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Mathematics Program

Whether you want to study math because you enjoy algebra, calculus or geometry or whether you want to work in a mathematics-related field like finance, statistics, physics, engineering or chemistry, College of DuPage offers a variety of math courses that can help you meet your goals. 

Students can earn a general Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree through the Mathematics Transfer Pathway. Throughout the path, students will learn how to apply mathematical theory to real world problems and will learn how to interpret problems in order to draw accurate conclusions. Math courses range from transfer, occupational and general math refresher classes. 

COD also offers a Transitional Math program, which is a collaboration between the College and local high schools. The Transitional Math program is designed to prepare students for college-level math.

Success in mathematics requires hard work and dedication. Mathematics faculty at College of DuPage are committed to helping you succeed in all of your math courses. If you have questions about math at College of DuPage or about your future in math or math-related fields, complete the inquiry form or contact a faculty member.

Determine Your Path

Students that take math courses or earn a degree in math can apply mathematical techniques to science, management and educational careers.

You want to attend a college that gives you a strong foundation for the future. At COD, you'll discover:

  • Dedicated instructors with years of professional experience.
  • Instruction utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and resources.
  • Affordable courses to help you achieve success without creating overwhelming debt or draining your savings account.
  • Small class sizes to ensure you receive personalized attention.

Mathematics Transfer Pathway

A transfer pathway represents a typical course schedule or sequence for a student planning to complete the Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree within two years, then transfer and major in a specific discipline.

Students can earn a general Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree in math at College of DuPage through the Mathematics Transfer Pathway.

COD Stories

Erica Hotsinpiller

"I want students to see the value in learning math and how math can be used in their own lives. It allows students to work on patience, persistence, organization, communication and self-discipline." - Erica Hotsinpiller

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Jackie Kraus

"I like sharing with others how I make sense of mathematics, and I want to show my students that mathematics isn’t a stuffy, dead subject but one that they can make sense of and use in their every day lives.” - Jackie Kraus

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Michael McCabe

"I spell out different ways to study for my class. I remind them of the phenomena of ‘it made sense in class but tonight it doesn’t.’ I hope that when a student leaves my class, they know school is not impossible and effort is necessary to succeed.” - Michael McCabe

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Matthew Wechter

"I am so appreciative of students who might not pass their math class the first time, but then redouble their efforts and succeed on the second try. It shows real growth, which may be more important than the mathematical skills themselves.” - Matthew Wechter

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Amy Herz

"Having the Presidential Scholarship really pushed me to keep my grades up and take more classes so I had something to be proud of when I graduated and transferred. I’m thankful to COD for the opportunity to feel out what courses I liked before picking a major." - Amy Herz

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Get Started Today

The first step to getting started in the Mathematics program is to apply for admission.

Academic and Career Pathways

Determine the pathway you need to take to graduate on time.

Students who complete college level mathematics will:

  • Apply mathematical theory to solve relevant problems
  • Interpret mathematical models to draw informed and accurate conclusions.
  • Estimate and check answers to mathematical problems in order to determine reasonableness

Students who complete developmental mathematics will:

  • Solve intermediate algebra equations and inequalities (quantitative reasoning)
  • Determine an appropriate mathematical model for an applied word problem (critical thinking and quantitative reasoning)
  • Identify, classify, and interpret graphs of functions (information literacy and quantitative reasoning)
  • Understand the difference between equations and expressions (quantitative reasoning)

College of DuPage has several math transfer opportunities in place with four-year colleges and universities to save you time, money and make the transfer process easier.

Many of these agreements with other colleges and universities have specific course requirements and a pre-determined course plan that needs to be followed to be eligible to transfer. Contact a program faculty member or academic advisor to learn more as course requirements vary by institution.

 

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