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 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:

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

Interested in teaching licensure?

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) graduate degree from MHU!

The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for students who currently hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in one or more of the following areas: biology, history, English, mathematics, business, theatre, or related fields and would like to seek teaching licensure. The M.A.T. is a graduate level initial licensure program the goal of which is to improve the education of students and their teachers. We carry out this mission by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about teaching, learning, and leadership in the context of an increasingly diverse society and a rapidly changing global economy. We believe that teachers who have a learner-centered and creative pedagogy, deep knowledge of the disciplines, and a commitment to critical agency have the opportunity to strengthen the community as a whole. In education, we see the opportunity to build a better society.

More information for the M.A.T can be found here.