Program Manager:

Nolan Rice


(208) 732-6819


Focus Area Advisor:

Olenka Bacanu


(208) 732-6680


Program Overview:

The A.S. degree in Mathematics is an academic transfer program for students intending to complete a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics. The program is designed to give students a broad exposure to calculus, statistics, discrete math, computer science and linear algebra in order to prepare them to transfer to a four-year institution.

Mathematical concepts are employed wherever there are problems that involve quantity, structure, space, or change. Mathematicians generally use deductive reasoning, starting from axioms and definitions, to solve problems from business, industry, other sciences or from within mathematics itself. Although some jobs are open to mathematicians with a bachelor’s degree, most require a graduate degree. Mathematicians typically find careers as actuaries, analysts, consultants, educators, programmers, or researchers.

The program is designed to result in an Associate’s degree in mathematics and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet the requirements for your intended transfer institution.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Mathematics program, the student will be able to:


  1. Students will engage in substantial mathematical problem solving.  Students will learn mathematics through modeling and real-world situations.
  2. Students will have opportunities to read, write, listen to, and speak mathematics.  Student will have opportunities to be successful in doing meaningful mathematics that fosters self-confidence and persistence.
  3. Students will use appropriate technology to enhance their mathematical thinking and understanding.  Students will use the technology to solve mathematical problems, and judge the accuracy of their results.
  4. Student will expand their mathematical reasoning skills as they develop convincing mathematical arguments.  Students will have opportunities to see that mathematics is a growing discipline that is interrelated with human culture, and understand its connections to other disciplines.

Career Information:

Sample Career Opportunities: Mathematicians, Statisticians

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices