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.

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 and a trickling pond. A spacious lobby follows with comfortable studying facilities. Our 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 our campus. McKenzie Hall opened in 1997 providing 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

DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
BIO 12104 Biology I4
CHM 15005 (TAG) General Chemistry I5
MTH 21404 (TM) Introductory Probability and Statistics4
Total General Education hours40

Bachelor of Science – Major in Mathematics (2840)

DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
MTH 15105 (TM) Calculus I5
CS 20104 Computer Programming I4
Total General Education hours44

DescriptionCredits
Major Area required courses
MTH 15204 Calculus II4
MTH 15304 Multivariable Calculus4
MTH 21704 Introduction to Probability4
MTH 21803 Introduction to Statistics3
MTH 25403 Discrete Mathematics3
Select one from the following courses:
MTH 26603 Number Theory or
MTH 27403 College Geometry
3
MTH 27703 Differential Equations I3
MTH 38403 Linear Algebra3
MTH 38603 Abstract Algebra3
MTH 44403 Real Variables3
MTH Electives from 30000-40000 level6
Total major area hours39
Selected Minor and Personal electives37-42
Total hours needed to graduate120-125

Bachelor of Science – Integrated Mathematics Education: Adolescent to Young Adult (40432)
Bachelor of Science – Middle Childhood Mathematics Concentration
Bachelor of Science or Arts - Minor in Mathematics (2830)

DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
MTH 15105 (TM) Calculus I5
Total General Education hours40

DescriptionCredits
Major Area required courses
MTH 15204 Calculus II4
MTH 21704 Introduction to Probability4
MTH Electives from 30000-40000 level6
Total major area hours17
Selected Major and Personal electives63-68
Total hours needed to graduate120-125

Associate of Science – Concentration in Mathematics (2821)

DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
IT 10103 Introduction to Information Technology3
MTH 14505 (TM) Pre-calculus5
Any Chemistry or Physics course4-5
Total General Education hours42-43

DescriptionCredits
Major Area required courses
MTH 15105 (TM) Calculus I5
MTH 15204 Calculus II4
MTH 15304 Multivariable Calculus4
MTH 25403 Discrete Mathematics3
Select one of the following courses:
MTH 21404 (TM) Introductory Probability and Statistics
MTH 21704 Introduction to Probability
4
Total major area hours17
Total hours needed to graduate60-65