SUNY Jefferson

Mathematics AS

Program Type: Transfer
Delivery Method: On-campus
Personal Interests: Math, science, problem solving, logic, statistics
Skill Development: Quantitative reasoning, scientific method, research
Career Options: Education, business and industry, government
Program Code: HEGIS 5617

Prepare for a future solving problems with math

An associate’s degree in mathematics from Jefferson is a great starting point for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, education, information technology, or other fields.

Take your first two years on our campus before transferring to a SUNY four-year or private institution. You’ll graduate from Jefferson having completed general education requirements plus computer science, foundational math - the calculus sequence, and science classes, ready to earn a bachelor’s degree in just two more years.

Mathematics A.S. students should have completed four years of high school math, four years of lab sciences, and four years of English.

This program offers:

  • Opportunities for research at Jefferson’s Center for Community Studies
  • Strong foundation for further study in math, science, and related fields
  • Cost savings on general education and introductory math and science classes

Solve real-world problems in business, health care, engineering, and more

Mathematics graduates have their choice of lucrative careers after completing bachelor’s degree at accredited colleges or universities. In fact, the need for mathematicians—especially those who go on to earn master’s degrees—is expected to grow by more than 30 percent over the next decade.

As a Jefferson Mathematics A.S. student, you’ll learn to analyze and interpret data, find patterns, calculate risks, and solve real-world problems for businesses, government, health care, and more. Choose from careers including risk management, statistics, financial analysis, data science, actuarial science, cost estimating, and auditing.

Learn to analyze, calculate, and present arguments with data

When you complete the Mathematics A.S. degree you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental techniques and methods used in calculus, probability and statistics
  • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in mathematical topics outside of the Calculus sequence
  • Use scientific methods like observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and mathematical analysis to explore and solve problems

Transfer to the bachelor’s program of your choice

Complete a Mathematics A.S. and choose from a wide range of transfer opportunities, including SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Potsdam, and Syracuse University.


“I tell my students that you can’t plan for everything in your life, but let life lead you where you’re supposed to be and to have an open mind.”Tim Grosse
Professor of mathematics

Degree requirements for Mathematics A.S.

Mathematics Requirements (21 credit hours)

MTH 174: Mathematical Probability and Statistics 1
MTH 221: Calculus 1
MTH 222: Calculus 2
MTH 241: Calculus 3
Math Elective 1: MTH 242: Differential Equations or MTH 245: Linear Algebra
Math Elective 2: MTH 184, MTH 231, MTH 242 or higher

Science Requirements (8 credit hours)

Science Sequence (2 courses)
BIO 131-132, BIO 251-252, CHE 131-132, GEO 131-132, PHY 131-132, PHY 143-144, PHY 143-145, CHE 211-212, BIO 217-218

Computer Science Requirements (3 credit hours)

CIS 116: Introduction to Programming

Restricted Elective (3 credit hours)

MTH 184, MTH 231, MTH 242 or higher, PHY 131 or higher, SCI 199, BIO 200,
BIO 201, CHE 215, or CIS 216

Humanities Requirements (9 credit hours)

ENG 101: Research and Composition
ENG 102: Literature and Composition
Humanities Elective1

Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements (12 credit hours) 

Social Science Electives2 (2 courses)
Social Science Elective
Humanities/Social Science Elective (1 course)

Free Electives (6 credit hours)

Physical Education Electives (2 credit hours)

TOTAL 64 credit hours

1 Course must be a Humanities elective selected from the area of The Arts or Foreign Language in the SUNY General Education Course Listing.
2 Courses must be Social Science electives selected from two different areas in the SUNY General Education Course Listing for Social Science, American History, Western Civilization, and Other World Civilizations.

Program contacts

Donna Stevenson
Mathematics & Engineering Department Chair and Professor of Mathematics
(315) 786-2518

Linda Dittrich
Associate Vice President for Math, Science, Technology & Health
(315) 786-2323

Application and Admissions Information
Enrollment Services
Jules Center, building 6, suite 6-010
(315) 786-2437 or toll free 1-888-435-6522