College of Arts and Sciences
Degree BS or BA, Mathematics
Department Chair Jay Stine, PhD
Jerry Bradford, Associate Professor of Mathematics, BA Indiana Wesleyan University; MS, PhD The University of Iowa
David Perkins, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, BA Houghton College; MS South Dakota State University; PhD University of Montana
Jay Stine, Associate Professor of Mathematics, BA Shippensburg University; MS, PhD, University of Miami
Steven J. Tedford, Associate Professor of Mathematics, BA, MS Marist College, PhD Binghamton University
Patrick Touhey, Professor of Mathematics, BA Fordham University; PhD City University of New York
Mathematics has been called the queen of the sciences. In recent years, the increased use of statistics and quantitative methods, combined with the computer revolution, have caused mathematics to pervade not only the physical sciences, but the life and social sciences as well. Mathematical techniques are widely used in research, in industry, manufacturing, commerce, and government. Recognizing these broad applications, this major in mathematics was designed to expose students to both classical and contemporary areas.
The mathematics major prepares students for careers in business, industry or government, or for future study in graduate or professional school.
Students may choose to pursue either a BS or BA degree in mathematics. The required mathematics courses for either degree are the same. Students who choose a BA must complete PHY 221-222; those choosing a BS must complete PHY 221-222 and either CHM 133-134 or BIO 111-112.
Upper-level courses are offered in alternate years (see course descriptions for details), so that a student’s schedule may not follow this sequence exactly. The above would be typical for a traditional first-year student whose first semester begins in the fall of an odd numbered year (e.g., 2007).
Program Goals and Outcomes
The following are program goals for the Mathematics major, in which students will:
The Mathematics major program goals are realized in the following student learning outcomes: