## Mathematics

Mathematics is an expanding and evolving body of knowledge as well as a way of perceiving, formulating and solving problems in many disciplines. The subject is a constant interplay between the worlds of thought and application. The student of mathematics will find worthy challenges and the subsequent reward in meeting them.

The general student will find preparatory courses in precalculus mathematics and traditional mathematics courses such as calculus, linear algebra, geometry, abstract algebra, and analysis. Also, more specialized courses in discrete mathematics, number theory and the history of mathematics are offered. Special needs of Computer Science majors, Elementary Education majors and general education requirements are also met by courses in the Mathematics Department.

- For those desiring concentrated work in mathematics, the Mathematics Department offers four programs leading to Bachelor degrees.
- A Bachelor of Science in Mathematics prepares the student as a mathematician for industry or graduate work.
- A Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Teaching prepares the student to teach at the high school level.
- A Bachelor of Arts in Middle-level Mathematics and Science Teaching prepares the student to teach at the middle school level.
- A Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Actuarial Science prepares the student to work as an actuary or in applied statistics.
- A Bachelor of Arts minor and a Secondary Teaching minor are also available.

- One graduate degrees is offered: the Master of Arts for Teachers. It is described in the graduate section of the catalog.

All programs (major, minor, including electives) must be on file and approved by the Department at least one academic year preceding graduation.

### Transfer students thinking of majoring in mathematics should click here.

The Mathematics Department is located in **Bouillon Hall**.