**Mathematics**

Apply Now## Mathematics at Skyline College

Math is a powerful tool for understanding our world. It is used to model weather and climate, to understand financial and human systems, and is the language of science and engineering used to design the technology of tomorrow.

Mathematics forms the foundation of modern science and as such it is essential for those who want to understand and take part in the important scientific developments of our time. But it is also extremely useful for students in the social sciences as well as anyone who wants to comprehend, more fully, the world around us. At its crux, mathematics is a way for us to deepen our understanding and expand our horizons.

## Employment Statistics

### Average Salary in California

### Jobs Growth Rate over 10 Years*

#### Actuaries

$116,540

21%

#### Data Scientists

$133,110

36%

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

A degree in Mathematics can be a gateway to many jobs in the sciences, including education, engineering, computer science, and physics.

Many broad skills are gained by studying mathematics: individuals must keep an open mind, ask frequent questions and seek out the reasons behind their work instead of simply memorizing. Perseverance, organization and critical thinking are also important for any mathematics student, no matter their skill level.

Almost all students at Skyline College will need to take at least one Mathematics course. It is important that you start in the appropriate class and that you do so within in your first or second semester. Please consult with a counselor to find out what is the best path for you.

### Career Outlook

No matter your career, a basic understanding of mathematics is extremely useful, and often essential to success. A degree in Mathematics can be a gateway to many jobs in the sciences, including education, engineering, computer science, and physics.

Check out the classes offered in current and upcoming semesters.

Class ScheduleProgram | Type | Total Units |
---|---|---|

Mathematics | AA | 60 Units |

Mathematics for Transfer | AS-T | 60 Units |

Math Jam is a FREE two-week intensive math preparation program designed to:

- Prepare students for their upcoming Math courses
- Connect with a community of support
- Develop successful study skills

Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) is an academic enrichment program which helps educationally underrepresented students excel in math and science and graduate from college with degrees in math-based fields.

Learn more about MESAThe Skyline College Math Assistance Lab brings together academic and student support services for students taking science, technology, engineering and math courses.

- One-on-one and small group assistance with math assignments for all levels of Math and Statistics
- Specialized software applications and web resources
- Academic Success Workshops for mathematics, from basic Math skills to Calculus
- Learning Center staff are available in virtual tutoring rooms across disciplines for synchronous, video, or chat drop-in tutoring.

The Skyline College STEM Center brings together academic and student support services for students taking science, technology, engineering and math courses.

The center supports student success by ensuring students have access to resources such as academic tutoring, counseling services, a resource depository for STEM pathways and transfer, a hub for internships and work based learning opportunities, as well as a place where students and staff can collaborate and build a community and supportive connection.

Check out the STEM CenterUpon completion of the program students will be able to:

- ANALYZE problems in mathematics in order to appropriately choose and correctly apply concepts and techniques.
- COMMUNICATE solutions in mathematics by using the multiple representations of graphs, tables, symbols, and words.
- PARTICIPATE in activities that reinforce the use of success strategies while solving problems in mathematics.
- CREATE mathematical models or hypothesis tests for real-world data sets and evaluate their implications for society.

The college catalog contains lists of all courses that we may offer in the current academic year.

View the Full Course CatalogStudents may use a variety of measures for appropriate placement into the pathways depicted below. These include EAP, 1B, ELM, SAT, ACT, and AP exam scores as well as high school transcripts. Please see the Assessment Center for more information: call (650) 738-4150, email skyassessment@smccd.edu, or visit the Assessment Center Website.

IMPORTANT: Which courses you take in either pathway depend on transfer destination and your intended major. To select your appropriate math class, see your counselor or use assist.org to retrieve course articulation information.

View the Math Placement Chart### Statistics and Liberal Arts Mathematics {SLAM) Pathway

##### Math 150

Math for Elementary School Teachers (3 units)

##### Math 200

Intro to Statistics (4 units)

With Math 800 corequisite support (2 units)

##### Math 211

Intro to Data Science (4 units)

##### Math 201

Math in Society (3 units)

### Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics {B-STEM) Pathway

##### Math 130

Trigonometry (4 units)

With Math 830 corequisite support (1 unit)

##### Math 211

Intro to Data Science (4 units)

##### Math 222

Precalculus (5 units)

##### Math 251

Calculus I (5 units)

##### Math 252

Calculus II (5 units)

##### Math 253

Calculus III (5 units)

##### Math 270

Linear Algebra (5 units)

##### Math 275

Differential Equations I (5 units)

##### Math 225

Path to Calculus (6 units)

With Math 825 corequisite support (2 units)

##### Math 211

Intro to Data Science (4 units)

##### Math 251

Calculus I (5 units)

##### Math 252

Calculus II (5 units)

##### Math 253

Calculus III (5 units)

##### Math 270

Linear Algebra (5 units)

##### Math 275

Differential Equations I (5 units)

##### Math 241

Business Calculus I (5 units)

With Math 841 corequisite support (1 unit)

##### Math 211

Intro to Data Science (4 units)

##### Math 243

Business Calculus II with Trigonometry (4 units)

### Other Options for the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement

#### Still looking for a class?

PSYC 171, BUS 113, 120, 123 can also satisfy Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

- PSYC 171: Quantitative Reasoning in Psychology
- BUS 113: Personal Finance
- BUS 120: Mathematical Analysis for Business
- BUS 123: Statistics

### Why Study Data Science?

#### Impact

Have a direct impact on your community and solve real‑world problems

#### High Demand

Data Science will see continued growth across all industries

#### Research

Strengthen your research skills and enhance work from any major

#### Diversity

Bring diverse perspectives to how algorithms are built

#### Communication

Data helps you communicate in tech and non-tech fields

#### Creativity

Create new tools and use innovative modeling to tell a story

#### Upcoming Events

### Data Science Offered at Skyline College

#### MATH 211: Introduction to Data Science

**Spring 2024 CRN: 47577**

Hybrid with on campus meetings on Mondays 1:10 - 4:00 pm with Prof. Hum

- CSU transferrable & UC Articulation IGETC Approved
- Based on a popular UC Berkeley Course called DATA 8
- A friendly introduction to coding in Python - no experience required

*New Class!*

COMP 132: Introduction to Databases

- CSU transferrable
- Learn about databases and SQL

#### COMP 122: Introduction to Computer Programming: Python

- UC and CSU transferrable
- Designed to teach computer programming to Computer Science majors and non-majors
- Introduction to Python Programming in interesting, relevant, and practical contexts

### DataPath to CSU East Bay

- Skyline now offers a Data Science Transfer pathway to CSU East Bay (no calculus required)
- Earn a BS in Statistics with a Concentration in Data Science
- Take any transfer level math class (such as MATH 200), MATH 211, COMP 122 & fulfill the CSU GE requirements to qualify for transfer

#### To learn more,

contact Denise Hum, Math Professor, at humd@smccd.edu