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## Associate in Science – Mathematics Option

The Associate of Science in Mathematics is a curriculum designed for transfer to a four-year program. This program is recommended for students interested working towards a baccalaureate degree in mathematics or related areas, such as statistics. Graduates of this program have transferred to colleges in New Jersey and across the nation.

## Mathematics Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the A.S. Degree in Mathematics, the student will be able to:

- Understand the fundamental concepts of functions and relations, be able to work with function notation,and understand how functions are used to represent real-world applications.
- Work with formulas, including formula evaluation and solving a formula for any of the variables.
- Construct labeled graphs of functions to accurately convey information.
- Solve equations involving algebraic functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and derivatives of functions.
- Apply various mathematical techniques to obtain approximate solutions to problems for which an exact solution is not possible or easily obtained.
- Apply the techniques of both differential calculus and integral calculus to problems involving functions of both one and several variables.
- Construct a mathematical model of a real-world problem, translate the model into a mathematical problem, determine the solution(s) of the problem and interpret the solution(s) both mathematically and in real-world terms.
- Apply mathematics to the solution of problems from other disciplines.
- Communicate effectively using mathematics by employing proofs to validate properties and arguments involving various theorems and properties in mathematics.
- Derive other mathematical properties from a given set of mathematical properties or axioms.