During the course of study in mathematics at Oglethorpe,
students move from a concrete, algorithmic mode of
reasoning in early courses to a more abstract, formal mode of
reasoning in the later capstone courses.
The successful mathematics
- Sharpen his/her problem-solving skills
- Communicate mathematical results in a rigorous way that exhibits good mathematical speaking, and
- Communicate mathematical results in a rigorous way that exhibits good mathematical writing.
Through tutoring, volunteer and internship
opportunities, participating mathematics majors can further strengthen their own
understanding of mathematics and help others to do the same.
Upon graduation, mathematics majors are ready
to pursue graduate study in mathematics or in a variety of other disciplines, teacher preparation or employment in
actuarial science and operations research.
In order to major in mathematics, a student
must successfully complete the following mathematics and computer science courses, each with a
grade of "C-" or higher:
||Introduction to Programming
||Calculus IV (2 Credits)
||Proof & Logic
|| Abstract Algebra
||Advanced Special Topics
||Senior Seminar in Mathematics (2 Credits).
Mathematics majors graduate with a Bachelor of Science
In order to minor in mathematics, a student
must successfully complete the following mathematics courses, each with a
grade of "C-" or higher: Calculus II, Calculus III, Calculus IV, Proof & Logic, and
one additional four-credit course at the 200-level or above chosen from the list required for the major.