2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics, A.S.

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Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with Emphasis in Mathematics (A.S.)

Program and Career Description:

The Mathematics emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. Students pursuing careers in actuarial science, operations research, statistics, teaching, and national security should consider this degree. Below are a few examples of career and salary estimates.

Career Entry-Level Education Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experienced Pay
Actuary Bachelor's degree $64,600 $93,500 $118,880
Statistician Master's degree $44,590 $65,750 $80,230
Mathematician Master's degree ≤ $54,890 $105,810 ≥ $160,310

Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV, and Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov. Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website for additional information about similar occupations, education requirements and abilities, and job outlook for these careers. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Transfer Options

This program is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) major. A student who completes the associates degree in this major is guaranteed that all required community college courses will be accepted in this major at the transfer institution. To see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major and guarantees a seamless transfer, visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathway website at www.tntransferpathway.org.

Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements

Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Mathematics Requirement

Requirements for Graduation Include:

  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • taking the Exit Exam.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

Mathematics, A.S. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 61

Students requiring MATH 1130  and MATH 1730  should take these courses prior to beginning the following pathway to ensure timely completion.

First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15

First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 14

Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 17

  • Literature Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Credit(s): 4
  • Social/Behavioral Science Credit(s): 3
  • History Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Natural Science Requirement Credit(s): 4

Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15


*Students who wish to pursue a concentration in actuarial science available at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Middle Tennessee State University; or Tennessee State University should complete ECON 2100  and ECON 2200  to fulfill the requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

**CISP courses have very limited offerings and should be considered first in registration.

At some universities, foreign language may be required in certain programs that lead to the Bachelor of Arts Degree. Complete information regarding foreign language requirements at each university may be found on the transfer and articulation web sites of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee System. Community college students are encouraged to be familiar with foreign language requirements at the universities and, if applicable, complete the requirements before transferring.

For more information contact:
James Smith at
jsmith@columbiastate.edu or 931.766.1481
Science, Technology and Math Division office at 931.540.2710

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution. CoSCC- MATH-02-14-18

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