BSU Catalog Home | Mathematics Course Descriptions | Statistics Course Descriptions


Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hagg-Sauer Hall 218-755-2880


Dr. Randy Westhoff (Chair;, Dr. Todd Frauenholtz, Ms. Heidi Hansen, Dr. Colleen Livingston, Dr. Eric Lund, Dr. Glen Richgels, Dr. Derek Webb

Areas of Study

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.


See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.

Recommended High School Courses
Computer Science
Mathematics at each grade level

Second Majors and Minors

Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.

Career Directions

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

Credit Requirement

Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.

BSU Catalog Home | BSU Home