Jun 15, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Department of Mathematics

William A. Coberly

Christian Constanda
J. C. Diaz
Dale R. Doty
Kevin A. O’Neil
Richard A. Redner
Dale A. Schoenefeld

Associate Professors
William A. Coberly
Peyton J. Cook
Brett McKinney
Shirley B. Pomeranz

Assistant Professor
Matteo Dalla Riva

Applied Assistant Professors
Matthew Donahue
Janica Edmonds
William Hamill

Senior Instructor
Amy Schachle

Kimberly Adams

For more information about degree offerings by the faculty of mathematics, visit the Department of Mathematics webpage.

The Department of Mathematics offers degree programs in mathematics and applied mathematics and provides courses in mathematics and statistics to serve the needs of all students at the University. The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to provide students with an understanding of mathematical knowledge, methods, and analytical skills needed to pursue advanced degrees or careers requiring expertise in mathematics. To that end, students will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply algebraic, geometric, calculus and higher-order thinking, and statistical methods to modeling and solving real-world problems.
  • Use mathematical reasoning skills and formal logic to develop convincing mathematical arguments.
  • Use computational tools to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding, to solve mathematical problems, and to judge the reasonableness of the results.

Both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)  and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.)  degree in mathematics are offered and provide the student with a sound foundation in mathematics. The B.A. program encourages the study of languages, whereas the B.S. program emphasizes supporting study in the physical sciences and computer science.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (B.S.A.M.)  is offered with four options: computer sciences, engineering, biomathematics, and business. Each student must select one option and meet those requirements. The options provide a field of application for the mathematics student. All options carry the same mathematics requirement but differ in required supporting subjects. The applied mathematics program provides a solid foundation in undergraduate mathematics in preparation for graduate study or for a position in business or industry.

Honors Program

The Department of Mathematics provides flexible scheduling for students participating in the University’s Honors Program . Students in any mathematics degree program with exceptional records are eligible for admission to the Honors Program. Interested students should consult the director of the Honors Program or the department chair. Visit the Honors Program page for more information.

Teacher Certification

Teacher certification in mathematics can be obtained by meeting the degree requirements of the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in mathematics or the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (B.S.A.M.) and by meeting the requirements set by the School of Urban Education . Students are advised in professional education by the faculty of the School of Urban Education  and are advised in their major by the faculty of mathematics. Students seeking certification must demonstrate proficiency in a second language  at the novice level and some mathematics electives may be specified.