Why Study Math?

Mathematics can rightly be called “the intellect’s most extreme sport” because it is one of the most rigorous and demanding of all intellectual pursuits. Studying mathematics helps you to argue logically and rigorously, think abstractly, formulate and solve problems, analyze data, and create and analyze mathematical models. Thus, mathematicians are in demand and enjoy a wealth of high-paying job opportunities. They are hired by banks, investment firms, trading companies, insurance and consulting companies, and technology firms, among others.

Mathematics Program at EA

Eastern Arizona’s Associate of Science in Mathematics meets the requirements for the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s program at Arizona’s public, and many other, universities. You can transfer with junior status after building a strong academic foundation in small, stimulating classes taught by quality faculty and offered at an extremely affordable tuition cost. You are encouraged to work closely with an academic adviser and consult the official transfer guide to ensure you are on the correct course to maximize course transferability.

Math Career Paths
  • Mathematician
  • Statistician
  • Investment Banker
  • Actuary
  • Technical Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • IT Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Economist
Select Average Salary Statistics*
*2021 national median pay, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Computer Programmer

Program Details

Average Program Length
Mathematics Associate of Science (AS)
Preparation for transfer to a bachelor’s program.
4 full-time semesters