Mathematics is the study of numbers, their properties and relationships in the modeling of real-world phenomenon. Many fields make use of the problem-solving and strong analytical skills that mathematics majors possess. Students who enroll in mathematics courses at Midland College are not only satisfying general degree requirements, but also preparing themselves to be logical thinkers in their fields of study.
One of the most common fields for students interested in an undergraduate degree in mathematics is public school education, but mathematics majors can do so much more! Majors in mathematics can find careers in business, economics, banking, and research laboratories for government and private companies working on modeling and analysis.
The Mathematics Department strives to provide students with the knowledge to pursue not only a degree in mathematics, but also in the sciences, engineering, health fields, and to satisfy general degree requirements.
THE NOYCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This is a collaboration between Midland College and Texas Tech University. The Noyce
Scholars program is primarily designed for undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics) students who are interested in making an impact through
teaching. The program is divided into two tracks: Pre-Noyce Summer Fellows and Noyce
Noyce Scholars Program
Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal
The student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid to access the Financial Aid Portal and apply for scholarships.
If the student's FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student
needs to complete the FAFSA application, and once processed, will have access to complete
the general scholarship application.
How to Apply
- Go to our Financial Aid Portal, by clicking this link: Financial Aid Portal
- Log in using your SSN and Password. If this is your first time, click the "First Time User" link under the Submit button in the "Log In" box.
- Click the menu button at the top left-hand corner.
- Select the Scholarship Application.
For additional scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.
Courses offered in the Mathematics department are transferrable to all public colleges and universities in Texas. Students who plan to transfer to a private institution or university outside of Texas are advised to contact the specific institution regarding course transferability.
The Texas Transfer Inventory Guide outlines mathematics course requirements by program for all public colleges and universities in Texas. This program inventory is maintained by the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Midland College has articulation agreements with a variety of schools and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Our curriculum maps, located in the catalog, provide a guided path for general transfer to our top five receiving institutions; however, your Pathways Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that you contact your Pathways Advisor for assistance with course selection if you plan to transfer.
MIDLAND COLLEGE/SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM
Want to earn a Bachelor's Degree while staying right here at MC?
The Sul Ross @ MC Distance Program allows students to complete 11 different Baccalaureate degrees from Sul Ross State University while staying on the Midland College campus. Transfer up to 90 hours of lower level coursework directly into your selected degree plan. Advanced courses are presented via interactive televised lectures or web-based classes given by Sul Ross faculty, with labs being taught by Midland College faculty.
Student Mathematics League
The American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Mathematics League is a timed problem-based national competition held in the fall and spring semesters to encourage critical thinking in pre-calculus mathematics. Teams of five or more students (or individual students) meet regularly to practice problem-solving strategies in preparation for the competition.
Contact Joey Severino for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Research League
The American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Research League is a national competition to encourage research problem solving in mathematics. Teams of one or more Midland College students meet regularly to practice problem solving and research skills in preparation for the STEM Challenge Problem competition held during the spring semester.
Contact Jamie Kneisley for more information at email@example.com.
National Math Honor Society
Mu Alpha Theta is a National Math Honor Society for two-year colleges. The goal of Mu Alpha Theta is to recognize strong scholarship in math and to promote interest in and enjoyment of mathematics. Membership benefits include, but are not limited to, scholarship opportunities, research possibilities, and recognition at Midland College graduation.
MC Mathematics students who participate in the undergraduate research program learn to answer big questions using a process called mathematical modeling. This is the process by which a student uses the math that they know in a novel way to find a justifiable solution to big, messy questions. Past research questions include finding the safest (in terms of natural disasters) place to live in the United States, determining the best way to power a single residence, and developing an investment strategy for the stock market.
Mathematical research and education are at the heart of some careers, while other careers utilize mathematics and its applications to build and enhance important work in the sciences, business, finance, manufacturing, communications, and engineering. Here are two online sources for career information.
Visit the Course Catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.
"I didn't think I wanted to go to college," said Rachel Harris. "Now I'll be starting a doctoral program at Texas Tech in the fall!"
Harris credits her mother for the encouragement she received to attend Midland College and now work toward a doctoral degree in Math. Harris fondly recalls her math and science professors at Midland College and said that it was at MC where she decided she also had an affinity for teaching.
As an MC student, Harris was employed as a tutor in the college's Math Lab and has worked for the MC Math/Science Division ever since.
“Are you in a band?”
That’s what Midland College (MC) students ask Ben Ortiz when they see him on campus.
“No one ever asks me if I teach math.” said Ortiz. “I guess it’s my ‘nontraditional’ look.”
In fact, however, the guy with the long hair, tattoos and “cool” clothes does teach math. Actually, Ben Ortiz just doesn’t teach it—he’s passionate about math, especially the math program at Midland College.
“Math at Midland College is where I found my place in life,” stated Ortiz.
Krista Cohlmia, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Professor
Math & Science
Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building
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