2010-2011 Catalog 
    
    Jul 04, 2020  
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics


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Bachelor’s degree programs in mathematics prepare students with diverse career goals by developing rigorous, logical thinking; an appreciation and familiarity with complex structures and algorithms; and the ability to learn technical material and abstract concepts. Community and junior college students seeking a bachelor’s degree in mathematics are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree prior to transfer. A minimum of 60 semester credits is required for transfer as a junior into a baccalaureate mathematics program. Since admission is competitive, completing the courses recommended below does not by itself guarantee admission.

A grade of C or better may be required for chemistry, mathematics, and engineering science courses to transfer.

It is highly advised that students complete the entire calculus sequence at a single institution. Course content may vary widely among  institutions depending on the credits assigned to each course, and completing the sequence at a single institution is the best way to assure that neither credit nor content is lost in transfer.

The following list of courses is designed for students choosing to begin their college career at one Illinois school and later transfer to another.

Illinois Articulation Initiative Recommendations


Joliet Junior College participates in the IAI majors panels for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees to help students transfer major courses to an Illinois college or university that participates in IAI. Transferability of major courses is still dependent upon the transfer institution accepting the courses as major courses. An updated list of courses is available at www.itransfer.org/iai/majors and www.itransfer.org/iai/articulationTables. Students should also check the transferability of courses through u.select (formerly known as CAS), which can be found at www.itransfer.org/uselect. Always consult the four-year college or university to which you plan to transfer and work with a counselor or an adviser at JJC. Note that students do not graduate with a transfer major from a community college but rather the community college prepares students to have the flexibility to transfer and to choose a major from a number of different areas. Students must be responsible to seek  information to make good curriculum choices. Students should recognize that, even though they may be admitted to a four-year transfer institution, they may need to meet that institution’s separate requirements to be admitted into a particular major.

Mathematics Core Requirements


These courses will transfer to bachelor degree-granting colleges and universities; however, students are advised to check with an adviser to determine whether they will transfer as course work in the major or as general elective coursework.

Total Semester Hours: 11 Semester Hours


Total Semester Hours: 0-4 Semester Hours


IAI General Education Recommendations


II. Social and Behavioral Sciences: 9 Semester Hours


Select courses from at least two different areas from IAI Social/Behavioral Sciences.

III. Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Semester Hours


Select one course from IAI Humanities and one course from IAI Fine Arts and one course from either IAI Humanities or Fine Arts.

IV. Physical and Life Sciences: 8-9 Semester Hours


Recommended PHYS 201 . Select one course from IAI Life Sciences. Select at least one laboratory course.

V. Mathematics: 5 Semester Hours


MATH 170  is required.

Total Semester Hours: 40-41 Semester Hours


Other Transfer Electives: 8-13 Semester Hours


Total Minimum Degree Requirement: 64 Credit Hours


(A.A. or A.S. degree depending on general education courses)

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