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Mathematics/Applied Math/Statistics Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide is a tool to help you understand what classes are recommended for this pre-major; review this information with your advisor as you develop an educational plan. 

  • Use the fillable AA-DTA Degree Planning Guide  with the information below to plan your path to completing this pre-major. 
  • Click on “print degree planner” for a print-friendly version of this planning guide
  • The Class Schedule will tell you which classes each quarter meet requirements for your pre-major. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics or Statistics. Mathematics is an excellent choice for further graduate studies in Math, Statistics, Education, Medicine and Law.

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.  

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

HUM 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , PSYC 230 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Strongly recommended: MATH& 151 .

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits

Humanities (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level.

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Recommended: PHYS& 114 , PHYS& 115 , PHYS& 221 , PHYS& 222 CHEM 171 /CHEM 181 , CHEM 172 /CHEM 182 , CHEM 173 /CHEM 183 . Strongly recommended: MATH& 152 .

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: ECON& 201 , ECON& 202 , PSYC& 100 .

General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits

Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: CS& 141 , PHYS& 116 , PHYS& 223 . Strongly recommended: MATH& 163 , MATH& 264 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 .

Where can I go for help?

For course information and entry codes, contact:


General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Career Planning


Program Faculty Advisors

Steve Bogart
206-546-6986 sbogart@shoreline.edu Rm 5333
Shana Calaway
206-546-4628 scalaway@shoreline.edu Rm 5308
Shannon Flynn
206-546-4705 sflynn@shoreline.edu Rm 5346
Fred Kuczmarski
206-546-6993 fkuczmar@shoreline.edu Rm 5348
Sarah Leyden
206-546-5819 sleyden@shoreline.edu Rm 5357
Juliet Lovejoy
206-546-4574 jlovejoy@shoreline.edu Rm 5311
Trevor Pelletier
206-546-6789 tpelletier@shoreline.edu Rm 5633
Lauren Sandven
206-533-6795 lsandven@shoreline.edu Rm 2811
Nirmala Savage
206-533-6610 nsavage@shoreline.edu Rm 2819
Rosalie Tepper
206-533-6627 rtepper@shoreline.edu Rm 4209
Tiffany Meier
206-546-6953 tmeier@shoreline.edu Rm 5231

Mathematics/Applied Math/Statistics - What is it?

Mathematics is the study of structure, form and the relationship among numerical, geometric and logical constructs. While mathematics is a field that serves science, it also stands on its own as a discipline worthy of independent study. Applied mathematics focuses on the application of math to other fields.

Areas of study in Mathematics/Applied Math/Statistics: Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Discrete Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Calculus, Analytic Geometry, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Mathematical Modeling, and Mathematics Applications to Business, Economics, Engineering and Technology.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics?

Mathematicians develop critical thinking, analytical reasoning and problem solving skills that apply to multiple career fields, such as research and development, testing, design, operations, statistical analysis, risk management, computer programming, data processing, networking, investment, sales, and teaching.

Potential employers include: Business, manufacturing firms, market research firms, government agencies, consulting firms, insurance agencies, computer companies, banks and financial organizations, public and private schools. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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Shoreline, WA 98133-5696



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