Mathematics

 

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Department Head: Dr. Linus Yu
Advising Coordinator: JoAnn Chandler
Phone: 479-788-7129

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:

Majors and Minor

The Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics provides all the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in business, government, or education. Mathematicians are in high demand for many of the most rewarding jobs. Industries and governments often hire mathematicians for their abilities to think logically, solve problems, adapt, and learn.
 
The Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with Teacher Licensure 7-12 prepares future teachers to make a significant difference in the lives of secondary school students in our region. The professional education courses in the teacher licensure degree will be taken in the School of Education. The School of Education is committed to excellence in teacher preparation through both classroom instruction and extensive field experiences.
 
The minor in mathematics is intended for non majors interested in a basic understanding of mathematics above their minimum degree requirements. Students with advanced training in mathematics and statistics, in addition to their primary discipline, have a significant advantage in pursuing research-based opportunities in graduate school and employment. 
 
The minor in applied statistics will allow students to effectively conduct research, to accurately interpret statistical reports in the media and in journal articles. It will further develop critical thinking and analytic skills. Students will gain experience with hands-on, real-world problems and be equipped with a broader foundation of statistical knowledge and techniques ensuring students will be capable of managing information in this era of data explosion.

What can you do with a degree in Mathematics? 

  • Mathematician
  • Teacher- Today there is an increasing need for secondary school teachers with excellent training in mathematics. As national leaders call for sweeping reforms in the way mathematics is taught, this is an exciting and challenging time to enter the mathematical education profession.
  • Statistician
  • Actuarial science
  • Government employment with NSA, FBI, and CIA
  • Business and industry employment such as data analysis
  • One can also go onto graduate school to study finance or medicine

Websites for Career Research

Why should you choose to major or minor in Mathematics or minor in Applied Statistics?

  • Professional schools in business, law, and medicine respect mathematics majors for their analytical ability and versatility. Nobody says, "they only majored in math."
  • Because math teachers are in high demand, a career in teaching mathematics offers strong job security. As a public school teacher, you'll also enjoy comprehensive benefits packages and extensive summer vacations.
  • Applied statistics minors are able to apply their statistical skills to their primary discipline and will increase their ability to analyze data.

Special Application Procedures

There is an application process for Mathematics with Teacher Licensure 7-12, and requirements for admission may change over time. Students must meet admission requirements current at the time of their final application for admission to the teacher education program. Please see, the School of Education web site for detailed listing of admission requirements.
 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Academic Clubs and Organizations

  • Mathematics Club email: uafsmathclub@gmail.com
  • Oklahoma/Arkansas Regional Science Bowl
  • Regional ACTM Mathematics Contest

Graduates are employed with:

  • CDR Associates's
  • Fleet HQ
  • Jackson Hewitt