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The Field

Mathematics forms the foundation of modern science. 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 and 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.

To succeed in 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.

The Mathematics Program at Skyline College

Almost all students at Skyline College will need to take at least one Mathematics course. It is important that you enroll in the appropriate class and that you do so early. Check our Guidelines for Choosing the Right Course to help you make decisions about placement tests and what courses you will need to take to fulfill your unique requirements.

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 engineering, computer science, and physics. 

The State of California Employment Development Department provides an online Occupational Guide that provides helpful job descriptions, job outlooks and wages, and qualification requirements for a wide variety of careers. Use this guide to find more information about a career that may interest you.