Math

Associate of Science - Transfer, Track 2 (PHST2AS)

Do you love working with numbers? Do you love the fact that numbers in themselves are a whole other language? Want to spend your day problem-solving and working with others? If so, being a math major might be perfect for you. This pathway is designed to meet ...

Do you love working with numbers? Do you love the fact that numbers in themselves are a whole other language? Want to spend your day problem-solving and working with others? If so, being a math major might be perfect for you. This pathway is designed to meet Associate of Science Track 2 degree requirements with a concentration in Mathematics. This pre-major pathway is designed to prepare you to transfer at the junior-level into an mathematics or related program at a four-year college or university. In this program, you’ll learn how to use mathematical concepts to break down complicated problems into manageable pieces. You’ll build creative, exploratory, and lateral thinking in problem-solving as well as strong reasoning and analytical-thinking skills through math courses ranging from basic arithmetic to differential equations. Math skills are in high demand by today’s employers. Whether you want to work in banking, economics, business or education, a strong background in mathematics can prepare you for a variety of challenging career opportunities. Please note: many students interested in studying math pursue an Associate of Arts degree. Please see your advisor to determine the best degree for you and to create a personalized education plan. 

For more information on corequisite options, please visit: https://southseattle.edu/coreqmath. 

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Science - Transfer, Track 2 (PHST2AS) Full time : 6 90

You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.

Before Quarter One

Step 1: Apply and register at South Seattle College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Step 2: See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

Note about the sample schedule: Classes are offered in various formats such as online (e-learning) and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90 Units

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor in Starfish to meet and discuss your goals. 
  • Explore careers and majors through workshops, counseling, and WorkSource career services
  • Visit the Library to get help with research; check out resources; access computers and study space; and create media projects. 
  • Visit the Tutoring Center to learn about tutoring services offered in-person and online. 
  • Get involved on campus! Check out some of the resources, clubs and activities available to you through Student Life and TRiO, RST, and more! 
MATH&141
Precalculus I
5 units
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
CSC110
Intro to Cmptr Progming
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Create an educational plan with your advisor. 
  • Research and develop a list of four-year colleges and universities. 
  • Attend transfer workshops and/or a transfer fair. Find more information on our Transfer Resources page. 
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming school year in Fall or early Winter Quarter to maximize your funding options. 
  • Visit South’s transfer webpage for transfer information.  
MATH&142
Precalculus II
5 units
ECON&201
Micro Economics
5 units
CSC142
Computer Programming I
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan with your assigned advisor. 
  • Attend a resume building or career workshop. 
  • Connect with potential universities (virtually or in person) and determine application deadlines. 
  • Research and apply for scholarships
MATH&151
Calculus I
5 units
ECON&202
Macro Economics
5 units
CMST&101 or CMST&220
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan with your advisor. 
  • Attend transfer workshops, including a personal statement workshop. 
  • Write your personal statement. 
  • Build relationships with faculty and staff at South to learn more about your pathway and future opportunities. 
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships. 
MATH&152
Calculus II
5 units
PHYS&221
Engineering Physics I
5 units
MATH&146
Introduction to Statistics
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming school year in Fall or early Winter Quarter to maximize your funding options. 
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships. 
  • Explore internships in your major/career. 
  • Apply for graduation for your degree. 
MATH&163
Calculus 3
5 units
PHYS&222
Engineering Physics II
5 units
MATH220
Linear Algebra
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with your university for transfer plan.
  • Order cap and gown for commencement and join alumni association.
  • Attend commencement ceremony.
MATH238
Differential Equations
5 units
MATH224
Vector Calculus
5 units
PHYS&223
Engineering Physics III
5 units

More Information

  • Cryptographer
  • Mathematician
  • Economist
  • Actuary
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Math Teacher
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Accountant
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Cost Estimator
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Data Analyst
  • Mathematics Modeling

A bachelor’s degree or higher degree may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

Once you complete this Associate degree, additional education opportunities include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related field at a four-year college or university.
  • A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree at one of the Seattle Colleges.

South Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including University of Washington, Washington State University and Seattle University. Graduates from South have also transferred to out-of-state institutions.

Program and admissions requirements vary from college to college. Contact an advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice.

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit South's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Program Contact

College Transfer Division 

Division staff will answer your questions or make the right connections for you to learn more about our transfer degrees and pathways. 

Location:  
University Center (UNI 101)   

Phone: 
206.934.6600 

Email: collegetrnsfr.south@seattlecolleges.edu  

Advising Contact

New Students: Please visit the Welcome Center website for help with the Steps to Enroll or to meet with the Welcome Center team. 

Current Students: Please see your primary advisor to create an educational plan. If you need assistance getting connected to the appropriate advisor, visit the Advising Center website