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Mathematics Option, Arts and Science, A.S.


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CONTACT

Rebecca Targove, 413.552.2734, rtargove@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This option prepares students to transfer to mathematics programs at four-year colleges and universities within or outside the Massachusetts state system.

With a bachelor’s or graduate degree in mathematics, one can qualify for a broad range of careers in industry, business, government, and teaching.

The primary function of this program is to prepare the student to transfer to a four-year college and major in mathematics. The program can also serve as a first step towards pursuing a four year degree in a related field where a strong background in mathematics is needed, such as engineering, computer science, actuarial science, business management, and finance.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • expand their knowledge of mathematics
  • improve their skills in problem solving and critical thinking
  • analyze mathematical situations and figure out things
  • step towards a career in many different fields

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 26 CREDITS


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 20 CREDITS


TOTAL: 60-62 CREDITS


NOTES

  • In general students should check degree requirements transferability with their intended transfer institution to make the best choice of elective courses.
  • Math majors are encouraged to take as many math courses as they possibly can while at HCC.
  • Math majors are also encouraged to take a programming course like CSI 106, EGR 118, or CSI 258, because they will have to be able to program in their upper level math classes.
  • Courses counted under Program Requirements cannot also be counted as Program Electives.
  • This program qualifies for MassTransfer STEM Block, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. Mathematics Option will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 80% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning for more information.

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