Mathematics/Acutarial Science

For people who appreciate logical thinking, intriguing patterns and complex relationships, mathematics is a beautiful subject. It has been said that mathematics is not so much a body of knowledge as it is a method for expanding our knowledge of the world around us. Obtaining a solid mathematical background at Iowa Central can open the door to this fascinating world in which exciting new fields such as fractal geometry, chaotic systems and artificial life await you.

Students at Iowa Central have the opportunity to use Maple in many of their math classes. Maple has been installed on the computers in the math lab. 

Graphing calculators are also used extensively in math classes at Iowa Central.  Students are expected to have their own graphing calculators in pre-calculus, calculus, and differential equations classes and are encouraged to use them in several other math classes. A limited number of these calculators are also available for student use in the library.

Possible Careers

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Science Technology
  • Banking
  • Computer Science
  • Cost Analysis
  • Cryptology
  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Financial Auditor
  • Financial Planner
  • Industrial Research
  • Investment Management
  • Operations Research
  • Quality Control
  • Resource Management
  • Statistics
  • System Analysis
  • Teaching

Course Schedule

A.A. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
CIS-162 C++
4.0
MAT-210 Calculus I
4.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
CIS-604 Visual Basic
3.0
MAT-216 Calculus II
4.0
XXX-XXX Social Science & Science Electives
7.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
3.0
MAT-156 Statistics I
3.0
MAT-219 Calculus III
4.0
XXX-XXX Social Science & Humanities Electives
6.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-158 Statistics II
3.0
MAT-226 Differential Equations
3.0
XXX-XXX Science, Humanities, & Social Science Electives
10.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0
 
A.A. Degree Total Hours: 67.0

Staff

Jennifer Condon Dean, Liberal Arts 515-574-1190 condon@iowacentral.edu
Tracy Crippin-Haake Associate, Liberal Arts 515-574-1192 crippin@iowacentral.edu
Jenny Shivers Associate, Liberal Arts 515-574-1252 shivers@iowacentral.edu