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
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.