THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE
Diversity of talent among the faculty allows you to study with people with experience and interests in many areas of mathematics, from industrial applications to the frontiers of pure mathematics. They can also serve as mentors in guiding you through deciding your calling as a math major.
LIBERAL ARTS CONTEXT
Mathematics stands uniquely at the intersection of science and the other liberal arts. Thus, many students decide to combine a mathematics major with a major or minor in another area. Related disciplines which use math, like physics and computer science, are natural choices; our emphasis on analytical thinking serves those well who opt for an area such as English, philosophy, or biblical studies.
Mathematics is also approved as an option for the required second major for pre-service elementary or secondary teachers. In our junior seminar, we explore more of the ways in which math can be your vocation.
HONORS, RESEARCH, AND SERVICE
There are several different ways to explore math beyond the classroom walls at Gordon. You may wish to pursue departmental honors, conduct research on or off campus, or to use your math talent in service to others. Or you might just want to go to an event with the Math Club!
THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
Time to pack your bags and books… You can choose among many semester, year, short-term or summer abroad programs around the globe through the Global Education Office(GEO). Tuition for the programs is the same as a regular semester or year on campus. Or you can experience the real world in a co-op program. Why not check out the following?
WHERE GRADS GO
Math graduates have been placed in many areas that make use of their acquired skills. Our students also frequently go on to graduate and professional programs, including doctoral work in mathematics. Just a few of the areas students pursue include:
Read more in the Math Career Information link.
Dr. Michael Veatch
Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science