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Mathematics

Mathematics class

Mathematics class

Major:

  • Mathematics

Minor:

  • Mathematics

Teacher Education :  Mathematics, Grades 6–12

  • Major requirements and course descriptions are outlined in the Huntingdon College Catalog.
  • These programs of study are part of the Department of Mathematics in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Numbers in Action

Combine your quantitative skills with training in logic and the clear communication of ideas with a Huntingdon Mathematics major. Get involved through hands-on experiences that include:

  • Huntingdon Mathematics Club
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon national mathematics honor society—Huntingdon’s chapter active since 1965
  • Opportunities to attend regional and national conferences
  • Senior Capstone project—learn about a topic outside of usual class content, and present results to a mathematically literate audience.
  • Service with Alabama Science Olympiad
  • Student teaching placements with area schools for those preparing for secondary education teaching careers

Why Huntingdon?

Graduation photo 2012

Garrison Johnson ’12, right, with President West, entered a graduate program in engineering after graduating with a Huntingdon mathematics major

Through the Mathematics major, you will acquire a core body of mathematical knowledge, develop your quantitative and analytical skills, and, more broadly, learn to present concise logical arguments in both written and oral form. A degree in mathematics is excellent preparation for studies in areas as varied as engineering, economics, medicine, and law. The flexibility of the requirements at Huntingdon allows you to customize the degree, or easily combine it with a second major, to better prepare you for your postgraduate plans.

  • Excellent placement rates into graduate and professional schools
  • Flexibility for a second major
  • Liberal arts core curriculum strengthens critical thinking and communication skills
  • Deepen your studies through the Hobbs Honors Program

Faculty

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad

Alumni

Mathematics careers abound in science and industry, finance and economics, and even in sports and entertainment. Mathematics is a fundamental tool for engineering, actuarial science, weather forecasting, industrial quality control, computer network traffic analysis (and automotive traffic analysis, as well), marketing, insurance, opinion polling, virtually every field of science (such as chemistry, archeology, astronomy, medical research, and geology), animation and special effects, communications, and logistics. In addition, the study of mathematics prepares your mind to approach problems logically and to prepare concise yet thorough arguments to support decisions. For these reasons, Huntingdon Mathematics graduates have entered virtually every career field.