## Mathematics

Stockton's mathematics (MATH) program offers B.A. and B.S. degrees with several concentrations. Students are encouraged to take both pure and applied mathematics courses.

The program offers weekly seminars with presenters from other colleges, industries, alumni as well as presenters from the Stockton community including students. Faculty offer independent study projects for students who want to focus on a particular area or specialty.

### About the Program

The Mathematics (MATH) program is designed to meet the needs of those students who wish to acquire certain mathematical techniques for use in the physical, life, management, and social sciences, as well as those whose primary interests lie in mathematics itself. Mathematics is an appropriate degree program for students preparing themselves for careers in actuarial science, statistical analysis, operations research, computer science, engineering, or secondary education and for those who wish to pursue graduate study in mathematics or certain mathematics-related areas (e.g., computer science, computational science, statistics or economics).

#### Program Coordinator:

**Dr. Chia-Lin Wu**

Professor of Mathematics

B-009B | 609-652-4428

Chia-Lin.Wu@stockton.edu

**Program Features**

- Small class sizes
- All courses beyond introductory level taught by full-time program faculty holding doctoral degrees from highly respected institutions
- Many opportunities for one-on-one assistance from faculty
- Math majors have program faculty as academic advisors
- Graduates pursue advanced study, K-12 teaching, actuarial science, employment in the private sector, and employment in state and federal government
- Broad training in theoretical and applied mathematics provided together with ample opportunities to specialize.

**Mathematics Alumni Spotlights**

**Alumni Success**

**Additional Information**

### Curriculum

The Mathematics program is open to any student with an active interest in mathematics. Students who have a good working knowledge of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry and trigonometry should begin with MATH 2215 Calculus I. Students who were proficient in high school calculus may wish to seek advanced standing. Students who need to review algebra and trigonometry should enroll first in MATH 1100 Pre-calculus Mathematics before beginning the calculus sequence. High school students considering a major in mathematics at Stockton are strongly urged to take four years of college-preparatory mathematics (through trigonometry), at least three years of college preparatory science (including physics and chemistry), and four years of college-preparatory English courses that emphasize writing. Students who lack adequate backgrounds in high school mathematics, science or English may not be sufficiently prepared to attempt the rigorous freshman- and sophomore-level core courses in mathematics.

Community college graduates who have not completed a one-year sequence in single-variable calculus should expect to spend more than two years at Stockton to obtain a degree in mathematics. Transfer students who wish to major in mathematics should contact the coordinator of the Mathematics program before the beginning of their first term at Stockton.

The Mathematics program has the following concentrations of study:

- B.A. / B.S. Mathematics - General Concentration
- B.S. Mathematics - Actuarial Concentration
- B.S. Dual Degree Mathematics and Engineering
- Minor

#### Curriculum Worksheets

To see the curriculum for your area of interest you’ll use the web program, *Degree Works*. This program is accessible *even if you are not currently a student* with Stockton University.

- If you are a current student at Stockton University, access your portal for
*Degree Works*, then look for the “what if” option to explore the various paths towards degree completion. - Prospective freshman or transfer students use the button below:

Check Current Curriculum & Transfer Equivalency

Instructions on How to Use Curriculum Tool

Instructions on How to Use Curriculum Tool

- At the next page you are prompted with three (3) options.
*Select*the one that says “**continue without signing in**.” - Respond to each prompt using the pull-down menu in the center of the page. [
*Please be patient. It may take a few seconds for the system to process your request. If you see a NO symbol, you need to wait a moment!*]

Prompts include:

- Enrollment dates (Choose intended semester attending)
- Intended level (Choose“
**undergraduate**”) - What degree you will pursue? (Choose “
**Bachelor of Science**”**or**“**Bachelor of Arts**”) - What is your intended major? (Choose “
**Mathematics**”) - What is your intended concentration? (Choose “
**General**”, "**Education", "Actuarial"****or**“**Dual Degree Engineering**”) - What is your intended minor? (Choose “
**none**”**or select one**- it is not required) **For prospective students**, choose “**I’m all done"**button.**For transfer students,**use the “**class**” button to see how courses already taken fit into the Stockton degree path.- You will see an overview of the degree you have selected, including all requirements.
- At the bottom of the screen, you could save or print worksheet.

### Faculty

#### Renganathan G.

Iyer

###### Associate Professor

of Mathematics

609.652.4969 | F - 129

#### Brandy Lynn

Rapatski

###### Associate Professor

of Mathematics

609.626.3521 - B - 111

#### Yujin

Shen

###### Associate Professor

of Mathematics/Associate

of the Society of Actuaries

609.652.4409 | G - 234

### Opportunities

Some students may wish to take part in off-campus experiences where their knowledge of mathematics may be applied to “real-world” situations. Academic credit can be granted for such an experience, provided it contributes significantly to the student’s intellectual development. Credit will generally be contingent upon a comprehensive report to be submitted after the experience is completed. Seniors may wish to undertake some special project in mathematics for academic credit. This may consist of a thesis, seminar or some other project agreeable to the mathematics faculty. Specifics will be established on a case-by case basis.

The Math Club welcomes all Stockton students with an interest in mathematics. A typical meeting features a guest speaker to showcase career paths available in mathematics.

### Careers

Students who successfully complete a degree program in mathematics may continue their education at the graduate level or pursue careers in secondary education, business, industry, actuarial science or federal/state government. Professional opportunities in actuarial science are excellent since the demand by insurance companies, consulting firms, and government agencies for qualified actuaries exceeds the available supply.

Sample list of potential careers: