# Mathematics

Math plays an essential role in our world. Some sectors and industries could not function without employees who have advanced mathematical training.

If you have a head for numbers and an interest in how math concepts and formulas describe real-world phenomena and make important forecasts, enroll in our Mathematics program. It can prepare you to transfer to a four-year university to earn a bachelor's degree in math, actuarial science, statistics, computational mathematical science, or related fields.

After completing your bachelor’s degree, you can work as an actuary, statistical assistant, K-12 educator, or business intelligence analyst. Completing a graduate degree will open up additional employment options, such as a mathematician, statistician, math instructor, or as an analyst in various fields, including finance, data science, cryptography, and scientific computing.

Discover how to make an impact through mathematics and enroll today!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Mathematics |

### Why Phoenix College?

Mathematics is the cornerstone of many well-known fields such as engineering, accounting, and computer science, but those pursuing a degree in mathematics have a variety of exciting careers open to them. Some mathematicians work with government agencies like the National Security Agency (NSA) writing algorithms for making and breaking secure codes. Other mathematicians work in banks as financial analysts deciding how best to invest money, and still others work in marketing firms as statisticians analyzing and applying data about consumers.

As a student of mathematics you have the opportunity to learn how to:

- Analyze and solve problems
- Balance your budget
- Use statistics in decision making
- Make measurements and calculations for building projects
- Analyze and predict complex, changing systems

Whether you are interested in becoming a statistician, mechanical engineer, or just fulfilling your general education requirements, the Phoenix College Mathematics Department will help you succeed with innovative classroom technology, small classes, and dedicated professors.

The Phoenix College Mathematics program offers small classes sizes taught by dedicated professors. Our program offers courses ranging from basic arithmetic and introductory algebra to calculus, analytical geometry, and a class on modern differential equations.

While our Mathematics program does not lead to any specific degree, PC does offer a multitude of courses to satisfy the math requirements or program electives needed for a certificate or associate degree or university transfer. Completion of our mathematics courses can lead to graduate school or work as a statistician, mechanical engineer, or math instructor.

### Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program directors, Joe Sueyoshi (chair of mathematics) and Kelly Loucks (secretary of mathematics), for more information.