Mathematics is an essential component of science, technology, business and the humanities. It includes the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations and space, time and motion, through which one can present reasoned explanation of natural phenomena. This program covers the first two years of the four-year Mathematics curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree. Students who earn the Associate of Arts with Mathematics as the area of concentration may also be eligible for mid-level technical positions in business and industry.
The degree features blocks of instruction in seven key academic areas which is the 42-hour core curriculum. Once a student has successfully completed all the courses in the core curriculum with an average of "C" or better, that block of courses is fully transferable to any Texas state-supported college or university. The student can earn the Associate of Arts degree by completing an additional 20 semester credit hours of elective courses from one or more of the academic areas of concentration or Fields of Study.
Students should carefully review the new core curriculum and the areas of concentration, meet with an El Paso Community College academic counselor and contact the college or university to which they plan to transfer before choosing an area of concentration or Field of Study.