The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to serve every student on campus by providing courses that satisfy triad education requirements, furnishing course content in support of several majors, and offering a comprehensive program for mathematics majors and minors. The major requirements guide students in progressing from a procedural/computational understanding of mathematics to a broad understanding encompassing logical reasoning, generalization, abstraction, and formal proof, in accordance with the national standards published by the Mathematical Association of America. The faculty seeks to instill in all students an appreciation of the beauty and utility of mathematics, to facilitate improved confidence and ability in their mathematical skills and quantitative literacy, and, most of all, to foster in them a life-long love of learning.
The goals of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department are the following:
Grades: Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in courses that satisfy major requirements.
Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 44 credit hours in mathematics or 40 credit hours in mathematics and 4 credit hours in physics to fulfill the major.
Grades: Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in courses that satisfy minor requirements.
Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 21 credits of mathematics courses to fulfill the minor requirements.