2017-2018 Catalog

Mathematical Sciences, Associate of Science

(92 credits)

Program Description

The goal of the Associate of Science in Mathematical Sciences (ASMS) degree is to prepare students interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related fields. Upon completion of the ASMS students will have completed the general (CORE) requirements set fourth by the Montana University System (MUS) as well as the mathematics requirements found in the first two years of the STEM-related degrees offered by MUS institutions.

Career Opportunities

The knowledge gained by completing this program will prepare students for a wide variety of career choices in STEM-related fields that require extensive mathematics background. Choice could include pure or applied mathematics, statistics, engineering, or mathematics teaching. Regardless of choice, mathematics is an excellent foundation for, and is usually a prerequisite to, study in all areas of science and engineering. Thus giving students leaving SKC with an ASMS degree numerous career opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the ASMS degree a student will be able to:

  • understand the role of mathematics in western and Native societies past, present, and future,
  • model and analyze real-world phenomena mathematically,
  • communicate mathematical ideas logically and to a wide variety of audiences both written and oral,
  • think critically and problem solve using mathematical ideas,
  • demonstrate understanding of essential concepts of mathematics and their interconnectedness,
  • and access and solve quantitative problems using appropriate mathematical tools.

Program Requirements

For students in the ASMS degree program to remain in good standing they must:

  • maintain a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA with no individual grade lower than 2.0,
  • maintain a 2.5 or better GPA in all mathematical content courses with no individual grade lower than 2.0,
  • complete the MAP Mathematics Test prior to beginning the program and complete the Praxis II – Mathematics: Content Test as a final requirement of the degree.

Curriculum

Fall (First Year)

MATH 110Calculus I

5

ENGL 101English Composition I

3

ELECTIVE Social Science General Education from List

5

ELECTIVE Open 3 cr

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Winter (First Year)

ENGL 202English Composition II

3

IDST 101SKC Seminar

3

MATH 111Calculus II

5

ELECTIVE Natural Science General Education from List

5

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring (First Year)

MATH 112Calculus III

5

SPCH 100Basic Communications

3

ELECTIVE Humanities Intro General Education from List

3

 

MATH 350 - Odd YearsMathematical Modeling with Technology

5

OR

ELECTIVE OPEN

5

Total Credit Hours:16

Fall (Second Year)

MATH 201Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

5

MATH 235Multivariable Calculus

5

ELECTIVE Native American Studies General Education Open

3

ELECTIVE Open 3 cr

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: Choice of open elective should be based on the program requirements at the institution to which the student intends to transfer.

Winter (Second Year)

MATH 241Statistics

5

ELECTIVE Open 3 cr

3

ELECTIVE Open 3 cr

3

 

MATH 223 - Even YearsLinear Algebra

5

OR

MATH 231 - Odd YearsDifferential Equations

5

Total Credit Hours:16

MATH 223 is offered when the Fall ­Quarter is in an even numbered year.

MATH 231 is offered when the Fall ­Quarter is in an odd numbered year.

Note: Choice of open elective should be based on the program requirements at the institution to which the student intends to transfer.

Spring (Second Year)

NASD 101History of Indians in the United States

3

ELECTIVE Open 3 cr

3

ELECTIVE Fine Arts Humanities General Education from List

3

 

MATH 223 - Even YearsLinear Algebra

5

OR

MATH 231 - Odd YearsDifferential Equations

5

Total Credit Hours:14

MATH 231 is offered when the Fall ­Quarter is in an even numbered year.

MATH 223 is offered when the Fall ­Quarter is in an odd numbered year.

Note: Choice of open elective should be based on the program requirements at the institution to which the student intends to transfer.

Total Credit Hours: 92

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