Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering & Sciences

Contact

Bing Yang
Professor and Chair
304.442.3019
Fax: 304.442.3201
Bing.Yang@mail.wvu.edu

Zeljko “Z” Torbica
Dean and Professor
304.442.3161
Fax: 304.442.1006
Zeljko.Torbica@mail.wvu.edu

Paul O. Steranka, Jr.
Associate Dean and Professor
304.442.3161
Fax: 304.442.1006
Paul.Steranka@mail.wvu.edu

April Weese
Administrative Secretary-Sr.
304.442.3361
Fax: 304.442.3201
April.Weese@mail.wvu.edu

Mathematics

Mathematics is the foundation for many of the natural sciences and, as knowledge is expanded in these sciences, new demands are made on mathematics to provide ideas to be used in advancing the sciences. Older sciences such as physics, chemistry, and engineering depend on mathematics, as do a large number of new and sophisticated subjects. The student’s career in mathematics might include college teaching and research, computers, statistics, and many others.

Note: Mathematics Major(classic track): 42 semester hours minimum including MATH-155, 156, 251, 261, 283, 341, 441, 448, 451, 452, 430 (citizenship), 496 and six hours in other 300 or 400 level Math courses.

Mathematics Minor: 25 semester hours minimum including MATH-155, 156, 251, 261, 441, and six hours chosen from MATH 283 or other 300 or 400 level Math courses.

MATH 315 may not be used as credit toward a Mathematics major or Mathematics minor. Technical Electives to be chosen from an approved list. See the Mathematics Department chair.

Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to the general education outcomes listed elsewhere in the catalog, graduates of the Mathematics curriculum:

  1. Should be able to attend graduate school or find employment in industry or government.
  2. Will be familiar with at least three of the four major areas of mathematics-Algebra, Analysis, Topology and Applied Mathematics.
  3. Will have experience in using computers.
  4. Will be critical thinkers.
  5. Will be able to communicate effectively.