What Can You Do With a Math & Science AA?

Most students complete this degree with a plan to transfer to a four-year university. Common majors after transfer include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geology
  • Physics

They then choose to start a career in their field or go on to graduate or professional school. Earning your AA in Math & Science is an affordable and convenient start down the path to many rewarding STEM careers, including:

  • Physician
  • Research scientist
  • Chemist
  • Pharmacist
  • Geologist
  • Patent attorney (it’s true—you need a science background)
  • Actuary

Not ready to move on for more school? The scientific methodology and mathematical reasoning that you learn in this program are a great foundation for a supporting role in many businesses, especially those in health care or data. You could also pursue specialized training in health care or technology and build a career from there.

Enjoy a Fulfilling Career

A science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education unlocks possibilities. Blend that with the writing and speaking abilities cultivated in the liberal arts, and you’ll be positioned to solve real-world problems and contribute to a safer and healthier society. You can also enjoy unprecedented job security. STEM workers, with their analytical minds and wide knowledge base, are in high demand — especially as our world sees continued innovation and unprecedented technological advances.

Benefit From Versatile Skills

Employers value the skills strengthened through a liberal arts education, including:

  • Clear and concise written communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Ethical judgment
  • Working effectively in teams

They’ll also love your curiosity and desire to keep learning. This program reinforces those abilities and principles. It proves your willingness to be a flexible worker and a positive addition to any work environment.

Continue Your Education

This program primes you for success at a four-year school. You must plan proactively, in addition, for an effortless transfer. Talk with a Copper Mountain College counselor, and an advisor from your desired transfer school, about what you need to take and when. These people know their stuff, and they’re in your corner. Use them to avoid heartache, worry, and misspent tuition. If you decide to attend graduate or professional school, you’ll have a competitive edge in the admissions process, according to Best Colleges. Advanced degree programs value the versatility of a liberal arts education and the broad skillset it cultivates.

Liberal Arts: Mathematics & Science AA: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 18 units in the major + 37-40 General Education units = 60 minimum degree units
    • A grade of “C” or higher in all required courses
  • Required Courses

    Select 18 units from the following:

    Anthropology: ANTH 001

    Astronomy: A 001, A 001L

    Biology: BI 004, BI 004L, BI 005, BI 006, BI 015, BI 022, BI 023, BI 048A

    Chemistry: CH 001A, CH 001B, CH 003, CH 005, CH 010A, CH 010B

    Geology: G 001, G 005, G 010

    Geography: GEOG 001, GEOG 048A C

    Mathematics: MATH 001A, MATH 001B, MATH 002A, MATH 002B, MATH 002C, MATH 004, MATH 005, MATH 010, MATH 012, MATH 013, MATH 014, MATH 016, SOC 003

    Natural Resources: NR 001

    Physics: PH 001, PH 004A, PH 004B

    Take two courses in one subject (such as CH 001A and CH 001B) to meet the depth of study requirement.

  • What You Learn
    1. Introductory knowledge of nine subjects plus concentrated knowledge in at least one
    2. Critical thinking and how to analyze and understand complex topics
    3. Excellent communication and research skills
    4. Teamwork, listening, reading, continual learning, and other skills that are integral to success in the workplace and in your future education

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