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Interest rates on car loans. Gallop polls. Calculating your pay check. Blueprints for the backyard shed. Grades received on geometry tests. While each of these things appear to be unrelated, they all have one thing in common. Numbers.

Much of our lives are measured, planned, and organized by numbers and mathematics.

Mathematics is one of the oldest forms of scientific inquiry, and with the growing demand on science, mathematical study and statistical skills will always be in demand.

Technology advances are breaking down the barriers of what is and is not a "math field." Math provides a foundation for much of modern society.

Career Information

With an education based in mathematics, you have a variety of careers to choose from in the business, law, computer science, or academic industries. Some careers include:

  • Teacher
  • Statistician
  • Engineer
  • Actuary
  • Architect
  • Computer specialist
  • Accountant
  • Computer science.. read more
Classroom Experience

Due to Lake Michigan College's small class sizes, you will receive individual attention, have opportunities to ask questions, and talk with your instructor.

In Basic Mathematics you will have one-on-one tutoring and support. This course is self-paced, but you will be monitored closely. "Especially for the student that has not visited math for a while, take advantage of the exceptional academic support that is available," says LMC mathematics instructor and advisor Mimi Elwell. "The entire math department wants to set up students for success," says Mimi. read more

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