Which mathematics course is right for you?
Mathematics course choice should be based on a student’s long term goal, major or 4-year transfer school. See your faculty advisor or an educational/program advisor when deciding which mathematics course will be best for your transfer goals.
Mathematics courses for AA - DTA Degree
MATH& 107 or above required for your AA degree or AS degree.
- MATH& 107- Math in Society (Formerly Math 107) may have limited transfer ability in certain majors and at certain schools.
- A good choice for liberal arts transfer students.
- UW Note: Meets UW requirement.
- WWU Note: Limited transfer into many majors.
- MATH 112 - Mathematics and the Environment
- Transfers to the UW like MATH& 107.
- MATH& 141 - Precalculus I: Algebra (Formerly Math 119) may be best for science, math, or engineering majors, for students who are transferring to WWU, or if the 4 year institution requires it.
- Note: Students who choose this option and are transferring to UW must take MATH&141 and MATH& 142 Precalculus II: Trig to satisfy Quantitative Reasoning requirements.
- MATH& 144 - Precalculus I and II is primarily for engineering transfer students, qualifying assessment scores are required.
- MATH& 146 - Statistics (Formerly Math 281)
- Math 147- Business Algebra for students interested in studying algebra in an applied context that includes finance, profit/cost/revenue functions, and market equilibrium.
- Math 166 and Math 167- Math Reasoning for Elementary Teachers I and II
- Note: Transfers directly to UW, CWU, WSU into their education programs.
- BUS 215- Business Statistics (Formerly Bus 256 & 257) can be used for AA symbolic/quantitative skills if authorized in writing by Business or Economics faculty.
Mathematics courses for AS-T Degree
MATH& 151, 152, AND 163 for both AS-T Tracks 1 and 2. MATH& 146 (Statistics) is required for AS-T Track 1 - Consult with an Engineering or Science Faculty Advisor.
- Students wishing to pursue degrees in Biology, Environmental/Resources Sciences, Chemistry, Geology and Earth Sciences AND enter Olympic College ready to begin the Calculus series are urged to consider the AS-T Track 1 degree option.
Students wishing to pursue transfer degrees in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, and Atmospheric Sciences AND enter Olympic College ready to begin the Calculus series are urged to consider the AS-T Track 2 degree option.
Business Majors - Consult with a Business & Economics Transfer Advisor.
- Will likely take Math 147 and MATH& 148 Business Algebra and Business Calculus (Formerly Math 156 & 157) as part of their transfer.
Both courses are required to meet the math requirement in Business for most universities.
Nursing Students – Consult with the Nursing Advisor.
- MATH& 146 (Formerly Math 281) Intro to Statistics is a good choice for students who plan to pursue a BSN.
- BNURS 320 – Statistics for Health Research is restricted to students pursuing a BSN.