Math & Science: Mathematics (Liberal Arts & Sciences) (A.S.)

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

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.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

MAT 1710: Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

4
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

ECO 1530: Contemporary Economic Problems or

ECO 2610:  Macroeconomic Principles or

ECO 2620: Microeconomic Principles

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Elective

Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Foreign Language category

3

INT 1555: Inquire

2
  • Students should research their transfer school requirements for assistance in elective selection.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

MAT 1720: Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

4
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

Lab Science Elective

Recommended:

PHY 1710: Analytical Physics I

4
SUNY: Natural Sciences

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1670: Discrete Mathematics

3
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning
  • MAT 1670 and PHY 1710 are offered only in the spring.

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

MAT 2650: Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

4
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

MAT 2670: Linear Algebra

3
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning JCC:Values and Ethics

Elective

Recommended:

Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – American History category

3

Elective

Recommended:

PHL 1510: Intro to Philosophy

3
SUNY: Western Civilization

Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations JCC:Global Perspectives
  • MAT 2650 and MAT 2670 are offered only in the fall.

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

MAT 2680: Differential Equations

3
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

Elective

Recommended:

Choose a course that provides an opportunity to apply what you have learned

3

Elective

Recommended:

Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Arts category

3

Elective

Recommended:

CSC 1570: Programming Concepts/Applications  or

CSC 1610: Computer Programming SCI/ENR

3

Elective

Choose an additional science course

3-4
  • 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.