Mathematics Associate | Cascadia College

Mathematics

Degree:

Associate in Integrated Studies – DTA

Area of Interest:

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Program Length:

90 College-level Credits

Cost:

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Modalities:

Coursework may be completed through a combination of web enhanced (face-to-face), hybrid, and online modes, though not every course is offered in the same modality each quarter. Specific courses may be offered at certain times of the year. Consult the current Class Schedule.

Placement:

Many courses at Cascadia College have placement prerequisites for reading, writing, and math ability. The courses that you will place into determine how you progress through your pathway and how long your degree will take. There are a variety of ways to find your English and Math placement level.

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Math Notes:

You will need to consult with an academic advisor after placement to be sure to enroll in a course that is consistent with your planned course of study. 

To become major-ready, you will complete Math through MATH& 163 Calculus 3. It is recommended that you take additional Math courses as electives, as these courses will be taken as part of the degree program at the transfer school.

Contact:

If you have any questions about this pathway, contact: advising@cascadia.edu

Planning Your Courses: 

Advisors are here for you. Academic Advisors will help you develop the skills to make sound academic decisions. Through advising, Advisors will support you to make connections between academic interests, long-term goals, and career opportunities. Advisors help with educational planning, university transfer options, college application processes, and graduation requirements. You will have touchpoints with Advisors to ensure you are on track to success. Connect with the Advising, Career, and Transfer team!

The Annual Course Planning Guide show Cascadia’s tentative plan for classes and the quarters in which they are offered. It is intended for planning purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of class offerings. Actual quarterly sections may be changed, added, or removed. Students should use the Searchable Quarterly Class Schedule to see up to date class offerings.

Courses:

0-30 credits

  • COLL 101 College Strategies
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL& 102 Composition II
  • MATH& 151 Calculus I
  • MATH& 152 Calculus II
  • Social Sciences Distribution Requirement (View Choice Classes)

30-60 credits

60-90 credits

*If not already completed, be sure to complete EDP requirements by taking a class numbered 150, an additional EDP class, and an Integrated Learning Experience (View Choice Classes).

150 Equity, Diversity, and Power (10 credits)

To meet the Equity, Diversity, and Power completion requirement, you must complete one 150-series EDP course, and at least one additional EDP-designated course for a total of ten (10) credits. EDP courses in the 150-series ground students in the needed cognitive tools and background to critically analyze their position in our increasingly interconnected, complex, and diverse world so they can pursue further study and seek out their careers more intentionally. EDP designated courses may also apply toward Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, or General Elective distribution requirements as indicated.

Choose one:

  • CMST 150 Multicultural Communication
  • GS 150 Globalization, Culture and Identity
  • HIST 150 Cultural Diversity and Challenges in United States History
  • HUMAN 150 Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • SOC 150 Social Inequality

Choose one additional course designated in EDP in any distribution area by choosing from the choice classes below or checking the current class schedule for additional EDP designated courses.

Integrated Learning (5 credits)

You will include an Integrated Learning Experience in your course selections. This requirement can be satisfied through the completion of learning communities, linked classes, classes containing formal community-based learning, classes taken as part of an academic study abroad program, or classes with an academic internship. Through Learning Communities (LC) or other Integrated Learning Experiences (IL), you will demonstrate abilities to integrate skills, concepts, information, and analytical and methodological frameworks from two or more areas of inquiry in a purposeful project or experience.

For more information, please visit Integrated Learning and current learning communities.

Humanities:

Completion of a minimum of 15 credits from at least 2 different disciplines with a maximum of 10 credits from 1 discipline.  No more than 5 credits from those courses designated as performance/skills, applied theory, or lecture/studio courses. Only 5 credits of world language at the 100 level may be included.

Recommended:

  • AIIS 103 The Indigenous Pacific Northwest
  • AIIS 203 Indigenous Ways of Knowing
  • ART 121 Drawing 
  • CMST 105 Professional Communication 
  • CMST 110 Digital Media, Culture and Communications  
  • HIST& 148 United states History III 
  • HUMAN 107 Technology, Culture and Innovation 
  • PHIL& 101 Introduction to Philosophy 
  • PHIL 102 Ethics and Social Problems 
  • PHIL& 120 Symbolic Logic  
  • MUSC 130 Popular Music in the United States  
  • MUSC& 105 Music Appreciation

Social Sciences:

Completion of a minimum of 15 credits from at least 2 different disciplines with a maximum of 10 credits from 1 discipline.

Recommended:

  • ANTH 151 Anthropology of Human Rights
  • ANTH& 206 Cultural Anthropology 
  • ANTH& 235 Cross-Cultural Medicine
  • EDUC& 205 Introduction to Education 
  • ECON& 201 Microeconomics 
  • GS 230 Contemporary Japan
  • POLS 206 State and Local Government
  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology  
  • SOC& 201 Social Problems 
  • SOC 271 Sociology of Deviance 
  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology  
  • POLS& 203 International Relations 

Natural Sciences:

Completion of a minimum of 15 credits from at least 2 different disciplines with a maximum of 10 credits from 1 discipline, including at least 5 credits of a LAB course. At least 10 credits required in physical, earth and/or biological sciences. Only 5 credits of Mathematics may be used.

Recommended:

  • ANTH& 205 Biological Anthropology 
  • ASTR& 101 Introduction to Astronomy  
  • BIOL 120 Survey of the Kingdoms  
  • BIOL 165 Life: Origins and Adaptations 
  • CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry  
  • ENVS& 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • ENVS 120 Wetland Conservation
  • ENVS 220 Wetland Ecology
  • MATH& 131 Math for Elementary Education 1
  • MATH& 132 Math for Elementary Education 2
  • NUTR& 101 Nutrition

Program Elective Credits:

  • Elective credits may be selected from any of the distribution requirements and elective courses.

Transfer Opportunities: 

Associate in Integrated Studies-Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA)

The Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree is designed to transfer to most Bachelor of Arts degrees at all four-year colleges and universities in Washington state. The DTA is sometimes called an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Arts and Sciences.

DTA degrees provide students:

Priority consideration in the admissions for most humanities and social science majors at public universities in Washington ahead of students without a degree.

Completion of lower division general education requirements.

Credit for all courses completed within the DTA up to and in some cases beyond 90 credits.

Opportunity to explore several fields of study through the category of up to 30 credits of elective courses.

Opportunity to complete prerequisites for a future major.

Local Transfer Opportunities:

University of Washington, Bothell

University of Washington, Seattle 

UW, Seattle and UW, Bothell have Mathematics majors with the same prerequisites. Math majors may go on to receive Master’s degrees in fields such as operations research, software engineering, or business. Some choose to continue on to earn Doctoral degrees in a diverse array of subjects such as computer science, actuarial sciences, or mathematics education. Mathematics may be a good parallel pathway for those looking for an alternative to computer science.

View Cascadia’s Transfer Agreements for details of our partnerships with other colleges and universities.

University admissions requirements may vary – consult with the Career and Transfer Center for transfer assistance to plan your career and future educational goals.

Career Possibilities

A mathematics degree prepares you for a broad variety of careers in fields such as finance, business, data analysis, law, statistics, and engineering. The reasoning and quantitative skills developed through a math major are valuable and highly sought-after by employers across private, non-profit, and government sectors. Some examples include data scientist, financial analyst, computational biologist, actuary, cryptographer, and economist.

You can learn more about career possibilities related to your interests in this pathway through O*Net Online. O*Net Online shares information about related careers, salary, skills related to the industry and more.

Connect with Cascadia’s Career and Transfer Center for assistance as you go through the process of planning career and future educational goals.

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