Dr. John Estes, Assistant Professor and Chairman of Mathematics
The Mathematics Department provides an environment of learning in which the faculty offer personal attention to each student. Through the mathematics curriculum, students will have the opportunity to develop strong skills in analytical thinking, a deep understanding in applied and theoretical mathematics, a knowledge of the biblical perspective towards mathematical thought, and stronger use of technology to prepare students for their careers and callings in life. Belhaven University offers Bachelors of Science and Bachelors of Art degrees in mathematics as well as a pre-engineering course of study for students looking for personalized instruction and a strong foundation in core math principles.
What will I study?
- The Calculus Series
- Mathematical Proof techniques
- Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
- Statistics and Probability
- History of Mathematics
- Computational Research in the capstone course, Mathematical Investigation
- Higher Mathematics with Advanced Calculus, Number Theory, and Graph Theory
What can I do with a degree in Mathematics?
- Systems Analytics
- Actuarial Sciences
- Primary, Secondary, and Collegiate Education
- Public Health Statistics, Biostatistics and Economics
- Information Technology and Computing
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- Mathematical and Physics Research
- Graduate Programs
Why choose Mathematics at Belhaven University?
- Opportunity to work in new classrooms and computer laboratory and use sophisticated methods to approach theoretical and applied mathematics
- Small class sizes and personalized instruction with professors including hands on course and career advisement
- A community of faculty and students that provides numerous chances to connect socially with student competitions, social media, Bible studies, and other events
- Opportunity to hear interesting guest lecturers through Mathematics Seminar
- Internships and work experience at numerous local government and non-government agencies
- Interdisciplinary area of study with a variety of applications
What kind of opportunities will I have in my major that will contribute toward my career?>
- Mathematical Investigation research project and presentation
- Opportunity to teach, mentor and tutor in local schools
- A deeper integration of other areas of study
- Personal research opportunities
- Opportunities to learn about and compare and contrast philosophical view towards mathematics
What are BU Mathematics graduates doing now?
- Graduate school
- Systems Analyst
- Teaching mathematics at the primary, secondary, and collegiate level
- Actuarial Science
- Operations Research
- Overseas Missions
- Other graduates work math-related occupations for the government or industry