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Math is everywhere, from your paycheck and building plans to a vacation budget or progress report. In a society that is increasingly data-driven, math users have an edge. With math reasoning and statistics, you can make sense of numerical and logical information at work or media information and money at home. Math can help you solve real-life problems if you just approach it from the right angle.
Program Requirements and Job OutlookLiberal Arts and Sciences AA
- Hutchinson and Willmar campuses
Knowledge you will gain
- Perception of patterns and structure
- Multiple methods for problem-solving
- Critical thinking
- Organizational thinking
- Accurate data interpretation
- Math skills needed to complete your degree
Einstein’s math genius is likely not a level of math you’ll need in your future, but many other math levels are required in majors because they develop critical thinking skills needed to be successful. Ridgewater’s math faculty use innovative teaching methods and strategies from Carnegie Foundation research to help all students – those who feel challenged and those who love the challenge. Personal attention and supportive encouragement from faculty help ensure that no students are left behind. It’s no surprise that Ridgewater students have a much higher math success rate than the national average.
Attributes that help students thrive
- Extensive course variety
- Positive, caring environment
- Available instructors who believe all students can succeed at math
- Free tutoring in Academic Support Center
- Small class sizes
- Group learning opportunities
Many Ridgewater math students say our academic support for additional help is one of Ridgewater’s greatest strengths. Learn math where you are a name, not a number. Take your minimum or start your journey toward a bachelor’s degree (or higher) at Ridgewater College. Hundreds of students complete their first two years of virtually any four-year degree at Ridgewater where tuition is very affordable before transferring to their preferred university.