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Mathematics

 
Mathematics is both a science and an art. In our ever-changing world, mathematics is a constant at the root of analytical thinking. As the foundation for studies in science, technology, economics, and other disciplines, the demand for graduates with strong mathematical backgrounds is increasing. Whether to better grasp basic applications in our society, to come to understand the beauty and utility of mathematics in our natural world, to recognize its connections to the humanities, or to apply its intricate relationships in advanced technical fields, the study of mathematics develops one’s ability to think critically, reason logically and quantitatively, and appreciate the interconnectedness of the disciplines pragmatically. 
 
The specific objectives of this program are that the graduate will be able to demonstrate:
 
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and problem solving skills
  • Communicate mathematics effectively, applying its unique language and symbolic system
  • Identify and apply mathematical theorems
  • Write clear and logical discussions, supporting one’s point of view.
  • Formulate and evaluate possible solutions to problems, and select and defend the chosen solutions with mathematical proofs or by scientific method as appropriate
  • Translate quantifiable problems into mathematical terms and solve these mathematical models
  • Interpret charts & graphs, and draw appropriate conclusions
  • Demonstrate an awareness of mathematical principles and applications in an ever-changing society
  • Demonstrate comprehension of mathematical concepts and algorithms through applications, making real-world connections in order to keep pace with contemporary progress in a variety of fields
  • Use technology in analyzing and solving mathematical problems
  • Solve mathematical problems independently and cooperatively as part of a team
  • Comprehend and evaluate resources
  • Demonstrate comprehension of mathematical concepts through the ability to teach them effectively to others
  • Discuss the fact that all the disciplines have been affected by mathematical developments
  • Demonstrate knowledge of important historical figures across cultures who have contributed to the development of mathematics
  • Recognize the need for continuing efforts to assure the study and applications of mathematics in our society
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Curriculum

First Year

First Semester

ENG 101 - English Comp I
MAT 171 - Unified Calculus
PHY 101 - General Physics I WITH
PHYL 101 - General Physics I Lab OR
PHY 111 - Mechanics WITH
PHYL 111 - Mechanics Lab
CSC 100 - Computer Programming Fundamentals

Second Semester

ENG 102 - English Comp II
MAT 172 - Unified Calculus II
PHY 102 - General Physics II WITH
PHYL 102 - General Physics II Lab OR
PHY 201 - Electricity and Magnetism WITH
PHYL 201 - Electricity and Magnetism Lab
CSC 101 - Computer Algorithms
HIS 101 - Intro to Western Civilization I

Second Year

First Semester

ENG - 200 Level Course
MAT 271 - Unified Calculus III
MAT 265 - Linear Algebra
Elective - Social Science
Elective - Humanities

Second Semester

MAT 272 - Differential Equations
MAT 267 - Discrete Mathematics
Elective - Social Sciences
Elective - 200 Level Mathematics with Written Approval of the Mathematics Major Coordinator of the Department Chair*
Elective - Free Elective

* The Mathematics Major Coordinator, Professor Jean Lane, can be reached at lane@ucc.edu.

Career Options

Graduates can transfer to a four-year college or university and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements UNION County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer counselor for details.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Science Degree

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