Mathematics

A student planning to prepare for a career in computer science, mathematics teaching at the high school level or as a research technician will essentially earn a major in mathematics. Many mathematics majors choose to take considerable work (possibly even a second major) in an applied field such as chemistry, physics, economics, accounting, computer programming, etc. By studying in an applied area along with mathematics, students strengthen their employability, especially in industry or at a research facility. Many courses of study at Illinois Central College leading to four-year degrees require considerable mathematics. For example, the suggested courses of study for engineering, physics, and chemistry all include a minimum of three semesters of calculus. For students in accounting and business administration, a one-year sequence of mathematics is required.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212 PUBLIC SPEAKING  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE  9
MATH 222 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I  5
LIFE SCIENCE/PHYSICAL SCIENCE  7
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES * 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 3 to 4

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CMPSC 125
or
CS I: PROGRAMMING IN C++ 
or
3
ENGR 230 PROGRAMMING ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS  3
MATH 223 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II  4
MATH 224 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III  4
MATH 230 LINEAR ALGEBRA  3
MATH 250 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELECTIVE  3 to 4

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1MATH 222; ENGL 110; Life Science; Social Science
Spring Semester 1MATH 223; ENGR 230 or CMPSC 125; ENGL 111; Fine Arts; Physical Science
Fall Semester 2MATH 224; COMM 110; Social Science; Humanities; Electives
Spring Semester 2 MATH 250; MATH 230; Social Science; Humanities/Fine Arts; Electives

Program Contact Information

Math, Science and Engineering Department
Room 320B
(309) 694-5365

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training