Science
Associate of Science
SPECIALIZATIONS
Science
Computer Science
Mathematics
Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation
PURPOSE: The associate degree in Science is intended for those who plan to transfer to a fouryear college or university to complete a bachelor of science degree in the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, or computer science. There are four specializations in this degree program that enable students to complete courses that align with their intended majors at a fouryear college or university.
The Science specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a fouryear college or university in a major that requires a background in the natural or physical sciences and mathematics. With the many advances taking place in all areas of science, the opportunities for persons with expertise in this area are rapidly increasing. This program provides the necessary training for transfer into a broad range of scientific fields, from botany to zoology and from chemistry or geology to physics. In addition, the Science specialization is designed to meet the requirements for admission to a professional school or upperdivision major for career preparation in many of the medical professions including nursing, pharmacy, medicine, and veterinary medicine.
The Computer Science specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a fouryear college or university in a major that requires a background in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science. Student familiarity with or expertise in computer science is frequently a requirement for study in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, science education, engineering, manufacturing, and related fields. This program will provide the opportunity to obtain this needed preparation. In this rapidly changing field, students should regularly meet with their advisor to keep up with course and curriculum updates.
The Mathematics specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a fouryear college or university in a major that requires a background in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science. The Mathematics specialization includes the courses usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program in mathematics.
The Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a fouryear college or university in a major that requires a background in the sciences and/or mathematics, and who plan to teach at the elementary, middle, or secondary school level. The Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation specialization enables the student to participate in field experiences in area schools.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission
PROGRAM NOTES: The following high school units are strongly recommended for the Science specialization: four units of English, three units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of laboratory science, and two units of foreign language.
The following high school units are strongly recommended for the Computer Science and Mathematics specializations: four units of English; four units of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra (two units), geometry, and trigonometry (or advanced math); two units of laboratory science; and one unit of social studies. Students in the Computer Science and Mathematics specializations are urged to begin their programs of study during the fall semester because many courses are sequential and only offered once a year.
Students are encouraged to seek information from the upperdivision college, university, or professional school to which transfer is intended as to specific requirements for a particular major or specific admission requirements.
NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS: Students who wish to be licensed to teach in Virginia should earn a baccalaureate degree in a liberal arts, science, or mathematics field. Students should consult with their advisor regarding elective choices that match their desired teaching endorsement area(s). While enrolled at the community college, students should prepare for and successfully complete Praxis Core (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics), the initial teacher licensure examination.
COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by passing the computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, or by completing CSC 155. Students not passing the computer competency exam for CSC 155 may retake the exam only once.
Science Specialization
COURSE 
TITLE 
LEC. 
LAB. 
CRS. 
College Success Skills 
1 
0 
1 

College Composition I 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1}^{,3} 
3 
3 
4 

Precalculus with Trigonometry or Calculus I 
5
4 
0
0 
5
4 

Computer Science Elective 
34 
0 
34 

TOTAL 
1416 
3 
1517 

College Composition II 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1}^{,3} 
3 
3 
4 

MTH 245 
Statistics I 
3 3 4 4 
0 0 0 0 
3 3 4 4 
______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
01 
02 
1 

TOTAL 
1214 
35 
1415 

______^{1} 
Approved Mathematics, Laboratory Science, or Computer Science Elective 
35 
03 
35 
______^{1}^{,3} 
3 
3 
4 

History of Western Civilization I or 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1,4} 
Approved Elective (does not include personal wellness courses) 
3 
0 
3 
TOTAL 
1517 
36 
1618 

______^{1} 
35 
03 
35 

______^{1}^{,3} 
3 
3 
4 

History of Western Civilization II or 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

TOTAL 
1517 
36 
1618 

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in Science, Science Specialization  61 
^{1} A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.
^{2} MTH 263264 are recommended for students planning to major in Physics or Chemistry. Students not prepared for MTH 263 may be required to take MTH 167 prior to taking MTH 263.
^{3} Approved Laboratory Science I and II should be a yearlong laboratory science, e.g., BIO 101102 and PHY 201202.
^{4} Approved elective cannot be a personal wellness course.
CURRICULUM:
Computer Science Specialization
COURSE 
TITLE 
LEC.
HRS. 
LAB.
HRS. 
CRS.
CRE. 
College Success Skills 
1 
0 
1 

College Composition I 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
3 
4 

Calculus I 
4 
0 
4 

Computer Science I 
4 
0 
4 

TOTAL 
15 
3 
16 

College Composition II 
3 
0 
3 

______^{2} 
01 
02 
1 

______^{1} 
3 
3 
4 

Calculus II 
4 
0 
4 

Computer Science II 
4 
0 
4 

TOTAL 
1415 
35 
16 

Introduction to Discrete Structures 
3 
0 
3 

Computer Organization 
4 
0 
4 

History of Western Civilization I or 
3 
0 
3 

______^{2} 
3 
0 
3 

TOTAL 
13 
0 
13 

______^{3} 
Approved Mathematics, Laboratory Science, 
35  0 
35 
______^{3,4} 
Approved Elective (does not include personal wellness courses) 
3 
0 
3 
History of Western Civilization II or 
3 
0 
3 

______^{2} 
3 
0 
3 

______^{2} 
3 
0 
3 

TOTAL 
1517 
0 
1517 

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in Science, Computer Science Specialization  60 
^{1} Selection of lab science depends upon the transfer institution selected. Students should consult their advisor for appropriate courses. Approved Laboratory Science I and II should be a yearlong laboratory science, e.g., BIO 101102 and CHM 111112.
^{2} A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.
^{3} Students must see their advisor for appropriate courses. Students transferring to VCU should consider taking CSC 295  Introduction to the Theory of Computations this semester.
^{4} Approved elective cannot be a personal wellness course.
CURRICULUM:
Mathematics Specialization
COURSE 
TITLE 
LEC. 
LAB. 
CRS. 
College Success Skills 
1 
0 
1 

College Composition I 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1}^{,7} 
3 
3 
4 

MTH 263^{2} 
Calculus I 
4 
0 
4 
CSC___^{3} 
Computer Science Elective 
34 
0 
34 
TOTAL 
1415 
3 
1516 

College Composition II 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1}^{,7} 
3 
3 
4 

Calculus II 
4 
0 
4 

______^{4} 
Approved Elective 
34 
03 
34 
TOTAL 
1314 
36 
1415 

Calculus III 
4 
0 
4 

MTH 245^{5} 
Statistics 
3 
0 
3 
History of Western Civilization I or 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

TOTAL 
16 
0 
16 

______^{6} 
Approved Mathematics, Laboratory Science, 
35 
03 
35 
Discrete Mathematics 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
01 
02 
1 

History of Western Civilization II or 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1} 
3 
0 
3 

______^{8} 
Approved Elective (does not include personal wellness courses) 
3 
0 
3 
TOTAL 
1518 
05 
1618 

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in Science, Mathematics Specialization  61 
^{1} A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.
^{2} Students not prepared for MTH 263 may be required to take
MTH 167 prior to taking MTH 263. MTH 167 does not meet the graduation requirements
for the Mathematics Specialization.
^{3} Students may take CSC 201 or another CSC programming course.
^{4} Approved electives include CSC 202, CSC 205, MTH 266, or another course approved by the student’s advisor.
^{5} MTH 245 transfers as an elective for students majoring in mathematics at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia. At VCU, MTH 245 transfers for a mathematics major if the student takes an additional upperlevel statistics course at VCU; in this case, the student will receive credit for both MTH 245 and the upperlevel statistics course.
^{6} It is expected that most students intending to major in mathematics will take MTH 267, Differential Equations, for this elective. For additional elective options, students should consult the list of approved electives in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.
^{7} Approved Laboratory Science I and II should be a yearlong laboratory science, e.g., BIO 101102 and PHY 201202.
^{8} Approved elective cannot be a personal wellness course.
CURRICULUM:
Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation
COURSE 
TITLE 
LEC. 
LAB. 
CRS. 
Orientation to Teacher Preparation 
2 
0 
2 

College Composition I 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1,4} 
3 
3 
4 

Precalculus with Trigonometry 
5 4 
0 0 
5 4 

CSC ___ 
Computer Science Elective 
34 
0 
34 
TOTAL 
1517 
3 
1618 

College Composition II 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1,4} 
3 
3 
4 

Statistics I 
3
3
4
4 
0
0
0
0 
3
3
4
4 

______^{1,4} 
Any 200Level English Literature Course or Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 
3 
0 
3 
First Aid and Safety 
2 
0 
2 

TOTAL 
1415 
3 
1516 

______^{1,3} 
Approved Mathematics, Laboratory Science, 
35 
03 
35 
______^{1,3} 
3 
3 
4 

History of Western Civilization I 
3 
0 
3 

Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 
2 
2 
3 

TOTAL 
1113 
58 
1315 

______^{1,3} 
35 
03 
35 

______^{1,3} 
3 
3 
4 

History of Western Civilization II 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1,4} 
3 
0 
3 

______^{1,4} 
3 
0 
3 

TOTAL 
1517 
36 
1618 

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in Science – Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation Specialization  60 
03.02.18
^{1} A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.
^{2} MTH 263264 are recommended for students planning to major in Physics or Chemistry. Students not prepared for MTH 263 may be required to take MTH 167 prior to taking MTH 263.
^{3} Students completing the Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation Specialization with the intention of being a science teacher must check with their transfer institution to determine the appropriate elective. Students completing the Teacher Preparation Specialization in Mathematics and Science with the intention of being a mathematics teacher are strongly encouraged to contact their transfer institution to determine the appropriate elective.
^{4} Students should consult with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the best choice for their program.
MATHEMATICS
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I (3 cr.)
Presents a review of arithmetic and elements of algebra. (Geometry and trigonometry are covered in MTH 104). Directs applications to specialty areas. Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 103 and one unit of high school mathematics or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics (3 cr.)
Provides a foundation in mathematics with emphasis in arithmetic, unit conversion, basic algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Replaces MTH 101 or 103 or 104 or 105 or 106. Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials (MTE) 13 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent or MCR 1. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 115 Technical Mathematics I (3 cr.)
Presents algebra through exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, vectors, analytic geometry, and complex numbers. Part I of II. Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 115 and completion of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 116 Technical Mathematics II (3 cr.)
Presents algebra through exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, vectors, analytic geometry, and complex numbers. Part II of II. Prerequisite: MTH 115. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics (3 cr.)
Introduces number systems, logic, basic algebra, and descriptive statistics. Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 120 and MTE or equivalent. (Intended for occupational/technical programs.) Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 121 Fundamentals of Mathematics I (3 cr.)
Covers concepts of numbers, fundamental operations with numbers, formulas and equations, measurement and geometry, graphical analysis, binary numbers, Boolean and matrix algebra, linear programming, and elementary concepts of statistics. Emphasizes mathematical problem solving, use of technology, and the language of mathematics. Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 121 and one unit of high school mathematics or equivalent. (Intended for occupational/technical programs.) Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 126 Mathematics for Allied Health (3 cr.)
Presents scientific notation, precision and accuracy, decimals and percents, ratio and proportion, variation, simple equations, techniques of graphing, use of charts and tables, logarithms, and the metric system. Prerequisite: Placement recommendation for MTH 126 or completion through MTE 3. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 130 Fundamentals of Reasoning (3 cr.)
Presents elementary concepts of algebra, linear graphing, financial literacy, descriptive statistics, and measurement and geometry. Based on college programs being supported by this course, colleges may opt to add additional topics such as logic or trigonometry. This course replaces MTH 120 or MTH 121 and is intended for occupational/technical programs. Prerequisites: MTE 13 or MCR 2. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 131 Technical Mathematics (3 cr.)
Presents algebra through unit conversion, trigonometry, vectors, geometry, and complex numbers. Replaces MTH 115 and MTH 116. Prerequisites: MTE 16. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 133 Mathematics for Health Professionals (3 cr.)
Presents in context the arithmetic of fractions and decimals, the metric system and dimensional analysis, percents, ratio and proportion, linear equations, topics in statistics, topics in geometry, logarithms, and topics in health professions, including dosages, dilutions, and IV flow rates. This course replaces MTH 126 and is intended for health professions programs. Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials (MTE) 13 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent or MCR 1. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 146 Introduction to Elementary Statistics (3 cr.)
Introduces the methods of statistics, including sampling from normally distributed populations, estimation, regression, testing of hypotheses, and point and interval estimation methods. Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 146 and Algebra I or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 150 Topics in Geometry (3 cr.)
Presents the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and introduces nonEuclidean geometries and current topics. Prerequisite: Level 4 on the Compass Placement Test and Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I (3 cr.)
Presents topics in sets, logic, numeration systems, geometric systems, and elementary computer concepts. Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 151 and Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 152 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II (3 cr.)
Presents topics in functions, combinatorics, probability, statistics, and algebraic systems. Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 152 and completion of Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning (3 cr.)
Presents topics in proportional reasoning, modeling, financial literacy, and validity studies (logic and set theory). Major emphasis is on the process of taking a realworld situation, identifying the mathematical foundation needed to address the problem, solving the problem, and applying what is learned to the original situation. Replaces MTH 151, MTH 152, MTH 158, or MTH 170. Prerequisite: Competency in MTE 15 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or coenrollment in MCR 4. Lecture 3 credits per week.
MTH 155 Statistical Reasoning (3 cr.)
Presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including visual data presentation, descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression. Emphasis is placed on the development of statistical thinking, simulation, and the use of statistical software. Replaces MTH 146 or MTH 157. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155 and MTH 245. Prerequisite: Competency in MTE 15 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or coenrollment in MCR 5. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 156 Elementary Geometry (3 cr.)
Presents the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and introduces nonEuclidean geometries and current topics. Prerequisite: MTE 16 or placement. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 161 Precalculus I (3 cr.)
Presents topics in power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations. Replaces MTH 163. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 161 and 167 or equivalent. Prerequisite: Competency in MTE 19 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or coenrollment in MCR 6. Lecture 3 hours per week
MTH 162 Precalculus II (3 cr.)
Presents trigonometry, trigonometric applications, including Law of Sines and Cosines, and an introduction to conics. Replaces MTH 164. Prerequisite: Placement in MTH 162 or completion of MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 162 and 167 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 163 Precalculus I (3 cr.)
Prepares students for applied calculus or elementary discrete mathematics. Presents college algebra and matrices and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 163 and completion of Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of the following: MTH 163 or MTH 166.) Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 166 Precalculus with Trigonometry (5 cr.)
Presents college algebra, analytic geometry, and trigonometry, and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 166 and Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of the following: MTH 163 or MTH 166.) Lecture 5 hours per week.
MTH 167 Precalculus with Trigonometry (5 cr.)
Presents topics in power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, trigonometry, trigonometric applications, including Law of Sines and Cosines, and an introduction to conics. Replaces MTH 166 or MTH 168. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 167 and 161/162 or equivalent. Prerequisite: Competency in MTE 19 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or coenrollment in MCR 7. Lecture 5 hours per week.
MTH 170 Foundations in Contemporary Mathematics (3 cr.)
Covers topics in the mathematics of social choice, management sciences, statistics, and growth. Uses physical demonstrations and techniques to teach the power and utility of mathematics. Prerequisite: Placement recommendation for MTH 170 or completion through MTE. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 173 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5 cr.)
Presents analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions, including the study of limits, derivatives, differentials, and introduction to integration along with their applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisites: Placement recommendation for MTH 173 and four units of high school mathematics, including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Trigonometry, or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 173, MTH 175, or MTH 273.) Lecture 5 hours per week.
MTH 174 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5 cr.)
Continues the study of analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions, including rectangular, polar, and parametric graphing, indefinite and definite integrals, methods of integration, and power series along with applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 173 or equivalent. Lecture 5 hours per week.
MTH 199 Supervised Study  Conics Sections and Herren's Formula (1 cr.)
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Presents Conics Sections and Herren's Formula. Prerequisite: completion of MTE 19, if recommended by placement test. Lecture 1 hour per week.
MTH 240 Statistics (3 cr.)
Presents an overview of statistics, including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and correlation and regression. Prerequisite: A placement recommendation for MTH 240 and MTH 163 or MTH 166, MTH 170, or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 240 and MTH 241.) Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 245 Statistics I (3 cr.)
Presents an overview of statistics, including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression. Replaces MTH 240 and MTH 241. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155 and MTH 245.) Prerequisite: Placement in MTH 154 or completion of MTH 154 or MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 246 Statistics II (3 cr.)
Continues the study of estimation and hypothesis testing with emphasis on advanced regression topics, experimental design, analysis of variance, chisquare tests, and nonparametric methods. Focuses on multivariate and nonparametric techniques useful to business, science, and social science majors. Replaces MTH 242. Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 245 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 261 Applied Calculus I (3 cr.)
Introduces limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions, and techniques of integration with an emphasis on applications in business, social sciences, and life sciences. Replaces MTH 270 or MTH 271. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH 261 or completion of MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 262 Applied Calculus II (3 cr.)
Covers techniques of integration and an introduction to differential equations and multivariable calculus, with an emphasis throughout on applications in business, social sciences, and life sciences. Replaces MTH 272. Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 261 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 263 Calculus I (4 cr.)
Presents concepts of limits, derivatives, differentiation of various types of functions and use of differentiation rules, application of differentiation, antiderivatives, and integrals. This course replaces MTH 173 or MTH 175 or MTH 273 and is the first course in a threecourse sequence. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH 263 or completion of MTH 167 or MTH 161/162 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Lecture 4 hours per week.
MTH 264 Calculus II (4 cr.)
Prepares students for further study in calculus with analytic geometry by providing them with the necessary competencies in finding limits, differentiation, and integration. Continues the study of calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions, including rectangular, polar, and parametric graphing, indefinite and definite integrals, methods of integration, and power series along with applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. This course replaces MTH 174 or MTH 176 or MTH 274 and is the second course in a threecourse sequence. Prerequisite: Placement in MTH 264 or completion of MTH 263 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Lecture 4 hours per week.
MTH 265 Calculus III (4 cr.)
Prepares students for further study in calculus. Focuses on extending the concepts of function, limit, continuity, derivative, integral, and vector from the plane to the three dimensional space. Topics include vector functions, multivariate functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and an introduction to vector calculus. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. This course replaces MTH 277 or MTH 178 and is the third course in a threecourse sequence. Prerequisite: Placement in MTH 265 or completion of MTH 264 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Lecture 4 hours per week.
MTH 266 Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, basis and dimension, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. Designed for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs. This course replaces MTH 177 or MTH 275 or MTH 285. Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 263 or equivalent with a grade of B or better, or MTH 264 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 267 Differential Equations (3 cr.)
Introduces ordinary differential equations. Includes first order differential equations, second and higher order ordinary differential equations with applications, and numerical methods. Replaces MTH 279 or MTH 291. Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 264 with a grade of C or better. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 270 Applied Calculus (3 cr.)
Introduces limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, techniques of integration, and partial differentiation. Prerequisite: MTH 163 or MTH 166 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 270 and MTH 271.) Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 277 Vector Calculus (4 cr.)
Presents vectorvalued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and topics from the calculus of vectors. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent. Lecture 4 hours per week.
MTH 279 Ordinary Differential Equations (4 cr.)
Introduces ordinary differential equations. Includes first order differential equations and second and higher order ordinary differential equations with application. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent. Lecture 4 hours per week.
MTH 282 Mathematical Reasoning: Introduction to Higher Mathematics (3 cr.)
Introduces topics in upperlevel mathematics courses, such as mathematical reasoning and proofs, set theory, abstract algebra, and abstract analysis. Covers logic and methods of proof; set theory and cardinality; deductive reasoning and axiomatic method; introduction to groups, rings, and fields; construction of real numbers and basic combinatorics. Prerequisites: MTH 164, MTH 166, or above or permission of instructor. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 285 Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, basis and dimension, Eigen values, and Eigen vectors. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 287 Mathematical Structures (3 cr.)
Presents topics in mathematical structures of value to students majoring in computer science or other disciplines requiring programming skills. Covers logic, set theory, number theory, combinatorics, functions, relations, and graph theory. Prerequisite: MTH 166 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 288 Discrete Mathematics (3 cr.)
Presents topics in sets, counting, graphs, logic, proofs, functions, relations, mathematical induction, Boolean Algebra, and recurrence relations. Prerequisites: MTH 161 or MTH 166 or MTH 167. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MTH 50 Mathematics for Teacher Entrance Exams (2 cr.)
Provides participants with review and practice for the mathematics portion of the licensure examination required of all beginning teachers in Virginia. Testtaking strategies are emphasized throughout. Prerequisite: MTE 3 or equivalent. Lecture 2 hours per week.
Name  Program  Phone  

Taurus Satterwhite  Science AS  Computer Science Specialization  TSatterwhite@reynolds.edu  804/5235509 
Theodore Adams  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  TAdams@reynolds.edu  804/5235511 
Kay Brooks  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  KBrooks@reynolds.edu  804/5235502 
Christos (Chris) Fulakis  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  CFulakis@reynolds.edu  804/2931603 
Kimberly Hasley  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  KHasley@reynolds.edu  804/5235250 
Samuel Horelick  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  SHorelick@reynolds.edu  804/5235975 
Pamela Lamb  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  PLamb@reynolds.edu  804/5235505 
Richard Lampe  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  rlampe@reynolds.edu  804/5235080 
Ann Loving  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  ALoving@reynolds.edu  804/5235783 
Sunita Luthar  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  SLuthar@reynolds.edu  804/5235702 
Marquita Sea  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  msea@reynolds.edu  804/5235506 
Kathryn Swadgelo  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  kswadgelo@reynolds.edu  804/5235788 
Clifton Webb  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  CWebb@reynolds.edu  804/5235036 
Patricia Weisbrod  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  PWeisbrod@reynolds.edu  804/2411548 
James Wolfle  Science AS  Mathematics Specialization  Jwolfle@reynolds.edu  804/5235530 
Shalini Upadhyaya  Science AS  Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation Specialization  supadhyaya@reynolds.edu  804/5235374 
Janet Adams  Science AS  Science Specialization  jadams@reynolds.edu  804/5235255 
Danette Burnette  Science AS  Science Specialization  DBurnette@reynolds.edu  804/5235038 
Brian Dunn  Science AS  Science Specialization  BDunn@reynolds.edu  804/5235258 
Christopher Holman  Science AS  Science Specialization  Cholman@pvcc.edu  804/5235782 
Karen Layou  Science AS  Science Specialization  KLayou@reynolds.edu  804/5235591 
William Mott  Science AS  Science Specialization  wmott@reynolds.edu  804/5235750 
Karen Neal  Science AS  Science Specialization  kneal@reynolds.edu  804/5235180 
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