# Mathematics

# Mission Statement

The mathematics department would like all students to obtain a meaningful understanding of mathematics and an appreciation of its many applications. This includes being able to communicate their knowledge of mathematics in an effective manner and to use mathematics in a variety of problem situations. Students should come to understand the connections between the various branches of mathematics and the relationships between mathematics and other disciplines.

# Degrees Offered

- Bachelor of Science–Major in Mathematics
- Bachelor of Science – Adolescent to Young Adult (see degree requirements listed under Education)
- Bachelor of Science – Middle Childhood Mathematics Concentration (see degree requirements listed under Education)
- Associate of Science – Concentration in Mathematics
- Bachelor of Science or Arts – Minor in Mathematics

# Career Opportunities

Starting salaries for students who earn a bachelor’s degree in biology are around $31,000, while the median salary for individuals who hold advanced biology degrees generally falls between $55,000 and $75,000. Students with biology degrees who pursue careers in medicine or pharmaceuticals can earn six-figure salaries.

# Learning Outcomes

The successful student will be able to:

- Demonstrate an understanding of mathematics as a universal language of logic and critical thinking.
- Demonstrate an understanding of abstract structures.
- Demonstrate an understanding of concepts, skills, and applications related to calculus.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, skills, and applications related to probability and statistics.
- (for prospective teachers) Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical content sufficient to become an effective teacher of school mathematics.

# Facilities

The Kidd Math/Science Center opened in 1985. With an award-winning masonry design, the center’s front doors open to a glass atrium with live plants & a trickling pond. A spacious lobby follows with comfortable studying facilities. The center houses three large chemistry labs, three biology labs, one physics lab, one computer lab, lecture rooms, faculty offices and a large bent glass greenhouse that enhances the view of campus. McKenzie Hall opened in 1997, and it provides math/science students, along with the nursing students, two large lecture halls, a variety of lecture rooms, an anatomy lab, three computer labs, faculty offices and a conference room with a beautiful view of campus and the surrounding landscape.

# Degree Requirements

##### Bachelor of Science – Major in Mathematics (2840)

Description | Credits |
---|---|

General Education must include: | |

MTH 15105 (TM) Calculus I | 5 |

CS 20104 Computer Programming I | 4 |

Total General Education hours | 44 |

Description | Credits |
---|---|

Major Area required courses | |

MTH 15204 Calculus II | 4 |

MTH 15304 Multivariable Calculus | 4 |

MTH 21704 Introduction to Probability | 4 |

MTH 21803 Introduction to Statistics | 3 |

MTH 25403 Discrete Mathematics | 3 |

Select one from the following courses: | |

MTH 26603 Number Theory or MTH 27403 College Geometry | 3 |

MTH 27703 Differential Equations I | 3 |

MTH 38403 Linear Algebra | 3 |

MTH 38603 Abstract Algebra | 3 |

MTH 44403 Real Variables | 3 |

MTH Electives from 30000-40000 level | 6 |

Total major area hours | 39 |

Selected Minor and Personal electives | 37-42 |

Total hours needed to graduate | 120-125 |

##### Bachelor of Science – Integrated Mathematics Education: Adolescent to Young Adult (40432)

##### Bachelor of Science – Middle Childhood Mathematics Concentration

##### Bachelor of Science – Middle Childhood Mathematics Concentration

##### Bachelor of Science or Arts - Minor in Mathematics (2830)

Description | Credits |
---|---|

General Education must include: | |

MTH 15105 (TM) Calculus I | 5 |

Total General Education hours | 40 |

Description | Credits |
---|---|

Major Area required courses | |

MTH 15204 Calculus II | 4 |

MTH 21704 Introduction to Probability | 4 |

MTH Electives from 30000-40000 level | 6 |

Total major area hours | 17 |

Selected Major and Personal electives | 63-68 |

Total hours needed to graduate | 120-125 |

##### Associate of Science – Concentration in Mathematics (2821)

Description | Credits |
---|---|

General Education must include: | |

IT 10103 Introduction to Information Technology | 3 |

MTH 14505 (TM) Pre-calculus | 5 |

Any Chemistry or Physics course | 4-5 |

Total General Education hours | 42-43 |

Description | Credits |
---|---|

Major Area required courses | |

MTH 15105 (TM) Calculus I | 5 |

MTH 15204 Calculus II | 4 |

MTH 15304 Multivariable Calculus | 4 |

MTH 25403 Discrete Mathematics | 3 |

Select one of the following courses: | |

MTH 21404 (TM) Introductory Probability and Statistics MTH 21704 Introduction to Probability | 4 |

Total major area hours | 17 |

Total hours needed to graduate | 60-65 |