The program will help students to develop critical reasoning and problem-solving skills that can significantly contribute to several personal goals. Students will help about the use of mathematics in everyday real life applications.

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Explore how numbers and algorithms help us understand the world. Students who complete an area of study in Mathematics will increase their critical thinking and analytical skills. Students will also learn how to systematically approach and develop algorithms that solve complex problems in any area that they study. These skills will aid students in their decision making, enabling them to enter the workforce well-prepared and setting them up to be successful in their chosen career. 

Program Length

It takes the students 2 years to complete the program.

Transfer Options

The program offers a wide range of mathematics and computer science courses students need with their transfer. The program offers students with a comprehensive curriculum for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. 

Program Specific Support

The Math Center is available to help students in all levels of mathematics courses.

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Sample Academic Plans

  • This is only a sample academic plan. Some UC majors may have additional required or recommended courses for transfer. Please see a counselor to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleIGETC Area/MajorUnits
WR 1College Writing 11A4
MATH 3A*Analytic Geometry and Calculus I2A & Major5
ArtsArts GE Course3A3
Social and Behavior Sciences**Social and Behavior Sciences GE Course43
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleIGETC Area/MajorUnits
WR 2College Writing Critical Thinking 1B4
MATH 3BAnalytic Geometry and Calculus IIMajor5
HumanitiesHumanities GE Course 3B3
Social and Behavior Sciences**Social and Behavior Sciences GE Course43
Summer
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleIGETC Area/MajorUnits
Life ScienceLife Science GE Course5B3
Arts/HumanitiesArts or Humanities GE Course3A or 3B3
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleIGETC Area/MajorUnits
MATH 4A Analytic Geometry and Calculus IIIMajor5
MATH 26 Introduction to Linear AlgebraMajor4
CHEM 1A*** or PHYS 4A***General Chemistry 1 or General PhysicsMajor and/or GE4-5
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleIGETC Area/MajorUnits
MATH 24Elementary Differential EquationsMajor4
CHEM 1B*** or PHYS 4B/4C***General Chemistry 1 or General PhysicsMajor and/or GE4, 5, or 8
Social and Behavior Sciences**Social and Behavior Sciences GE Course43
  1. This sample ecademic plan assumes that student is eligible for Math 3A in the first semester.
  2. Student is required to take courses from two different categories in IGETC GE Area 4. Please refer to the IGETC GE Pattern for details.
  3. Some UCs may require or recommend two semesters of chemistry or two to three semesters of physics for math majors.
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Some CSU majors may have additional required or recommended courses for transfer. Please see a counselor to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUnits
WR 1College Writing 1A24
MATH 3A*Analytic Geometry and Calculus IB4 & Major5
ArtsArts GE Course C13
Learning & Self DevLifelong Learning and Self Development GE CourseE3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUnits
CRITICAL THINKINGCritical Thinking GE CourseA33-4
MATH 3BAnalytic Geometry and Calculus IIMajor5
Math MajorMathematics Major Course from List BMajor3-4
Social ScienceSocial Science GE CourseD3
Summer
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUnits
COMM 1Communication FundamentalsA13
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUnits
MATH 4AAnalytic Geometry and Calculus IIIMajor5
HIST 20 or HIST 21American History CourseC23
Life ScienceLife Science GE CourseB23
Social ScienceSocial Science GE CourseD3
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUnits
MATH 24 or MATH 26Elem. Differential Equations or Linear AlgebraMajor 4
Arts/HumanitiesArts or Humanities GE CourseC1 or C23
PS 1American GovernmentD3
Physical SciencePhysical Science GE CourseB13
Science LabPhysical Science LabB31
  1. This sample academic plan assumes that student is eligible for Math 3A in the first semester.
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUnits
WR 1College Writing 11A4
MATH 3AAnalytic Geometry and Calculus I1C & Major5
Arts or HumanitiesArts or Humanities GE Course43
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUnits
Communication/Thinking Communication/Analytical Thinking GE Course1B3-4
MATH 3BAnalytic Geometry and Calculus IIMajor5
Math Major CourseMath Major Course from List AMajor3-4
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUnits
MATH 4AAnalytic Geometry and Calculus IIIMajor5
MATH 24Elementary Differential EquationsMajor4
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUnits
MATH 26Introduction to Linear AlgebraMajor4
Social SciencesSocial Sciences GE Course33
Natural SciencesNatural Sciences GE Course23
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
  1. This sample academic plan assumes that student is eligible for Math 3A in the first semester.
  • Note: This sample academic plan does not account for the Ethnic Studies requirement for the AS degree.

*Students may be eligible for one or more AA/AS/AA-T/AS-T degrees if they complete a GE transfer pattern, have specific courses, and have 60 transferable units. Please see a counselor for degree options and advisement.

  • AA = Associate of Arts
  • AS = Associate of Science
  • AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T = Associate of Science for Transfer
  • COA = Certificate of Achievement
  • COP = Certificate of Proficiency

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