## Mathematics

Stockton's mathematics (MATH) program offers B.A. and B.S. degrees with several concentrations. Students are encouraged to take both pure and applied mathematics courses.

The program offers weekly seminars with presenters from other colleges, industries, alumni as well as presenters from the Stockton community including students. Faculty offer independent study projects for students who want to focus on a particular area or specialty.

### About the Program

The Mathematics (MATH) program is designed to meet the needs of those students who wish to acquire certain mathematical techniques for use in the physical, life, management, and social sciences, as well as those whose primary interests lie in mathematics itself. Mathematics is an appropriate degree program for students preparing themselves for careers in actuarial science, statistical analysis, operations research, computer science, engineering, or secondary education and for those who wish to pursue graduate study in mathematics or certain mathematics-related areas (e.g., computer science, computational science, statistics or economics).

**Program Features**

- Small class sizes
- All courses beyond introductory level taught by full-time program faculty holding doctoral degrees from highly respected institutions
- Many opportunities for one-on-one assistance from faculty
- Math majors have program faculty as academic advisors
- Graduates pursue advanced study, K-12 teaching, actuarial science, employment in the private sector, and employment in state and federal government
- Broad training in theoretical and applied mathematics provided together with ample opportunities to specialize.

**Mathematics Program Highlights**

**Alumni Success**

**Mathematics Alumni Spotlights**

### Curriculum

The Mathematics program is open to any student with an active interest in mathematics. Students who have a good working knowledge of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry and trigonometry should begin with MATH 2215 Calculus I. Students who were proficient in high school calculus may wish to seek advanced standing. Students who need to review algebra and trigonometry should enroll first in MATH 1100 Pre-calculus Mathematics before beginning the calculus sequence. High school students considering a major in mathematics at Stockton are strongly urged to take four years of college-preparatory mathematics (through trigonometry), at least three years of college preparatory science (including physics and chemistry), and four years of college-preparatory English courses that emphasize writing. Students who lack adequate backgrounds in high school mathematics, science or English may not be sufficiently prepared to attempt the rigorous freshman- and sophomore-level core courses in mathematics.

Community college graduates who have not completed a one-year sequence in single-variable
calculus should expect to spend more than two years at Stockton to obtain a degree
in mathematics. Transfer students who wish to major in mathematics *should contact *the coordinator of the Mathematics program before the beginning of their first term
at Stockton.

Prospective freshman or transfer students can use the Curriculum & Transfer Equivalency
tool below. In addition, the program degree map provides valuable degree information
and is a guide to assist in planning academic coursework, but *should not* substitute academic advisement.

Degree Offerings

**Bachelors of Arts or Sciences in Mathematics**

**Bachelors of Science in Mathematics****with an Actuarial Concentration**

**Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics with an Education Concentration**

**Mathematics Minor**

**Bachelors of Science Dual-Degree in Mathematics & Engineering**

The program begins with three years at Stockton and concludes with two years at NJIT, Rowan or Rutgers, your choice! Students receive a BS in Mathematics from Stockton and a BS in Engineering from the partnered university at the end of the program, generally the 5th year.

**Degree Works Curriculum & Transfer Equivalency Tool**

You can see the curriculum for your area of interest using Degree Works. This service is accessible even if you are not currently a student with Stockton University.

### Faculty

#### Bradley Forrest

#### Renganathan G. Iyer

#### Shannon Keough

#### Suzanne Nezzar

#### Brandy Lynn Rapatski

#### Yujin Shen

### Opportunities

Some students may wish to take part in off-campus experiences where their knowledge of mathematics may be applied to “real-world” situations. Academic credit can be granted for such an experience, provided it contributes significantly to the student’s intellectual development. Credit will generally be contingent upon a comprehensive report to be submitted after the experience is completed. Seniors may wish to undertake some special project in mathematics for academic credit. This may consist of a thesis, seminar or some other project agreeable to the mathematics faculty. Specifics will be established on a case-by case basis.

The Math Club welcomes all Stockton students with an interest in mathematics. A typical meeting features a guest speaker to showcase career paths available in mathematics.

### Careers

Students who successfully complete a degree program in mathematics may continue their education at the graduate level or pursue careers in secondary education, business, industry, actuarial science or federal/state government. Professional opportunities in actuarial science are excellent since the demand by insurance companies, consulting firms, and government agencies for qualified actuaries exceeds the available supply.

**Potential Careers**

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