Why study Mathematics? Math Is Exciting The main reason for studying mathematics is that it is interesting and enjoyable. It helps us to recognize patterns and to understand the world around us. 19 Age of Universe 3.0857 10 13.87 billion years H0 Associate Degree in Mathematics The associate degree in mathematics is a two-year course, which not only prepares students for a bachelor’s degree in mathematics but also for degree programs in finance, economics, science, engineering, medicine and many others. “Although Mathematics is a subject, which many students may consider boring or challenging, and as a result dislike it greatly, I find the subject exciting and interesting. I love Math because it is essential for my everyday life and it never ceases to amaze me......“ April Jules 2nd year student. Program The program includes studies in: algebra, trigonometry, calculus, vectors, complex numbers, statistics and mechanics (applied mathematics). “It adjust perfectly with my other major Economics, Mathematics is essential; it is everywhere and is needed in everything. It is fun and it provides an interesting challenge. The teachers are awesome; practice + participation +practice = A+.......” Diane Charles 2nd year student. “Mathematics is logical, analytical and allows me to be both creative and objective. Studying math at the DSC has been an enjoyable journey and a solid stepping stone in my pursuit of an Engineering degree at the University of Cambridge.” Math Is Important It is the tool and language of commerce, engineering, and other sciences including computing. It develops organizational and problem-solving skills which is useful for: business, economics, science, computer science and may other areas of study. Math Has Good Career Prospects Studies have shown that the 15 top paying careers in the United States all have one common factor: a strong background in mathematics. Sidney Jules Island Scholar 2011. “I always loved Mathematics so when I entered the Dominica State College I just had to major in math.... It was the only subject area that seemed to have a logical reason to every why questioned asked. It’s a subject area that promotes understanding rather than just recall At the time I had no idea how much this decision would set the foundation for obtaining my Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering.......“ Nicole Knight Laville Lecturer DSC. Further Studies & Careers Teaching – mathematics teachers are always in demand. Actuarial Science – applies mathematics and statistics to finance and insurance. Computer Science – there is strong demand for mathematicians in this field, where training in logical and precise thinking is a requirement. Mathematics Department Head of Department-Grell Francis Dunstan Ducreay Winston Ettienne DOMINICA STATE COLLEGE Josephine Lewis Bruce Martins Operations Research – uses mathematics to arrive at the best decisions to problems in maximizing or minimizing things like, increasing profits or reducing the time it takes to deliver a package. Biomathematics – models natural and biological processes using mathematical techniques and tools. Cryptography – is the study and practice of hidden information; applications include the security of ATM cards and computer passwords. Finance – studies the way in which businesses raise and allocate monetary resources over time as well as predicting the behavior of financial markets. DOMINICA STATE COLLEGE STOCK FARM CAMPUS DOMINICA www.dsc.edu.dm m[email protected] MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

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