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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.

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Damonte Woodall

"Math is very important for my field, as we have to work with numbers that can be on such high scales, and the equations can be complex and hard to use without a critical understanding of how math works." - Damonte Woodall

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Sarah Kueking

"While the classes were definitely more work than high school classes, they were not so difficult as to overwhelm a student new to college.” - Sarah Kueking

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Jon Gutello

"Professor Hauenstein urged me to complete the calculus sequence and pursue any degree option that may require it, informing me that many employers seek students who are well-versed in mathematics.” - Jon Guttello

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Hisham Elseweifi

"The rigor and challenge of the STEM courses offer the preparation required to excel at any four-year institution that one may transition to. This is especially true for individuals progressing through an engineering, computer science or mathematics track.” - Hisham Elseweifi

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Danny Eaton

"The smaller class sizes allowed me to network with my peers and professors in a more effective manner.” - Danny Eaton

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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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