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Mathematics Transfer Pathway (AA) - 60 credits

Why Choose Mathematics?

Mathematics is an essential tool for understanding other disciplines and the world around us. This program will help students develop logical reasoning and problem solving skills forming a basis for success in their careers and future studies.

Skills Acquired

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Here is a list of skills you will gain when you study mathematics:

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functional analysis
  • Number theory

Careers in Mathematics

Projected Job Growth

Here is the projected job growth in the state of Minnesota for a variety of professions that use skills from mathematics (according to ISeek.org):

Employment of actuaries is projected to grow 30.8% through 2020, much faster than the average occupation
Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 16.1% through 2020
Employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 10.8% through 2020
Employment of statisticians is projected to grow 20% through 2020.

 

Types of Jobs

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Individuals who study Mathematics typically pursue careers in the field of:

  • Actuaries
  • College Mathematical Science Teachers
  • High School Teachers
  • Mathematicians
  • Natural Sciences Managers
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Statisticians

 

Average State Pay

According to Iseek.org, the median annual pay in the state of Minnesota for the following positions in mathematics is:

Actuaries - $93,808 ($45.10 per hour)
Mathematicians - $103,355 ($49.69 per hour)
Operations Research Analyst - $82,555 ($39.69 per hour)
Statisticians - $83,012 ($39.91 per hour).

 

Description

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Mathematics programs teach people how to use math to solve problems.

Degrees & Certificates in Mathematics

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Math is designed to certify that students have completed the requirements through the sophomore level for a baccalaureate degree in mathematics at most 4-year institutions. These courses also provide a solid foundation for most science and technical programs.

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The Mathematics Transfer Pathway (AA) offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Mathematics bachelor's degree programs at Minnesota State universities. *The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor's degree programs in a related field. 

*Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University. 

Required Courses

Incorporate the following Required Courses into the General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or Additional Course Requirements sections below.

Code Title Credits
MATH 1510 Calculus 1 5
MATH 1520 Calculus 2 5
MATH 2510 Calculus 3: Multivariable Calculus 5
MATH 2520 Calculus 4: Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 5

General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)- 40 Credits

*See MnTC Curriculum for specific course options

GOAL 1: COMMUNICATION - 2 COURSES 

GOAL 2: CRITICAL THINKING
(met by completion of all 40 credits of the MnTC)

GOAL 3: NATURAL SCIENCES - 2 COURSES (Select from two different departments; at least one must include a lab) 

  • Course #1 
  • Course #2 

GOAL 4: MATHEMATICAL/LOGICAL REASONING - 1 COURSE

  • Course - met by taking MATH courses

GOAL 5: HISTORY AND SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES -
2 COURSES (Select from two different departments)

  • Course #1
  • Course #2 

GOAL 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS- 2 COURSES
(Select from two different departments

  • Course #1 
  • Course #2

GOAL 7: HUMAN DIVERSITY - 1 COURSE

  • Course 

GOAL 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE - 1 COURSE 

  • Course 

GOAL 9: ETHICAL AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY - 1 COURSE 

  • Course 

GOAL 10: PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT - 1 COURSE 

  • Course 

Additional Course Requirements

  • One Health (HLTH) course.
  • One Exercise Science (EXSC) course.
  • Elective credits - additional course(s) numbered 1000 and above, if needed to complete the 60 credit requirement

 

Other Degree Requirements - 20 credits

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in the MnTC
  • Earn a minimum of 20 college-level credits at Normandale.