Dr. Gerald Wuchter

Teaching Area(s): Mathematics

While many smaller colleges offer the traditional liberal arts majors, Mount Union has recently developed a number of programs that are relevant to today’s societal demands in the health sciences. Our department now offers a degree in financial mathematics.

Mathematics Learning Objectives

At the University of Mount Union, students who choose a mathematics major develop the ability to think critically and use mathematical reasoning in everyday life. While pursuing their mathematics degree, students will be introduced to a number of interesting and useful ideas in preparation for a number of mathematics career opportunities in business, government and industry.

Students may also pursue a teaching career by enrolling in our CAEP accredited Teacher Education Program for mathematics. As part of our program requirements and curriculum, students will spend time working in local secondary and middle school mathematics classes in order to gain hands-on experience in the field of mathematics teaching.

Math majors also have the option to concentrate on statistics by taking classes such as elementary statistics, mathematical statistics I and II, and advanced quantitative tools for business and economics. This concentration helps students prepare for careers in actuarial work and as executives in major business firms.

Students pursuing a mathematics at Mount Union are able to take a wide variety of math-oriented classes. In particular, students who would like to continue their education by attending graduate school have opportunities to take many elective course that will help prepare them for further studies at the graduate level.

In addition to pursuing academic excellence, students majoring in mathematics at Mount Union can also join organizations such as the Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honorary and the Mathematics Club. There are also a wide variety of experiential learning options available to students that will allow them to put classroom knowledge into practice. These opportunities include cooperative education programs, field trips, mathematical and statistics conferences, specialized courses, seminars, guest lecturers, and classroom speakers.

Mathematics Learning Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate their knowledge of key theories, concepts, and methods of inquiry in mathematics.
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to solve problems in mathematics using appropriate technology, translating problems from one form to another, using various problem-solving strategies.
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically about mathematics by applying key theories, concepts, and methods of inquiry in mathematics to novel problems, to other disciplines, and to situations that require understanding rather than rote memory.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate mathematics orally and in writing.
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