Since jobs requiring mathematical skills such as data analysis, problem solving, pattern recognition, statistics, and probability are in high demand, the mathematics major may benefit both educationally and economically from developing and pursuing an interest in mathematics. Mathematical skills and statistical methods are employed regularly by researchers testing hypotheses, by workers applying quality control in manufacturing, and by informed citizens who must evaluate information from the media in tabular, graphical, and report form in order to reach solutions. This major offers a foundation in these necessary skills. The emphasis is to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution and/or for career preparation in a vocational or professional field.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Draw conclusions about simple and complex systems by collecting, assessing, and analyzing information.
- Communicate technical ideas in group and professional settings in both written and oral form.
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Bachelor Degree or higher required.
Bachelor Degree normally recommended.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|MATH-180||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I||5|
|MATH-280||Analytic Geometry and Calculus II||4|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-5|
|Introduction to C++ Programming|
|Engineering Computer Applications|
|Mechanics and Waves|
Any course from List A not selected
Students planning to transfer to four-year institutions to complete a bachelor’s degree in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics should select an emphasis in an applied discipline such as accounting, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, or physics. In particular, transfer students are strongly urged to elect the following physics courses:
|PHYC-201||Mechanics and Waves||5|
|PHYC-202||Electricity, Magnetism, and Heat||5|
|PHYC-203||Light, Optics, and Modern Physics||5|
Students preparing for a vocational or professional career are strongly encouraged to select an emphasis in a vocational/professional discipline such as business, computer and information science, CADD technology, electronics technology, or environmental health and safety management.
Certificate of Achievement
Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Mathematics. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.