Degree Applicable Mathematics

Include math in your first year

All degrees have at least one math requirement

There are several course options depending on your goal

All students are eligible to take degree applicable mathematics in the first year. You are not required to take pre-degree courses; many courses are offered with a corequisite course with built in, real time support. Once you have your placement recommendations, your next step is to choose your courses. Many majors have just one math requirement; others may have several math requirements. Courses listed here are for planning purposes only, make an appointment with an academic counselor for individualized guidance to ensure you are taking the appropriate courses to reach your academic goal.

Complete a Non-transfer Cabrillo Associate’s Degree

You have two (2) options

  1. In high school: complete Algebra II or Common Core Math III with a C- or better. Submit your official high school transcripts then meet with an Academic Counselor to clear this requirement.
  2. At Cabrillo College - complete one math class that works for your major and Education Plan. 

Some Options:

  • Math 1: College Algebra
  • Math 10: Explorations in Math
  • Math 12: Elementary Statistics
  • Math 15: Number Systems
  • Business 9: Business Statistics
  • Psychology 2A: Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
  • Math 370B: Self-paced Intermediate Algebra (non credit, non-transferable)

ProTip: select a transfer level course to keep all your options open

Transfer and Complete a Bachelor's Degree

Many options depending on your major

Choose one courseto satisfy your General Education requirement:

  • MATH 10 Exploration of Mathematics
  • MATH 12 Elementary Statistics. Can be taken alone or with MATH 101 Support for Statistics
  • BUS 9 Business Statistics
  • PSYCH 2A Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

One or several may be required for GE and your major. Besides a statistics course, business and economics majors will need to take additional math courses. Specific math requirements can be found on ASSIST but often include Math 18 or 13 or 4 or 5A.

  • MATH 4 Precalculus. Can be taken alone or with MATH 103 Support for Precalculus
  • MATH 5A Calculus I
  • MATH 12 Elementary Statistics. Can be taken alone or with MATH 101 Support for Statistics
  • BUS 9 Business Statistics
  • MATH 13 Finite Mathematics
  • MATH 18 Business Calculus. Can be taken alone or with Math 102 Support for Business Calculus

Required: MATH 15 Number Systems

One or several may be required for GE and your major. CSU campuses typically require statistics only (Math 12 or Psych 2A). However, some Psychology programs require additional mathematics. Specific math requirements can be found on ASSIST but often include Math 18 or Math 4 or Math 5A.

  • MATH 4 Precalculus. Can be taken alone or with MATH 103 Support for Precalculus
  • MATH 5A Calculus I
  • MATH 12 Elementary Statistics. Can be taken alone or with MATH 101 Support for Statistics
  • PSYCH 2A Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
    Note: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 1 or SOC 1 is required for PSYCH 2A.
  • MATH 18 Business Calculus. Can be taken with Math 102 Support for Business Calculus

Choose one to satisfy your General Education requirement:

  • MATH 12 Elementary Statistics. Can be taken alone or with MATH 101 Support for Statistics
  • BUS 9 Business Statistics
  • PSYCH 2A Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

Required:

  • MATH 4 Precalculus. Can be taken alone or with MATH 103 Support for Precalculus
  • MATH 5A Calculus I
  • MATH 5B Calculus II

Pro Tip: Each major listed will likely have math requirements beyond Math 5A and 5B. See an Academic Counselor for specific requirements and individualized guidance.

Mathematics Review and Preparation

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FREE classes that will not impact your GPA

For all students- select what you need, when you need it

  • MathPlus a quick math review program to prepare for the specific class on your education plan.
  • 350A: Arithmetic I – Whole Numbers, Decimals Fractions, Percents
  • 350B: Arithmetic II – Geometry, Measurement, Signed Numbers, Intro to Algebra
  • 370A: Algebra I – Equations, Graphing, Polynomials, Factoring, Quadratics
  • 370B: Algebra II – Radicals, Rational Expressions, Exponentials and Logs, Functions, Conics