The Department of Mathematical Sciences assists students in mastering quantitative skills relevant to careers in business, industry, government, and teaching at the elementary, secondary, and college levels.
The bachelor's degrees in the mathematical sciences offer a flexible curriculum adaptable to the professional objectives of the individual. By combining a strong background in the mathematical sciences with appropriately chosen study in related fields, the degree programs prepare students for their desired careers. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Sciences; a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics (with seven concentration options); and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. The Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Secondary Education will become one of the concentrations within the Mathematics program starting in Fall 2015.
The Master of Arts in Mathematics provides a rigorous graduate education in mathematics with the added benefit of gaining hands-on training and experience with teaching. It can qualify students for advanced teacher licensure in high school mathematics, prepare students for community college teaching positions, or serve as excellent preparation for doctoral programs in mathematics or mathematics education. Students complete the program with solid foundations in mathematics as well as knowledge of pedagogical issues such as collaborative learning, effective classroom teaching, assessment strategies, and the use of technology in the classroom.
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