THOMAS E. BENGTSON, Professor
A.B., Augustana; Ph.D., California (San Diego)
JON M. CLAUSS, Professor
B.A., Indiana; M.S., Ph.D., Oregon
BRIAN KATZ, Associate Professor
B.A., Williams; Ph.D., Texas-Austin
MARY J. KILBRIDE, Adjunct Instructor
B.A., Saint Mary's; M.A.T., Vanderbilt
DIANE C. MUELLER, Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.A., Concordia; M.S., Illinois State
STACEY A. RODMAN, Associate Professor, Chair
B.A. Gustavus Adolphus; M.A., Ph.D. Oregon
FORREST STONEDAHL, Associate Professor
B.A., Carleton College; M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University
ANDREW SWARD, Assistant Professor
B.S., Northeastern University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois
MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS. 34 credits, including MATH 160, MATH 250, MATH 260, MATH 350, MATH 410, MATH 450, MATH 490 and two electives at least one of which must be at the 300 – 400 level.
Recommended supporting course: CSC 201
Recommended supporting course: PHIL 300
MAJOR IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS. 34 credits in MATH, including MATH 160, MATH 220, MATH 250, MATH 260, MATH 340, MATH 460 and two from MATH 320, MATH 330 and MATH 350, plus an upper level elective. In addition students must take CSC 201 and 8 additional credits from outside of MATH to provide an area of specialization.
Areas of Specialization for the Applied Math major
Accounting: 8 credits in ACCT including 4 credits from: ACCT 311 Accounting Information Systems, ACCT 321 Intermediate Accounting, ACCT 314 Tax Accounting
Biology: 8 credits in BIOL including 4 credits from: BIOL 310 Evolutionary Biology, BIOL 375 Molecular Biology, BIOL 386 Ecology, BIOL 387 Aquatic Biology
Business: 8 credits in BUSN including 4 credits from: BUSN 313 Operations Management, BUSN 324 Marketing Research Methods, BUSN 325 Digital Marketing and Analytics, BUSN 334 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, BUSN 335 Options & Other Derivatives
Computer Science: 8 credits in CSC including 4 credits from: CSC 310 Database Systems, CSC 320 Principles of Artificial Intelligence, CSC 371 Algorithms & Computational Theory
Chemistry: 8 credits in CHEM including 4 credits from: CHEM 361 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics, CHEM 365 Physical Chemistry II: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Economics: 8 credits in ECON including 4 credits from: ECON 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics, ECON 302 Intermediate Microeconomics
Geography: 8 credits in GEOG including 4 credits from: GEOG 372 Digital Cartography and Design, GEOG 375 Applied Environmental GIS, GEOG 475 Advanced GIS
Geology: 8 credits in GEOL including 4 credits from: GEOL 309 Geomorphology, GEOL 330 Hydrogeology, GEOL 360 Petrology
Physics: 8 credits in PHYS including 4 credits from: PHYS 300 Optics, PHYS 313 Thermodynamics, PHYS 360 Classical Mechanics, PHYS 377 Electricity and Magnetism, PHYS 401 Introductory Quantum Physics
MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION. 32 credits in MATH, including MATH 160, MATH 220, MATH 230, MATH 250, MATH 330, MATH 350, MATH 410, MATH 450 and MATH 470. Recommended supporting course: CSC201
MINOR IN MATHEMATICS. 20 credits, including MATH 160, MATH 250, MATH 350, and two electives at least one of which must be at the 300 – 400 level.
Students who received Calculus AP credit with a score of 4 or above will receive 4-6 credits toward the major or minor.
Commercially available software is integrated into most of our classes. A graphing calculator is generally required for MATH 140, MATH 160 and MATH 220. The department uses the Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus in MATH 140 and MATH 160 and the TI-89 Titanium in MATH 220 and other courses. (Students planning to take MATH 220 may use the TI-89 in MATH 140 and MATH 160, so need not purchase both.)
Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.