The major in mathematics at OKWU is designed to meet the needs of the student who is seeking employment as a mathematician in government, industry, or education. The major also provides the level of preparation needed to a student who wishes to pursue graduate studies in mathematics or related fields, such as: statistics, engineering, or forensics. Students adopting this major often take one or more minors from other areas such as the sciences or business.

Special Topics Courses:

  • Undergraduate research
  • Mathematics internship
  • Junior & Senior mathematics seminar

Career Options with a degree in Mathematics:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Architect
  • Astronaut
  • Biostatistician
  • Data Scientist
  • Engineer
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Professor

Mathematics Major Objectives

Upon completion of the Mathematics Program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the main branches of mathematics and the ability to solve mathematical problems in the main branches of mathematics.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to construct rigorous, logical proofs through various methods.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to solve mathematical applications which arise in mathematics and many other contexts, including business, the natural sciences, and everyday life.
  4. Demonstrate skill in the research and communication of mathematics, including the oral presentation of research.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to discuss some of the important intersections of mathematics and religious ideas.

Typical Activities for Math/Science Majors:

  • “Lunch & Learning” series
  • Attend/present at OK-AR MAA professional meeting
  • Judge local science fairs