Associate of Science Degree - Mathematics Emphasis

Location: Vista B200
Phone: 775-673-7181
Fax: 775-674-7592

This is a two-year transferable program leading to an Associate of Science with an emphasis in mathematics. This program will provide students with the necessary background in calculus and differential equations needed for a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and will also provide the computer science needed for a bachelor of science degree at UNR. All courses recommended will partially satisfy the degree requirements for any of the bachelor’s degree options offered by the mathematics department at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Emphasis Outcomes

Students completing the emphasis will:

  • Select and apply the appropriate algorithm or methodology to solve mathematical problems.
  • Use deductive reasoning to construct mathematical proofs.
  • Communicate mathematical information formally through appropriate notation, terminology, and graphical representation as well as communicate mathematical ideas informally using everyday language.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Mathematics: [3]
MATH 181Calculus I4
Social Science3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
CS 135Computer Science I3
CS 202Computer Science II3
MATH 182Calculus II4
MATH 283Calculus III4
MATH 285Differential Equations3
Elective Requirements
Select 9 to 12 transferable elective units9-12
MATH 126 and MATH 127 qualify as elective units; additional units from science courses may count as electives.
Total Units60

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114 the additional 3 required units will become elective units.


Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CS 135 Computer Science I 3
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition I for International Students
Fine Arts 3 3
Science 3 3
MATH 181 Calculus I 4
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
CS 202 Computer Science II 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3 3
ENG 102
Composition II
or Composition II For International Students
Science 3 3
MATH 182 Calculus II 4
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
Elective 4 3
Humanities 3 3
Science 3 6
MATH 283 Calculus III 4
 Semester Total16
4th semester
Select 2 electives 4 6
Social Science/Diversity 3 3
MATH 285 Differential Equations 3
 Semester Total12
 Total Units60

See approved General Education list for the AA/AS Degree.


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