Mathematics

The role of mathematics is vital and growing, providing solutions to problems in a wide range of sciences: social, biological, physical, behavioral, and management. As a tool, mathematics is necessary for understanding and expressing ideas in science, engineering and human affairs. Mathematics is integrally related to computer science and statistics, which have proven invaluable to advancing research and modern industrial technology. The Mathematics curriculum academically prepares the student to transfer to a four-year university to complete a Baccalaureate degree in mathematics or a related discipline. Please check with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Set up, manipulate, graph, solve, or apply standard algebraic expressions and equations.
  • Interpret, analyze, and solve word problems.
  • Explain the mathematical reasons behind a multi-step problem.
  • Apply the concepts of analytic geometry, single and multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations to model and solve real-world problems.
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with the fundamentals of a mathematical proof.

Career Options

The following list is a sample of the many career options available for the mathematics major. A few of these require an associate degree, most require a bachelor’s degree, and some require a graduate-level degree: numerical analyst, teacher, engineering analyst, systems analyst, operations analyst, casualty rater, technical writer, research assistant, statistician, and computer specialist. In addition, there is presently a great need for high school and college mathematics instructors with this area of employment continuing to grow as society becomes more technological in business, industry, government, and education.

Contact

Faculty: Kevin Broussard, Wenli Chang and Shirley Louie
Email: Office of Instruction
Phone: (530) 938-5201