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About the Math Program

The department provides a personal, friendly environment for students. Majors in the department come from many countries and backgrounds. There is ample opportunity for discussion with other students with both similar and dissimilar backgrounds. Students can choose electives to tailor their course of study to fit their personal career goals.

Major in Mathematics

A mathematics major consists of a minimum of 18 hours on the 300-400 level, including algebraic structures and analysis. Since most students start the program with beginning calculus, the requirement generally amounts to 30 hours.

Opportunities for Involvement

The department sponsors a student organization - the Ohio Zeta chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME), a national mathematics honor society. The organization meets monthly and sponsor special events and speakers. KME sponsors an annual Freshman Mathematics Achievement Award.

The department employs qualified students as departmental assistants. Their duties include tutoring and grading coursework. These valuable positions provide salaries and important experience for many students each year.

Students may also obtain internships with industry. These internships, which often lead to employment after graduation, carry academic course credit and usually provide financial support.

Career Paths

Most of the department's recent graduates have successfully pursued one of three paths: industrial employment, elementary or secondary school teaching, or graduate school. Graduates have obtained positions with firms such as Argonne Laboratories, Battelle Laboratories, DEC, IBM, MIT Laboratories, Motorists Insurance, NASA, NCR and TRW. Graduates are in great demand in secondary and elementary schools throughout the east and midwest.

Those choosing to continue their studies have entered a number of excellent graduate schools: Bowling Green, Carnegie-Mellon, Clemson, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Miami, MIT, North Carolina, Ohio State and Pittsburgh. They have had successful graduate careers and embarked on teaching and research careers.

In addition, graduates have often combined their background in mathematics with other coursework to develop careers with an interdisciplinary flavor. These backgrounds have been used as entry into such fields as accounting, business, economics, music, psychology and religion.

Curriculum

090  Developmental Mathematics

120  Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

140  Statistics

150  Liberal Arts Mathematics

170  College Algebra

175 Trigonometry

190  Beginning Calculus

200  Intermediate Calculus

225  Discrete Mathematics

230  Linear Algebra

310  Multivariate Calculus 

320  Differential Equations

330  Algebraic Structures

340  Mathematical Statistics

350  Numerical Analysis

360  Geometry

370  History of Mathematics

410  Analysis

420  Complex Analysis

430  Applied Mathematics

490  Topics in Mathematics

495  Mathematics Seminar