The Mathematics Program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue professional careers requiring quantitative reasoning and analytical thinking.
Our mathematics degree courses are of the same levels of rigor that you would expect at any four-year institution in the country. Class sizes average around 24 students, providing more opportunities for one-on-one engagement with instructors.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Engage in and solve a “substantial” problem.
- Develop a convincing mathematical argument using four perspectives:
- Symbolic, conventional algebra,
- Graphic, with and without technology, and
- Using expository writing.
- Model real data and subsequently make predictions.
- Use appropriate technology to enhance their mathematical thinking or understanding, to solve substantial problems, and to evaluate the reasonableness of their conclusions.
- Engage in independent, non-trivial exploration, demonstrating tenacity and confidence in the use of mathematics.
Students must demonstrate proficiency in elementary (MAT-013) and intermediate (MAT-014) algebra, as well as precalculus (MAT-129 or MAT-129A/MAT-129B). In addition, they must successfully complete all courses required by the College’s placement tests, and fulfill the science course prerequisites. The science courses of biology and chemistry require a high school laboratory course with a minimum grade of “C” or the equivalent developmental science courses (BIO-010, CHM-010).