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Mathematics Transfer Pathway

Why study Mathematics at Riverland?

Riverland Community College offers small class sizes with personalized instruction. The cost is affordable at $185.67 per credit which is significantly less than the first two years at a 4- year university. Our courses are offered in a variety of formats. Our online courses have QM (Quality Matters) certification. There are work study opportunities for qualified students to work as mathematics tutors.

The Mathematics Transfer Pathway, AA offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated mathematics bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Other degrees offered at Riverland Community College have requirements of mathematics transfer pathway courses.  For example, accounting, chemistry and physics all require Math 1210 Calculus and Analytic Geometry.


    What will I study?


    Time Commitment

What Kind of Commitment Am I Making?

This program will take 4 semesters of 15 credits each to complete for students who enter the transfer pathway program ready to enroll in Math 1210. The Riverland Mathematics Department does offer courses in a variety of delivery styles and in the summer. Ideally, students should begin their studies in the Fall semester with Math - 1210 Calculus and Analytic Geometry. For students whose math skills do not allow them start with Math 1210, we do offer math classes to get students ready for Math 1210.


    Career Outlook

"What can I do with a major in mathematics?" The short answer is, "Just about anything you want to do." Majoring in mathematics teaches you to be a good problem solver, and that is the key to success in any career - finding efficient ways to solve problems inherent in your job.

Usually, students want to know specific career paths for a degree in Mathematics.  By starting your study of mathematics at Riverland Community College, you can transfer to a 4- year university to finish an undergraduate degree in mathematics. A few career choices with a 4 -year degree in mathematics are:

  • Banking
  • Law enforcement
  • FBI
  • Engineering, Mechanical, Civic Occupational Safety
  • Animation


Designated bachelor’s degrees and universities:

The Riverland Mathematics Department also recommends that students contact the 4 -year university that will finish the degree to see what specific courses in Mathematics, Business, Finance and Statistics should be taken in addition to the transfer pathway course list.


Designated Degrees (3rd and 4th Year Templates)

Bemidji State University

Mathematics, BS

Metropolitan State University

Industrial and Applied Mathematics, BS

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mathematics, BS

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Mathematics, BA

Southwest Minnesota State University

Mathematics, BA

St. Cloud State University

Mathematics, BA

Winona State University

Mathematics, BA


    Program Scholarships

Riverland Community College Foundation offers specific scholarships for Math and/or STEM students. 


Faculty Highlight
Pam Ruble

Pam Ruble
Math Instructor

I have been teaching since 1998. I cannot say I always knew I would be a teacher but I can say I always knew I liked math. I remember as a preschooler that I was chosen to demonstrate our math skills at parent's night. It was while in college that I realized I enjoyed helping others learn math. I was a math tutor while an undergraduate and then I taught freshman level math classes as a graduate assistant. After that I was a high school math instructor for 13 years. I have been at Riverland since 2011 and thoroughly enjoy the opportunities I have here. I enjoy helping students reach their educational goals.

Last Updated: March 19, 2019

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