Mathematics is an integral part of our technological society. Whether you want to develop critical thinking and reasoning skills, teach math, be a mathematician, or use math in a different field, the math department offers courses to support your goals.
The mathematics department offers a sequence of introductory courses that build the basic quantitative and symbolic reasoning skills needed in almost all fields of study and professional/technical programs, and for students transferring to four-year colleges. These courses satisfy the math requirements for degrees and certificates in all of the following areas:
- Arts, Humanities, and Communication
- Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
- Social and Behavioral Sciences, Public Services
In particular, we offer two pathways specific to mathematics:
- Mathematics Education: A degree in mathematics education will prepare you to teach math at the middle school and high school level. Teaching math is a meaningful career that can make a big difference in students’ academic and professional lives. In this role, you can inspire a love of numbers and help to create the next generation of mathematicians, engineers, and scientists.
- Mathematics: A math degree can open the door to a huge range of amazing careers. After all, math is involved in just about every job in some way. It is particularly essential for the in-demand fields of science, technology, and engineering. If you have a solid grasp of math, jobs in many areas become more available to you. Math majors tend to have well-developed skills in logical thinking and problem solving. They are experts at analyzing data and creating models to extract meaningful conclusions. They can identify patterns and use quantitative data to construct solutions. That is why the types of jobs you can get with a math degree are so diverse. You could pursue careers in areas like insurance, finance, higher education, logistics, research, government, technology, and more.
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To learn more about what math classes you will need for these degrees, check out the following course maps:
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About the Program
To learn more about opportunities in math, selecting a math class, and getting help with math, visit the Math Department Homepage.