Department Chairperson: Dr. Matthew A. Pons
Mathematics and Actuarial Science Faculty
The mission of the Department of Mathematics is three-fold:
- To support the mission of the institution by providing general education and service courses in mathematics which provide each student with the mathematical experience appropriate to that student's interests and abilities;
- To provide mathematics majors and minors with a strong grounding in the tools and methods of mathematics so as to enable them to succeed in mathematics or a related field, and to provide as many majors as possible with a significant independent research experience.
- To provide education majors with the mathematical content knowledge and discipline specific skills to be effective educators as they explore the direction of present day mathematics education.
The study of mathematics can reveal its beauty and wonder and can develop a student's potential for logical thought. College mathematics has evolved from arithmetic and geometry, two of the seven original Liberal Arts, to a variety of abstract and applied topics. Applications of mathematics occur in science, engineering, medicine, business, statistics, psychology, social science and other areas. A bachelor's degree in mathematics can lead to graduate study in mathematics or statistics, secondary teaching, actuarial science, industrial or governmental research or careers in business.
Each student works with an academic advisor to plan an individual major leading to one or more of the above objectives.
Degrees offered: B.A. and B.S.
The B.A. degree program is offered in mathematics and applied mathematics and the B.S. degree program is offered in mathematics, applied mathematics and actuarial science.
Credit is given for students with high performance on the Advanced Placement Calculus examinations or through the CLEP program. Consult a member of the mathematics faculty about these options.
All students taking MTH coursework:
Courses below calculus may not be taken for credit once a term of calculus has been successfully completed.
CoursesMathematics and Actuarial Science
Courses below calculus may not be taken for credit once calculus has been successfully completed.