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Mathematics


Mathematics is the foundation of many disciplines, and almost every career makes significant use of it. If you choose to pursue a career in this field, the value adds up when you take your first two years at RLC. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, and business problems. The work of mathematicians falls into two broad classes: theoretical mathematics and applied mathematics.

Theoretical mathematicians advance mathematical knowledge by developing new principles and recognizing previously unknown relationships between existing principles of mathematics. Applied mathematicians use theories and techniques to formulate and solve practical problems in business, government, engineering, and the physical, life, and social sciences.

In the private sector, most mathematician jobs require a Ph.D. Entry-level mathematician jobs in the federal government may only require a bachelor’s degree with a major in mathematics. Either way, it adds up to savings when you take your first two years here. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

 

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Degrees & Certificates in Mathematics

MATH & SCIENCES DIVISION

MATHEMATICS — Degree

The following suggested curriculum is typical of that required by many universities for Mathematics majors. Many industries that hire mathematicians are engineering- or science-oriented, such as aircraft and missile, chemical, electrical equipment and petroleum industries. Excellent career opportunities exist in business- and economic-related positions, statistical and actuarial work. A strong minor in a related field (such as business, economics, science, etc.) is helpful in preparing for specific areas of employment. Students should see an advisor for information about specific university requirements in mathematics.

► Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • MATH 1110 College Algebra and Trigonometry 1 (5)
  • Elective – Life Science (4)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)

Second Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)
  • MATH 1121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5 (5)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective – Physical Science 2 (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)

Third Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • MATH 2122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 5 5
  • Elective – Humanities (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)
  • Elective – Fine Arts (3)

Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • HEA 1101 Health Education (2)
  • MATH 2108 Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 2123 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 5 (4)
  • MATH 2130 Differential Equations (3)
  • Elective – Fine Arts / Humanities 3, 4 (3)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based test scores.
2One Life Science course and one Physical Science course needed to meet IAI core requirements.
3 Some four-year colleges/universities suggest foreign language.
4 One Fine Arts course and one Humanities course needed to meet IAI core requirements.
5 To guarantee full transfer of credit, students must complete the entire course sequence at the same school before transfer.

 

Faculty & Staff


Administrative Assistant/Math and Sciences
Phone Extension: 1288
Building: South Oasis
Office: 134
 
Dean of Math & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1258
Building: South Oasis
Office: 145
 
Math Lab Coordinator/Instructor
Phone Extension: 1358
Building: North Oasis
Office: 119
 
Mathematics Professor/Math & Science Division
Phone Extension: 1773
Building: South Oasis
Office: 139
 
Math and Sciences Division / Developmental Math Professor
Phone Extension: 1286
Building: South Oasis
Office: 150
 
Mathematics Professor
Phone Extension: 1715
Building: South Oasis
Office: 137
 
Mathematics Professor/Math & Science Division
Phone Extension: 1760
Building: South Oasis
Office: 144
 


Math & Sciences Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1288
Email:
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Math & Sciences
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Math & Sciences

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