If you have a passion for challenging coursework, practical applications, and problem-solving, a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics may be a great option.
You will discover a strong interrelationship among mathematics, computer science, and physics, reflecting the faculty’s longstanding focus on helping the student find the right program for their skills and interests. The department merges coursework with laboratory activities, practical internships, and opportunities for teaching and leadership. Courses emphasize in-depth group activities, enabling you to tackle challenging projects while developing your interpersonal communication skills. These experiences will provide a solid foundation for future employment or graduate study.
Wartburg supports and encourages undergraduate research and design projects utilizing innovative technology, including virtual reality displays and 3-D visualization software.
Program Fast Facts
The mathematics program helps students understand the structure of mathematics, demonstrate skills, solve problems, and apply mathematics in meaningful vocations and services. Students use computers on an NT network located near mathematics classrooms and have use of them both inside and outside of class.
Students will develop a coherent and broad-based understanding of the mathematics discipline consistent with the current MAA recommendations.
Students will be prepared for entry into mathematics professions such as actuarial scientist or applied mathematician, for graduate study, and for the professional and personal challenges of the discipline.
Students will appreciate mathematical knowledge and skills and be prepared to confront the ethical and societal issues associated with the mathematics profession.
Students will be prepared to apply their knowledge of mathematics and computer technology to specific problems and produce solutions.
After graduation, students who have completed the mathematics major and have sought employment will be employed in a math-related field or enrolled in graduate school.
11 course credits:
CS 120 Introduction to Computers and Programming
MA 250 Applied Calculus
MA 251 Foundational Differential Calculus
MA 252 Foundational Integral Calculus
MA 255 Multivariable Calculus
MA 301 Linear Algebra
MA 461 Perspectives in Mathematics
Five course credits from:
CS 310 Automata and Formal Languages
MA 295 Special Topics (One topic approved by E.P.C.)
MA 300 Foundations of Analysis
MA 302 Algebraic Structures
MA 303 Discrete Structures
MA 304 Modern Geometries
MA 305 Advanced Calculus
MA 307 Mathematical Modeling
MA 313 Mathematical Probability and Statistics
MA 314 Statistical Applications
MA 371 Internship
MA 401 Differential Equations
MA 403 Complex Variables
MA 409 Numerical Analysis
MA 449 Mathematics Seminar
MA 450 Independent Study
PHY 302 Advanced Mechanics