The primary purpose of the Mathematics and Engineering Department is to provide students an opportunity to meet the degree requirements in mathematics for majors and/or minors in the various liberal arts curricula, business administration, education, sciences, pre-professional, engineering and mathematics.
Students planning to major in mathematics or pre-engineering at South Plains College should have completed two units in algebra, one unit in plane geometry, one unit in trigonometry, and at least one unit in advanced mathematics upon graduation from high school. Students who do not have sufficient background in mathematics may have difficulty in the college mathematics courses required and may be delayed in completing their educational objective. Engineering majors should have completed one year of physics and one year of chemistry prior to high school graduation.
Students who pass the math portion of the TSI Test may enroll in any math class for which they qualify according to prerequisites of the course. Students who do not pass the math portion of the TSI Test must enroll in the appropriate developmental math courses.
A student will NOT be allowed to take a math course if he/she has not completed the prerequisite for the course described in this catalog.
Departmental chairperson is Dr. Philip Anderson, professor of mathematics.
The following curricula have been arranged to aid the student in selecting courses for the first two years of college work. Since the various universities have different requirements for majors or minors in mathematics or engineering, the student is advised to consult with the chairperson of the Mathematics and Engineering Department.