Students planning to major in mathematics are interested in logic, critical thinking, and problem-solving. They have a love for numbers, data, and algorithms. They are trained to think deeply about real-world problems and to solve them using numerical, graphical, symbolic and/or analytical approaches. 

Students in the mathematics program earn the Associate in Science degree, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program. If students follow the correct transfer path, they enter transfer partner universities as a junior. Mathematics courses are available in-person (day and evening) and online. Most students take a combination of in-person and online or hybrid courses to complete their mathematics studies. 

The minimum time to complete the Associate of Science degree is four full-time (15-16 credit hours) semesters for students who have no pre-existing college credit. 

Currently, the total program cost for an Associate of Science degree for mathematics students is approximately $5,288. This includes tuition and course fees for all required courses but does not include the cost of any developmental prerequisite courses. Books and course fees are also not included in this estimate. However, to assist our students, many mathematics courses utilize Open Educational Resources(OER) and/or low cost textbooks to minimize extra costs.

Program Code

8600 Associate in Science (AS) - Pre-Majors/Transfer 

Program Curriculum

  • Mapping scheduled for summer 2019

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Program Contacts

Dr. Donna Slaughter, Division Chair
Office: CM-425
(480) 423-6123

Dr. Judy Sutor, Division Evening and Summer Chair
Office: CM-421
(480) 425-6425

Patricia Dueck, Program Advisor
Office: CM-429
(480) 423-6594

Transfer Options

Arizona State University 

 Northern Arizona University

University of Arizona

Grand Canyon

While students may also choose to transfer to out-of-state programs, we do not have transfer partnerships with those programs. Connect with your transfer destination to determine which courses can be taken at SCC.

Career Outlook

Mathematics is foundational to many different types of careers.  Math is critical for majors in engineering, life science, business, economics and social sciences.  In Mathematics you learn to be a critical thinker and problem solver. Here are some careers that are possible with and undergraduate degree in mathematics:

  • Cryptographer
  • Engineer
  • Financial analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Operations research analyst
  • Statistician
  • Teacher

Employment outlook is strong students majoring in STEM fields.  According to our transfer partner, Arizona State University, Math majors can expect the following salaries in careers for which an English degree at bachelors, masters, or doctoral level is the direct preparation.