings on general education and introductory math and science classes


Solve real-world problems in business, health care, engineering, and more

Mathematics graduates have their choice of lucrative careers after completing bachelor’s degree at accredited colleges or universities. In fact, the need for mathematicians—especially those who go on to earn master’s degrees—is expected to grow by more than 30 percent over the next decade. 

As a Jefferson Mathematics A.S. student, you’ll learn to analyze and interpret data, find patterns, calculate risks, and solve real-world problems for businesses, government, health care, and more. Choose from careers including risk management, statistics, financial analysis, data science, actuarial science, cost estimating, and auditing.


Learn to analyze, calculate, and present arguments with data

When you complete the Mathematics A.S. degree you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental techniques and methods used in calculus, probability and statistics
  • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in mathematical topics outside of the Calculus sequence
  • Use scientific methods like observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and mathematical analysis to explore and solve problems


Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information

Jules Center 6-010 (ground level)
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday


Transfer to the bachelor’s program of your choice

Complete a Mathematics A.S. and choose from a wide range of transfer opportunities, including SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Potsdam, and Syracuse University.


“I tell my students that you can’t plan for everything in your life, but let life lead you where you’re supposed to be and to have an open mind.”Tim Grosse
Professor of Mathematics

Degree requirements for Mathematics A.S.

Effective Fall 2018

Mathematics Requirements (21 credit hours)
Mathematics Requirements (21 credit hours) Credit Hours
MTH 174: Mathematical Probability and Statistics 1 3
MTH 221: Calculus 1 4
MTH 222: Calculus 2 4
MTH 241: Calculus 3 4
MTH 242: Differential Equations or
MTH 245: Linear Algebra
MTH 184: Mathematical Probability and Statistics 2 or
MTH 231: Discrete Math or
MTH 242: Differential Equations or higher
Computer Science Requirements (3 credit hours)
Computer Science Requirements (3 credit hours) Credit Hours
CIS 116: Introduction to Programming 3
Liberal Arts Requirements (29 credit hours)
Liberal Arts Requirements (29 credit hours) Credit Hours
ENG 101: Research and Composition 3
ENG 102: Literature and Composition 3
Humanities Elective1 3
Humanities/Social Science Elective (1 course) 3
Science Sequence (2 courses): 
BIO 131-132, BIO 251-252, CHE 131-132, GEO 131-132, PHY 131-132, PHY 143-144, PHY 143-145, CHE 211-212, BIO 217-218
Social Science Electives2 (2 courses) 6
Social Science Elective 3
Elective Requirements
Elective Requirements (9 credit hours) Credit Hours
Restricted Elective:
MTH 184, MTH 231, MTH 242 or higher,
PHY 131 or higher,
SCI 199, BIO 200, BIO 201, CHE 215, or CIS 216
Free Electives 6
Physical Education Requirements
Physical Education Requirements 2 Credit Hours

 Total Credit Hours 64


Advising Notes
Advising Notes:  
1Course must be a Humanities elective selected from the area of The Arts or Foreign Language in the SUNY General Education Course Listing.  
2Courses must be Social Science electives selected from two different areas in the SUNY General Education Course Listing for Social Science, American History, Western Civilization, and Other World Civilizations.  


Program contacts

Donna Stevenson

Professor of Mathematics
Chair, School of STEM and Health Professions
(315) 786-2518

Scott Schaeffer

Associate Vice President 
STEM and Health Professions
(315) 786-2323