Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

 

Program Description

The Mathematics Program at Edward Waters College seeks to prepare students to have a strong background in skills of logic, reasoning, critical thinking, and technology such that upon graduation they can matriculate successfully and competitively in graduate school or industry.

 

Mathematics Program Objectives 

The curriculum in Mathematics is designed, in general, to prepare students for employment, for graduate studies, and for productive lives which require quantitative reasoning and computation. Specific objectives are:

  • To provide specific courses designed for students who plan to become teachers of Mathematics at the secondary school level.
  • To provide specific courses and experiences for students who intend to pursue graduate study in Mathematics or other courses of study which require comprehensive Mathematics skills.
  • To provide training careers in the marketable areas of business and industry which require Mathematic skills.
  • To provide strong mathematical background for students who wants to enter in the dual degree engineering program.
  • To increase the number of students who major in mathematics and continuously improve the program’s curriculum.
  • To provide strong statistical skills for students who want to pursue careers in data analysis.

Complete an application form provided by the Department of Mathematics and Science and meet with Department Chair to schedule for an interview. Please indicate your grades for the courses mentioned above in the application form. Students must write a paragraph why he/she wants to become a math major.

 

The Department of Mathematics and Sciences offers the following programs:

  • Mathematics-Engineering Dual Degree Programs at Florida A & M University/Florida State University (3 +2 Program – Electrical Engineering),
  • Mathematics-Engineering Dual Degree Program with University of North Florida (all engineering programs offered at UNF);
  • Mathematics–Engineering Dual Degree Program with University of Central Florida (all engineering programs offered at UCF).
  • Mathematics with a concentration in statistics.

For students who want to major in another discipline but minor in mathematics, EWC offers the following minors:

  • Minor in mathematics (18 credits hours)
  • Minor in statistics (18 credit hours)

 

Mathematics Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome #1: Graduates of the Mathematics program will be able to understand of   fundamental concepts and computation skill of mathematics, and know how to use mathematics to solve real world problems systematically

Outcome #2: Graduates of the Mathematics Program will be able to think clearly, logically, and   analytically, express ideas clearly and carefully, understand how to construct cogent and logical arguments and possess the skills necessary to become teachers and/or public servants in the nation workforce.

Outcome #3: Graduates of the Mathematics Program will develop communication skill allowing them to access, disseminate and analyze mathematical information.

Outcome #4: Graduates of the Mathematics Program will be able to understand what is means to do research in mathematics, and see the beauty in mathematics, so that they can enter graduate studies and research in the field of mathematics. 

Outcome #5: Graduates of the Mathematics Program will be able develop facility with computations using a variety of scientific software and technology.

 

Students entering mathematics program, as mathematics major, must meet the following criteria.

  • Students may apply for admission to the math program in their sophomore year.
  • Students must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA at the time of acceptance.
  • Students must have taken and passed with a “C” or above in all General Education Courses including College Algebra (MAT104) and Finite Mathematics (MAT105).
  • In addition to the General Education Courses, students must have taken Trigonometry (MAT251), Pre-Calculus (MAT255), Elementary Statistics (MAT260) and Introduction to Set Theory and Logic (MAT290) and passed with a “C” or better.

 

Minor in Mathematics and Requirements to get into Minor in Mathematics (18 Credits):

The purpose of this minor is to prepare undergraduates students in the discipline of mathematics while the student is pursuing a major in another field of study. This minor would apply to students majoring in the following disciplines but is not limited to these fields only: Biology, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Psychology and Business Administration.

For a minor in mathematics, students must complete successfully at least 18 semester hours numbered, including MAT 271 , Calculus I, MAT 272, Calculus II and above. Additional courses should be selected from those required for mathematics major. All other prerequisite courses such as MAT 251, Trigonometry, MAT 255, Pre-Calculus, MAT 260, Elementary Statistics are not considered as required courses for the minor in mathematics, but are required in order to take major courses described below. The following table provides the required and other suggested additional courses for mathematics minor.

Suggested Courses for the Minor in Mathematics

Required Courses Hours Additional Courses (Choose minimum one four hour course or two three hour courses.) Hours
MAT 271 Calculus 1 4 MAT 310 Calculus 3 4
MAT 272 Calculus 2 4 MAT 402 differential

Equations

4
MAT 290

Set Theory and Logic

3 MAT 401Abstract Algebra 3
MAT 302 Elementary Linear Algebra 3 MAT 305 Probabilty and Statistics 3
Total Number of hours 14 Minimum Additional Hours Required 4
Total Minimum Requirements for the Minor in Mathematics 18

 

Minor in Statistics and Requirements to get into Minor in Statistics (18 Credits):

 

The purpose of this minor is to prepare undergraduates students in the discipline of mathematics with a concentration in statistics while the student is pursuing a major in another field of study. This minor would apply to students majoring in the following disciplines but is not limited to these fields only:  Biology, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Psychology and Business Administration.

For a minor in mathematics, students must complete successfully at least 18 semester hours. All electives in the statistics minor except for MAT305 may be taken with MAT261 as the only prerequisite.  All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. A grade of C or better is required for all minor courses.

 

PRE-REQUISITE  REQUIREMENT

SELECT 1 COURSE FROM:

MAT260 Elementary Statistics

ADM304 Business Statistics

PSY260 Elementary Statistics for Social Sciences

 

CORE COURSES

TAKE IN THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE

MAT261 Intermediate Statistics

MAT320 Statistical Methods I

MAT322 Statistical Methods II

 

ELECTIVES

SELECT 2 COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING:

MAT 410 Experimental Design and Analysis

MAT 325 Design of Sample Surveys

MAT 305 Probability and Statistics (4 credits)

MAT 306 Nonparametric Methods in Statistics

MAT 327 Categorical Data Analysis

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a Mathematics or Engineering degree are employed by engineering and financial firms, governmental agencies, research/development firms, high schools, and colleges and universities. Job titles can include:

  • Actuary
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Applications Programmer
  • Applied Science Technologist
  • Bank Credit Manager
  • Biometrician/Biostatistician
  • Compensation/Benefits Administrator
  • Computer Consultant
  • Computer Facilities Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Cost Estimator/Analyst
  • Data Control Administrator
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Database Manager
  • Demographer
  • Estate Planner
  • External Auditor
  • Financial Auditor
  • Information Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Mathematics Editor/Writer
  • Meteorologist
  • Network Programmer
  • Numerical Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Physicist
  • Production Manager
  • Public Health Statistician
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Rate Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Robotics Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Systems Programmer
  • Teacher
  • Technical Support Representative
  • Underwriter
  • Urban Planner