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Welcome to Merritt Mathematics!

Mathematics is at the foundation of many fields of study, including biological, physical, computer, behavioral, and social sciences, as well as engineering.  The Merritt math program offers a wide range of courses designed to meet your needs.  Whether you are majoring in math, need math to meet prerequisites in related disciplines, or simply need to take math to fill a general ed requirement, we have the courses for you.

Looking for your first math course in Peralta? Choose Your Best Math Pathway.

Interested in exploring the Merritt math course offerings? Check out our math courses.


Interested in Majoring in Math?

Merritt offers two degrees in mathematics:

  • Mathematics AS-T
  • Mathematics AS

To learn more about the degree major requirements, go to Degrees & Certificates.

Career Opportunities in Math:

A math degree is one of the most valued degrees in the job market.  Math majors are trained to perform calculations, analyze data, and solve problems, all of which are useful skills across a variety of fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that overall employment in math occupations will grow 29% from 2021 to 2031, which is much faster than the average rate of growth.

With an associates degree in math in the Bay Area, your career options include: tutor, data analyst, lab technician, and various other analyst positions.

With a bachelor’s degree in math in the Bay Area, your career options include: actuary, data analyst, data scientist, accountant, mathematician, statistician, teacher, and work in various computer-related fields.