Programs of Study
Dude, Can You Count?
In his new book, Dude, can you count?, Christian Constanda, professor of mathematical sciences, takes an offbeat approach to inspiring a sound mathematical education.
Fusing algebra class with exciting narratives, the book blends animated conversation, fact, humor, wit, light scholarly argument, and elementary challenges.
Dude, can you count? will be available in mid-January, but pre-orders can be made at http://www.amazon.com/Dude-Can-Count-Christian-Constanda/dp/1848825382.
Constanda holds the Charles W. Oliphant Endowed Chair in Mathematical Science at TU and is the author, editor, or translator of 16 research books, and the author of over 125 peer-reviewed articles. In 2002, his textbook on partial differential equations was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine of the American Library Association.
The department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences offers the following majors and minors:
Undergraduate degrees offered:
B.A. in Mathematics
B.S. in Mathematics
The B.A. program encourages the study of languages and liberal arts, whereas the B.S. program emphasizes supporting study in the physical sciences and computer science.
The B.A. and B.S. degrees can also be completed with the requirements needed for teacher certification in mathematics.
B.S. in Applied Mathematics
The B.S. in applied mathematics is offered with five options: computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, business, and education. Each student must select one option and meet its requirements. The options provide a field of application for the mathematics student. All options carry the same mathematics requirement but differ in required support subjects.
Graduate degrees offered:
M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics
Students graduating from this program will be proficient with modern computation tools and will have experience in solving problems of a practical nature.
Undergraduate minors offered:
Students from other disciplines may minor in mathematics.
Minor in Computational Sciences
Students from other disciplines may also minor in computational sciences.