Mathematics

Develop a greater understanding of pure and applied mathematical sciences with a degree in mathematics.

At Park University, our Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree program is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in mathematics, related sciences, economics and business administration. This program will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in this complex area of study.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program, you’ll be required to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. If you choose to minor in Mathematics, you may take classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus.

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree requires a minimum of 120 completed credit hours, including 40 hours of degree-specific core curriculum courses. The minor in mathematics requires 22 credit hours. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

 

  • Parkville, MO
  • Parkville, MO

B.S. MAJOR – 40 HOURS, 2.0 GPA

MA 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Majors I ………5 cr.

MA 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Majors II ………….. 5 cr.

MA 223 Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Majors III ………….. 3 cr.

MA 301 Mathematical Thought ………… 3 cr.

MA 302 Ordinary Differential Equations ………3 cr.

MA 311 Linear Algebra ……… 3 cr.

MA 312 Abstract Algebraic Structures …………. 3 cr.

MA 401 Analysis ……………… 3 cr.

MA 305 Probability (3 cr.)

MA 350 History of Mathematics (3 cr.)

MA 360 Modern Geometries (3 cr.)

MA 370 Number Theory (3 cr.)

MA 380 Mathematical Statistics (3 cr.)

MA 402 Topology (3 cr.)

MA 406 Special Topics (3 cr.)

TOTAL ………43 cr.

Passing a written comprehensive examination is required.

MINOR – 22 HOURS , 2.0 GPA

MA 221, MA 222, MA 223, MA 311, and two additional mathematics courses numbered at the 300 level or above.

JM Good Institute for Undergraduate Research in Mathematical Sciences

The J Malcolm Good Institute for Undergraduate Research promotes scholarly and creative activities in mathematical sciences at an undergraduate level. It supports undergraduate research via funding for resources, travel support for research purposes, and more. It also provides competitive scholarships to exceptional mathematics majors and minors. To apply for a scholarship, students must complete the courses MA223 and MA311 and fill out the JM Good Scholarship application form. Applications should be made through the Park University Scholarships office no later than March 1.

In addition, the institute organizes annual JM Good lecture series.

Past and Upcoming JM Good Lectures:

March 1, 2018:  Topological and Geometric Symmetries of Molecular Structures

Erica Flapan,   Lingurn H. Burkhead Professor of Mathematics, Pomona College

Scott A. Hageman

Associate Dean
scott.hageman@park.edu

Dr. Dincer Guler

Department Chair
dincer.guler@park.edu

Mathematics is a body of knowledge concerning a class of symbols and the relation between them.

At Park University, our mathematics program offers core and advanced courses in geometry, algebra, statistics, and other areas of mathematical theory and practice. After the program, you may go on to pursue graduate studies in mathematics, related sciences, economics and business administration. Other options include beginning actuarial work, teaching at the secondary level and beginning work in data processing.

If you’re interested in teaching mathematics, you may also pursue a Bachelor of Science in Education.

Careers

Our programs will prepare you many different career options, including the following:

  • Statistician
  • Data Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Accountant
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Program Highlights

Our Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree program provides a well-rounded approach to the study of this complex body of knowledge. At Park University, the degree in mathematics focuses on a broader emphasis on all areas of human experience that helps highlight how mathematics has provided great power and precision to a wide range of endeavors and has supplied an essential contribution to the rise of modern civilization.

Faculty

At Park University, our faculty members are experts in their areas of mathematical studies. Our highly-qualified educators are committed to your success as you apply mathematics to your desired career path.


 

Dr. Samuel Chamberlin

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Samuel.Chamberlin@park.edu

Dr. Dincer Guler

Associate Professor of Mathematics
dincer.guler@park.edu

Dr. Charlie Smith

Associate Professor of Mathematics
charlie.smith@park.edu

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.