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NSU Catalog 2017-2018 
    
NSU Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics


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Tech Center, Room 358
(605) 626-2601

Mathematics Office
Mewaldt-Jensen, Room 224
(605) 626-2456

Ms. Erin Brownlee; Dr. Ricardo Rojas; Dr. Stacy Trentham; Dr. William Trentham

Mathematics serves as an essential tool for many majors and plays an important role in the system-wide core, institutional graduation and degree requirements for all students. Mathematics courses at Northern State University are designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of students. These courses foster ability to ask questions and learn valuable critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The traditional class setting is complemented by the appropriate use of scientific and graphing calculators and computer technology. Students explore concepts through concrete examples and applications. Applications of mathematics provide students with some insight into the relationship between mathematics and other disciplines.

A degree in mathematics is useful in a wide variety of professional fields such as business, economics, computer science, education, and technology as well as for graduate studies in mathematics or closely related fields. Students are encouraged to consult with the department regarding career potentials. Northern State University is one of the leading producers of mathematics teachers in South Dakota. To ensure a broad education, students majoring in mathematics or mathematics education should select supporting courses from computer science and from natural sciences.

Career Directions

Actuary scientist
Computer programmer
Computer systems analyst
Economist
Mathematician
Operations research analyst
Statistician
Teacher

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