Mathematics is the abstract science of number, quantity, and space. Mathematics may be studied in its own right (pure mathematics), or as it is applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering (applied mathematics). Algebra, arithmetic, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry are branches of mathematics.
Career options for students who get a degree in mathematics include: accountant, investment analyst, teacher, research scientist, computer programmer, animator, game designer, and robotics engineer.
Tiffany Pan is an alumnus of Norco College who is currently a software engineer on the Android Platform team at Square.
“During my time at Norco College from 2014 to 2016, I had been a part of the STEM program, tutored in several
math and science courses,” said Pan. “Then I transferred to UC San Diego as a Math Computer Science major, where I tutored for lower division computer science classes. After graduating from UCSD in 2019, I moved to San Francisco and started working at Square in August 2019.”
Academic Programs in Mathematics
The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.
School Trailhead for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)|
Suggested Initial Coursework
|Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Math & Science - CSU Pathway
|Math for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School||MAP|
|What can I do with this major? (Mathematics)||INFO|
|Moving Through Math Chart||INFO|
|Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)||INFO|
|California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)|
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
|Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)|
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system