About Mathematics

Mathematics is the language of the universe.

With a degree in maths you will be able to unlock the mysteries of the world around you! You will develop your critical thinking skills and your ability to approach problems in countless disciplines ranging from epidemiology to astronomy, from cryptography to finance.

A degree in maths from CCSF will serve as excellent preparation for upper division coursework in Mathematics at any four year university.

Students who complete the degree are guaranteed acceptance to a Cal State University, though not a particular campus or major.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Mathematics can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have.

  • Data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence
  • Scientific and technical consulting
  • Scientific research and development 
  • Various government positions ranging from development of policy to security-related work 
  • Economics and Finance 

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
MATH 90 + 90S Precalculus Algebra with support 5-8  
ENGL 1A + 1AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 4-6  
CSU GE Area E Lifelong Learning and Self-Development  

Total Units: 12-17 

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
MATH 95 Trigonometry 3  
CSU GE Area A3 Critical Thinking 3-4  
CSU GE Area C1 Arts 3  
CSU GE Area B2 Life Science 3-6  

Total Units:  12-16 

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
MATH 110A Calculus I  5  
POLS 1 U.S. Government 3  
CSU GE Area A1 Oral Communication 3  

Total Units:11

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
MATH 110B Calculus II 5  
CSU GE Area B1 Physical Science 3-6  
CSU GE Area B3 Lab Activity (To Be Taken with Course from B1 or B2) 1  
CSU GE Area C2 Humanities 3-5  

Total Units: 12-17


Semester 5

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
MATH 110C Calculus III 5  
CSU GE Area D Social Sciences 3  
Additional CSU GE Area C1 or C2 See Counselor 3-5  

Total Units: 11-13


Semester 6

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
Additional Major Requirement- Option 1 or 2 or 3 See Counselor 6-9  
CSU GE Area D Social Sciences 3  
CSU Graduation Requirement Group 2 See Counselor 3  

Total Units: 12-15

Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. 

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.