Mathematics

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Science and Mathematics Division

Mathematics is one of the oldest and most fundamental sciences. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems.

Applied mathematicians use theories and techniques, such as mathematical modeling and computational methods to formulate and solve practical problems in business, government and engineering. For example, they may analyze the most efficient way to schedule airline routes between cities, the effect and safety of new drugs, the aerodynamic characteristics of an experimental automobile, or the cost-effectiveness of alternate manufacturing processes.

Much of the work in applied mathematics is performed by individuals with titles other than mathematician. For example, engineers, computer scientists, physicists, and economists are among those who use mathematics extensively. Some professionals, including statisticians, actuaries, and operations research analysts are specialists in a particular branch of mathematics.

Related Occupations

Other occupations that require extensive knowledge of mathematics or, in some cases, a degree in mathematics include the following:

  • Computer network, systems, and database administrators
  • Computer scientists
  • Computer software engineers and computer programmers
  • Computer systems analysts
  • Engineer
  • Personal financial advisors
  • Teachers—postsecondary
  • Teachers— preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary

Educational Opportunities in Math

Associate of Science
The associate of science is intended for students who wish to complete the first two or more years of a bachelor’s degree program at LCCC in a program field such as mathematics. Students completing the associate of science degree may transfer with junior (or higher) standing to the four-year  university or college of their choice.

Students may also select the associate of science degree if they wish to complete the first two or more years of a bachelor’s degree program at LCCC in program fields such as biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, general science, physics, pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-optometry, pre- pharmacy, pre-veterinary, and sports medicine.

Related Educational Opportunity through LCCC’s University Partnership

Ashland University
Bachelor of Science in Education –Early Childhood Licensure (Grades Pre K-3)
The Ashland education program is based on current research, effective practice and dynamic collaborative relationships among Ashland faculty, pre-K through 12th-grade teachers and administrators. The program is implemented through diverse experiences in university classes, field/clinical experiences, model sites and professional development centers.

Bachelor of Science in Education – Middle Childhood Licensure (Grades 4-9)
The Ashland education program is based on current research, effective practice and dynamic collaborative relationships among Ashland faculty, pre-K through 12th-grade teachers and administrators. The program is implemented through diverse experiences in university classes, field/clinical experiences, model sites and professional development centers.

Hiram College
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Financial Management 
Hiram’s Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Financial Management develops the student’s ability to evaluate, analyze, and critique business strategies and transactions based on a complex body of accounting, tax, auditing and cost management principles.  The Accounting and Financial Management major further enables students to recognize the financial and economic impact of such business strategies, use and develop financial models to assist in the analysis of business strategies, and effectively communicate the results of such analysis.For students who are not planning on careers in public accounting, the Hiram College bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management prepares them for a variety of careers in business, industry, finance, non-profit organizations or government.

The program is designed so that 50% of this partnership is LCCC coursework, and the final 50% is Hiram College coursework.  Hiram College courses are taught by Hiram College faculty either in person or via distance learning.  Students can complete the accounting degree in its entirety on LCCC’s campus.

Kent State University
Bachelor of Business Administration – Business Management
Kent’s Business Administration (major in Business Management) degree provides students with credentials that are important to getting that first job in business as an entry-level manager or manager trainee. Organizations of all sizes and types depend on and need managers, including the small corner store, large department stores, accounting firms, retirement homes, manufacturing firms, specialty businesses, or larger international businesses. During a career in management, responsibilities can grow from those required of an entry-level manager to department manager to division manager and even to CEO. How far someone advances in management usually depends on training and this program provides perfect training for aspiring business managers as well as human relations skills and effort.

Working with people is a primary focus of management professionals; therefore, excellent communication skills are essential to succeed. The program is designed so that approximately three years of this partnership is LCCC coursework and the final year (33 semester hours) is Kent coursework. Kent courses are taught by Kent faculty either in person or via distance learning. Students can complete the business degree with a business management major in its entirety on LCCC’s campus.

The University of Toledo
Bachelor of Science –Major in Computer Science and Engineering
The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is an interdisciplinary field, which deals with the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of computing hardware and software. In this program, students explore the interaction between modern computer science and related technologies that have evolved the mathematical and design principles of engineering into the development of modern computing system. This is an accredited BSCSE degree program offered through the University Partnership on LCCC’s campus. The degree is offered by The University of Toledo’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

Bachelor of Science – Major in Computer Science and Engineering Technology
The program in Computer Science and Engineering Technology (CSET) includes hardware and software aspects of both computer design and computer applications. Computer design emphasizes the structure of computers and requires expertise in computational applications, digital design, microcomputer systems and computer architectures. Computer applications emphasizes the use of computer software in engineering technology and requires both low-level and high-level programming techniques, the use of mathematical algorithms, and a general knowledge of computer operating systems. The CSET program provides students with an in-depth understanding of computer hardware and software at the machine and system level.

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