Transfer Information

Common university majors related to the field of Mathematics include:

Applied Mathematics, Cognitive Science, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering.

Course Requirements for Transfer Students

Program Description: The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree. Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements. It is strongly recommended that students consult with a counselor to determine which general education option is most appropriate for their individual educational goals. 

Note: It is recommended that students intending to transfer to San Diego State University (SDSU) Mathematics, Emphasis in Science major should complete the courses marked with a “#”. Students intending to transfer into this major at other CSUs should consult a counselor and visit for guidance on appropriate coursework. *Course also fulfills general education requirements for the CSU GE or IGETC pattern. **Both courses must be completed prior to completing the degree to receive credit for SDSU. #This course fulfills SDSU’s lower division preparation for the major in Mathematics under the TMC. General Education: In addition to the courses listed above, students must complete one of the following general education options: 
- The IGETC pattern (page 106) is accepted by all CSU campuses and most UC campuses and majors. It is also accepted by some private/ independent or out of state universities.
- The CSU GE pattern (page 109) is accepted by all CSU campuses and some private/independent or out of state universities. It is not accepted by the UC system.

Electives as needed to meet maximum of 60 CSU-transferable units required for the degree.

Career Options:
Careers related to this field typically require education beyond the associate degree level and some may require a graduate degree.

Associate in Arts Degree: Mathematics

Course #Course Name Units
MATH 150Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #*
MATH 151Calculus & Analytic Geometry II #*
MATH 252 Calculus & Analytic Geometry III #*
Select one of the following Courses:
MATH 254Introduction to Linear Algebra #* 3
MATH 255Differential Equations * 3
Select one of the following courses if not selected above: (It is recommended that students select courses that meet lower division major preparation requirements for their transfer university.):
MATH 107Introduction to Scientific
Programming ** and
MATH 107LIntroduction to Scientific
Programming Lab **
MATH 119Elementary Statistics #* or      3
PSYC 258Behavioral Science Statistics *#      3
MATH 245 Discrete Mathematics *#       3
MATH 2541  Introduction to Linear Algebra * or 
MATH 2551Differential Equations *
CISC 186Visual Basic Programming
CISC 190 Java Programming 
CISC 192  C/C++ Programming 
PHYS 195  Mechanics *
1 MATH 254 or MATH 255 if not used in category A above.Total = 19-21

Students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university and earn a bachelor’s degree in this discipline should consult with a counselor or visit the Transfer/Career Center to determine the appropriate major preparation courses for their specific transfer institution and major. Transfer students may also earn an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis. This degree may be individually tailored to each student’s specific transfer requirements in order to provide the most efficient path to transfer. More information on transfer programs and procedures is available in the Transfer Programs section of the catalog.