Mathematics

Degree Awarded

  • Associate of Arts

Nature of Program

The associates degree program provides the foundations of mathematics through our calculus series needed to transfer into a bachelor program in mathematics. The field of mathematics provides courses for education; computer science and technology; physical, natural, and social sciences; and business and economics.  
 

Career Opportunities

Many mathematicians obtain faculty positions upon completion of graduate degrees. Non-faculty mathematicians work in the government and in service and manufacturing industries. The Department of Defense is the primary federal employer of mathematicians. In the private sector, major employers within services industries include research and testing services, educational services, and computer and data processing services. Some mathematicians also work for banks, insurance companies, and public utilities.

General Education FOUNDATIONS

Please use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement.

NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.

General Education Foundations
F1 - Composition & Rhetoric3-6
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
Accelerated Academic Writing
F2A/F2B - Science & Technology4-6
F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills3-4
F4 - Society & Connections3
F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past3
F6 - The Arts & Creativity3
F7 - Global Studies & Diversity3
F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree)9
Total Hours31-37

Curriculum Requirements

GEF Elective Requirements (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)22
ENGL 101
ENGL 102
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research (GEF 1)
6
MATH 155Calculus 1 (GEF 3)4
MATH 156Calculus 2 (GEF 8)4
MATH 251Multivariable Calculus4
MATH 261Elementary Differential Equations4
WVUE 191First Year Seminar1
Elective15
Total Hours60

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (GEF 1)3ENGL 102 (GEF 1)3
MATH 155 (GEF 3)4MATH 156 (GEF 8)4
WVUE 1911GEF Elective (GEF 5)3
GEF Elective (GEF 4)3GEF Elective (GEF 6)3
Elective3Elective3
 14 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MATH 2514MATH 2614
GEF Elective (GEF 2)4GEF Elective (GEF 8)3
GEF Elective (GEF 7)3GEF Elective (GEF 8)3
Elective3Elective3
 Elective3
 14 16
Total credit hours: 60

Major Learning Goals

mathematics

Upon successful completion of the A.A. degree, Mathematics majors will be able to:

  1. Describe the fundamental concepts in a breadth of topics in mathematics.
  2. Use basic skills in specific mathematics topics (Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Differential Equations).
  3. Apply mathematical knowledge to a variety of areas and professions.
  4. Construct mathematical models to solve problems.
  5. Transfer into a bachelor degree program in mathematics.

Faculty

Chair

  • Vicki Huffman - Ph.D Biomedical Science

Associate professor

  • Richard Peterson - Ph.D Mathematics

Assistant professors

  • Stephanie Beck-Roth - Ph.D Mathematics
  • Yelena Meadows - Ph.D. Mathematics