A close friend of mine is investigating Associate Degrees in Mathematics with the goal of assessing the plausibility of offering an online A.A.S. at a US institution. I'm curious if anyone here has any experience with such a degree and/or ideas about how to best set-up such a degree. My knee-jerk reaction to the question is that such a 2-year degree would mainly be intended as a transitional degree with the aim of entering a 4-year program in:
With these goals in mind I would expect Calculus I, II and possibly III should be required as well as an entry-level linear algebra course. Probably Calculus-based statistics and discrete math would be wise as well. I would also want differential equations. It might be the A.A.S. should allow several varieties depending on the targeted transition.
Again, thoughts on how to set-up an A.A.S in Math or experience you have in dealing with such a program would be quite helpful to my friend. Thanks!