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Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

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Program Intro

A mathematics major at PNW provides you with a solid background in the field through rigorous coursework and the freedom to pursue mathematical depth. You’ll work with dedicated faculty on research projects tailored to fit your individual talents and interests.

Department of Math and Statistics

Our program prepares you for a successful career in business, industry, government or higher education. With us, you’ll sharpen your analytical skills and learn mathematical techniques to solve complex problems in STEM fields and beyond. These are highly desirable skills in the contemporary world.

Curriculum Overview

We offer a variety of courses ranging from classical mathematics to modern topics like pure and applied mathematics, as well as statistics.

Take general education core courses and the first two courses of the calculus sequence while you adjust to university life.

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Sample Courses

  • MA 10000 – Introduction of Mathematical Sciences
  • MA 16300 – Integrated Calculus Analysis Geometry I
  • MA 16400 – Integrated Calculus Analysis Geometry II

Get ready to broaden your knowledge and learn about the career opportunities that a mathematics major can offer you.

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Sample Courses

  • MA 26100 – Multivariate Calculus
  • MA 26400 – Differential Equations
  • MA 26500 – Linear Algebra

Choose a mentor and work on a project in a specialized topic of mathematics that relates to your future plans.

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Sample Courses

  • MA 37700 – Computational Mathematics I
  • MA 348 – Discrete Mathematics
  • STAT 345 – Statistics

Take elective courses that help you specialize in one or two sub-disciplines of mathematics.

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Sample Courses

  • MA 315 – Introduction Abstract Mathematics
  • MA 37800 – Computational Mathematics II
  • MA 44600 – Introduction to Real Analysis

Highlights

Our department is rich with faculty who are dedicated to quality teaching and cutting-edge research in almost all major areas of mathematics and statistics.

Your accessible and friendly professors create a supportive learning environment, maintain close interactions with you and mentor you in achieving your individual goals.

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Outcomes

Our students graduate with the ability to critically analyze problems, work on solutions and communicate results to a wide variety of audiences.

These skills are prized in many careers. The mathematical and computational skills you develop are critical to a wide range of STEM disciplines.

Scholarships

In addition to scholarships available through Financial Aid and CES, Mathematics majors have a number of funding opportunities, including:

Beyond the Classroom

We know that learning happens everywhere, so we provide a number of ways to supplement your studies, including:

  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA): membership includes full online access to all the periodicals published by the organization
  • PNW Math-Stat Club

Career Paths

There are unlimited career opportunities for mathematics majors. Common career paths include:

  • Graduate study
  • Education (teaching at the high school level)
  • Business and industry, including the fields of insurance, computer programming and finance

Employers

Our recent graduates have:

  • Continued their studies at the PhD level at Dartmouth and Purdue University West Lafayette
  • Taught at many local high schools and two-year colleges
  • Work at Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority (MOHELA)

The friendly, supportive MSCS department at PNW gave me the opportunity to study beyond the standard mathematics major curriculum and get accepted to the mathematics PhD program at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

Tyler Billingsley
Mathematics, Hobart

Meet the Faculty

Alain Togbe, Ph.D.

Alain Togbe, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Togbe’s research is in Number Theory (Mathematics). Particularly, he works on Diophantine problems. He has more than 140 papers published/accepted in very respected journals

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