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Timothy Hudson, Department Head
One of the oldest and most fundamental sciences, Mathematics is the science of quantitative relationships using numbers and symbols. Mathematicians use 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, statistics, and mathematics education. The overall educational objective of the Mathematics undergraduate degree program at Southeastern is to provide students with the opportunity to develop their analytical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving skills that will prepare them to succeed in either graduate school or in a variety of careers in business, industry, government, or teaching.
Candidates for a Major in Mathematics must earn a minimum grade of “C” or better in all mathematics courses taken.
A Minor in Mathematics may be obtained by completing a minimum of 22 hours of mathematics courses as follows:
|MATH 200||5 hours|
|MATH 201||5 hours|
|MATH 223||3 hours|
|MATH 312||3 hours|
|MATH 309, 350, 360, 370, or 400-level Math courses (Choose 2)1||6 hours|
1Math 467, 485, and 486 may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
Since the Department of Mathematics uses the ACT Mathematics score for initial placement of students into their first mathematics courses, we must have their official ACT scores entered into Southeastern’s computer system before students can register for mathematics courses. Our placement procedure is outlined below:
Students pursuing the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics must meet both of the following progression standards:
Students with exceptional circumstances must have an alternative progression plan approved by the Department Head. Students who do not meet these standards will not be allowed to continue in the Mathematics major.
For information on earning Sophomore Honors Distinction, Senior Honors Distinction, or the Honors Diploma, please consult The University Honors Program section of this catalog, the Director of the Honors Program, and/or your Department Head.
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