# 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.

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.