Math Department Mission
The mission of the Math Department at Rose State College is to provide a positive, student-centered learning environment in which students can develop mathematical, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking skills to become effective problem solvers and achieve their personal and academic goals.
The Math Department serves three primary populations: developmental math students, general education math students (Math Pathways), and students majoring in mathematics or a mathematics-related field. Students may fall into one, two, or all three of these categories during their academic pursuits at Rose State College. Each category aligns with a sequence or set of classes designed to meet the needs of students in the various populations.
Mathematics provides a language and tools for understanding the physical world around us and the abstract world within us. The discipline is used extensively in a broad spectrum of fields ranging from the traditional areas of pure mathematics such as analysis, algebra, geometry, statistics, topology and actuarial science, to applied mathematics areas such as combinatorics, computational biology, fluid dynamics, theoretical computer science and theoretical physics. According to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which tracks college graduates' job offers, the top 15 highest-earning college degrees all have one thing in common — math skills.
Studying Mathematics at Rose State College provides students with a supportive environment geared toward their success. The unique features of Rose State's Mathematics department are:
- Small class sizes: With an average student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1, students can expect to receive exceptional one-on-one interaction with qualified faculty and special attention committed to their individual academic needs.
- Helpful resources: The Tutoring Center is for students who desire help beyond their regular classroom instruction and provides individual tutoring for most RSC Math courses on a walk-in basis. The entire staff is skilled in the Developmental courses through College Algebra while select tutors are available to assist with additional courses from Trigonometry through Calculus II. Rose State College also provides free tutoring services to all RSC students in the Tutoring Center, LRC 250.
- Cost: Rose State College is one of the most affordable colleges in the state.