Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate Studies
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Mathematics

Mathematics

A mathematics degree from Eastern Nazarene College opens many doors. With multiple tracks offered, students may tailor an academic path to reflect their interests. Students go on to study mathematics in graduate school, teach, or enter the workforce in many fields, including financial services and engineering.

Overview

One of the great reasons to study mathematics at Eastern Nazarene College is the size of the classes, particularly in the sophomore to senior years. Our classes are small, which means students have greater access and get personalized attention from their professors. Professors are invested in the success of every student and do whatever they can to guide them throughout their academic journey.

The bachelor of science degree provides a depth of study in mathematics and prepares students for graduate school or professional employment in related fields. The bachelor of arts degree provides significant breadth in mathematics with the goal of helping students pair their love of mathematics with another discipline, such as education or business.

All majors take the mathematics core (Calculus 1, 2 & 3, and Linear Algebra) and Computer Programming 1. At that point, students decide which degree they wish to pursue, which determines the other mathematics courses taken. Some courses are required, but students may choose Discrete Mathematics, Probability & Statistics, Differential Equations, Modern Algebra, and Real Analysis. There are also independent studies available to accommodate the special interests of students.

Career Paths

Students with mathematics degrees from Eastern Nazarene College have chosen many different paths after graduation. Some pursued graduate school in mathematics at Northeastern University, University of Michigan, Boston University, and University of Maryland and have gone on to teach at colleges and universities around the country. Other students have chosen careers as teachers in public and private schools. Eastern Nazarene College alumni also work as engineers with firms like Raytheon and Altus Engineering and managers in financial services and banking.

Undergraduate Catalog

For course descriptions, requirements, focus areas, options, and other program details see the full current undergraduate catalog.

Outcomes

Upon completion of the BS in Mathematics degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamentals of higher mathematics.
  • Present material on a topic that was not covered in class.
  • Write concise clean and flowing proofs following directly from assumptions or other proved results.
  • Analyze the component parts of works of visual, musical, and literary art and explain how they work together to create aesthetic value.
  • Express understanding of interdisciplinary concepts within a variety of artistic mediums.
  • Write in the mathematical style.
  • Continue to develop their mathematical writing focusing on understanding and organization.
  • Present on a topic to the class that they learned themselves.
  • Effectively present information both in writing and in oral presentations.
  • Collaborate with others to achieve common goals.
  • Employ interpretive skills and methods to read Biblical literature in the context of Christian history, theology, and contemporary cultures.
  • Critically reflect upon the influence of Christian theology and ethics on their own thinking and practice.
  • Respectfully interact with individuals and ideas from diverse cultures.
  • Describe their own cultural heritage.
  • Read, view, and analyze intellectual and artistic contributions from diverse cultures.
  • Articulate philosophical understanding and practices of major world religions.

Upon completion of the BA in Mathematics degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamentals of higher mathematics.
  • Present material on a topic that was not covered in class.
  • Write concise clean and flowing proofs following directly from assumptions or other proved results.
  • Analyze the component parts of works of visual, musical, and literary art and explain how they work together to create aesthetic value.
  • Express understanding of interdisciplinary concepts within a variety of artistic mediums.
  • Write in the mathematical style.
  • Continue to develop their mathematical writing focusing on understanding and organization.
  • Present on a topic to the class that they learned themselves.
  • Effectively present information both in writing and in oral presentations.
  • Collaborate with others to achieve common goals.
  • Employ interpretive skills and methods to read Biblical literature in the context of Christian history, theology, and contemporary cultures.
  • Critically reflect upon the influence of Christian theology and ethics on their own thinking and practice.
  • Respectfully interact with individuals and ideas from diverse cultures.
  • Describe their own cultural heritage.
  • Read, view, and analyze intellectual and artistic contributions from diverse cultures.
  • Articulate philosophical understanding and practices of major world religions.
Program Type

Major

Degree

B.S., B.A.

Area of Study

Mathematics

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LeRoy Hammerstrom

Professor of Mathematics

617-847-5810

Leroy.Hammerstrom@enc.edu

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