Mathematics Concentration
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 satisfied by program
Science and Technology From Area 5 satisfied by program
Humanities From Area 6 3
CONCENTRATION COURSES
Calculus I MAT281 4 MAT196 or MAT197 Calculus II
Calculus II MAT282 4 MAT281
Calculus III MAT283 4 MAT282
Ordinary Differential Equations MAT285 4 MAT282
Linear Algebra MAT291 3 MAT281
College Physics I/Lab PHY251 4 MAT281; see note*
College Physics II/Lab PHY252 4 PHY251; pre/co-req MAT282; see note*
Computer Elective 3
Behavioral Science Elective 3
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Social Science Elective 3
LCS or Elective see note** 3
Total Credits 60

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*Note: All science, engineering, and math courses that are pre or co-requisites of other science and engineering courses require a grade of C+ or better.
**Note: New students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar within their first year.

Concentration Overview

This concentration prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to seek bachelors’ degrees in mathematics. After transferring, students study to become more proficient in areas such as abstract algebra, complex variables, vector calculus, number theory and partial differential equations. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus. For current information on eligible programs, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration should transfer to a four-year college or university, as most entry-level employment opportunities in industry require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Professional positions in education and research fields usually require a minimum of a master’s degree.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze and solve quantitative problems.
  • Reason logically from hypothesis to conclusion. 
  • Understand and appreciate an analytical approach to problem solving.

 

Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously. See page 173.