The Department of Mathematics offers programs of study with a major or minor in mathematical sciences, a major or minor for secondary-level teacher certification in mathematics, a minor in applied statistics, and a major for grades 4-8 certification in mathematics
For students taking mathematics courses, the department is committed to teaching the fundamental skills and techniques of mathematics, developing mathematics as a mode of thought, and encouraging attitudes, habits, and ideals inherent in the study of mathematics, including the desire to pursue further study.
Students completing the Mathematics major will
1. Understand key components of undergraduate mathematics as recommended by MAA and TEA.
2. Have the ability to solve mathematical problems using calculus or techniques learned in applied mathematics courses.
3. Have the ability to construct proofs.
4. Have a broad understanding of mathematics so that they perceive they are prepared for a career or graduate study in mathematics
The mathematics major, in accordance with a recommendation of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), has been designed to reflect a more applied orientation demanded for today's career opportunities. To provide this more versatile curriculum, the major is designated as "mathematical sciences." The course requirements for the major in mathematical sciences provide preparation for industrial positions, graduate study in mathematics, and a variety of other career options.
The Department of Mathematics provides financial assistance in the form of four-year scholarships to students who desire to major in mathematics or mathematics education. Upon enrollment at ETBU, the student must declare a major in mathematics on the B.S. or a major in secondary mathematics education on the B.S.E.