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Mathematics

Why Choose Mathematics?

Mathematics is an essential tool for understanding other disciplines and the world around us. This program will help students develop logical reasoning and problem solving skills forming a basis for success in their careers and future studies.

Skills Acquired

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Here is a list of skills you will gain when you study mathematics:

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functional analysis
  • Number theory

Careers in Mathematics

Projected Job Growth

Here is the projected job growth in the state of Minnesota for a variety of professions that use skills from mathematics (according to ISeek.org):

Employment of actuaries is projected to grow 30.8% through 2020, much faster than the average occupation
Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 16.1% through 2020
Employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 10.8% through 2020
Employment of statisticians is projected to grow 20% through 2020.

 

Types of Jobs

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Individuals who study Mathematics typically pursue careers in the field of:

  • Actuaries
  • College Mathematical Science Teachers
  • High School Teachers
  • Mathematicians
  • Natural Sciences Managers
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Statisticians

 

Average State Pay

According to Iseek.org, the median annual pay in the state of Minnesota for the following positions in mathematics is:

Actuaries - $93,808 ($45.10 per hour)
Mathematicians - $103,355 ($49.69 per hour)
Operations Research Analyst - $82,555 ($39.69 per hour)
Statisticians - $83,012 ($39.91 per hour).

 

Description

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Mathematics programs teach people how to use math to solve problems.

Degrees & Certificates in Mathematics

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Math is designed to certify that students have completed the requirements through the sophomore level for a baccalaureate degree in mathematics at most 4-year institutions. These courses also provide a solid foundation for most science and technical programs.

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Associate of Arts Degree with Emphasis in Mathematics

This degree is designed to certify that students have completed the requirements through the sophomore level for a baccalaureate degree in mathematics at most 4-year institutions. These courses also provide a solid foundation for most science and technical programs.

Required Courses - 19 credits

Code Title Credits
MATH 1510 Calculus 1 5
MATH 1520 Calculus 2 5
MATH 2510 Calculus 3: Multivariable Calculus 5
MATH 2700 Foundations of Mathematics and Logic: Writing Intensive 4

Complete one of the following for 4-5 credits

Code Title Credits
CSCI 2011 Discrete Structures of Computer Science 4
MATH 2400 Probability and Statistics with Calculus 4
MATH 2520 Calculus 4: Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 5
MATH 2011 Discrete Structures of Computer Science 4
or CSCI 2011 Discrete Structures of Computer Science 4