Mathematics

About the Career

As technology advances, opportunities to apply math and statistics to real-world problems are rapidly increasing.

  • Actuaries

    Actuaries use math and statistics to analyze risks and their financial impact, often for the insurance industry. They make $100,610 and usually have a bachelor’s degree and certification. The field is growing much faster than average.

  • Mathematician

    Mathematicians research, analyze data and apply math to problems. They may work with scientists, engineers or other professionals. They make $105,810 and usually have a master’s degree in this quickly expanding field.

  • Statistician

    Statisticians use statistical methods to collect and analyze data to help solve engineering, health care or business problems. They often have a master’s degree and make a median salary of $80,500. The field is quickly growing.

  • Operations Research Analyst

    Operations research analysts use math and analysis to help organizations investigate and resolve issues. They earn a median salary of $79,200 and generally have a master’s or doctoral degree to work in this rapidly growing field.

(Salaries from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

About the Program

With the COM Associate of Science in math, students gain a solid understanding of how math works and how to apply it to the real world. The two-year degree in math is a foundation for students who plan careers in engineering, mathematics, science, education, statistics or operations research.

The degree transfers to state universities and allows students to begin their education in small, affordable classes with individual attention.

COM offers math courses for students in different pathways or majors. Options include College Algebra, Plane Trigonometry, Math for Business and Social Science, Calculus for Business and Social Science, Contemporary Mathematics, Elementary Statistical Methods, Mathematics for Teachers 1 and 2, Pre-Calculus Math, Calculus 1, 2 and 3, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.

Financial Aid

The Associate of Science in math prepares students for success at a fraction of the cost of private institutions.

Students may apply for COM scholarships, and eligible students may also receive federal financial aid and grants. Call 409-933-8274 to see if you qualify for financial aid. For scholarships, call 409-933-8508 or visit www.com.edu/scholarships.

How to Begin

  1. Apply to COM at www.com.edu/apply. Submit necessary documentation including high school or college transcripts, proof of Texas residency and meningitis vaccination records if you are under 22.
  2. If you are a first-time college student, attend a New Student Orientation before registering. Transfer students meet with an advisor before registering.
  3. Register for classes at www.com.edu/register.

Associate of Science – Emphasis in Mathematics

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Semester 1

Course Title SCH
PSYC 1300
or EDUC 1300
Psychology for Success 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 2312 Precalculus Math 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
American History Select from Core Curriculum 3

Semester 2

Course Title SCH
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
American History Select from Core Curriculum 3
SPCH 1315
or 1318
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4

Semester 3

Course Title SCH
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum 4
Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum 3
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1

Semester 4

Course Title SCH
Language, Philosophy and Culture Select from Core Curriculum 3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum 4
* Approved Math Course 4
MATH 1324
or MATH 1342

Mathematics for Business and Social Science
Elementary Statistic Methods

3

Degree Total: 60

* Approved Math Courses: MATH 2415, 2418, 2420

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