Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Our goal as math educators is to nurture students' mathematical understanding and competence in mathematics. In addition, we strive to illustrate the importance of mathematics, both as an interesting and challenging subject on its own, and as a tool that can be applied to other disciplines.
The Bachelor of Science degree program in applied mathematics is designed to develop a high degree of mathematical proficiency as well as extensive reasoning and problem-solving skills. Because of the low student to faculty ratio all math majors have an opportunity to participate in a undergraduate math research project that suits their particular interests.
A degree in mathematics opens up many exciting job opportunities in finance, industry, government, actuarial science, technology and education. Employers value a math major's attention to detail, the ability to abstract, and their perspective to problem-solving.
At Coastal Carolina University, we are committed to providing quality undergraduate teaching. We recognize the interdisciplinary nature of the modern mathematical world. Therefore, students may choose to concentrate their studies in analysis, applied mathematics, discrete mathematics, mathematics for secondary education or statistics, while still obtaining a solid mathematical background.
The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple - Stan Gudder
Thomas Hoffman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair
Smith Science 218P