Mathematics

Demand and Pay are High Figures for Mathematicians

The demand for expert number crunchers is ever increasing. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the job market for mathematicians is expected to grow 21 percent by 2024, with a predicted median salary of $111,000. The reason is the growing importance of technology, research data and economic efficiency in a vast array of career fields.

When you study math you develop keen analytical and problem-solving skills that are in high demand in the workforce. Academic research is a common career path, but so are careers in business, economics and banking.

Want to Earn a Degree in Mathematics the Smart Way?

You can save more than $12,000 on a bachelor’s degree, by starting at SWIC and earning your general education requirements for the Associate in Science degree with an emphasis in Mathematics. 

After earning an associate degree you can transfer to a four-year institution and focus on mathematic topics such as algebra, applied mathematics, calculus, functional analysis, geometry or statistics.

Start with an Associate in Science Degree

You must complete a minimum of 64 semester credits to earn an associate degree. Courses will include a blend of general educational requirements as well as pre-major specific courses.

Mathematics Core Courses

  • MATH 203 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
  • MATH 204 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
  • MATH 205 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III
  • MATH 290 Differential Equations
  • MATH 292 Linear Algebra

Optional Courses

  • MATH 170 Computer Science I – C++
  • MATH 171 Computer Science – Java
  • MATH 210 Computer Programming for Engineers
  • PHYS 204 Physics – Mechanics
  • PHYS 205 Physics – Heat, Electricity & Magnetism

SWIC also offers developmental math courses and courses for a variety of other career fields including elementary education, liberal art, business, engineering and computer science.

Transfer Opportunities

SWIC and the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Mathematics Department have 2+2 Agreements for math majors. This mean you can transfer directly from the SWIC AS degree program to one of the following SIUE bachelor of science degree programs:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Statistics

Career Opportunities

  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Engineer (Civil, Electrical, etc.)
  • Teacher
  • Financial Analyst
  • Research Data Analyst
  • Systems Consultant

Get Started

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Be a SWIC STEM Scholar

Interested in transferring to a university? You may be eligible for a scholarship through the SWIC STEM Scholars Program.