The Andrews University Department of Mathematics is principally an undergraduate department with approximately 40 undergraduate majors. Its six faculty members teach and do research in several mathematical disciplines.
The Department offers the following undergraduate degrees, majors, and minors:
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (39 semester credits). Enables students to choose an emphasis in preparation for graduate study, applied mathematics, or secondary school mathematics education.
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education (30 semester credits). Prepares students for teaching secondary school mathematics.
- Mathematical Studies major (30 semester credits). Available only as a second major for those taking a degree in another field.
- Mathematics minor (20 semester credits).
- Mathematics Education minor (20 semester credits). Prepares students for teaching elementary school mathematics.
- Mathematics of Economics and Finance minor (20 semester credits). Geared for students majoring in economics or finance.
The Department also participates in
- A high school program, in which about a hundred gifted students from Berrien and Cass Counties receive their mathematics and science instruction on the Andrews Campus. This program is funded by the Berrien RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency).
- The Department of Mathematics is a participant in the Behaviorial Neuroscience program funded by the National Science Foundation. For more details, see Behavioral Neuroscience in the university bulletin.
MS: Mathematics and Science: The Department of Mathematics collaborates with the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in this degree, which is designed for students who wish to acquire a breadth of knowledge that cannot be achieved within any one discipline. The degree may be useful for secondary or middle-school teachers who do not desire a traditional MAT program; for those who wish to develop skills in areas of overlap in these disciplines; for those who wish to study the interrelationships among the disciplines; and for those who wish further preparation for careers in industry or government. Degree requirements are explained in the Mathematics and Science web page as well as this FAQ sheet. Inquiries about this program should be directed to Robert Kingman, (269) 471-3431, email@example.com.
Mathematics Endorsement Program for Middle School Educators: The Department of Mathematics collaborates with the School of Education and the Berrien County Regional Education Service Agency (Berrien RESA) to administer the Alternative Certification Experimental Program (Math Endorsement Program) for Middle School Educators. Applications to this Program are initially screened by the School of Education and the Department of Mathematics, and then go through the regular Andrews admissions process. Courses are listed under "Mathematics Education." Inquiries should be directed to Lynelle Weldon, (269) 471-3866, firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Wheeler (269) 471-7725, email@example.com.