Program Advisors: Richard Cleary, Dr. Robert Willenbring, Dr. Travis Wolf, Rev. Victor Feser, OSB Ph.D.
The mission of the Mathematics Program is to promote academic excellence in a Benedictine environment by offering thorough, relevant courses and programs that prepare students to function as leaders in their communities and as professionals in their chosen careers. We provide service to all University of Mary students requiring mathematics for general education or for their major, and we provide a program for students who will teach mathematics or work in careers using mathematical skills.
The Mathematics major is a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. This major is designed to prepare students for professional work or graduate study in mathematics. Depending on their previous coursework, sutdents generally start in MAT 103, 153 or 209 unless they already have college dredit for Calculus.
Program Outcomes: Mathematics graduates will:
- exhibit analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
- be able to interpret and analyze data using quantitative reasoning skills
- be able to use technology to aid in the solving of problems and analysis of data
- demonstrate a broad background in both pure and applied mathematics
- be competitive in securing employemnt requiring either an undergraduate degree in mathematics or significant quantitative reasoning skills, or gaining admittance to programs of advanced study.
A total of 40 semester credits in mathematics at the 200 level or higher, with at least 20 semester credits at the 300 level or higher, including MAT 209, 210, 211, 221, 312, 402, 421, 429.
Students are encouraged to take more than the minimum 2 mathematics electives and/or to consider a minor in another area of interest to strengthen the major.
Minor in Mathematics
MAT 209, 210, 211; one elective 200 level or higher; two additional electives 300 level or higher.