Sep 25, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Eric S. Marland, Chair
Richard E. Klima, Assistant Chair

Terry G. Anderson Jeffry L. Hirst René A. Salinas
Alan T. Arnholt Phillip E. Johnson Tracie McLemore Salinas
Michael J. Bossé Anita N. Kitchens Jose A.T. Sanqui
William J. Cook Vicky W. Klima Mary E. Searcy
Deborah A. Crocker Witold A.J. Kosmala Kevin L. Shirley
Mark C. Ginn Betty B. Long Jill E. Thomley
Ross M. Gosky Katherine J. Mawhinney Erica S. Young
Sarah J. Greenwald Katrina M. Palmer  
Holly P. Hirst Gregory S. Rhoads  

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 of Arts and Bachelor of Science 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 Science; a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics; a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics (with six concentration options); a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Secondary Education; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics.

Every mathematical sciences major is assigned an advisor. Degree candidates should seek approval of their program of study as early as possible, but no later than three semesters before their intended date of graduation. Students pursuing multiple majors are especially encouraged to seek early departmental advising. Visit the departmental website at or contact the departmental chair at (828) 262-3050 for additional information.

Honors Program in Mathematical Sciences

The Mathematical Sciences Honors Program offers honors courses to students who have exhibited outstanding ability and interest in mathematics. Students who successfully complete MAT 3510  with at least a grade of “B” and have earned at least a 3.45 GPA in mathematics courses are eligible for MAT 4510 - Senior Honors Thesis (3) . Students who earn at least a “B” in MAT 4510  and complete a total of at least nine semester hours of honors courses in mathematics will graduate with “honors” in mathematics. Honors courses carry full credit toward the major or, for non-majors, full elective credit. Students must earn a grade of ‘B’ (3.0 grade points) or higher on all honors coursework taken to fulfill any honors requirements.



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