One of the oldest and most fundamental sciences, Mathematics is the science of quantitative relationships using numbers and symbols. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, algorithms, computational techniques, and the latest computer technology to solve problems in physics, engineering, science, business, and economics. Mathematics is usually referred to as pure (theoretical and abstract) or applied (practical problem solving). Mathematics includes numerous sub-disciplines, including analysis, abstract algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics.
The Mathematics Department at Southeastern offers a broad range of classes in various mathematical disciplines and have several active research programs. The Department offers a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a choice of five concentrations leading to a variety of career paths. We also oversee the instruction of mathematics service courses to all other degree programs on campus.
Recent graduates hold jobs in fields such as data analytics, actuarial science, systems analysts, banking, education, insurance, technology, and many have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, law, and medicine.
The department participates in an interdisciplinary master's degree program in Integrated Science and Technology. The Master of Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) degree is a professional, interdisciplinary program with a thesis option that emphasizes applications of Industrial Technology, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics with skills from other professional fields, such as communication, management, and manufacturing.
The department provides extensive outreach to regional high schools through our Dual Enrollment Program. Our Department partners with high schools across the region to offer mathematics courses in college algebra, trigonometry, applied calculus, and elementary statistics, thereby helping qualified high school students get a jump start on their post-secondary careers by completing their basic mathematics classes.
Employment in math occupations is projected to grow 33 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations (OOH). Growth is anticipated as businesses and government agencies continue to emphasize the use of big data, which mathematicians can analyze.