Mathematics Department

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Preparing for the future requires solid building blocks. The SKC Mathematics Department endeavors to solidify our students' mathematical foundation so they may build upon it to make an exciting and rewarding future for themselves in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) field.

A solid base of math is an essential tool in a successful STEM career and the small college environment found at SKC means that our students receive almost one on one attention. 

Programs in this Department

AS Mathematical Sciences

The goal of the Associate of Science in Mathematical Sciences (ASMS) degree is to prepare students interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related fields. Upon completion of the ASMS students will have completed the general (CORE) requirements set forth by the Montana University System (MUS) as well as the mathematics requirements found in the first two years of the STEM-related degrees offered by MUS institutions.

The knowledge gained by completing this program will prepare students for a wide variety of career choices in STEM-related fields that require extensive mathematics background. Choice could include pure or applied mathematics, statistics, engineering, or mathematics teaching. Regardless of choice, mathematics is an excellent foundation for, and is usually a prerequisite to, study in all areas of science and engineering. Thus giving students leaving SKC with an ASMS degree numerous career opportunities.

Upon completion of the Associate of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences, students will:

  • Understand the role of mathematics in western and Native societies past, present, and future,
  • Model and analyze real-world phenomena mathematically,
  • Communicate mathematical ideas logically and to a wide variety of audiences both written and oral,
  • Think critically and problem solve using mathematical ideas,
  • Demonstrate understanding of essential concepts of mathematics and their interconnectedness.
  • Access and solve quantitative problems using appropriate mathematical tools.

For students in the ASMS degree program to remain in good standing they must:

  • maintain a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA with no individual grade lower than 2.0,
  • maintain a 2.5 or better GPA in all mathematical content courses with no individual grade lower than 2.0,
  • complete the MAP Mathematics Test prior to beginning the program and complete the Praxis II – Mathematics: Content Test as a final requirement of the degree.

Program Contacts

Matt Seeley
Department Head - Mathematics

Beaverhead Bldg 126

Dan Patrick

Beaverhead Bldg Rm 105c

Apply now and enjoy a unique educational experience that blends Western academic knowledge with Native American perspectives and practices. Benefit from smaller class sizes, personalized attention, and opportunities for hands-on learning and research. Join a supportive community that values cultural diversity and academic excellence, and prepare for a successful career and leadership role in your community. Apply today and start your journey towards a brighter future at SKC!