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Mathematics

Mathematics is the study of numbers, their properties and relationships in the modeling of real-world phenomenon. Many fields make use of the problem-solving and strong analytical skills that mathematics majors possess. Students who enroll in mathematics courses at Midland College are not only satisfying general degree requirements, but also preparing themselves to be logical thinkers in their fields of study. 

One of the most common fields for students interested in an undergraduate degree in mathematics is public school education, but mathematics majors can do so much more! Majors in mathematics can find careers in business, economics, banking, and research laboratories for government and private companies working on modeling and analysis.  

The Mathematics Department strives to provide students with the knowledge to pursue not only a degree in mathematics, but also in the sciences, engineering, health fields, and to satisfy general degree requirements.


Program Details

SOUTH PLAINS MATHEMATICS FELLOWS

South Plains Math Fellows

In 2014, the National Science Foundation named Texas Tech University with partnering institutions Midland College, Odessa College, and Mesalands Community College as recipients of an S-STEM award, the South Plains Mathematics Fellows (SPMF) program. The SPMF program provides for academically talented students from underrepresented, low-income families to receive scholarships for undergraduate study leading to a degree in mathematics. In addition to the standard coursework, SPMF scholars will have a support system designed specifically to enhance their academic experiences and ensure retention and success.

Texas Tech South Plains Mathematics Fellows


THE NOYCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Noyce Scholars Program

This is a collaboration between Midland College and Texas Tech University. The Noyce Scholars program is primarily designed for undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students who are interested in making an impact through teaching. The program is divided into two tracks: Pre-Noyce Summer Fellows and Noyce Scholars.

Noyce Scholars Program


To apply for any MC Scholarship through AcademicWorks:

1. APPLY at https://midland.academicworks.com
2. Confirm the link sent to your email and complete application
3. Check your MC student email for notifications of award
4. Accept award & write your electronic thank you letter to the donor

*Already receiving a scholarship? Don't forget to update your application each semester! You will receive an email when it is time to do so.

Courses offered in the Mathematics department are transferrable to all public colleges and universities in Texas. Students who plan to transfer to a private institution or university outside of Texas are advised to contact the specific institution regarding course transferability. 

The Texas Transfer Inventory Guide outlines mathematics course requirements by program for all public colleges and universities in Texas. This program inventory is maintained by the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Midland College has articulation agreements with a variety of schools and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Our curriculum maps, located in the catalog, provide a guided path for general transfer to our top five receiving institutions; however, your Pathways Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that you contact your Pathways Advisor for assistance with course selection if you plan to transfer.

Articulation Agreements


MIDLAND COLLEGE/SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Want to earn a Bachelor degree while staying right here at MC?

The Sul Ross @ MC Distance Program allows students to complete 11 different Baccalaureate degrees from Sul Ross State University while staying on the Midland College campus. Transfer up to 90 hours of lower level coursework directly into your selected degree plan. Advanced courses are presented via interactive televised lectures or web-based classes given by Sul Ross faculty, with labs being taught by Midland College faculty. 

MC/SRSU Program

Campus Activities


American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges Student Mathematics League

The AMATYC Student Mathematics League is a timed problem-based national competition held in the fall and spring semesters to encourage critical thinking in pre-calculus mathematics. Teams of five or more students (or individual students) meet regularly to practice problem-solving strategies in preparation for the competition.

AMATYC Student Math League

 

American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges Student Research League

The AMATYC Student Research League is a national competition to encourage research problem solving in mathematics. Teams of one or more Midland College students meet regularly to practice problem solving and research skills in preparation for the STEM Challenge Problem competition held during the spring semester.

AMATYC Student Research League

Mathematical research and education are at the heart of some careers, while other careers utilize mathematics and its applications to build and enhance important work in the sciences, business, finance, manufacturing, communications, and engineering. Here are two online sources for career information.

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.

 

Student Success

Rachel Harris

RACHEL HARRIS

"I didn't think I wanted to go to college," said Rachel Harris. "Now I'll be starting a doctoral program at Texas Tech in the fall!"

Harris credits her mother for the encouragement she received to attend Midland College and now work toward a doctoral degree in Math. Harris fondly recalls her math and science professors at Midland College and said that it was at MC where she decided she also had an affinity for teaching.

As an MC student, Harris was employed as a tutor in the college's Math Lab and has worked for the MC Math/Science Division ever since.

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Ben Ortiz

“Are you in a band?”

That’s what Midland College (MC) students ask Ben Ortiz when they see him on campus.

“No one ever asks me if I teach math.” said Ortiz. “I guess it’s my ‘nontraditional’ look.”

In fact, however, the guy with the long hair, tattoos and “cool” clothes does teach math. Actually, Ben Ortiz just doesn’t teach it—he’s passionate about math, especially the math program at Midland College.

“Math at Midland College is where I found my place in life,” stated Ortiz.

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Ben Ortiz

Mathematics Faculty

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yessica baiza
Adjunct Instructor
Mathematics
Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building, Room 124A
(432) 685-4561
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teresa bryant
Adjunct Instructor
Mathematics
Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building, Room 124B
(432) 685-4561
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krista cohlmia
Associate Professor
Mathematics
Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building, Room 103
(432) 685-4541

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