Mathematicians work in a variety of fields, among them statistics, analysis, actuarial science, mathematical modeling, computer programming, cryptography, research, and education. More than two years of college study is usually required for these career options. A strong background in mathematics is also required for many careers in engineering, accounting and finance, business administration, risk management, and business forecasting, as well as for research in computer science, social science, and the physical sciences.
Degrees and certificates offered by the Mathematics Department
Associate in science degree for transfer
Mathematics class schedules
The DVC Mathematics Department teaches a wide range of classes from Arithmetic/Problem Solving through Differential Equations, in a variety of formats. A mathematics laboratory is open daily in the Learning Center where mathematics advisors are available to aid students. Our Division Office on campus is in MA-267; our Division Dean is Despina Prapavessi and our Department Chair is Sam Needham 925-969-2683.