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The Department of Mathematics at Frostburg State University, offering both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees, provides an outstanding environment for learning mathematics and related skills. In addition to a Mathematics major, a Mathematics minor & a Mathematical Sciences focus are available.
The faculty represent a variety of mathematical interests and, of eleven full-time faculty, nine hold doctoral degrees. Three calculus courses and a variety of advanced courses are scheduled each semester.
The Department of Mathematics at Frostburg State University has much to offer students of Mathematics.
The Department of Mathematics at Frostburg State University has two computer laboratories. one lab at Dunkle Hall 211 with 25 Compaq personal computers and a new lab at Tawes 108 with 50 IBM computers (with an overhead display system), in addition to the campus VAX 11/780 minicomputer. Most mathematics courses use graphic calculators or computer software such as Maple V, Minitab, and Logo.
Graduates with degrees in mathematics are in demand in government, business, industry, and education. According to recent projections, the demand for mathematics specialists will very likely continue to exceed the supply in the very near future.
Mathematics majors at Frostburg State University acquire the mathematical knowledge and problem-solving skills they will need after graduation. Most mathematics graduates have little difficulty in securing full-time employment in their preferred career area as, statistician, teacher, computer programmer, systems analyst, or operations research analyst.
Students who choose to major in mathematics may pursue a program leading to a career in applied mathematics, or to certification as a secondary teacher in mathematics. For students wishing to pursue graduate studies in mathematics, each program provides an excellent background. The department also offers an optional internship program which provides the student with applied experience off campus.