The Mathematics major offers challenging courses that build strong skills in a variety of mathematical subjects, emphasizing critical thinking and problem solving. These skills prepare students for the Work Program and give graduates an advantage for many employment opportunities.
Courses feature interactive discussion with group discussions and group problem-solving. A dynamic atmosphere with small class sizes promotes one-on- one instruction and individual learning needs. Available tutors and an experienced, caring faculty also help guide students through the program from start to finish.
- Mathematics: Finance Track
- Mathematics: General Track
- Mathematics: Secondary Education
Awards & Events
The Mathematics Department honors the achievements of its students with an array of awards at special events, including:
- Beginning Scholar Award
- The Virgil G. Bretthauer Prize to a graduating senior mathematics major
The following scholarships are also available to math majors:
- Clifford L. Drew Scholarship
- Clyde A. Gesner Scholarship
- Charles A. Green Scholarship Fund
- John L. and Betty L. McDaniels Scholarship Fund
- Aetna Challans and Lora Challans Prange Scholarship Fund (for Math K-12)
Blackburn mathematics majors have a high job placement, thanks to a rigorous course of study that focuses on the ability to analyze and solve problems. Math majors can solve problems by identifying key assumptions, the issues that must be dealt with, and the best path to solutions.
Students with a degree in mathematics from Blackburn are prepared for a surprisingly wide array of career opportunities, including:
- Operations Research
- Computer-related fields
Students not wanting to move right into a career will be prepared for graduate school.
Work Program Opportunities
In the Work Program, math students have multiple job opportunities that relate to their studies. Students may apply to work as:
- Mathematics tutor
- Department assistant
- Computer lab assistant
Math Lab is available to students who need assistance in their classes, particularly the introductory ones. The Lab is staffed by student tutors, and open five nights a week.
The department is also offering more introductory mathematics classes on the 100 and 200 levels that are designed for both majors and non-majors.