MathematicsA 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.
Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II  ||3|
|INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY |
|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/FINE ARTS *||3 to 4|
Required Program Courses
|CS I: PROGRAMMING IN C++ |
|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 ||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
|Fall Semester 1||MATH 222; ENGL 110; Life Science; Social Science|
|Spring Semester 1||MATH 223; ENGR 230 or CMPSC 125; ENGL 111; Fine Arts; Physical Science|
|Fall Semester 2||MATH 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
Illinois Career Cluster
Education and Training