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Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics is an integral part of our technologically advanced society. It is also the basis for critical-thinking skills and nearly all of forms of analysis. A degree in math can be the foundation for a career in business, computing, teaching, engineering, government, law, medicine and many healthcare fields. Additionally, math is aligned with the study of physics, chemistry, biology, business, economics, computer science or the social sciences.

GCC’s Liberal Arts Associate Degree in Math is designed as a transfer program, preparing you for admission to a baccalaureate program in math or a related field. Your GCC math courses are generally equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor's degree in math. Upon completing your GCC Math AS degree, you'll be ready to transfer directly to a four-year SUNY college or university or a private institution with junior class status – thereby saving thousands of dollars in tuition.

Careers in Math

Among the many careers that can begin with a foundation in mathematics from GCC:

  • Actuary
  • Meteorologist
  • Accountant
  • Molecular biologist
  • Aircraft pilot
  • Oceanographer
  • Analysts (multiple fields)
  • Operations analyst
  • Architect
  • Pharmacist
  • Chemist biochemist
  • Physicist
  • Demographer
  • Policy analyst
  • Ecologist
  • Professor / Teacher
  • Epidemiologist
  • Property appraiser
  • Financial forecaster
  • Psychologists
  • Food technologists
  • Quality assurance
  • Forensic scientist
  • Research consultant
  • Geneticist
  • Researcher
  • Geographer
  • Scheduler
  • Geologist
  • Seismologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Share broker
  • Investment / fund manager
  • Social scientist
  • Land surveyor
  • Statistician
  • Marine scientist
  • Veterinarian
  • Merchant banker

Why GCC?

19:1 - As a ratio, that is the average number of students in class to each GCC faculty member. That means small classes and plenty of one-on-one instruction. GCC also offers free tutoring to individually help students in areas of specific need. Additionally, state-of-the-art technology is a priority at GCC — from the Hawkes Math Lab to dozens of online databases available at library, plus  smart classrooms across all campus locations and 26 computer labs.

Finally, GCC is friendly and prides itself on being flexible and accessible. Classes are offered day and night at seven campus locations, and each semester more than 100 courses are offered online. There are also nine different academic sessions in a year, allowing you to create a college schedule that accommodates employment or family care responsibilities.  

Transfer Opportunities

Starting at GCC saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. With an A.S. or A.A. degree you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 college and universities as well as to many 4-year private institutions. GCC's A.S. and A.A. programs were developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree as a freshman and a sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Please reference the SUNY Transfer Pathways for degree programs to learn about any campus specific requirements. Visit the SUNY Core Course Finder to plan out the courses you should complete to transfer to a 4-year SUNY School.

If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year private institution you should work with our Transfer Services office to learn about possible articulation agreements and pathways that exist for many or our degree programs. Some GCC A.A.S. programs also have transfer opportunities.

To learn more about these opportunities and agreements contact the Transfer Services Office, we are more than happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have on building your own personalized transfer plan.

Transfer opportunities can include, but are not limited to:

  • Daemen College
  • Niagara University
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • St. John Fisher College
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Buffalo*
  • SUNY College at Fredonia
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • SUNY University at Albany
  • SUNY University at Buffalo

*GCC has current transfer agreements with the above noted institutions.