Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space and change. It is developed through the use of abstraction and logical reasoning, from counting, calculation, measurement, and the study of the shapes and change.
Career paths chosen by students pursuing undergraduate studies in mathematics commonly include teaching, actuary, computer science, statistics, physics and engineering. Careers in the discipline that generally require graduate-level degrees include mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences. Even students who choose not to major in mathematics find that coursework in the field can improve their ability to think critically, solve complex problems, perform research and analysis and improve their writing skills.
College of the Desert’s mathematics curriculum includes course offerings that provide a general overview of the discipline, as well as specific mathematical topics that can be applied to other areas like physics, chemistry, biology, computer science and engineering. In addition, the Mathematics Department offers an extensive remedial Mathematics curriculum to assist the large portion of students that enter the College and are not prepared for college level mathematics. Two tracks are offered: Associate in Science Degree in Mathematics for Transfer, “Mathematics AS-T” and Mathematics Associate in Science Degree and Transfer Preparation, “Mathematics AS”. For more information please call (760) 773-2573.