Suggested Sequence for Math Majors

The following is reprinted from the 2008-2009 QCC Catalog. Please consult it for more details than are provided below. ***

The following program provides an appropriate background for students
planning advanced study in mathematics. It is suggested as a sample only,
and the student may make other choices in courses and sequence.
Students planning to major in mathematics are advised to consult with the
Department and their academic advisers as soon

A minimum of 60 credits is required for the A.S. degree. See Programs
of Study
in the QCC Catalog for degree requirements.

Semester 1


English Composition I (EN-101) 3
Introduction to Computing (CS-101) 4
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (MA-441) 4
Social Sciences elective†† 3
Health Education (HE-101 or 102) 1-2

Semester 2


English Composition II (EN-102) 3
History, Social Sciences, or Humanities elective †† 3
Laboratory Science** 4-5***
History (HI-110, 111, or 112) 3
Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (MA-442) 4

Semester 3


Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (MA-443) 4
Foreign Language and/or
Liberal Arts and Sciences elective ††
Concentration courses in mathematics or science** 6-7
Physical Education or Dance (PE-400, 500 or 600 series) 1

Semester 4


Speech Communication (SP-211) 3
Foreign Language and/or Liberal Arts and Sciences elective †† 3-4
Concentration courses in mathematics or science** 6-7
Advised electives †† 2

Total Credits Required for the A.S. Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science).......... 60

** The Calculus Physics sequence (PH-411, 412, 413) is recommended for mathematics majors. Students may also take courses in Biology, Chemistry or Geology, or 300 level Physics courses.

***Note that the credits required for "Laboratory Science" are listed here as 4-5, which differs from that found on page 172 of the catalog. The requirements listed on page 75 state a 4-5 credit requirement, and this requirement supersedes that listed in the suggested outline found on page 172.

† Students transferring to senior colleges or professional schools which require a foreign language are advised to complete that requirement as part of the Liberal Arts and Sciences core of the Associate in Science (A.S.) program.

†† See Understanding Program Requirements section in the QCC Catalog.

‡ Recommended Mathematics courses include Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (MA-471), Linear Algebra (MA-461), Differential Equations (MA-451), Computers and Programming (CS-201), and Introduction to Computer Science (CS-203).