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2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

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Todd Frauenholtz, Heidi Hansen, Colleen Livingston, Eric Lund, Francois Neville, Craig Rypkema, Patricia Snell, Derek Webb, Marty Wolf


Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
HS 348
Phone: (218) 755-2880
Fax: (218) 755-2822

Mathematics in its purest form is an art concerned with the exploration and expression of ideas. In its practical form, mathematics is a symbolic language and is concerned with the application of mathematical ideas and tools to the sciences and other areas of human endeavor.

The study of mathematics is grounded in problem solving and includes the ability to think in a certain, organized way. It is basic to careers in the natural sciences, essential to the effective use of computer technology, and valuable in related fields such as the social sciences, business, and industrial technology.

The Mathematics majors offered by the Department of Mathematics provide students with a core of knowledge in mathematics and allow specialization in both teaching and non-teaching programs.

Career Directions

Actuarial Fields
Business and Industry
Computer Science
Data Processing
Environmental Technology
Mathematics Teaching
Medical Research
Natural Sciences
Also: Graduate Study


Recommended High School Courses
Computer Science
Mathematics at each grade level