Lay the foundation for a rewarding career in technology and business with an associate degree in mathematics from Dean College.

There’s a critical shortage of workers with core mathematical knowledge and quantitative reasoning skills. With an associate degree from Dean College, you can pursue a bachelor’s degree in dozens of in-demand fields or go directly into the workforce. 

Program Overview

Mathematics is at the heart of today’s fastest-growing careers: engineering, computer science, finance and more. The associate degree program at Dean College gives you a strong foundation in the quantitative problem-solving skills that employers seek. 

Our two-year curriculum combines core coursework in calculus and advanced quantitative reasoning with a well-rounded grounding in the liberal arts and sciences. Courses and topics include:

  • Advanced Quantitative Reasoning
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Principles of Economics

You’ll learn how modern financial firms and businesses use quantitative reasoning to develop investment and growth strategies, and how you can construct mathematical models to make sense of vast amounts of data. 

Beyond the Classroom

Your mathematics associate degree courses are packed with real-world exercises and practical applications in fields like business and computer science. Gain even more experience through a Dean internship with a local software company or investment firm. And meet your future business partners at the Dean College Business Club. 

With your associate degree in mathematics, you can apply to bachelor’s programs in dozens of STEM and business-related fields. Many of our graduates continue right here at Dean, but we’re happy to help you transfer if another program is the best fit. Or if you’re ready to get to work, you’ll find that an associate degree in mathematics opens doors to rewarding jobs.  

Uniquely Dean

What makes our Mathematics program best of breed? 

  • Immerse yourself in introductory and advanced mathematics coursework with a strong emphasis on real-world applications. 
  • Find an internship or choose a bachelor’s program with one-on-one support from career services experts.
  • Work closely with professors who make connections between classroom skills and future career opportunities. 

Degree Offerings

  • Associate Degree*

*The course listing below is based on the Associate Degree program.

Mathematics Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
STEM 111 Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics 3
MTH 152 Precalculus II 3
MTH 241 Calculus I 4
MTH 242 Calculus II 4
MTH 240 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning 4
ECO 150 Principles of Economics 3
ELE Social Sciences Elective 3
Total Credits 24

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG 111 Composition I 3
ENG 112 Composition II 3
SPC 101 Communication Fundamentals 3
MATH ELECTIVE Core Mathematics Elective 3
LAB SCIENCE ELECTIVE Core Lab Science Elective 4
ARTS ELECTIVE Core Distribution Arts Elective 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE Core Distribution Humanities Elective 3
NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATH ELECTIVE Core Distribution Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective 3
SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE Core Distribution Social Sciences Elective 3
Total Credits 28

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELE Open Electives 9
Total Credits 9

* Subject to change
** Based on the Dean College Academic Catalog 2018-19

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