Transfer Degree

Mathematics Emphasis, Associate in Arts Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)

Area of Study
Math and Science

Overview 

Complete your Associate in Arts Degree, Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) while exploring our mathematics program. We offer courses in a traditional classroom setting, online, or hybrid combining both classroom and online experiences.  

Sample Career Options

  • Actuary
  • Data scientists
  • Financial planner
  • Mathematician
  • Systems engineer

Transfer and Degree Requirements  

Students working toward their transfer degree typically take a variety of courses designed to fulfill the general requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. Students intending to transfer to a four-year college for further study in mathematics are encouraged to work closely with their advisor and transfer institution to explore the requirements of the college they wish to attend after Peninsula. Most institutions have separate admission criteria, which may be based on grades, prerequisite coursework, test scores, and other considerations. Our sample schedule is designed to provide you with faculty recommended courses to complete your AA-DTA degree with an emphasis in mathematics, but is not a major ready pathway.  

Transfer Institution Information 

Students must select credits from three distribution lists: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. A specific course may be credited toward no more than one distribution requirement. A minimum of fifteen credits in two separate subject areas must be selected from each list. For Natural Sciences, at least five credits must be a lab. For Humanities, no more than five credits can be a Humanities-Performance course and no more than five credits may be applied in world languages at the 100 level.

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are listed on the Area of Study webpage.

Sample Schedule  

This sample schedule is provided as a guide for a full-time student starting in fall quarter whose goal is to earn the AA-DTA. The courses are designed with the appropriate number of credits to meet degree requirements and are organized in a recommended sequence. Please consult an advisor to schedule courses and develop a personalized educational plan.  

      Your personal educational plan will vary based on many factors including:  

  • The quarter you begin 
  • How many classes/credits you plan to take in each quarter 
  • Your math and English placement 
  • If you have credits you have already taken and plan to transfer them 
  • The college you are interested in transferring to 
  • If you start in our Transitional Studies program  

First Quarter

Meet with your advisor to talk about your long-term schedule, taking into account your transfer plans.

Catalog #
Title
Credits
5

This course provides support, develops positive connections, and opens learning opportunities to help students identify and pursue their academic and career goals. Through a process of self-discovery, students cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves that highlights their unique strengths and identifies areas for growth. Students will also learn how to navigate college systems and understand its specialized vocabulary and procedures. Throughout, this course reassures students of all backgrounds and abilities that they belong. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

Credits: 5

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5

Active reading, effective writing, and critical thinking, using subjective and objective approaches. Introduction to research techniques. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Communication Skills)

Credits: 5

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MATH& 141 or MATH& 151  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Second Quarter

It’s not too soon to explore transfer options. Make a transfer appointment.

Catalog #
Title
Credits
ENGL& 102 or ENGL& 235  +
5
MATH& 142 or MATH& 152  +
5
Social Sciences  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Third Quarter

Check your educational plan to make sure you’re on track to graduate.

Catalog #
Title
Credits
5

Interpersonal communication theory and practice is explored in this class in regards to both dyad and group settings. Communications process is explored through analysis of several areas, including: perception, listening, self disclosure, speech apprehension, ethics, nonverbal communication, conflict, power, and dysfunctional communication relationships. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities, Elective)

Credits: 5

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MATH& 163 or Natural Sciences  +
5
Social Sciences  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Natural Sciences + Take a course other than Computer Science (CS 100), Math (MATH&), Philosophy (PHIL), or Physics (PHYS&).
Social Sciences + Choose a second subject area.

Fourth Quarter

Meet with your educational and career planner to explore universities.

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Humanities  +
5
MATH& 146 or MATH& 151  +
5
5

Basic principles of mechanics and experiments in mechanics for physical science and engineering majors. One year high school physics is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Natural Sciences with Lab, Elective)

Credits: 5

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Sub-Total Credits
15

Humanities + Choose a second subject area.

Fifth Quarter

Apply to graduate. You're just two quarters away...keep it up!

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Elective or MATH& 152  +
5
5

Basic principles of electromagnetism, the mechanics of oscillatory motion, and experiments in these topics for physical science and engineering majors. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

Credits: 5

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Social Sciences  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Social Sciences + Choose a third subject area.

Sixth Quarter

You're almost done! Good luck on your final quarter!

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Humanities  +
5
MATH& 163 or Natural Sciences  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Humanities + Choose a third subject area.
Natural Sciences + Take a course other than Computer Science (CS 100), Math (MATH&), Philosophy (PHIL), or Physics (PHYS&).

Total Credits
90