Gogebic Community College

Mathematics

Nature of the Work

Mathematicians today are engaged in a wide variety of activities, ranging from the creation of new mathematical theories (theoretical mathematics), to solving economic, scientific, engineering, and business problems using mathematical knowledge and computational tools (applied mathematics).

Other occupations that require a degree in, or extensive knowledge of, mathematics include actuary, statistician, computer programmer, systems analyst, systems engineer, and operations research analyst. In addition, a strong background in mathematics facilitates employment in fields such as engineering, economics, finance, and physics.

Job Outlook

Employment of mathematicians is expected to increase more slowly than the average for all occupations through the year 2005. Bachelor's degree holders in mathematics who meet state certification requirements may become high school mathematics teachers.

The Program

The Gogebic Community Mathematics curriculum is designed to provide the general education courses that are required to transfer to a university for bachelor's degree completion.

The Requirements

The following are the required courses necessary to receive an Associate Degree in Mathematics:

COURSE  
CREDIT
ORI 100 Freshman Seminar
1
ENG 101 English Composition I
3
ENG 102 English Composition II
3
MTH 150 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
4
MTH 151 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II
4
ECO 201 Macroeconomics
3
ECO 202 Microeconomics
3
CSI 205 Intro to FORTRAN
4
PSY 101 General Psychology
4
MTH 152 Calculus III
4
MTH 220 Differential Equations
4
PHY 251/252 General Physics I & II
10
  or
  Laboratory Science Sequence
8-10
  Humanities Electives
9
  General Electives
8
  Physical Education Electives
  TOTAL CREDITS
64

Statistics taken from 1996-97 OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK.

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