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 Mount Union, students majoring in mathematics develop the ability to think critically and use mathematical reasoning in everyday life. Students will be introduced to a number of interesting and useful ideas in preparation for a number of career opportunities in business, government and industry.

Teaching is also an option mathematics graduates have for a career field.  Students spend time working in local secondary and middle school mathematics classes.

Math majors have the option to concentrate in statistics 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 are able to take a wide variety of classes.  Those students who would like to continue their education in graduate school, have opportunities to take many electives to prepare them.

Students can join organizations such as Pi Mu Epsilon honorary and the Mathematics Club.
Experiential learning options that will allow students to put classroom knowledge into practice 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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