AS, Mathematics

Program Description

The Associate of Science, Mathematics is a two-year transferable degree. 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.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CS 135 Computer Science I 3
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition I for International and Multilingual 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 and Multilingual Students
Science 3 3
MATH 182 Calculus II 4
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
Humanities 3 3
Science 3 6
MATH 283 Calculus III 4
Elective: Recommend MATH 330 Linear Algebra 5 3
 Semester Total16
4th semester
Select 1 electives 4 3
Social Science/Diversity 3 3
MATH 285 Differential Equations 3
MATH 295 Proof Writing for Math/Stat Major 3
 Semester Total12
 Total Units60

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


See program recommendations or requirements.


Math 330 is NOT required for AS Math. It is strongly recommended and it is required by UNR Bachelor degrees in Mathematics

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: 4
Calculus I
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
MATH 295Proof Writing for Math/Stat Major3
Elective Requirements
Select 6 to 9 transferable elective units6-9
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.

Students completing the degree 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. General information about general transfer agreements can be found on the Academic Advisement website. TMCC has agreements with the following institutions towards a bachelor's degree in the same of similar discipline.