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Mathematics, Department of


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Department Chair
Stephen W. Goode
Department Office/Website
McCarthy Hall 154
6572783631
math.fullerton.edu
Faculty
Alfonso Agnew, Scott Annin, George Arthur, Sam Behseta, Derdei Bichara, Martin Bonsangue, Alain Bourget, Gulhan Bourget, Nicholas Brubaker, Todd CadwalladerOlsker, Cherlyn Converse, Bridget Druken, Harriet Edwards, Jolene Fleming, Adam Glesser, Stephen Goode, Zair Ibragimov, Cherie Ichinose, Mortaza Jamshidian, Charles H. Lee, Kathy Lewis, HeeJeong Lim, Christopher Lyons, Armando MartinezCruz, Tyler McMillen, Thomas Murphy, A. Loc Nguyen, Kevin Nichols, David Pagni, Reza Ramezan, Matthew Rathbun, Laura Smith, Ernie Solheid, Roberto Soto, Bogdan Suceava, Ashley ThuneAguayo, Anael Verdugo, Hassan Yousefi
Introduction
The Department of Mathematics offers a standard undergraduate major program in mathematics with concentrations in Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Pure Mathematics and Teaching Mathematics. Courses are provided to satisfy the needs of:
 Students planning graduate study in mathematics or related disciplines
 Students planning to use mathematics in a career in business, industry or government
 Students planning to teach at the elementary or secondary level
 Students majoring in a discipline using mathematics as an analytic or descriptive tool
Degree Descriptions
The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics has five distinct concentrations so that students can select an appropriate pathway depending on their career goals. Each of the concentrations enables student to develop the following: the ability to construct mathematical proofs; the ability to think analytically and critically, and to formulate problems, solve them and interpret their solutions; the ability to utilize technology when doing mathematics; and communicate mathematics in written and oral forms. The B.A. program prepares students to be competitive in the job market and/or to pursue graduate education.
The Master of Arts in Mathematics (Applied Option) is designed for students who are interested in using mathematical analysis in business, industry or government. Students develop the ability to use mathematical and computational methods to solve realworld problems and demonstrate the ability to communicate mathematical and computational findings in written and oral forms. As a culminating experience, facultysupervised student teams work on projects sponsored by local industrial firms. Each project offers students opportunities to apply classroom skills to realworld problems. Graduates of the program are competitive in the job market and/or are prepared to continue their graduate studies at the doctoral level.
The Master of Arts in Mathematics (Teaching Option) is designed for students who are interested in deepening their knowledge of mathematics, teaching at the community college level or pursuing a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education. Students: develop the following: the ability to analyze problems and persevere in solving them; the ability to communicate mathematics in written and oral forms; and the ability to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Students in the program experience best practices of teaching and how to implement them in their classrooms. Graduates of this program are competitive in the job market and/or are prepared to continue their graduate studies at the doctoral level.
The Master of Science in Statistics offers a modern stateofthe art technologyoriented curriculum that prepares students for careers in business, industry or government that involves applications of statistics. All courses are delivered live via a twoway stream, and students have the choice of attending classes in person, or remotely. Students develop the ability to decipher and solve realworld problems, demonstrate the ability to utilize technology and statistical software to construct statistical models and perform statistical computations. Students also gain consulting experience with Southern California firms and develop the ability to communicate statistical findings in written and oral forms. Graduates of the program are competitive in the job market and/or are prepared to continue their graduate studies at the doctoral level.
Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
Programs and Courses Offered
ProgramsBachelor of Arts Mathematics, Actuarial Science Concentration, B.A.
 Mathematics, Applied Mathematics Concentration, B.A.
 Mathematics, Probability and Statistics Concentration, B.A.
 Mathematics, Pure Mathematics Concentration, B.A.
 Mathematics, Teaching Mathematics Concentration, B.A.
Master of ArtsMaster of ScienceNonDegreeCoursesMathematics
Courses are designated as MATH in the class schedule.
Mathematics Education
Courses are designated as MAED in the class schedule
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