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MWCC Launches Math Degree

A professor stands in front of a blackboard teaching students.
MWCC Assistant Professor of Mathematics Ram Ananthoji teaches a class at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Gardner Campus.

Mount Wachusett Community College will offer an Associate’s Degree in Mathematics for the first time beginning this fall, combining a focus on math with an easy transfer path through MassTransfer.

“This degree puts the “M” in STEM. MWCC has a long-standing commitment to the sciences and this new program expands the options for our science students. Now students interested in working in investment, education, engineering, medical and insurance fields have another pathway that leads to easy transfer thanks to its alignment with MassTransfer,” said MWCC President James Vander Hooven.

The Mathematics degree has been designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. The degree includes essential courses such as Calculus I, Statistics, Ordinary Differential Equations, Physics, and even explores computer programming with Java.  Through this Associate’s Degree at MWCC, students will be able to take the core courses universities recommend for the first two years of a math major under the terms of MassTransfer.

The best thing about this new degree option is that it sets students up for a wide-array of future careers after completing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. These careers include actuarial analyst, business executive, cryptographer, data analyst, doctor, educator, engineer, finance/investment analyst, mathematician, operations research analyst, scientist, statistician, or as a salesperson for a high tech product or service. Many careers requiring a degree in mathematics are expected to grow by 33 percent by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

More information about the new Mathematics Degree from MWCC is available at or by calling MWCC Admissions at 978-630-9110.