As a mathematics student at Inver Hills, you will acquire a deeper appreciation for a field Albert Einstein called the "poetry of logical ideas." As your skill set strengthens and you apply the power of math more and more in your daily life and career pursuits, you will find that you have developed the lifelong attitude of an inquisitive, resourceful mathematician.

If you love the language of math, solving complex problems and exploring abstract concepts, then starting your college career by earning an A.A. in Mathematics at Inver Hills adds up in a number of ways. You can transfer as a junior to a four-year institution and complete your bachelor's degree with far less student loan debt. You'll also receive one-on-one instruction from our math faculty, something you probably won't find at a university. The student support system provided by our Math department is second to none.

You can take both pre-college and college-level courses at Inver Hills. Our Math department also offers courses that meet the review standards of Quality Matters™ as excellent examples of online instruction, including:

- MATH 0840 Introductory Algebra
- MATH 0940 Intermediate Algebra
- MATH 1118 College Algebra I
- MATH 1119 College Algebra II

An international, collaborative organization, Quality Matters (QM) developed quality assurance processes that improve and certify the design of online and blended courses.

## Degrees

Mathematics is known for its beauty, harmony and mystery as well as its vital importance in the work of all the sciences. Majoring in math builds problem-solving and analytical skills that are invaluable in the pursuit of professional careers in business, law, medicine, science and more. A solid foundation in mathematics opens doors. As the British mathematician and logician, Augustus De Morgan, once said, "The moving power of mathematical invention is not reasoning but imagination."

### A.A. with Emphasis in Mathematics – *60 credits*

If you plan on transferring to a four-year college or university as a math major, the A.A. with an Emphasis in Mathematics is the degree for you. The program gives you the flexibility to plan carefully to complete your lower-division, pre-major requirements at Inver Hills before you transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.

Visit Transfer Considerations on Counseling, Advising and Career Development to learn more.

**Note:** To earn the A.A. with Emphasis, you must complete all the requirements for a general A.A. degree, incorporating the specific requirements of your chosen emphasis. Careful planning with an academic counselor or advisor is strongly advised to tailor the emphasis to meet the requirements of the your chosen four-year college or university.

#### Mathematics Curriculum

You must incorporate the following mathematics coursework into the requirements of your A.A. degree as part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) or within the elective category.

Required:

- MATH 1134 Calculus II 5cr
- MATH 2219 Multivariable Calculus 5cr
- MATH 2223 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 5cr

#### Minnesota Transfer Curriculum – *40 credits*

You can apply courses from the mathematics curriculum to the MnTC requirements. The specific requirements for the MnTC are outlined as part of the A.A. degree. To learn more about the requirements, visit Associate of Arts or contact an Inver Hills counselor or advisor.

#### Electives – *18 credits*

You can take courses from any department numbered 1000 or higher. Courses from the mathematics emphasis not applied to the MnTC should be incorporated into the elective category.

#### Health/Physical Education – *2 credits*

You can learn about the specific requirements for Health/Physical Education by visiting Associate of Arts or contacting an Inver Hills counselor or advisor.