Associate of Science

The Associate of Science degree with a field of study in Mathematics offers students the opportunity to take a core curriculum of general education with an emphasis in Mathematics. Mathematics majors learn foundational mathematical skills that can be applied in various professions, especially the traditional sciences. The Associate Degree of Science in Mathematics serves as a two-year transferable block to a four-year university for a Mathematics minor or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Many potential career opportunities exist for Mathematics majors, including careers in actuarial sciences, business, economics & finance, engineering, medical sciences, education, computer science, and the physical sciences. Potential careers include:

  • Actuary
  • Researcher
  • Statistician
  • Sales Analysis
  • Consultant
  • Systems Analyst
  • Logistics
  • Educator
  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming & Development


Field of Study - 18 credit hours
Required Courses
MATH 1442Elementary Statistical Methods3-4
or MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics
MATH 2412Pre-Calculus Math3-4
or MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 2415Calculus III4
Optional Courses
Linear Algebra (Recommended to fulfill the Component Area Option of the Core Curriculum)
Differential Equations
STC Core Curriculum - 42 credit hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum including the following: 1,242
Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences
College Algebra
Component Area Option
Linear Algebra (Recommended)
Total Credit Hours60

In addition to the courses in the Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum.


Students who select a 3 credit hour Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.


Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1414
College Algebra
or Mathematics for Business Social Sciences
MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics
or Elementary Statistical Methods
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
MATH 2412
Pre-Calculus Math
or Plane Trigonometry
 Credit Hours12
Third Semester
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
 Credit Hours7
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3-4
Linear Algebra (Recommended)  
 Credit Hours17
Fifth Semester
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
MATH 2415 Calculus III 4
MATH 2420 Differential Equations (Optional/Recommended) 4
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours