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Associate of Science
Studying mathematics provides a variety of career paths.
In 2009 the top 15 highest-earning college degrees all had a common element: mathematics. Also, the top three best jobs in terms of income and other factors were careers suited for math majors.
Popular Career Choices
The teaching of mathematics at the K-12 level is a high-demand field and the need is expected to grow in the future.
Actuarial science takes mathematics and statistics and applies them to finance and insurance. Actuarial science includes a number of interrelating disciplines, including probability and statistics, finance, and economics.
Computer science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. Mathematicians, with their training in logical and precise thinking, are highly prized in this field.
Operations research is an interdisciplinary branch of mathematics which uses mathematical methods to arrive at optimal decisions to problems in maximizing or minimizing things like costs or profits. The eventual intention behind using Operations Research is to elicit a best possible solution to a problem mathematically, which improves or optimizes the performance of the system.
Mathematical biology or biomathematics is an interdisciplinary field of study. It models natural and biological processes using mathematical techniques and tools. Results have been applied to areas such as cellular neurobiology, epidemic modelling, and population genetics.
Cryptography is the practice and study of hiding information. Cryptography is considered to be a branch of both mathematics and computer science. Not just for spies anymore, cryptography applications include the security of ATM cards and computer passwords.
Finance is a field that studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. Mathematicians can build models to help explain and predict the behavior of financial markets. Several schools offer Master’s degrees in Financial Mathematics. A quick web search will take you to their web pages.
CWC’s program in Mathematics allows the student to focus on a specific area of mathematics or to garner a broad background in a variety of mathematical concepts. This program is suited for those planning to pursue a four-year degree in Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics Education or other related program. This degree is designed for transfer to the University of Wyoming or other four-year institutions.
CWC has an articulation agreement with the University of Wyoming for transfer. Students who transfer to UW with the Associate of Science (AS) degree and have a minimum of two three (3) credit college level math courses will be deemed to have met UW’s lower division general education requirements.