Mathematics A.S.-T. Degree (17400.AST)

School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

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The Mathematics curriculum at Merced College prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with a counselor for information regarding educational planning and for specific requirements in the catalog of the college to which he/ she plans to transfer. Students that complete an Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer from Merced College will be prepared for upper division course work in Mathematics at a California State University.

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer is designed around a core education. Upon completion, students with an Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer will be eligible to transfer with junior standing into an equivalent major within the California State University (CSU) system. Students will be given priority consideration when applying to a particular program that is similar to the student’s community college area of emphasis. The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer is to assist students in the seamless transferring to a California State University. Upon completion of the AS-T in Mathematics, students will be able to:

Program Learning Outcomes

A. Use Calculus techniques to solve mathematical problems involving functions of one or more variables.

B. Demonstrate appropriate techniques to solve mathematical problems.

C. Apply mathematical models to real-world problems.

D. Use technology to support mathematical problem solving.

For an Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer (AS-T), students must complete the following:

  1. 60 semester CSU-transferable units.

  2. the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

  3. a minimum of 18 semester units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.

  4. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.

  5. earn a grade of C (or P) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis

Note: Students are not required to complete any additional local graduation requirements for the AS-T (e.g., PE and Computer and Information Literacy courses).

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Program Requirements:

Program Core: (21 Units)


MATH-04A Calculus I


MATH-04B Calculus II


MATH-04C Multivariable Calculus 


List A: Select 3 units from the following:

MATH-06 Elementary Differential Equations (3)
MATH-08 Linear Algebra (3)


List B: Select 6 units from the following:

Any course from List A not used (3)
CPSC-06 Programming Concepts and Methodology I (3)
ENGR-14 C++ Programming (3)
MATH-14 C++ Programming (3)
MATH-07 Discrete Structures (3)
MATH-10 Elementary Statistics (3)
PHYS-04A Physics I (4)


Total Units Toward Major: (21 Units)

Total Units that may be double counted: (-3-7 Units)

General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units: (37-39 Units)

Elective (CSU Transferable) Units: (2-9 Units)

Total Degree Units: (60 Units)

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Contact Information


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(209) 384-6293

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