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College Catalog 2024 - 2025 
College Catalog 2024 - 2025

Mathematics Concentration, A.A.

This concentration prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to seek bachelors’ degrees in mathematics. After transferring, students study to become more proficient in areas such as abstract algebra, complex variables, vector calculus, number theory and partial differential equations. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus. For current information on eligible programs, see Transfer Options below.

* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Semester 1

Total Credits: 14

Semester 1 Advising Note

  • General Education Requirements Quantitative Problem Solving and Scientific Reasoning satisfied by program.
  • New degree-seeking students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Cluster within their first year.
  • This map assumes that students have completed MAT-197  or tested into MAT-281 .

Semester 2

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2 Advising Note

  • Meet with an advisor to begin career planning activities.
  • Begin exploring transfer options: attend a transfer workshop and the College transfer fair

Semester 3

Total Credits: 15

Semester 3 Advising Note

  • Continue preparations for transfer: write essays for transfer institution, collect letters of recommendation, apply for transfer.
  • Complete a pre-graduation check with an advisor in LifeMap

Semester 4

Total Credits: 14

Semester 4 Advising Note

  • Apply for graduation

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:

  • Solve quantitative problems using critical thinking skills and a variety of problem-solving strategies, incorporating technology when suitable.
  • Develop complete logical arguments from hypothesis to conclusion, using appropriate mathematical language and notation.
  • Interpret and solve problems relevant to other disciplines by applying analytical approaches used to solve abstract problems.
  • Construct new mathematical knowledge through independent and collaborative work.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration should transfer to a four-year college or university, as most entry-level employment opportunities in industry require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Professional positions in education and research fields usually require a minimum of a master’s degree.

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Transfer Options

MassTransfer A2B Map

  • Fitchburg State University
  • Framingham State University
  • Westfield State University
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

MassTransfer A2B Link

  • Bridgewater State University
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts