Develop skills needed to solve theoretical and real-world problems

The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program opens the door for students to pursue many possibilities. We help prepare the next generation of mathematicians, scientists, teachers, and actuaries. Students in the math program work to become proficient in areas that can be applied to a number of industries and sectors, including operations research, numerical analysis, simulation and modeling, data analysis, market research, and commercial surveys.

With opportunities for internships, undergraduate research, and earning teacher certification in secondary mathematics education, graduates of the BS in Math program set themselves up to enjoy success in pursuing graduate school or a career in science, business, marketing, or countless other fields.

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program includes courses that train students to explore and learn carefully, analyze thoroughly, think clearly and creatively, and interpret critically and wisely.

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Prepared for Success After Graduation

Graduates are employed within six months of graduation.

Graduates who elected to pursue an advanced degree were accepted into a graduate school within six months of graduation.

What is Mathematics about?

As a Mathematics major you will experience creating a mathematical model to represent a situation or learn how math works and how it can create solutions to problems. You will develop analytical and critical thinking skills that are an advantage to any company or organization. Skills such as these are in high demand in today’s world – so whether you want to be a teacher, a researcher, or work in business or programming, the mathematics major will give you a solid foundation.

Mathematics Graduates Are in Demand

As a graduate of Marian University, you are looking to start a career where employment is strong. Jobs in the math profession are expected to grow 33% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. With the increasing volume of digital and electronic data, math experts are needed now more than ever.

Jobs for Math Graduates

  • Consultant
  • Research Assistant
  • Survey Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Modeler
  • Analyst

Where Math Professionals Work

  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • High Schools and Universities
  • Government
  • Research Firms
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Sports Teams

Source: BLS 9/2/2020

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The Program

The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program offers courses focusing on analytical and critical thinking skills required to solve both theoretical and real-world problems, in addition to mathematical knowledge and skills to pursue further study in mathematics.

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

Sample Course Plan:
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General Education Program

30-35 credits of General Education requirements.  MAT 201 satisfies Math Reasoning.

38 credits as follows:

26 credits:

Prerequisites:

MAT 112 Pre-Calculus Mathematics, Appropriate math placement test score or MAT 112 with a grade of C or higher

A first course in the calculus treating functions of one variable. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals of polynomial rational functions. A major emphasis of this course is the application of these concepts to problems arising out of industry, economics, business, and the sciences.

Prerequisites:

MAT 201 Calculus I, Appropriate math placement test score or MAT 201 with a grade of C or higher

A continuation of MAT 201. Topics include the study of transcendental functions, techniques of integration, analytic geometry, polar coordinates, and parametric equations.

Prerequisites:

MAT 201 Calculus I, Appropriate math placement test score or MAT 201 with a grade of C or higher

A survey course designed to acquaint the prospective mathematics student with topics and techniques common to the study of advanced mathematics such as algebra, analysis, geometry, and statistics. Major topics of the course include symbolic logic, methods of proof, set theory, relations, functions, and structure in mathematics. Examples will be drawn from various branches of mathematics to illustrate the topics presented.

Prerequisites:

MAT 202 Calculus II, with a grade of C or higher

A continuation of MAT 201/202. Topics include vectors in Cartesian two-and three-dimensional spaces, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, and elementary differential equations.

Prerequisites:

MAT 201 Calculus I, Appropriate math placement test score or MAT 201 with a grade of C or higher

A study of elementary probability theory, discrete and continuous random variables, the Central Limit Theorem, sampling theory, estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

Prerequisites:

MAT 212 Intro to Abstract Mathematics, with a grade of C or higher

A study of vector spaces, determinants, linear transformations, matrices, linear independence and bases, systems of linear equations, and elementary linear programming techniques. The course emphasizes the application of these topics to problems selected from business, industry, and the sciences.

Prerequisites:

MAT 212 Intro to Abstract Mathematics, with a grade of C or higher

A study of set theory, mappings and algebraic structures to include groups, rings, integral domains, fields; homomorphisms and isomorphisms; theorems of Cayley and Lagrange; and characteristic properties of the rational, real, and complex fields.

12 credits:

MAT Electives (must be at the 300 level or above)

Mathematics/middle-secondary education double majors must include MAT 314: Modern Geometry, 4 cr., in these electives.

47–52 credits:

University electives

Mission:

A command of mathematics underlies much of the innovation in modern technologies. This is why the critical thinking skills ingrained in practitioners of mathematics, coupled with the broad background of knowledge, compassion, and understanding provided by the liberal arts, are fundamental characteristics of the BS in Mathematics program.

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program is responsible for providing developmental math courses for those students needing to meet the pre-requisites for college-level mathematics courses and provides the general education math courses required of most majors. Second, the program offers BS degrees with majors and minors in mathematics as well as a major in secondary mathematics education and a minor in mathematics education.

As graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program, students find career success in a variety of settings. Recent mathematics graduates have found career success at Agnesian Healthcare; School Districts of Beloit, Muskego, Oostburg and Waupun; BMO Harris Bank; Epic Systems Corporations; Milwaukee PC; Staples; Clearly Building Corp; Alta Resources, and Wisconsin Title Insurance Company.

The BS in Mathematics program contributes significantly to the development of critical thinking skills, highlighted in the General Education program. Students enrolled in Gen Education math courses consistently demonstrate they meet or exceed expectations in both Critical Thinking and Knowledge Acquisition.

For those students progressing through the Marian University Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program, assessments of the Learning Outcomes are indicative of the Mathematics Program’s success. The following outcome goals were all met at the benchmark or higher for 2019-2020:

Outcome 1: 92.9% meet expectations on all assessments of appreciating and understanding axiomatic systems in development of mathematics.

Outcome 2: 100% meet expectations on all assessments of being prepared for graduate admission exams and licensing exams.

Outcome 3: 100% meet expectations on all assessments of applying math modeling to given circumstances and clearly summarizing the results.

Outcome 4: 92.9% meet expectations on all assessments of communicating logical math justifications.

Outcome 5: 100% meet expectations on all assessments of using appropriate software effectively.

*Benchmark – At least 80% of students must meet expectations

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Faculty in the School of Arts, Sciences, and Letters prepare students to achieve their goals through a classroom experience centered on a personal, applied approach. The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program provides the foundation and qualifications students need to enroll in graduate or professional school, and the experiences necessary to enter the field.

All math majors must achieve an average GPA of 2.50 in their mathematics courses applicable to the degree (MAT 201 and above) before graduation. Transfer students must complete one-half of their major credits and one-third of their minor credits as Marian University.

Andrea Krahenbuhl
Spring 2019 Graduate
Math teacher at Berlin High School

Brandon Ruis
Spring 2019 Graduate
National Exchange Bank and Trust
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Brady Huenink
Fall 2017 Graduate
Math teacher at Waupun Junior-Senior High School

Kristine Westphal
Fall 2017 Graduate
Math teacher at Beaver Dam Unified School District

Elizabeth Herman
Spring 2015 Graduate
Ph.D. candidate in Applied Mathematics at North Carolina State University

Devon Garcia
Fall 2015 Graduate
Programmer at Acuity Insurance
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Linda Krueger, M.S.
Assistant Professor
920.923.8739
lkkrueger64@marianuniversity.edu

Laramie Paxton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
920.923.7647
lspaxton43@marianuniversity.edu

Linda Uselmann, M.S.
Instructor
920.923.7175
lmuselmann06@marianuniversity.edu

 

 

Students in the Marian University Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in class to solving real-world problems by participating in internships and cooperative work experiences, allowing them to link classroom knowledge with practical field experience.

For more information, please contact:

Office of Admission
920.923.7650
admission@marianuniversity.edu

Linda Krueger, M.S.
Assistant Professor
920.923.8739
lkkrueger64@marianuniversity.edu