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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematical Sciences

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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

Phone: 740.351.3301
Fax: 740.351.3584
E-mail: hthacker@shawnee.edu 

Programs in Mathematical Sciences

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

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.

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