Mathematics and Physics

Mathematics is a language common to many different areas of human endeavor. Applied mathematics, in particular, is used in professions as diverse as actuarial science, operations research, management science, decision analysis, engineering physics, biometrics, econometrics and education.

The mathematics department offers a broad range of courses. At the freshman level, the core courses are designed to increase students' mathematical literacy while providing background in the basic areas of mathematics. The upper level courses offer the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for careers in science, business or education.

In addition to your classes in other coursework, you can elect for a minor in mathematics by completing a minimum of 15 credits hours of course work in mathematics beyond any mathematics courses required by your major. As a minimum, your minor in mathematics must include at least two semesters of calculus.

Dr. Karen McPherson, chair