• Liberal Arts: Applied Math Option

    The Applied Mathematics program is designed for students with an interest in mathematics and real-world problem-solving.

  • The Applied Mathematics Option in Liberal Arts leads to an Associate of Science (AS) degree and is appropriate for students interested in Mathematics and Data Sciences who plan to transfer to a senior college for further study. The program prepares you with a solid background on mathematical and problem-solving skills.

  • In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.

    Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan

    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.

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    An articulation agreement, also known as transfer agreements, is a pathway between two or more colleges or universities and their academic programs. Almost all credits from the sending institution are accepted at the receiving institution.

    LaGuardia Community College’s Applied Mathematics program is articulated with John Jay College Applied Mathematics program. Students must maintain a GPA of a 2.0 (or higher) in order to transfer.

    Regardless of where you want to transfer, through Pathways you can be assured that the 60 credits you earn at LaGuardia will be accepted at any four-year CUNY institutions. Learn more information about Pathways.

    The following resources from professional societies provide helpful career information:

    SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics): Thinking of a Career in Applied Mathematics
    ACM SIGMOD Blog: Big Data

    Four-year Applied Mathematics degree may lead to following careers:

    Business Intelligence Developer Data Architect Applications Architect
    Infrastructure Architect Enterprise Architect Data Scientist
    Data Analyst Data Engineer Machine Learning Scientist
    Machine Learning Engineer Statistician Database Developer

    The Center for Career and Professional Development is a great resource for all questions related to job searches, internships, and career preparation.

    Current Students
    Log in to My LaGuardia to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.

    Prospective Students
    Review the curriculum.

    Please note: Students will be held to the program and degree requirements of the year that they enter the College, unless the student changes their major in a different academic year. In that case, the student will be held to the current year requirements as listed in the catalog. Learn more.

    Degree Map
    Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page.

    For information about program retention and graduation rates visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

    Learning Communities are groupings of two or more courses, often surrounding a common theme. There are two types of Learning Communities, Clusters (consisting of three or more classes) and Pairs (consisting of two classes).

    Learning Communities can help you:

    • Make connections among courses
    • Form a community with your classmates
    • Work closely with faculty
    • Be more successful in your courses
    • Be more likely to stay in school and graduate

    Continuing students are encouraged to select a Cluster or Pair in their second semester.

    Recent Learning Community Themes include:

    • American Cultural Identities in Poetry, Prose, Beats and Rhymes
    • Technology, Power and Freedom: Building your Digital Identity
    • Truth, Lies and Video
    • Alienation and Inquiry

    Review Liberal Arts Learning Communities for the current semester.

    Click here to view the Liberal Arts Learning Communities

    LIB200: Science, Technology and Humanism
    This course invites you to consider a topic in an interdisciplinary manner, drawing on the various courses you have taken as well as experiences outside of college; therefore, it is recommended that this capstone course be taken in your last semester. The themes available for this class the course varies from semester to semester—previous themes include "American Museum," "Epidemics," "Genocide," "Modern Medical Practice," and "Performance and Disability." Review LIB200 themes for the current semester.

    Click here to view the LIB200 themes