The Department of Mathematical Sciences provides Shawnee State’s general education student with an appreciation of, and experiences with, the role of mathematics in our society. The Department also develops additional mathematical skills for those students whose academic programs require it and provides educational experiences for students who wish to specialize in mathematics.
In addition to close faculty-student working relations, the Department features an extensive tutoring program and use of technology in the curriculum.
The degrees offered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences provide a broad intellectual foundation in undergraduate mathematics, foster your reasoning and problem-solving skills, and give you the opportunity to combine your interest in mathematics with preparation for a variety of career options.
Each of the Department’s baccalaureate programs requires a senior research project which allows you to work closely with a team of faculty to study a mathematical topic in depth. The senior research project is designed to be an integrative and capstone experience and results in the development of a senior paper and presentation.
Each of the programs is described here in more detail. If you are interested in a degree in mathematics, you are encouraged to contact the Department at 740.351.3301 for additional information. Mathematical sciences faculty look forward to showing you what Shawnee State has to offer.
For More Information
Krista Maxson, Chairperson
Doug Darbro, Ph.D., Director, Graduate Mathematics Program
Heather Thacker, A.A.S. Secretary
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-4344
General Education Mathematics Requirements
In general, you may satisfy the mathematics component (Quantitative Reasoning - 3 hours, See General Education Program Requirements by Content Category ) by completing one of the following courses:
- MATH 1100 Mathematics Core Course (3)
- MATH 1200 College Algebra (3)
- MATH 1250 Trigonometry (3)
- MATH 1300 Precalculus (5)
- MATH 1500 Principles of Statistics (3)
- MATH 1700 Applied Finite Mathematics (3)
- MATH 2110 Calculus 1 (4)
However, some academic programs may require a specific MATH course to satisfy the General Education Program requirements. You should check with your faculty advisor before registering for a MATH course to see if it is one appropriate to your program and that you have fulfilled the course prerequisite.
Entrance into Mathematics Courses
Please see the Student Success Center section of the University College page in the current catalog for more information on placement policies.