Academic Programs

Mathematics Emphasis

Associate of Science Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

A wide variety of courses are offered from the most basic developmental courses to more advanced courses which fulfill the math requirements of science and engineering majors. Students transfer to colleges and universities to complete a baccalaureate degree program in mathematics or related areas such as statistical or actuarial fields. Since the study of mathematics is useful in many careers, this program is recommended for students undecided about a specific sciencebased career.

Study of mathematics is necessary for many disciplines such as business, chemistry, computer science, engineering, psychology, and physics. By studying an applied area along with mathematics, students strengthen their employability especially in industry or at a research facility. Students interested specifically in the mathematics or engineering fields are able to take advanced mathematics courses as listed below under the "area of concentration in mathematics" section. Proficiency in college algebra and trigonometry is needed in order to start this program at the calculus level. Quantitative skills and background in problem-solving and logical reasoning help students in their future employment endeavors.

Many firms hire math majors for component and software design, computer programming, systems development, management consulting, financial analysis, systems engineering, field engineering, program analysis, and sales management. Insurance companies hire math majors as actuarial trainees. In the field of education, the need for math teachers is soaring and will continue. Being a math major prepares you for advanced study in mathematics, science, and engineering.

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
MAT 121 College Algebra.......................................................... 4
ENG 105 Composition I............................................................. 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology......................................... 3
HUM 101 Introduction to the Humanities................................... 3
ENG 106 Composition II............................................................. 3
MAT 129 Precalculus................................................................. 5
CLS 212 Diversity...................................................................... 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology........................................... 3
ART 101 Art Appreciation.......................................................... 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking.......................................................... 3
MAT 211 Calculus I.................................................................... 5
PHY 212 Classical Physics I OR............................................... 5
CHM 166 General Chemistry I.................................................... 5
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics.................................................. 3
MAT 217 Calculus II................................................................... 5
PHY 222 Classical Physics II OR.............................................. 5
CHM 176 General Chemistry II................................................... 5
POL 111 American National Government.................................. 3
MAT 157 Statistics..................................................................... 4

Program Total.......................................................... 64

Contacts

Lisa Knecht, MA, Ext 1425 Room L322 lisa.knecht@witcc.edu
Maz Ouliaeinia, MA, Ext 1335 Room L322 maziar.ouliaeinia@witcc.edu
Sima Dabir, MEd, Associate Chair, Ext 1419 Room L325 sima.dabir@witcc.edu
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