Nature of the Work
Mathematicians today are engaged in a wide variety of activities, ranging from the creation of new mathematical theories (theoretical mathematics), to solving economic, scientific, engineering, and business problems using mathematical knowledge and computational tools (applied mathematics).
Other occupations that require a degree in, or extensive knowledge of, mathematics include actuary, statistician, computer programmer, systems analyst, systems engineer, and operations research analyst. In addition, a strong background in mathematics facilitates employment in fields such as engineering, economics, finance, and physics.
The Gogebic Community Mathematics curriculum is designed to provide the general education courses that are required to transfer to a university for bachelor's degree completion.
The following are the required courses necessary to receive an Associate Degree in Mathematics:
|Prefix||First Year Course Title||Credits|
|ORI 100||College Experience||1|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|ENG 102||English Composition II||3|
|MTH 150||Calculus & Analytic Geometry I||5|
|MTH 151||Calculus & Analytic Geometry II||4|
|MTH 211||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|Social Science Electives||3 or 4|
Second Year Course Title
|MTH 152||Calculus III||4|
|MTH 220||Ordinary Differential Equations w/Linear Algebra||4|
|PHY 251||General Physics I &||5|
|PHY 252||General Physics II -or-||5|
|CHM 151||General Inorganic Chemistry I &||5|
|CHM 152||General Inorganic Chemistry II||5|
|Total Program Credits:||63-64|
(1) Students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree should consult with their advisors and potential transfer institutions about requirements specific to the transfer institution; in some cases the program listed may be modified to accommodate those requirements.
(2) The program listed above assumes appropriate preparedness to begin the courses listed. Some students may need to do remedial coursework before beginning some courses. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of the catalog for specific course prerequisites.