MathematicsThe Department of Mathematics is committed to providing a quality education integrated with caring and personal attention within the framework of a Christian liberal arts environment.
The program has three major objectives: to provide the non-specialist with some understanding of the contributions of mathematics to cultural development; to offer students in natural, social, and behavioral sciences the mathematics necessary for understanding their own fields of interest; and to prepare mathematics majors for graduate study, for teaching at the secondary level, or for work in business and industry.
Students are taught how to solve problems and see how mathematics changes the way that we look at the world. As a student progresses through the major, students learn how to do complex calculations and the theorems behind these calculations.
Departmental facilities include four faculty offices, a mathematics seminar room, and a teaching computer laboratory shared with the Department of Computer Science. Office and laboratories are equipped with Windows-based microcomputers and communication links to the college computing network, a local Microsoft 2000 Network, and the internet. The library has been developed to include the materials that are recommended by the Mathematical Association of America. Microcomputers in the laboratory are equipped with Maple® and Matlab® mathematics software packages for student and instructional use.
All students who have prepared for and applied to study mathematics and/or statistics at the graduate level have been accepted into a program and have received remitted tuition and teaching or research assistantships.
The Indiana Gamma Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national undergraduate mathematics society, was chartered at Anderson University in 1957 and lists 309 past and present members.