Mathematics (MAT)

Assistant Professor Estes, The Yerger Chair, Director of the Engineering Partnership

Assistant Professor Oakley

Part-time Instructor Watkins

Mathematics is a source of intrinsic beauty of numbers, shapes, structures, and interrelationships; it is also a tool to help solve practical problems in many fields of human endeavor.  The history of mathematics was shaped through interaction with Christianity, and course work reflects the enormous usefulness of mathematics to describe the universe created and sustained by God.  The program for mathematics majors is the traditional mathematics undergraduate program.  Coursework for non-majors is designed to help students acquire and refine computational and analytical skills needed to function well in their chosen vocations.  Mathematics students will have real-world experience through research, modern technology use, and hands on projects.Physics is recommended to fulfill the core science requirement.  

Mathematics faculty advise mathematics majors and pre-engineering students.

Mathematics Major (B.S.) - 41 hours to include:

  1. Required Courses (29 hours)
    1. MAT 185, 207, 208, 209, 210, 303, 304, 311, 315, 410, 491, and 492
  2. Additional Electives (9 hours)
    1. 9 hours MAT courses at 300 level or above,
  3. Computer Science Elective (3 hours)
    1. 3 hours of CSC electives

 

Mathematics Major with Actuarial Sciences Concentration (B.S.) – 53 hours to include:

1.       Required Courses (41 hours)

    1. MAT 185, 207, 208, 209, 210, 303, 304, 311, 315, 410, 491, 492, ASM 301, 302, 403, and 404.

2.       Additional Electives (9 hours)

  1. 9 hours MAT courses at 300 level or above,

3.       Computer Science Elective (3 hours)

  1. 3 hours of CSC electives

Mathematics Major (B.A.) - 41 hours to include:

  1. Required Courses (29 hours)
    1. MAT 185, 207, 208, 209, 210, 303, 311, 315, 329, 372, 491, and 492,
  2. Math Elective (3 hours)
    1. 3 hours of additional hours of MAT at 300 level or above,
  3. Computer Science Elective (3 hours)
    1. 3 hours of CSC electives
  4. 300-400 Level Elective (6 hours)
    1. Six additional hours of 300 level or above from ART, BIB, HIS, DAN, EDU, ENG, MUS, PHI, PSC, PSY, SOC, THE, or foreign language.

 

 

The Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Global Mathematics

In a world becoming increasingly reliant on computing with frequent cross-cultural interactions, it is easy to imagine the good position one could find themselves in having expertise both in mathematical sciences and rich international experiences. Belhaven's Global Mathematics degree prepares students in pure and applied mathematics while also enriching knowledge of other cultures. Students have the unique opportunity to study mathematics, the universal language, both at Belhaven and afar. Students may earn either a B.S. or B.A. in Global Mathematics that require the following including an 18 hour minor in Intercultural Studies.

 

Global Mathematics Major (B.S.) - 59 hours to include:

  1. Required Courses (47 hours)
    1. MAT 185, 207, 208, 209, 210, 303, 304, 311, 315, 329, 410, 491, 492, BUS 420, IST 202, 300, 305, 444, and 456.

2.       Computer Science Elective (3 hours)

    1. 3 hours of CSC electives

3.       300-400 Level Math (6 hours)

  1. 6 hours MAT courses at 300 level or above

4.       Global Studies Elective (3 hours)

    1. 3 hours from courses BIB 210, 408, IST 301, 303, 306, or 403

 

Global Mathematics Major (B.A.) – 59 hours to include:

  1. Required Courses (47 hours)
    1. MAT 185, 207, 208, 209, 210, 303, 311, 315, 329, 372, 491, 492, IST 202, 300, 305, 444, and 456
  2. Math Elective (3 hours)
    1. 3 hours of math electives 300+ level
  3. Computer Science Elective (3 hours)
    1. 3 hours of CSC electives
  4. 300-400 Level Electives (6 hours)
    1. 6 hours of elective 300+ level in an area outside of mathematics 

 

The mathematics minor requires 18 hours. Fifteen hours must be at the level or MAT 207 and higher.

Data Science Minor for Mathematics Majors (offered by the CSC Department)

The student pursuing the B.S. in Mathematics with a Data Science Minor will need to fulfill the mathematics requirement for a degree plus a declared minor in Data Science for Mathematics Majors with the specific requirements listed above (CSC 111/112, 121/122, 211/212, 221/222, 311/312, 441 or 442) that total to 21 hours.

Honors Program: The mathematics department offers opportunities for students to enroll in honors courses from its department. The following are mathematics general education, elective, and major courses that may be taken as honors courses:  MAT 101, 207, 208, 209, and 210. For students majoring in Mathematics, one must pass a minimum of nine hours of honors courses within the discipline and a minimum of nine hours from the honors courses of other departments. Each course must be passed with a B or better.  No more than 18 hours are required for the honors degree.  For other honors program policies, see "Honors Program" found in the "Administration of the Curriculum" section of this catalogue.

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ACC - Accounting
ART - Art
ASM - Actuarial Sciences
BHA - Health Administration
BIB - Biblical Studies
BIO - Biology
BUS - Business
CAS - Child Advocacy Studies
CES - Classical Education Studies
CHE - Chemistry
CJU - Criminal Justice
COM - Communication
COS - Council Studies
CSC - Computer Science
CWR - Creative Writing
DAN - Dance
DMA - Digital Media
ECO - Economics
EDU - Education
ELT - English Language Teaching
ENG - English
ESL - English as Second Lang
FAM - Family Studies
FLM - Film Production
FRE - French
GDS - Graphic Design
Geography
GER - German
GRE - Greek
HIS - History
HNS - Honors
HPE - Health and Physical Ed
HUM - Humanities
ICS - Intercultural Studies
IDS-Interdisciplinary Studies
IST - International Studies
LDC - Leadership & Coaching
LDS - Leadership Studies
MAT - Mathematics
MML- Ministry Leadership
MUS - Music
NUR - Nursing
PHI - Philosophy
PHY - Physics
PSC - Political Science
PSY - Psychology
REA - Reading
SAM - Sports Administration
SCI - Science
SCM - Supply Chain Management
SMA - Sports Management
SME - Sports Medicine
SMT - Sales Management
SOC - Sociology
SPA - Spanish
SPC - Speech Communication
SPE - Speech
SWK - Social Work
TDS - Tradigital Studies
Teaching English as a Second Language TESL
THE - Theatre
WVC - Worldview Curriculum
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