Welcome! Even though mathematics is one of the oldest disciplines of study, it is a modern, rapidly growing field. The MCC Mathematics Department provides students with an opportunity to develop the problem solving, analytical reasoning and mathematical communication skills necessary to succeed in today’s ever-changing technological society.
The department meets the diverse educational needs of students who have multicultural perspectives, individual learning styles and distinct career and life goals by offering a range of mathematics courses from developmental mathematics to differential equations. Students can choose from these courses to satisfy their general education knowledge areas or various associate degree program requirements. At MCC, students can also take advantage of the many on-campus opportunities to become familiar with graphing technology and the Mathematics Lab for additional help and practice.
A career in mathematics generally requires an advanced degree. Individuals with a background in mathematics are prepared to work in business, industry, government and education as actuaries, computer programmers, statisticians or teachers.
For students who plan to transfer to complete the requirements for a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics at one of the four Connecticut state universities or Charter Oak State College, enrolling in the college’s Mathematics Studies Transfer Ticket degree pathway program is a good choice. By entering this program, students are able to start their course work at MCC and take advantage of its high quality instruction and more affordable community college tuition and fees. Upon completion of the CSCU Pathway Transfer: Mathematics Studies associate degree, students are guaranteed full junior status and can complete a bachelor’s degree in their major without losing any credits or being required to take extra credits or incur additional expenses.
Those who are interested in mathematics or who are considering transferring to a college outside the CSCU system should consider the Liberal Arts and Science associate in arts degree program.
Students who are thinking of transferring are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors to discuss their plans and how MCC courses transfer to other institutions. More information on the transfer options available at MCC can be found in the Transfer Planning portion of the website.
During the fall semester, MCC offers National Science Foundation Scholarships to qualified students enrolled in computer science, mathematics and physics programs.
These scholarships give academically talented, but financially needy, students the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree in any of those programs. In addition to financial aid and academic and research opportunities, students receive additional benefits including mentoring, tutoring, invitations to social events, internships and assistance with job placement.
Scholarships provided through this program will pay up to $6,500 per year for up to two years. Students must be enrolled full time.
Please visit www.ccsu.edu/csmp/ for the most up-to-date and complete information about the CSMP scholarship program.
Kate Bella, Professor
Co-chair, Mathematics Department
Myrta Groeneveld, Professor
Co-chair, Mathematics Department