# Math Degrees and Certificates

## Did You Know…?

Ohlone has the third best rate in the state for students who started a basic skills math course and then were successful in transfer level math. Source: Accountability Reporting for Community Colleges.

## Associate in Science (A.S.) Transfer Degree

Mathematics for Transfer A.S. Degree (AS-T) (PDF) - The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree as a math major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students will learn the basic mathematical theory which is needed to study advanced math topics at a four year university.

Mathematics is a traditional program of university study, with a heritage dating back centuries. In addition to being an academic program worthy of study for its own merits, a degree in mathematics allows a student to enter the workforce in a broad range of areas, including finance, data analysis, and teaching. A degree in mathematics also provides the background for students to pursue graduate programs in many areas such as engineering, law, medicine, and business. A degree in mathematics is often considered as a strong indication that a student possesses good critical thinking skills, the ability to process complicated ideas, and the ability to both follow and create logical processes.

## Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

Natural Science: Mathematics and Technology Emphasis A.A. Degree (PDF) - Designed to enable students to develop a strong foundation in mathematics and technology. Furthermore, the theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills acquired by students in this emphasis will also enhance their success with obtaining entry-level jobs that require two years of college-level mathematics and technology courses. Classes prepare students for technical careers such as in information technology, systems administration, and networking.

## Certificates of Accomplishment

- Mathematics: Applied Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF) - Provides students with the mathematical background required to succeed in subsequent courses in math, physics, and engineering.
- Mathematics: Pure Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF) - Provides students with the mathematical background required to succeed in subsequent courses in math, physics, computer science, and engineering. This certificate differs from that in Applied Math due to the inclusion of Linear Algebra. Linear Algebra provides students with what is often their first taste of the theoretical math seen in upper division courses.

## Additional Information

Review a sample listing of Courses in this area of study. Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

## Apply for a Degree or Certificates

Are you finishing your associate degree or certificate? Please review How to Apply for a Degree or Certificate.

## Related Information at Ohlone

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