Mathematics Sample Transfer Plan

Mathematics

Transfer to a four-year university to study mathematics

Transfer majors  Education icon


  • Actuarial science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics/Secondary Education

Earn your Associate in Science degree and transfer to a four-year institution to study mathematics or actuarial science. You’ll take core classes along with mathematics-specific courses in areas such as calculus with analytic geometry, general physics, differential equations and more. 

All courses are taught by knowledgeable instructors who are highly skilled in the area of mathematics. 

Harper College is a convenient and affordable way to begin your college education by earning the first two years of your bachelor’s degree. Academic advisors will help you choose courses that meet the specific requirements of the four-year college or university you plan to attend. 

Sample transfer plan

This sample transfer planning guide meets the requirements of the Associate in Science degree and follows the Illinois Articulation Initiative mathematics baccalaureate major recommendations. Students choosing to follow this sample plan need to choose the major of Associate in Science if needing financial aid. Transfer institution requirements may vary - students should check individual college/university requirements before completing the sample plan as outlined. Baccalaureate admission may be competitive. Completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission.

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
ENG 101 3

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

Humanities and Fine Arts (MUS 104 is recommended.)1 3
MTH 200 5

Description: Studies limits, continuity, derivatives, antiderivatives, and definite integrals as they relate to algebraic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Includes applications to geometry, science, and engineering. IAI M1 900-1, IAI MTH 901

Prerequisite: MTH 140 (Precalculus) with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. Math_Placement_Grid_17_18.pdf

Physical and Life Science2 4

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
ENG 102 3

Description: Continues ENG 101. Reading literature and writing of various types of prose. Introduces methods used in writing investigative papers. IAI C1 901R

Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor or department chair.

Major Discipline and Transfer Elective 3
MTH 201 5

Description: Continues MTH 200. Uses integrals to describe area and volume, studies techniques of integration, series, conics, polar coordinates and parametric equations with applications to science and engineering. IAI M1 900-2, IAI MTH 902

Prerequisite: MTH 200 (Calculus I) with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

Social and Behavioral Science3 3

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
CSC 121 4

Description: Introduces a disciplined approach to problem solving and algorithm development. Introduces both procedural and object-oriented design strategies; selection, repetition, and sequence control structures; containers (mathematical manipulation, searching, sorting, etc.); and file manipulation. Emphasizes program design, testing, and documentation using good programming style in a high-level, object-oriented programming language. Emphasizes mathematics, engineering, science, and computer science applications. Designed as the first of a sequence of courses (CSC 121, CSC 122, CSC 216, and CSC 217) for students majoring in Computer Science. IAI CS 911

Prerequisite: MTH 140 with a grade of C or better, or placement into MTH 200, or consent of instructor. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

MTH 202 5

Description: Continues MTH 201. Studies three-dimensional vectors, solid analytic geometry, vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Green’s theorem, surface integrals, divergence theorem and Stoke’s theorem. IAI M1 900-3, IAI MTH 903

Prerequisite: MTH 201 (Calculus II) with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

PHY 201 5

Description: Introduces mechanics using calculus. Topics include force and motion; work and energy; rotation; oscillations; and fluids. For students in chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. IAI P2 900L, IAI PHY 911

Prerequisite: MTH 200 with a grade of C or better. Recommend concurrent enrollment in MTH 201.

Social and Behavioral Science3 3

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
Humanities and Fine Arts1 3
Major Discipline and Transfer Elective 3
MTH 212 3

Description: Continues MTH 202. Emphasizes solutions of first order differential equations, linear differential equations, special second order equations and series solutions. Studies selections from these topics: LaPlace transforms, Fourier series, numerical methods and applications of matrix algebra. IAI MTH 912

Prerequisite: MTH 202 (Calculus III) with a grade of C or better.

Physical and Life Science2 3
SPE 101 3

Description: Theory and practice of oral communications. Development of poise, confidence and skill in speech organization and delivery. Emphasis on frequent speaking, development of standards of criticism and selection and organization of material. IAI C2 900

1 - Select at least one course from Humanities and one from Fine Arts. Interdisciplinary courses may count in either category. Refer to the Associate in Science degree for approved courses in this category. One course from Humanities and Fine Arts or from Social and Behavioral Sciences must meet the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement for the Associate in Science degree.

2 - Select one Physical and one Life Science course. At least one must include a lab. Refer to the Associate in Science degree for approved courses in this category.

3 - One course from Humanities and Fine Arts or from Social and Behavioral Sciences must meet the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement for the Associate in Science degree.

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Next steps

For more information about studying mathematics at Harper College, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, or submit a request information form. You can also apply online.