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Mathematics Degree, AS

Many careers depend on problem-solving and analytical skills. By studying mathematics, you can enter fields from business research to computer science. Be ready to transfer to a four-year program with San Juan College's associate degree in mathematics. We offer classes online and in person so you can create a schedule that works for you.

Why Earn an Associate Degree in Mathematics?

We all rely on math concepts to help us solve problems in our everyday lives. From budgets to fantasy football teams, numbers and statistics help us make sense and order in our lives. In the same way, businesses rely on math concepts and principles to help them thrive. You'll help them solve problems through calculations and analysis with an Associate of Science (AS) in Mathematics.

Your degree will help you excel in fields like engineering and physics. Your analysis skills will also help you find careers in law, medicine, and journalism. See how a Mathematics AS can open the doors to your future.

Why Study Mathematics at San Juan College?

Online Courses

At San Juan College, we understand that many of our students have busy schedules and responsibilities. That's why we offer many online mathematics courses. Many of our online classes are asynchronous, which means you can watch lectures on your own time. You'll still be able to participate in discussions and meet with your professors via our web platforms. Get flexibility at SJC.

Individualized Attention

Whether in-person or online, you'll find that your mathematics professors are here to support you. Complete your Mathematics AS in small classroom settings—not giant lecture halls. You'll be able to connect with your professors as you get help after class or meet them during their office hours. See how SJC faculty will help you succeed.

Ready to Transfer

More and more jobs require applicants to have bachelor's degrees. Our two-year associate degree in mathematics will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college. Your SJC courses fulfill many bachelor's degree requirements. You'll also benefit from our lower tuition rates and smaller classroom sizes.

Additionally, we have transfer agreements with four-year schools in and out of state. By transferring to those schools, you can complete your bachelor's degree in just two more years.

Affordable Option

Because of SJC's low tuition rates, the Mathematics AS is an excellent investment for you. You'll receive a high-quality education that will prepare you for your bachelor's degree with a fraction of the cost of a four-year school. You may also qualify to get your degree tuition-free through the NM Opportunity and Lottery Scholarships

What You'll Learn in the Mathematics AS Program

Discover how to apply mathematical concepts and skills to solve real-world problems. With an associate degree in mathematics at San Juan College, you'll learn to think critically and creatively to find solutions. Our professors will also teach you how to communicate effectively to share your findings with others.

In your core courses, you'll study:

  • Calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Differential equations

You will also get to choose elective courses based on your area of interest. They include fields like:

  • Computer programming
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Mathematics AS Curriculum

Transfer Options

Be prepared to earn a bachelor's degree at a four-year university with San Juan College. With the Mathematics AS, you can enter as a junior majoring in mathematics at the following four-year schools:

*Has a transfer agreement with San Juan College for the associate degree in mathematics. Schools without transfer agreements may also accept your course credits, but not all credits may transfer.

Check with your advisor if you wish to transfer to pursue your bachelor's degree in mathematics. You will need to coordinate your coursework at San Juan College with the transfer institution's requirements.

Learn More About the Transfer Process

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Free Math Tutoring

Need help with your math courses? Get help with your schoolwork with online and in-person tutoring sessions at our San Juan College Tutoring Center. We also have online drop-in hours that don't need appointments. You can also borrow and use calculators, computers, and other resources.

Careers and Outcomes

Jobs in math-related positions are in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment in math occupations is projected to grow by 29% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.

With a degree in mathematics, you'll be ready for jobs in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Common jobs include:

  • Actuaries
  • Computer programmers
  • Computer systems analysts
  • Financial analysts
  • Market research analysts
  • Bookkeepers
  • Math teachers

Next Steps

To enroll in the Associate of Science in Mathematics, you must first apply to San Juan College. It's easy, and you can apply online at any time!

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If you are already a student at San Juan College, talk to your advisor about our Mathematics AS and your transfer options.

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