The Associate in Science Degree in Mathematics for Transfer is designed to prepare the student for transfer to institutions of higher education and specifically intended to satisfy the lower division requirements forthe Baccalaureate Degree in Mathematics at a California State University (but does not guarantee acceptance to a particular campus or major). It will also provide the student with a sufficient academic basis from which to pursue a career in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science,and education. Completion of the Associate in Science Degree in Mathematics for Transfer (ADT) will prepare you to meet minimum lower division admission requirements (60 transferable units) for transfer to a California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC). Some UC schools may require additional coursework, please meet with a counselor for further assistance. The Mathematics program map below includes all of your major coursework and recommended general education courses by term that is needed to fulfill your degree and transfer requirements at a CSU. 

Mathematics - ADT (CSU and UC) 3-year plan

0-14 units

*For first term Math course please see MyPortal for your proper placement or see a counselor if you have AP scores of 3 or higher.

Term 1 Units
Art History 6/6H, Music 19, Dance 6/6H or Theater Arts 3 3
English 1A/1AH  4
Math 36*  4
Political Science 1 3
15-26 units
Term 2 Units
Biology 18 or 19 3
English 1B 4
Math 10 5
27-39 units
Term 3 Units
Anthropology 2 or Sociology 1, 2, or 12 3
Communication Studies 1 or 6 or 9 3
History 15 3
Math 1A 4
40-51 units
term 4 Units
History 1 or 2 3
Guidance 46 1
Math 1B 
Physics 4A 4

45-63 units

term 5 Units
Elective 1
Math 1C 4
Physics 4B
Psychology 1 3

64-75+ units

term 6 Units
Foreign Language (or two years of high school foreign language) 5
Math 2 4
Math 3 (commonly required for UC) 3

For alternative CSU General Education options refer to the RCC Catalog, under Requirements for College Transfer.


Milestones are courses, co-curricular activities and recommendations from your Student Success Team that will keep you on track towards completion of your degree. Check off your milestones as you complete them.
  • Complete English 1A (transfer-level English) 
  • Complete Mat 1A (transfer-level math)
  • Complete Entire Calculus Series
  • Apply to Universities (CSU/UC application period Oct 1-Nov 30)
  • Apply for ADT degree by beginning of spring term before transfer
  • Complete RCC Graduation application (during your last term) 
  • Meet with your Counselor to Complete your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Complete FAFSA (Oct 1st - Mar 2nd for priority)
  • Meet with Geography Faculty Advisor for career opportunities
  • Meet with your Counselor to update SEP (every semester)
  • Meet with your Counselor for pre-graduation check
  • Research Potential Clubs on Campus
  • Participate in tutoring, student success workshops or supplemental instruction
  • Visit the Career Center for Internship opportunities
  • Research transfer institutions
  • Attend Transfer workshops and Transfer Fair
  • Participate in an internship/ job shadowing
  • Participate in a research activity (meet with Faculty Advisor)

Careers for Mathematics Majors

Salaries Range : $81,400- $116,500

  • Cryptographer
  • Mathematician
  • Economist
  • Actuary
  • Financial planner
  • Investment analyst
  • Statistician
  • Operations research analyst