Associate in Science (A.S.)
The workforce needs people like you who reason mathematically and critically analyze situations when making decisions. When you can speak the language of numbers, you'll be able to explore employment in fields like marketing, law, health care, and sports.
Imagine a world without numbers ... it's impossible, isn't it? Numbers are everywhere, and they affect everything from health care to the world's economy, which is why the world needs people to keep track of them.
At FLCC, you will explore coursework in a wide range of math topics. Challenge yourself with classes in calculus and discrete math, or dive into introductory computer programming and statistics. Expand upon your strengths in solving problems and thinking analytically, and acquire the education necessary to transfer into a bachelor's program to further explore your love of numbers, equations, and theory.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will have the ability to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in writing at the college level.
- Develop proficiency in oral discourse.
- Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking.
- Develop the ability to use computer technology for research and production.
- Recognize the knowledge, skills, and values that will contribute to involvement in one's community.
- Identify the knowledge and skills necessary to live interdependently in a diverse, sustainable global community.
- Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate college-level materials.
A.S. Mathematics graduates have successfully transferred to a number of public and private four-year institutions. In addition, FLCC maintains transfer articulation agreements with the following schools:
- SUNY Geneseo
- University of Rochester
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- St. John Fisher College
While becoming a mathematician is one career you may choose, there are also many other career paths that rely on a strong foundation in Mathematics, including:
- Data Science
- Actuarial Science
- Financial Planning
- Insurance Underwriting
- Operations Research
As a math student at FLCC, you will be eligible for the following scholarships:
- FLCC Mathematics Department Award in Memory of Sherman Hunt
- Mathematics Department Award for Excellence
- Brenda S. (Brockman) Beck Memorial
If you're curious and motivated, you may want to explore honors studies courses. They center on reflection and community building and are available to full-time and part-time students in all degree programs. Successful completion of these courses, or earning your Honors Studies certificate or diploma, can increase your transfer options and make you eligible for specific scholarships.
At FLCC, our faculty members and instructors hold a variety of advanced degrees in mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics. More importantly, they are all dedicated to the betterment of their students, and have years of experience teaching in higher education.
"My professors urged me to push beyond what I saw as my limitations and exposed me to great opportunities like Research Experiences for Undergraduates. I was able to conduct research on graph theory and was invited to present my findings at conferences in Ohio and Colorado. I also served as a Supplemental Instructor and a math tutor."