Study mathematics at JCC
The Math and Science degree with a mathematics concentration at Jamestown Community College prepares you to transfer and continue your studies to earn your bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics; mathematics; math education; and science, mathematics, and technology. You can pursue career roles like actuary, mathematician, statistician, operations research analyst, and teacher in high school and post-secondary settings.
While at JCC, you’ll work closely with your advisor to choose your courses and prepare for transferring after graduation. The mathematics concentration’s flexibility lets you tailor your education to your specific field of study, transfer school, and career goals. The concentration is a SUNY Transfer Path, which can help you identify core coursework for transfer to four-year SUNY schools.
2020 median pay for math occupations: $93,170/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Where to study at JCC
JCC’s Math and Science degree with a mathematics concentration prepares you for transfer to complete your bachelor’s degree.
- Mathematicians and statisticians
- Operations research analysts
- High School and post-secondary teachers
You’ll have an opportunity to take courses in fields like astronomy, geology, and meteorology.
Math & science skills
After you complete the program, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
- Analyze ethical dilemmas raised by science and technology, attempt to identify personal values that affect how one thinks about these dilemmas, and consider diverse perspectives in the process.
- Demonstrate application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
- Demonstrate the ability to create, interpret, and analyze graphs and charts that communicate quantitative or relational information.
- Show competence in the following quantitative reasoning skills and be able to:
- Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics.
- Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally.
- Use arithmetical, algebraic, geometric, and statistical methods to solve problems.
- Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness, determine alternatives, and select optimal results.
- Recognize the limits of mathematical and statistical methods.
- Use computer (or other appropriate) technology to collect data; use computer (or other appropriate) technology to represent data; use computer (or other appropriate) technology to analyze data and/or to solve numerical or conceptual problems.
ENG 1510: English Composition I
MAT 1710: Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
Social Sciences Elective
ECO 1530: Contemporary Economic Problems or
ECO 2610: Macroeconomic Principles or
ECO 2620: Microeconomic Principles
Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Foreign Language category
INT 1555: Inquire
- Students should research their transfer school requirements for assistance in elective selection.
ENG 1530: English Composition II
MAT 1720: Calculus & Analytic Geometry II
Lab Science Elective
PHY 1710: Analytical Physics I
Program Core Elective
MAT 1670: Discrete Mathematics
- MAT 1670 and PHY 1710 are offered only in the spring.
MAT 2650: Calculus & Analytic Geometry III
MAT 2670: Linear Algebra
Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – American History category
PHL 1510: Intro to Philosophy
ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
- MAT 2650 and MAT 2670 are offered only in the fall.
MAT 2680: Differential Equations
Choose a course that provides an opportunity to apply what you have learned
Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Arts category
CSC 1570: Programming Concepts/Applications or
CSC 1610: Computer Programming SCI/ENR
Choose an additional science course
- MAT 2680 is offered only in the spring.
- CSC 1610 is offered only in the spring.
- Complete the graduation application prior to the start of this semester.