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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics and Physics

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Karen G. McPherson, Chairperson

Imad Benjelloun

Jimmy Mopecha

Svetlana Shkitko

Michael N. Tabachnick

Ruth Trubnik

Jeffrey A. Young


Mathematics is a language common to many different areas of human endeavor. Applied mathematics, in particular, is used in professions as diverse as actuarial science, operations research, management science, decision analysis, engineering physics, biometrics, econometrics and education. The Mathematics Department offers a broad range of courses. At the freshman level, the core courses are designed to increase students’ mathematical literacy while providing a background in the basic areas of mathematics. The upper level courses offer the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for careers in science, business or education.


A minor in mathematics may be obtained by completing a minimum of 15 credit hours of coursework in mathematics beyond any mathematics courses required by a student’s major. The program of a student who minors in mathematics must in any case include at least 2 semesters of Calculus.

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