Mathematics Prof. Sousa @ 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.

Career and Employment Outlook: 

Employment is found in a variety of settings such as banks, universities, government agencies, political think tanks, insurance and finance companies, and marketing firms.

In Arizona, there is rapid growth for all levels of jobs that require a solid foundation in mathematics. There is a great need for mathematicians with advanced degrees in the fields of software development, physics, and engineering. Typically, jobs in these fields are secure and financially rewarding. For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.

Additional Info: 

Program Curriculum

Phoenix College does not offer a specific program degree in Mathematics. Courses are lower division collegiate courses that may transfer to a four-year college or university as program requirement credits, elective credits, and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution.

Specific courses are designed to satisfy the math requirements or program electives in fulfillment of an Associates Degree or Certificate.

For specific course or program requirements, meet with an academic advisor  located in the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC).

Transfer Options: 

Classes from Phoenix College's Mathematics Department transfer to Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona and more than 40 other national and international institutions. Meet with an advisor to plan the steps to a career that is right for you.  For more information about transfer, visit  AZ Transfer.