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Mathematics at MCLA




The Department of Mathematics offers a fouryear program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics. The program fosters insights and solutions to a variety of problems through symbolic or numerical analysis. The practice of the discipline requires and engenders precise
modes of thinking. The use of calculus, numerical methods, probability, statistics and logic is basic to the quantitative methods needed
throughout society today. Students graduating with a degree in mathematics will be able to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of cultural and historical aspects of mathematics
  • Communicate mathematical ideas and procedures through written and oral discussion
  • Apply mathematical ideas and procedures through reasoning to the various disciplines
  • Pursue mathematical careers or enter graduate and professional schools
  • Function as independent learners
  • Apply technology in the study of mathematics



The mathematics minor develops mathematicalskills at the calculus level and beyond. With the assistance of a member of the mathematics faculty, a student selects courses that readily complement and enhance his/her major discipline.

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Students majoring in mathematics may choose to pursue initial teacher licensure as an early childhood teacher or elementary teacher. Also, mathematics majors may pursue initial licensure
as a teacher of mathematics for the middle school or secondary levels. Students seeking any of these licensures must complete a mathematics major, education major and a licensure
program in education.

Internships that give you the opportunity to enhance and exercise what is learned in the classroom are encouraged.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in annual student conferences.


Christopher Thomas, Mathematics Department Chair