As a mathematics student at Inver Hills, you will acquire a deeper appreciation for a field Albert Einstein called the "poetry of logical ideas." As your skill set strengthens and you apply the power of math more and more in your daily life and career pursuits, you will find that you have developed the lifelong attitude of an inquisitive, resourceful mathematician.
If you love the language of math, solving complex problems and exploring abstract concepts, then starting your college career by earning an A.A. in Mathematics at Inver Hills adds up in a number of ways. You can transfer as a junior to a fouryear institution and complete your bachelor's degree with far less student loan debt. You'll also receive oneonone instruction from our math faculty, something you probably won't find at a university. The student support system provided by our Math department is second to none.
You can take both precollege and collegelevel courses at Inver Hills. Our Math department also offers courses that meet the review standards of Quality Matters™ as excellent examples of online instruction, including:
 MATH 0840 Introductory Algebra
 MATH 0940 Intermediate Algebra
 MATH 1118 College Algebra I
 MATH 1119 College Algebra II
An international, collaborative organization, Quality Matters (QM) developed quality assurance processes that improve and certify the design of online and blended courses.
Degrees
A.A., Mathematics Transfer Pathway – 60 credits
The Mathematics Transfer Pathway A.A. offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree whose course credits will directly transfer to designated mathematics bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed to guarantee junioryear status to students who have been admitted to one of the seven Minnesota State universities. There, students can complete their bachelor’s degree by earning 60 additional credits.
The Mathematics Pathway consists of the Required Pathway Curriculum, the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), the Health and Physical Fitness Requirement, and any electives to bring your credit total to 60 credits.
*Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.
Coursework Program Planning GuideMathematics Transfer Pathway Requirements – 15 credits
The courses below must be completed successfully according to the university’s grade standards AND address the required outcomes in the transfer pathway for mathematics.
Course Number  Title  Credits 

MATH 1133  Calculus I  5 cr 
MATH 1134  Calculus II  5 cr 
MATH 2219  Multivariable Calculus  5 cr 
Total Credits:  15 
Mathematics Electives – 36 credits
Students may select from Math 2221 or Math 2222, or may elect to take both courses. Students should consult with the requirements of their transfer institution when making this decision.
Course Number  Title  Credits 

MATH 2221  Linear Algebra  3 cr 
MATH 2222  Introduction to Differential Equations  3 cr 
Total Credits:  36 
Additional General Education Requirements – 35 credits
Goal  Description  Courses 

Goal 1  Communication

3 courses 
Goal 2  Critical Thinking


Goal 3  Natural Science (1 course must include lab)

2 courses 
Goal 4  Mathematical/Logical Reasoning


Goal 5  History/Social Sciences/Behavioral Sciences (Include courses from at least 2 disciplines)

3 courses 
Goal 6  Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature

3 courses 
Goal 7  Human Diversity

1 course 
Goal 8  Global Perspective

1 course 
Goal 9  Ethical and Civic Responsibility

1 course 
Goal 10  People and the Environment

1 course 
Total Credits:  35 
Health/Physical Education – 2 credits
For a list of the requirements and courses, go to: inverhills.edu/MnTC
Course Number  Title  Credits 

Health  1 cr  
Physical Education  1 cr  
Total Credits:  2 
General Electives – 25 credits
Any courses numbered 1000 level or higher from any discipline. This may include additional courses from the MnTC and/or Health & Physical Education.
FullTime Recommended Course Of Study
Note: Not all courses will be available every semester. For a complete list of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Goal Area course choices, please visit: inverhills.edu/MnTC
Semester 1  1516 credits
Course Number  Title  Credits 

MATH 1133  Calculus I* (Goal 4)  5 cr 
ENG 1108  Writing & Research Skills (Goal 1a)  4 cr 
MnTC Goal 6a^{1} elective  3 cr  
Health and PE  2 cr  
First Year Experience course (Goal 2)  12 cr  
Total Credits:  1516 
Semester 2  15 credits
Course Number  Title  Credits 

MATH 1134  Calculus II*  5 cr 
COMM 1100, 1110 OR 2230 (Goal 1c)  3 cr  
MnTC Goal 3a^{1} with lab elective  4 cr  
MnTC Goal 5^{1} elective  3 cr  
Total Credits:  15 
Semester 3  15 credits
Course Number  Title  Credits 

MATH 2219  Multivariable Calculus*  5 cr 
ENG 1114 OR
ENG 1130 
The Research Paper OR
Writing & Research for the Professions (Goal 1b) 
23 cr 
MnTC Goal 3b elective  4 cr  
MnTC Goal 5^{1} elective  3 cr  
Total Credits:  15 
Semester 4  1415 credits
Course Number  Title  Credits 

MATH 2221 AND/OR
MATH 2222 
Linear Algebra AND/OR
Intro to Differential Equations* 
36 cr 
MnTC Goal 5^{1} elective  3 cr  
MnTC Goal 6b^{1} elective  3 cr  
MnTC Goal 6a OR 6b^{1} elective 
3 cr  
General elective  03 cr  
Total Credits:  1415 
* Course required for major
^{1} You are encouraged to take a course that also meets MnTC Goal Areas 7, 8, 9, or 10 to streamline your course choices.
PartTime Recommended Course Of Study
Note: Not all courses will be available every semester. For a complete list of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Goal Area course choices, please visit: inverhills.edu/MnTC
Semester 1  1011 credits
Course Number  Title  Credits 

MATH 1133  Calculus I* (Goal 4)  5 cr 
ENG 1108  Writing & Research Skills (Goal 1a)  4 cr 
First Year Experience course (Goal 2)  12  
Total Credits:  1011 
Semester 2  8 credits
Course Number  Title  Credits 

MATH 1133  Calculus I*  5 cr 
COMM 1100, 1110 OR 2230 (Goal 1c) 
3 cr  
Total Credits:  8 
Semester 3  8 credits
Course Number  Title  Credits 

MATH 2219  Multivariable Calculus*  5 cr 
MnTC Goal 6a^{1} elective  3 cr  
Total Credits:  8 
Semester 4  89 credits
Course Number  Title  Credits 

MATH 2221 AND/OR
MATH 2222 
Linear Algebra AND/OR
Intro to Differential Equations* 
36 cr 
Health and PE  2 cr  
General elective  03  
Total Credits:  89 
Semester 5  7 credits
Course Number  Title  Credits 

MnTC Goal 5^{1} elective  3 cr  
MnTC Goal 3a^{1} with lab elective  4 cr  
Total Credits:  7 
Semester 6  6 credits
Course Number  Title  Credits 

ENG 1114 OR
ENG 1130 
The Research Paper OR
Writing and Research for the Professions (Goal 1b) 
3 cr 
MnTC Goal 5^{1} elective  3  
Total Credits:  6 
Semester 7  7 credits
Course Number  Title  Credits 

MnTC Goal 6b^{1} elective  3 cr  
MnTC Goal 3b elective  4 cr  
Total Credits:  7 
Semester 8  6 credits
Course Number  Title  Credits 

MnTC Goal 6a OR 6b^{1} elective 
3 cr  
MnTC Goal 5^{1} elective  4  
Total Credits:  6 
* Course required for major
^{1} You are encouraged to take a course that also meets MnTC Goal Areas 7, 8, 9, or 10 to streamline your course choices.