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Mathematics

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 college students seeking a bachelor's degree in Mathematics are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree prior to transfer. To transfer as a junior into a bachelor's math program students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credits (64 for the Associate degree). Since admission is competitive, completing the recommended courses does not by itself guarantee admission. A grade of "C" or better may be required for chemistry, mathematics, and engineering science courses to transfer.

Effective Fall of 2016, the associate in science (A.S.) degree is designed to complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a bachelor of science degree in STEM related majors. As a result, A.S. degree does not include the entire General Education Core Curriculum. Therefore, students will need to complete MORE general education courses after transfer by completing the GECC curriculum while enrolled at the participating Illinois transfer institution OR fulfilling the general education requirements of their selected non-participating transfer institution.

Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program. Students contemplating careers as high school mathematics teachers should meet with an academic advisor.
Mathematics - IAI Recommended Baccalaureate Curriculum

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2020-21 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 64 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $8,640.00 $23,056.64 $26,065.92
Fees $1,024.00 $1,024.00 $1,024.00
Course Fees * $241.00 * $241.00 * $241.00
Total Tuition and Fees $9,905.00 $24,321.64 $27,330.92

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.