Science, Technology, and Engineering Majors

Since new placement methods provide you access to transfer level math right away, it is important that you understand the math requirements of your educational program. Most Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) majors require the courses reflected in the sequence chart below.  Please meet with a counselor to help you choose the required course for your major.


 
Science, Technology,
Engineering, & Mathematics
(STEM)
Business
Liberal Arts
Associates Degree
(without transfer)
Four Levels Below Transfer College Skills 371 (3.5 units) 
General Arithmetic
College Skills 371 (3.5 units) 
General Arithmetic
College Skills 371 (3.5 units) 
General Arithmetic
College Skills 371 (3.5 units) 
General Arithmetic
Three Levels Below Transfer

College Skills 372 (3.5 units)
Pre-Algebra
OR
College Skills 373 (3.5 units)
Arithmetic Foundation
(Math 373 is a combination of 371 & 372)

College Skills 372 (3.5 units)
Pre-Algebra
OR
College Skills 373 (3.5 units)
Arithmetic Foundation
(Math 373 is a combination of 371 & 372)
College Skills 372 (3.5 units)
Pre-Algebra
OR
College Skills 373 (3.5 units)
Arithmetic Foundation
(Math 373 is a combination of 371 & 372)
College Skills 372 (3.5 units)
Pre-Algebra
OR
College Skills 373 (3.5 units)
Arithmetic Foundation
(Math 373 is a combination of 371 & 372)
Two Levels Below Transfer Math 150 (4 units)
Elementary Algebra
Math 150 (4 units)
Elementary Algebra
Math 150 (4 units)
Elementary Algebra
Math 150 (4 units)
Elementary Algebra
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One Level Below Transfer Math 154 (8 units)
Elementary & Intermediate Algebra
(Math 154 is a combination of Math 150 & 156)
OR
Math 156 (5 units)
Intermediate Algebra for BSTEM
Math 154 (8 units)
Elementary & Intermediate Algebra
(Math 154 is a combination of Math 150 & 156)
OR
Math 156 (5 units)
Intermediate Algebra for BSTEM
Math 161 (4 units)
Statistics & Liberal Arts Math Prep
Math 101 (3 units)
Math for AA/AS Degree
OR
Any math course at this level: 154, 156, 161 or higher
Transfer Level Math Math 27 (5 units)
Precalculus Algebra & Trig
(Math 27 is a combination of Math 25 & Math 58)
OR
Math 25 (3 units)
Precalculus Algebra
AND
Math 58 (3 units)

Precalculus Trig
(Math 25 is the prerequisite to Math 58)
Math 9 (3 units)
Finite Math
OR
Math 15 (4 units)
Elementary Statistics
May be required to take concurrent support, Math 215 (2 units)**
OR
Math 16 (4 units)
Intro to Math Analysis
Math 10 (3 units)
Nature of Mathematics
OR
Math 15 (4 units)
Elementary Statistics
May be required to take concurrent support, Math 215 (2 units)*
Higher Level Math Math 1A (5 units)*
Calculus 1st course and other higher level math course

* Transfer Math requirements vary by four-year universities. Please see a Counselor.
**Math 215 (2 units) Elementary Statistics Concurrent Support, is required for students with a HS GPA less than 2.9, and recommended for students with a HS GPA 2.9 and above and who did not pass Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3.