Mathematics


Dr. Nakamuthu Sundaralingam
Department Chair &
Associate Professor of Physics
Office: (904) 470-8222

Overview:

The Department of Communications at Edward Waters College offers a unique undergraduate program that leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications, with a concentration focused on entry-level industry proficiency in news journalism, radio and television production, speech and language arts, film studies, public relations, advertising, and marketing.

The program’s curriculum prepares students to become professional communicators and artisans from an academic, business, executive, and management perspective with emphasis on writing, speech, reporting, production, and editing within a multimedia convergence arena.

Department Goals

The goal of the Department of Mathematics and Science is to prepare students a variety of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) and prepare students for graduate studies. The Department of Mathematics and Science includes the Biology Program with three different concentrations:

(1) Health and Biomedical Science
(2) Biotechnology and Cell Biology
(3) Environmental and Ecology

The Mathematics and Statistics Program and the Dual Degree in Mathematics and Engineering Program. The Department of Mathematics and Science provides quality teaching of the content areas along with research opportunities in laboratories, independent research projects and internships.

Academic Resources

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:

    1. To provide specific courses designed for students who plan to become teachers of Mathematics at the secondary school level.
    2. 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.
    3. To provide training careers in the marketable areas of business and industry which require Mathematic skills.
    4. To provide strong mathematical background for students who wants to enter in the dual degree engineering program.
    5. To increase the number of students who major in mathematics and continuously improve the program’s curriculum.
    6. To support each faculty member’s need for professional development fund to enhance teaching skills.

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

  1. Students may apply for admission to the math program in their sophomore year. 
  2. Students must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA at the time of acceptance. 
  3. Students must have taken and passed with a “C” or above in all General Education Courses including College Algebra (MAT104) and Finite Mathematics (MAT105). 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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. 
  6. Students must write a paragraph why he/she wants to become a math major. 

Dual-Degree Requirements 

Edward Waters College (EWC) is in partnership with University of North Florida (UNF), Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University-Florida State University (FAMU-FSU) College of Engineering and University of Central Florida (UCF) to provide the Dual Degree Math and Engineering Program. With this partnership, a student matriculates three or four years at EWC and two years at UNF FAMU-FSU College of Engineering or at UCF College of Engineering. A student will receive 111 to 115 credit hours in major and supportive courses (73 hours) along with General Education Courses (44 – 48 hours) at EWC during the first three or four years. Students may choose to complete two to three years of study at the universities listed above to earn additional credit hours in the engineering discipline. The number of credit hours vary depending on the university selected. Please consult with the department chair to obtain more information regarding the number of credit hours required. 

In order to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Edward Waters College, students must transfer 12 credit hours from UNF or FAMU-FSU back to EWC to fulfill the elective course requirement. Total of 123 – 125 hours are needed to obtain BS degree in Mathematics from EWC. Students who complete the 123 – 125 hours at EWC (approximately in four years) may apply for graduation in their fourth year and proceed to UNF or FAMU-FSU to obtain their degree in Engineering. Transferring any credits back to EWC from UNF or FAMU-FSU is not necessary for those who have completed 123 – 125 hours at EWC. Upon completion of the Dual Degree Program, the student receives a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from EWC and Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from UNF or FAMU- FSU. UCF requirements are slightly different from UNF and FAMU-FSU requirements. A student must consult with the Department Chairman before he/she enrolls in the Dual Degree Engineering Program. 

Dual Degree Mathematics and Engineering Admission Requirements 

Basic Requirements to enroll in the Dual Degree Engineering Program:

  • Students must have official high school diploma. 
  • GPA must be 2.75 or higher in the 4.0 scale when they come to the program.
  • SAT minimum score of 1200 (new scoring system) or ACT of 21 is recommended.
  • Students must have excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in order to stay in the program.

Minor: 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. 

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENT 

SELECT 1 COURSE FROM: 

  • STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 
  • ADM 304 Business Statistics
  • PSY 2201 Elementary Statistics for Social Sciences

CORE COURSES 

TAKE IN THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE 

  • MAT 261 Intermediate Statistics 
  • MAT 320 Statistical Methods I
  • MAT 322 Statistical Methods II