2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 19, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics


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Chair: Joseph Kolibal, D.Phil.

Coordinator of Pre-Calculus Mathematics: Ali A. Jafarian, Ph.D.

Professors Emeriti: Donald Fridshal, Ph.D., University of Connecticut; Joseph M. Gangler, Ph.D., Columbia University; Baldev K. Sachdeva, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; Bruce Tyndall, M.S., University of Iowa; Shirley A. Wakin, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

Professors: Ali A. Jafarian, Ph.D., University of Toronto; Erik Rosenthal, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Ramesh Sharma, Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University, Ph.D., University of Windsor; James W. Uebelacker, Ph.D., Syracuse University; W. Thurmon Whitley, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Associate Professor: Marc H. Mehlman, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Lecturers: Adam Bigos, M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Roger Fiondella, M.S., University of Bridgeport; Mary E. Hopkins, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University; Craig Miller, Ph.D., University of Connecticut; Wilma Whitley, M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The study of mathematics opens the door to a wide variety of career opportunities and academic pursuits. Mathematics is a major part of the framework of modern science and technology, business and social sciences. Persons with strong mathematics backgrounds qualify for stimulating occupations in an ever-increasing number of fields, from private industry to government service.

The Mathematics Department offers a B.A. degree in mathematics. In addition, concentrations in applied mathematics, computer science, or statistics leading to a B.S. degree are offered. Students who do not take the computer science concentration are encouraged to consider a minor in computer science to be better prepared for our technological society. Students majoring in other fields may minor in mathematics.

Mathematics students have direct access to University computing facilities via computer laboratories throughout the campus. Several modern computing languages are available. The most modern and up-to-date data processing packages as well as mathematical and statistical software packages have been installed and are utilized in instruction.

Student Awards

Each year, the Mathematics Department awards two outstanding mathematics students free honorary memberships in the Mathematical Association of America and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

In addition, the department annually awards the Bert Ross Mathematics Prize to the outstanding senior mathematics major. This award consists of a set of mathematics books and a certificate of achievement.

The Co-op Program

The department participates in the cooperative education program (co-op), which enables students to combine their education with practical, paid work experience in their career field. For further details see the “Office of Internships and Employer Relations ” earlier in the catalog, or contact the chair of the Mathematics Department.

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