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.
The goal of the Associate in Science in Mathematics program is to prepare students for additional study in mathematics or any technical field which relies on mathematics. Our program is designed to provide students with the core which will enable them to enter a baccalaureate degree program in mathematics or engineering.
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 Math Lab is for students who desire help beyond their regular classroom instruction and provides individual tutoring for all 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 the Calculus sequence. Rose State College also provides free tutoring services to all RSC students at the north end of the Learning Resources Center/Library. Free online tutoring is also available.
- Cost: At $91.50 per credit hour, Rose State College is one of the most affordable colleges in the state.