The mathematics program provides students with a broad foundation in mathematical knowledge, applications and aesthetics for the purpose of preparation for careers, graduate school and personal enrichment. Students pursuing either a Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Science in mathematics must complete the common major requirements as well as an area of concentration chosen from one of the areas below. In addition, it is recommended that students complete PH 200 Critical and Creative Thinking, which fulfills a General Education Requirement.
The Mathematics Program Mission is to educate students with a foundation in mathematical knowledge, applications and aesthetics for preparation for careers, graduate school and personal enrichment.
Our mathematics program objectives include incorporating activities that will help students be able to:
1. Analyze and use critical thinking.
2. Solve problems with a willingness to find multiple strategies.
3. Complete proofs successfully.
4. Communicate mathematical concepts clearly.
5. Show an appreciation and knowledge of historical developments in mathematics and the people who accomplished them.
6. Demonstrate acquisition of mathematical habits of mind.
Common Major Requirements (27 Credits):
MA 175 Calculus I 4 cr.
MA 176 Calculus II 4 cr.
MA 277 Calculus III 3 cr.
MA 280 Differential Equations I 3 cr.
MA 330 Modern Geometry 3 cr.
MA 331 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory 3 cr.
MA 332 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 3 cr.
MA 432 Modern Algebra 3 cr.
MA 481 Coordinating Seminar 1 cr.
The Bachelors of Arts degree also requires a Cooperative Education experience (MA 295, 395, or 495) or a Student Teaching Experience (see requirements under Education).