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  Oct 21, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog

Mathematical Sciences

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences provides Shawnee State’s general education student with exposure to mathematical thinking, processes, and beauty that invigorate their minds as well as being applicable in their lives. 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, fosters reasoning and problem-solving skills, and provides the opportunity to combine interest in mathematics with preparation for a variety of career options.

Each of the Department’s baccalaureate programs require a senior research project which allows students 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 below 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 University has to offer.

For more information please contact

John Whitaker, Chairperson

Doug Darbro, Ph.D., Director, Graduate Mathematics Program

Heather Thacker, Mathematical Sciences Administrative Assistant

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-4344

Phone: 740.351.3301

Programs in Mathematical Sciences

Master of Science
  See Master of Science in Mathematics  in the current catalog for description
Bachelor of Science
  Mathematical Sciences BS  
  Mathematical Sciences - Integrated Mathematics with Adolescent to Young Adult (Grades 7-12) Licensure BS  
Associate of Science
  See Associate of Science in Mathematics  in the current catalog for description
Minor in the Mathematical Sciences
   See Mathematical Sciences Minor  in the current catalog for description

General Education Mathematics Requirements

In general, students 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 1170 Applied Finite Mathematics (3)
  • MATH 1900 Brief Calculus with Applications (4)
  • MATH 2110 Calculus 1 (4)
  • STAT 1150 Principles of Statistics (3)
  • STAT 1800 Business Statistics (5)
  • STAT 2500 Statistics 1 (3)

However, some academic programs may require a specific MATH/STAT course to satisfy the General Education Program requirements. Students should check with their faculty advisor before registering for a MATH/STAT course to see if it is appropriate to their program and that the course prerequisites have been fulfilled.  

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.



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