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Mathematics Department

The Mathematics Department educates students to hone their quantitative, analytic and critical abilities. Mathematics students develop problem-solving skills through courses in which they learn to analyze and interpret numerical data in a variety of real-world contexts. Its comprehensive upper division curriculum enables students to become strong teachers of mathematics, to work in highly technical fields or to pursue graduate work in mathematics and other related fields.

These quantitative skills are essential for people who want to make a positive impact on society in a changing and increasingly technological world. The faculty encourages the life of the mind and the search for truth by offering challenging courses that include contemporary topics and real-world applications.

Students often combine a mathematics major with a major or minor in a discipline such as business, computer science, chemistry, biology or economics. These students enter the job market with highly developed analytic and quantitative abilities and a good understanding of a field to which these skills may be applied. The department offers three full-tuition scholarships: two for incoming freshman and one for a transfer student.

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Department Chair
Tim Trenary, Associate Professor
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