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Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics

Associate of Science
Virginia Western Community College

The Science- Mathematics program prepares students to transfer to a four year college. Students are prepared to study mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics as well as physics, chemistry, engineering, or computer science.


Program Credit Requirements
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Requirements
Required Credits
Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics
60
Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics
60
SCIENCE: MATHEMATICS SPECIALIZATION
60
SDV 101 - Orientation to Engineering and Mathematics
2
SDV 101 - Engineering & Math
2
Earn 2 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
MTH 263 CALCULUS I
4
MTH 263 CALCULUS I
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
ENG 111
3
ENG 111 RQ
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
CSC 221
3
CSC 221
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
MTH 264 CALCULUS II
4
MTH 264 RQ
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
ENG 112
3
ENG 112 RQ
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
MTH 245 STATISTICS I
3
MTH 245 STATISTICS I
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
HIS 121 or EQUIVALENT
3
HIS121,111 RQ
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
MTH 265 CALCULUS III
4
MTH 265 CALCULUS III
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
MTH 266 LINEAR ALGEBRA
3
MTH266 RQ
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
MTH 288 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
3
MTH 288 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
MTH 267 DIFF EQUATIONS
3
MTH 267 DIFF EQUATIONS
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
SOCSCI FA20 - 3cr
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS ELECTIVE
3
HUM/Fine Arts - FA20 (3cr)
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
MTH 167 PreCalculus with Trigonometry
5
MTH 167 PreCALC w/TRIG
5
Earn 5 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
SCIENCE MAJOR SEQUENCE I
8
BIOLOGY 101 and 102
8
Earn 8 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
CHEMISTRY 111 and 112
8
Earn 8 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
GEOLOGY 105 and 106
8
Earn 8 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
PHYSICS 201 and 202
8
Earn 8 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
BIOLOGY 141 and 142
8
Earn 8 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
PHYSICS 241 and 242
8
Earn 8 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
BIOLOGY 270 and 271
8
Earn 8 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
AGRICULTURE 141 and 142
8
Earn 8 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
ENGLISH LITERATURE ELECTIVE
3
English Literature ELE 3
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Residency
60
Transfer credits will be evaluated, and as applicable, up to 45 credits may be applied to this program.
GPA
60
This requires a minimum GPA of 2
Program Overview & Guidance
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Delivery Mode
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Transfer Degree
Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? Did you know that a degree in math leads to many exciting careers in areas such as actuarial science, chemistry, computer science, cryptography, economics, finance, forensic science, scientific research, or physics? An associate's degree in mathematics e prepares you to pursue a bachelor's degree from a four-year school majoring in mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics. This program's versatility makes it a suitable foundation for students pursing bachelor's degrees in physics, chemistry, engineering, or computer science. Students have successfully transferred to schools such as Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Radford University, George Mason University, and James Madison University.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

This curriculum is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and major in mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics. This program is suitable for students pursing baccalaureate degrees in physics, chemistry, engineering, or computer science.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Virginia Western Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses? Students who do not demonstrate readiness for the college-level math will be required to select appropriate MDE coursework in consultation with an advisor.
Do More With Your Degree Students who intend to transfer should verify specific program requirements with their four-year institution.
Program Successes & Highlights https://www.virginiawestern.edu/ie/research/student-goals/
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion To discuss how your previous degree can be incorporated into your new long term goals, please meet with an advisor.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning Yes
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Virginia Western Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
External Link
Transfer Admission Application
External Link
Transfer Student Aid
External Link
Number of Transfer Students
519
College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? Virginia Western Community College's service region includes the cities of Roanoke and Salem, along with Roanoke County, Craig County, Franklin County, and southern Botetourt County. Virginia Western was the first college established in the VCCS, in 1966, and has grown from an initial enrollment of 1,352 to its current annual enrollment of more than 9,000 students in credit courses and more than 1,400 enrollments in fast-track career training and continuing education courses.
Transfer Student Catalog Year A student's catalog year is determined by their first semester of attendance in the major.
First Year Student Catalog Year A student's catalog year is determined by their first semester of attendance in the major.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions https://www.virginiawestern.edu/transfer/transfer-agreements/
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Northern Virginia Community CollegeScience: Mathematics Specialization, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
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Eastern Shore Community CollegeScienceAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeScience, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Blue Ridge Community CollegeAssociate in Science Degree in ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Blue Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Science EngineeringAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Blue Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Computer ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science - Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Agriculture Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Health Professions SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Computer Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Forensic Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Cybersecurity Engineering SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Computational & Data Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science/Computer ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science/EducationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science/Math EducationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Piedmont Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Science in BiotechnologyAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Piedmont Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Science in ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science - Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences Degree in ScienceAssociateAssociate of Arts & Science2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
11-9121.01Clinical Research CoordinatorsPlan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.Management Occupations
11-9121.00Natural Sciences ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.Management Occupations
11-9121.02Water Resource SpecialistsDesign or implement programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.Management Occupations
15-2041.01BiostatisticiansDevelop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2051.01Business Intelligence AnalystsProduce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2051.02Clinical Data ManagersApply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2051.00Data ScientistsDevelop and implement a set of techniques or analytics applications to transform raw data into meaningful information using data-oriented programming languages and visualization software. Apply data mining, data modeling, natural language processing, and machine learning to extract and analyze information from large structured and unstructured datasets. Visualize, interpret, and report data findings. May create dynamic data reports.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
25-1022.00Mathematical Science Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
15-2041.00StatisticiansDevelop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
25-2031.00Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical EducationTeach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
15-2011.00ActuariesAnalyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2099.01Bioinformatics TechniciansApply principles and methods of bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2099.00Mathematical Science Occupations, All OtherAll mathematical scientists not listed separately.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2021.00MathematiciansConduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
25-1199.00Postsecondary Teachers, All OtherAll postsecondary teachers not listed separately.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
19-3022.00Survey ResearchersPlan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations