May 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Department of Mathematics


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

Mission

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.

Undergraduate Academic Programs

The faculty of mathematics offer courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in mathematics, and the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (B.S.A.M.) degree.

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the undergraduate program in mathematics or applied mathematics will:

  • 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.

Teacher Education Program

Students seeking secondary teacher certification in mathematics must declare education as a second major. This double major leads to teacher certification in Oklahoma (and preparation for certification in other states). In order to qualify, students must complete all the tasks listed on the Department of Education  page in this Bulletin, including acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and to the Student Teaching Semester.

In addition, math education majors must include the following courses as part of their mathematics major:

Mathematics education majors are assigned two faculty advisors, one in the Department of Mathematics and one in the Department of Education .

Faculty

Chair
Kevin A. O’Neil

Professors
Christian Constanda
Dale R. Doty
Kevin A. O’Neil
Richard A. Redner
Dale A. Schoenefeld

Associate Professors
Peyton J. Cook
Cox-Steib, Nicki
Shirley B. Pomeranz

Applied Assistant Professors
Matthew Donahue
Janica Edmonds

Senior Instructors
Kimberly Adams
Amy Schachle

Instructor
Ashley Gonzalez

Programs

    MajorMinor

    Courses

      Data ScienceMathematicsStatistics

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