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Mathematics is the science and study of numbers, shapes and spaces and how they apply to the universe in which we live.
Why Study Mathematics: Mathematicians have the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to society by helping to solve problems that affect our daily lives. Weather forecasters, software programmers and ecologists apply mathematical principles every day in very different ways.
GPC prepares its students to transfer to a four-year college or move directly into the job market. Math clubs and programs such as STEM or MESA help to increase academic performance. Students also have opportunities to compete in national tests sponsored by the American Mathematical Association and opportunities for tutoring, scholarships and grants.
“My teachers encouraged me to ask questions and taught me to never give up. GPC is the foundation of my college career.”
Kinnari Patel, GPC Alumna who is working on a doctorate in Mathematics at Emory University
While you’ll need basic math skills in any job, a degree in mathematics opens the door to a variety of career opportunities. Many areas require a bachelor’s degree or higher. The average annual income for mathematicians varies, depending on degree and chosen field. In 2009, the average ranged from $65.560 to $110,230. Among the professions for which a math background is helpful are:
Insurance and Risk
Air Traffic Controller
Artificial Intelligence Designer
Check out the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for additional salary and job information.
GPC’s Outstanding Faculty + Student Dedication = Future Success: The GPC Mathematics faculty is recognized for excellence and dedication to student success. That means you will receive a strong foundation for a variety of careers and technological opportunities.
GPC’s Mathematics faculty members have received:
Board of Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award
Governor’s Teaching Fellows Award
International Exemplary Leadership Award
National Teaching Excellence Awards