You will use math today. Everybody will. You’ll use it when you check the time—or the speed limit. Newton, Galileo, da Vinci, Fibonacci: They used it in a variety of disciplines, and we still feel the echo of their work today—because math is where everything starts. That’s where you come in. Whether you want to work in aeronautics, electronics, finance, marketing, opinion analysis, insurance, accounting, automation, sales, teaching, or something else—math is your first step. You have the aptitude, but you need the tools to build your strengths into a career. And that’s where we come in. This unique liberal arts mathematics program offers the flexibility to explore another area of interest while still earning your mathematics degree.
Overview of Courses
In addition to our foundational mathematics core, you will also have the flexibility to choose electives tailored your interests. Here’s a sample of what you can expect to learn and do:
- Introduction to Linear Algebra
This course introduces topics in matrix algebra for applications that are basic to future coursework in mathematics. Topics include vector spaces, determinants, matrices, linear transformations, and eigenvectors.
- Calculus I
This is a beginning course in the calculus of one variable and analytic geometry. The concept of limits and their use in differential and integral calculus, max and min values of functions, and solving for areas and volumes are treated.
- Introduction to Differential Equations
This course examines the fundamental methods of solving elementary differential equations. Topics include exact solutions, series solutions, numerical solutions, and solutions using Laplace transforms.
- Calculus II
Topics include the Mean Value Theorem and its applications, applications of the integral, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, sequences and series, and conic sections
- Topics in Geometry
The course includes foundations of geometry, congruences, parallelism, similarities, measures, coordinate systems, axiom systems for the Euclidean, and projective planes.
- MATH A200 Intro Linear Algebra
- MATH A258 Calculus II
- MATH A259 Calculus III
- MATH A310 Intro Differential Equations
- MATH A410 Advanced Calculus I
- COSC A211 Intro to Programming I
- COSC A212 Intro to Programming II
- PHYS A102/A104 Electromagnetism & Relativity + Lab
Plus five math electives: MATH A300-A400 level.
Mathematics Course Information
Find out more about the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Liberal Arts:
Students looking for teacher preparation in the field of Math take the major courses from the Mathematics Liberal Arts program along with focus-area courses for teacher education. See the degree plan here, and the list of teacher-education course descriptions here.