Associate in Science (416)
Bachelor’s degree programs in Mathematics prepare students with diverse career goals by developing rigorous, logical thinking; an appreciation and familiarity with complex structures and algorithms; and the ability to learn technical material and abstract concepts. Community college students seeking a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree prior to transfer. Since admission is competitive, completing the recommended courses does not by itself guarantee admission. A grade of “C” or better may be required for chemistry, mathematics, and engineering science courses to transfer.
Effective Fall of 2016, the associate in science (A.S.) degree is designed to complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a bachelor of science degree in STEM related majors. As a result, A.S. degree does not include the entire General Education Core Curriculum. Therefore, students will need to complete MORE general education courses after transfer by completing the GECC curriculum while enrolled at the participating Illinois transfer institution OR fulfilling the general education requirements of their selected non-participating transfer institution.
Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution’s catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program. Students contemplating careers as high school mathematics teachers should meet with an academic advisor.
Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354;
Carrie Conderman, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 815/835-6356;
Ernie Etter, Associate Professor of Mathematics, 815/835-6349;
Ronald Hobson, Associate Professor of Mathematics, 815/835-6214
Kevin Megill, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6251;
Steven Shaff, Professor of Mathematics, 815/835-6238.