an essential "language" to express many scientific concepts. Without this tool, voyages to the moon, other planets or to the inner space of the atom would be unthinkable.
a language to express quantitative concepts in economics and management, including inventory control, investment strategies and management decision making.
one of the cornerstones of a liberal arts education.
Do you know what our graduates say was the most important thing they learned in their math courses? How to communicate their ideas. The experience they got writing lab reports and working in small group situations set them apart from their competition and gave them an advantage in finding jobs after graduation. At Marietta, we'll teach you the practical and the analytical aspects of mathematics, but we also stress the personal and the communicative aspects that surround math in order to prepare you for a career.
As a math major at Marietta, you'll have access to the best technological resources. You'll learn to use graphing calculators and advanced mathematical software that does the number crunching and algebraic manipulations, leaving you more time to understand the ideas and the theory behind the numbers.
All mathematics majors work one-on-one with a faculty member on a senior capstone project. Some projects are expository in nature, while others deal involve partial solutions to open problems. Students write up their findings in a formal paper, and present their results to the faculty and other students. Students whose projects are exceptionally good are encouraged to present their results at regional and national mathematics conferences and/or submit their papers for publication.
The Department of Math, Computing & Information System offers two mathematics programs:
- the 120-hour mathematics degree, and
- a mathematics minor.
Marietta's mathematics program stresses the fundamentals, which gives you an excellent foundation for advanced research and work in a variety of fields. You'll take courses such as:
- Calculus I, II, and III
- Foundations of Mathematics
- Differential Equations with Numerical
- Linear Algebra
- Advanced Calculus
- Modern Algebra
- Mathematical Statistics
- Advanced Mathematics Lab
- Additional math electives are also required for the major.
Requirements for a Minor
Mathematics 125, 126, 225, 301, and one additional Mathematics course numbered 300 or above that is not required for the student's major. (This minor is exempt from the 12-hour rule in minors.)
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