The Mathematics Department provides many of the courses needed for a mathematics major or minor at a four-year college in a supportive, collaborative environment. All of the classes are small with less than 30 students. This creates a more personalized learning experience and a tight-knit classroom with dedicated faculty, greatly enhancing student success rate.

Calculator rental program
Students at both BHC campuses are able to rent graphing calculators through either bookstore or the Academic Service Center at the Quad-Cities Campus. Supplies are limited, so secure yours today!

Tutoring availableConnie McLean with students
Free tutoring is available online through your CANVAS account at both campuses, as well as face-to-face, personalized tutoring at the Math Tutoring Center at the Quad-Cities Campus or Math Lab at the East Campus. East Campus faculty members also tutor students once a week in the Math Lab, and Quad-Cities Campus faculty members are available through the Student Success & Tutoring Center.

What can I do with a math degree?
Black Hawk College alumni have gone to pursue careers in a variety of fields including data statistics and analytics, engineering, nursing, actuary sciences, or have decided to teach math at a multitude of grade levels. The department even has two current faculty members who are proud BHC graduates!

Extracurricular Activities

Student clubs:
• Math Club – Quad-Cities Campus
• Math and Science Club – East Campus
• Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

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Special events on and around campus:
• Pi Run (3.14 miles) – Quad-Cities Campus
• East Campus Founders Scholars Banquet
• Lincoln Trail Scholastic Bowl Conference Tournament Host
• STEMFest/Science & Math Fest Host

Programs and Highlights

Transfer programs
If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, you can earn an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.

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Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Associate in Science 1545 64 Humanities, Language & JournalismMathematicsNatural Sciences & Engineering
Associate in Arts 1045 64 Humanities, Language & JournalismMathematicsNatural Sciences & Engineering