The Mars Hill University mathematics department provides a major in mathematics that may be applied in a variety of professions, prepares students for graduate studies in mathematics and related fields, and offers the mathematics major teacher licensure. Course topics include: calculus, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, abstract algebra, probability theory, complex variable, geometry, the theory of numbers, differential equations, and statistics.

The goals of the Mathematics program:

  • To provide a major in mathematics designed to develop mathematical knowledge and skills that may be applied in a variety of professions.
  • To prepare students for graduate studies in mathematics and related fields of study.
  • To provide a minor in mathematics supporting other majors.
  • To provide service courses supporting other majors.
  • To prepare students for secondary teacher licensure in mathematics.
  • To prepare students for teacher licensure with a concentration in mathematics at the middle-school level.
  • To provide courses that develop the mathematical understanding and skills necessary for individual growth, successful careers, and responsible, informed citizenship as part of the program of general studies.
  • To prepare those students whose mathematical knowledge and skills are insufficient for college-level work.

Career Options with a Degree in Mathematics or Math Education (9-12) :

  • Teaching
  • Operations Research
  • Biomathematics
  • Finance
  • Cryptographer
  • Stockbroker
  • Banker
  • Statistician
  • Appraiser
  • Actuary
  • Foreign Exchange Trader