Mathematics, Associate in Science

Program Code: 0211


Most of us are comfortable using everyday mathematics, but higher level mathematics, such as calculus, may seem mysterious, a completely unfamiliar language. As a mathematics student, you’ll study this language and learn how to use it to describe the world. You’ll explore calculus, modern algebra, and other high-level mathematics in the purest light. If you love to solve puzzles, enjoy finding patterns and discovering whether something is true or false, this could be the pathway for you. If it all adds up, you might become a computer scientist, a mathematics instructor, a financial analyst, a mathematician, a statistician and more.

This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Mathematics. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Associate in Science (AS) degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you get your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to bachelor’s-level programs of study. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Visit and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI.

Recommended electives may vary by transfer institution. Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Institution-specific transfer guides and agreements can be found on CCC's transfer site.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
MATH 207 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 1 5
Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
MATH 208 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 1 5
PHYSICS 235 Engineering Physics I: Mechanics & Wave Motion 1 5
Social and Behavioral Sciences course (HD) 1 3
Semester 3
MATH 209 Calculus & Analytic Geometry III 2 5
Life Sciences course 1 3
MATH 210 Differential Equations 2 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Humanities 1 3
Semester 4
MATH 212 Linear Algebra 2 3
Fine Arts course 1 3
Elective 2 3
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I 1 5
 Total Hours61

General Education Requirement


Pathway Elective

Pathway ElectiveS

RELIGN 101Introduction To Religion3
RELIGN 108Religion And Psychology3
CHEM 121Basic Chemistry I 14
MATH 209Calculus & Analytic Geometry III5
MATH 210Differential Equations3
MATH 212Linear Algebra3
Select one of the following:6-7
College Algebra
and Plane Trigonometry
Pre Calculus 2
PHIL 106Introduction To Philosophy3
PHIL 107Ethics3
PHYSICS 236Engineering Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism5
Additional electives such as Comparative Religion

CHEM 121 Basic Chemistry I should only be taken if the student needs it for admittance into CHEM 201 General Chemistry I.


MATH 143 Pre Calculus should only be taken if the student needs it for admittance into MATH 207 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I.