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Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science in mathematics degree at the University of Mount Union develops students’ ability to think critically and use mathematical reasoning to solve complex and everyday problems. Students are challenged and engaged both inside and outside of the classroom through class projects, problem-solving seminars, internships, research opportunities, and math competitions. Mathematics has a rich history at Mount Union and students in the major get to continue to be a part of that tradition. 

Mathematics Quick Facts 

The mathematics degree requires 128 credit hours of coursework, with 46 hours taken in the major. Additionally, the University’s general education program, the Integrative Core, allows students to explore areas of study outside their field of interest while developing essential leadership and communication skills that employers value. The mathematics major curriculum allows students opportunities to engage in research and benefit from opportunities to present work. 

  • Mount Union has a CAEP-accredited Teacher Education Program for mathematics with field experience in secondary and middle school mathematics classrooms.
  • Extracurricular organizations include the Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honorary.

The mathematics degree program provides a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities including cooperative education programs, field trips, mathematical and statistics conferences, specialized courses, seminars, guest lecturers, and classroom speakers. Students also have access to networked computer laboratories equipped with mathematical software.

Curriculum

As a mathematics major at the University of Mount Union, you will take in-depth courses in calculus, statistics, differential equations and number theory. From the basics of algebra to econometrics, you will develop the ability to think critically and use mathematical reasoning in everyday life. As part of our mathematics major requirements and curriculum, you will solve problems, engage in research and benefit from opportunities to present your work, all while learning the skills necessary for success in a number of career fields.

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. 

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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