Mathematics

Major

Mathematics

Minor

Mathematics

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Contact

Dr. John Estes, Assistant Professor and Chairman of Mathematics
601-968-5993
jestes@belhaven.edu

The Mathematics Department offers students small classes with personalized instruction by faculty mentors. The rigorous curriculum helps students prepare for mathematics jobs by developing 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. Belhaven University offers multiple degrees in mathematics, including a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Bachelor of Art in Mathematics, and a pre-engineering course of study for students looking for 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
  • Mathematical Investigation
  • Higher Mathematics with Advanced Calculus, Number Theory, and Graph Theory

What can I do with a degree in Mathematics?

Jobs in Mathematics include:

  • Systems Analytics
  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Primary, Secondary, and Collegiate Education
  • Cryptography
  • 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?

  • New classrooms and computer laboratory
  • Sophisticated methods to approach theoretical and applied mathematics
  • Small class sizes and personalized instruction with professors including hands on course and career advisement
  • Close community of faculty and students with numerous opportunities to connect socially with student competitions, social media, Bible studies, and other events
  • 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 Belhaven Mathematics graduates doing now?

  • Graduate school
  • Systems Analyst
  • Engineering
  • Teaching mathematics at the primary, secondary, and collegiate level
  • Actuarial Science
  • Cryptography
  • Operations Research
  • Overseas Missions
  • Other graduates work math-related occupations for the government or industry