Why Major in Mathematics?
The BA in Mathematics at Eastern University offers students the opportunity to take courses in advanced calculus, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, and upper-level courses in the foundations and philosophy of mathematics, real analysis and abstract algebra. Students also take courses on computer programming and physics.
The BA in Mathematics can also be combined with another major or minor in one of the liberal arts or sciences. Many students combine the BA in Mathematics with a BA in Secondary Education and go onto become mathematics teachers. Others have studied astronomy, philosophy, chemistry, and business alongside mathematics.
Why Choose Eastern?
- Faith Integration: We strive to learn mathematics with vigor while considering how mathematics can inform our understanding of Christ. We examine how God's creation is revealed through applied mathematics and how His Nature is revealed through pure mathematics.
- Academic Community: Our department is a community of students that develop close and supportive relationships with one another. Our faculty come alongside students as mentors to facilitate the reaching of their potential. Class sizes are small and individual attention is abundant.
- Research Opportunities: Our faculty are engaged in research in functional analysis, including ill-posed problems and operator theory as well as group theory and cohomology. Work is also being done in the field of mathematical philosophy. Our students have the opportunity to conduct independent research with faculty for undergraduate presentations at regional mathematics conferences. Students also engage in summer undergraduate research opportunities (REUs) all over the country.
- Academic Enrichment: The department offers a drop-in tutoring service known as The Abelian Group for students in any mathematics class. Strong upperclassmen have opportunities to serve as tutors in the program.
- Instrumentation: Eastern's mathematics department owns a Wolfram Mathematica site license which can be used by all current students as well as its own GNU-Linux server for its computer science courses.
Recent graduates have pursued graduate level work in mathematics and engineering and have gone onto careers as educators, professors, business professionals, actuaries, consultants, computer programmers, library information scientists, economists, and engineers.