Mathematics

Kate Sims-Drew
Department Chair

ksims@prairiestate.edu
(708) 709-3765
Room 2106

Dr. Melanie Eddins-Spencer
Department Coordinator
meddinsspencer@prairiestate.edu
(708) 709-3762
Room 2303
Jobs

All Math department jobs can be found and applied for on the PSC HR website

If you are interested in part-time teaching opportunities, please apply on the HR website; the Coordinator will then contact you if we have positions available.

The math department at Prairie State College offers a variety of math courses ranging from basic mathematics to differential equations and linear algebra. For more information about the Department of Mathematics, contact the department chairperson or the coordinator.


DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
View the curriculum for each program in the current Academic Catalog. An archive of previous catalogs and addenda is also available. You can also access the entire catalog online.

Please visit Career Programs and Transfer Degrees, where you will find information describing the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.

COURSES
A listing of course descriptions is available in the current Academic Catalog. For a listing of when courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor.


Class information will vary from section to section. For information regarding a specific section, see the individual classroom instructor. Some general information pertaining to certain sections is posted below:

  • Math 085 - Computational Skills II - 4 Credit Hours
  • Math 090 - Elementary Algebra - 4 Credit Hours, 5 Lecture Hours
  • Math 095 - Intermediate Algebra - 4 Credit Hours
  • Math 151 - College Algebra - 4 Credit Hours
 
PLACEMENT/PROFICIENCY
The Math department does not administer proficiency tests, such as a final exam, for college credit.  Students wishing to receive credit for certain classes via a test may take one of the national tests (AP or CLEP). For more information, please visit Testing Services.

Students unhappy with their Math placement are encouraged to re-take the placement test, which has a built in review module to help students prepare to take the test again.