Liberal Arts: Mathematics

Day program

The Liberal Arts Degree in ­­­Mathematics has been developed to provide the first two years of preparation for a student wishing to complete a bachelor degree with a major in mathematics or mathematics education.

In addition, Mathematics provides a strong foundation for a student who wishes to transfer to a four-year institution to study engineering, physics, or related fields.

Students graduating in mathematics will be capable of interpreting the language of mathematics, perform accurate mathematical calculations, and be able to understand how mathematics can be utilized to model natural phenomena.

Calculus-based Physics I and Calculus-based Physics II are recommended as laboratory science courses to meet the General Education requirements at Nashua Community College.

Students are encouraged to work closely with their academic adviser while at NCC.  An early decision by a student as to the four-year college/university to which he/she plans to transfer will make the advising process more effective.

MATH210N Calculus I 4 0 4
ENGL101N College Composition 4 0 4
MATH106N Statistics I 4 0 4
General Education Core Requirement:  Science* 4 0 4
MATH211N Calculus II 4 0 4
MATH215N Linear Algebra 4 0 4
General Education Core:  English/Communications 3 0 3
General Education Elective (or Core Requirement):  Science* 3 2/3 4
MATH212N Calculus III - Multivariate Calculus 4 0 4
MATH220N Differential Equations 4 0 4
General Education Core Requirement:  Behavioral Social Science 3 0 3
General Education Elective (or Core Requirement):  Humanities/Fine Arts -OR- Global Awareness*** 3 0 3
CSC175N Intermediate Programming Using C++ 3 0 3
MATH170  Discrete Mathematics 4 0 4
General Education Elective (or Core Requirement): Behavioral Social Science -OR-
History/Political Science
3 0 3
General Education Elective (or Core Requirement): Humanities/Fine Arts -OR-
Global Awareness***
3 0 3
General Education Elective (or Core Requirement): History/Political Science 3 0 3
Total 61 Credits

*Recommended Lab Science courses are Calculus-Based Physics I and Calculus-Based Physics II.
**Recommended Humanities electives are Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking Skills, or Music Compostion.
***Two courses of the same foreign language are recommended.

Program Outcomes

After completion of general education courses, the student will meet the following outcomes:

  1. The student will communicate effectively and fluently; read with comprehension; listen, speak and write competently.

  2. The student will develop skills in reflection, analysis, logical reasoning, and evaluation to formulate judgments, reach conclusions, and solve problems.

  3. The student will evaluate and utilize quantitative and qualitative data and apply mathematical and scientific principles and methods.

  4. The student will utilize technology to locate, evaluate, organize, and utilize information accurately and responsibly.

  5. The student will acquire knowledge and skills to function effectively as informed and responsible citizens.

  6. The student will acquire knowledge and skills that will enable respect for diversity as well as an awareness of global interdependency.

In addition, a student graduating in Mathematics is also able to:

  1. Demonstrate technical proficiency and effective problem solving ability in completing mathematical processes.

  2. Apply mathematical concepts to other disciplines including business, economics, social sciences, and natural sciences.

  3. Communicate mathematics effectively in both oral and written formats using appropriate mathematical language.

  4. Use appropriate logical reasoning, understand mathematical proof and be capable of justifying results.