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We offer a bachelor’s degree and three minors: Mathematics, Statistical Mathematics and Mathematical Studies when you pair it with a second minor!
EOU Math majors Noah Chaney, Hailey Hochhalter, and Savannah Shorts, have each received a $7,500 yearly scholarship from the Mercer Family Foundation in recognition of their academic achievements.
Complete 24 or 28 credit hours from the following:
Choose one of the following courses:
Complete 20 credit hours of upper division mathematics courses for a BS degree OR 12 credit hours of upper division mathematics courses for a BA degree.
Upper Division Course Rotations: When two courses are listed, the top course will be offered in school years beginning with an even number (such as 2022-2023), and the bottom course will be offered in odd-numbered years.
Complete all Institutional Graduation Requirements (Including University Writing Requirement, Diversity Requirement, General Education Requirement, etc.) as provided at http://www.eou.edu/registrar.
Program Requirements: Data Analytics is a minimum 76-77 credit hour degree. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course counting towards the major, but a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.00 is required for completion of the major.
Accuplacer (or equivalent) placement into MATH 251 is required for this program
Choose one of the following required courses:
Total credits required for major: 76-77
EPCC update January 2021
Eastern Oregon University is a great place to get a Bachelor’s degree or minor in Mathematics. We have passionate faculty with diverse backgrounds and skill sets to help students achieve their goals. Students get to know their professors in small, personal classes, as well as gain access to a variety of opportunities for help. Perhaps the best part of our program is that there are numerous opportunities for enrichment and resume-building outside of the conventional classroom. Students can…
All math majors get the opportunity, and in fact are required, to do individualized research as part of their senior math capstone. However, the faculty recommends that students get a start on research earlier in their EOU math career.
Check out our Student Successes to see other student’s research by scrolling down!
In addition to conventional undergraduate publications, EOU students can publish their research in the Eastern Oregon Science Journal – it’s a great way to learn about mathematical publishing conventions. There’s no better way to learn than by doing!
The Eastern Oregon University Spring Symposium is a special opportunity for EOU students to present their research to their fellow students, professors, and community members. Presentations can be in a conventional audience setting, as a poster presentation, or as part of a panel presentation.
Students have an opportunity to travel across the region and present their research to their student peers. Typically, the regional conference we attend is either the annual Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium (NUMS) sponsored by the Pacific Northwest section of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) or the annual Pacific Inland Mathematics Undergraduate Conference (PiMUC).
Faculty Point of Contact: Dr. Amy Yielding ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
EOU COMAP Competition: Teams of 3 students compete against thousands of universities across the world in this 90-hour international mathematics modeling competition.
Faculty Point of Contact: Dr. Anthony Tovar ( email@example.com )
EOU Math Competition: The E.O.U. math competition is a two-hour contest held Winter Term. It is open to any enrolled E.O.U. student, though it is primarily intended for those students taking calculus or higher-level math. All questions should be understandable by anyone who has had the yearlong calculus sequence. Solutions to the problems will usually require creative uses of mathematics rather than deep knowledge or intensive computation.
Faculty Point of Contact: Dr. Steve Tanner ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Kryptos Challenge: The Kryptos Challenge is a cryptology competition centered around the breaking, or cryptanalysis, of ciphers (secret writing). Each challenge presents contestants with a brief scenario together with some ciphertext (encoded message). The goal is to discover the original English plaintext message! The competition is hosted by Central Washington University.
Virginia Tech Math Competition: The Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest is sponsored each fall by the Mathematics Department at Virginia Tech. More than 200 colleges and universities throughout VA, DC, GA, IL, MD, NJ, NY, OH, NC, PA, SC, TN, WV and other states are invited to participate each year.
These competitions are available each year, but participation is sometimes limited by student interest.
The purpose of the Irrationals Math Club is to provide opportunities for math enthusiasts to meet and explore their common interests. The Math Club is a primarily student run club, and it facilitates both fun and helpful math-related activities throughout the year, including social events, game nights, and study sessions.
Point of Contact: Dr. Amy Yielding ( email@example.com )
Tutoring: While a great way to learn something is by doing it, a better way is to teach it. Contact the Learning Center if you would like to share your passion for Math with others as part of the Math Lab.
Grading: The Mathematics department has a significant service mission, so there are opportunities for students to become paid graders. Contact the Math professor teaching the class you’d like to grade for.
Study Session Leading: Leading Study Sessions for math classes is a great way to get teaching experience as an undergraduate! Again, contact the Learning Center for more information.
Cash without the Experience: There is an assortment of scholarships available. Some of the local ones, like the ASTEO scholarship, the Math Education scholarship, the Ralph and Ester Badgley Memorial scholarship, … are specifically for math and science students.
EOU High School Competition: Students have opportunities to do outreach by helping EOU host hundreds of regional school students in our annual high school math competition.
Lego Robotics Competition: EOU hosts the local chapter of this national competition.
Girls in Science: Girls in Science is an all day camp where girls in grades 6-8 solve a themed mystery using computer chemistry, biology, computer technology, and other sciences.
Faculty Point of Contact: Dr. Amy Yielding ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Do some homework, meet a friend, or just hang out at the Math Study Lounge in Loso Hall, room 223.
Student Career Services Center: Students can get help with the resume/cover letter/job interview process.
Spring 2018 – Senior Research – “Costly Colours Card Game Analysis” – Madisen Garlie
Spring 2018 – Senior Research – “Packing Circles” – Joel Jacobs
Spring 2018 – Senior Research – “Flood Insurance Rates vs Climate Change” – Zach Lacey
Spring 2017 – Senior Research – “A Brief Mathematical Analysis of the Game of Nim” – Stephanie Simpson
Spring 2017 – Senior Research – “The Elo Chess Rating System and its Application to Sports” – Sydney Nelson
Spring 2017 – Senior Research – “Cryptography: Types of Ciphers and Public-Key Cryptography” – Mico Murphy
Spring 2017 – Senior Research – “Nash Equilibrium in Two-Player Finite Games” – Michael Luttrell
Spring 2017 – Senior Research – “Markov Chains” – Brittney Hall
Spring 2017 – Senior Research – “Stirling’s Approximation” – Ryan Blanchard
Spring 2017 – Senior Research – “Euler’s Formula and its Various Applications” – Amanda Warren
Spring 2017 – Senior Research – “X-11 Methods for Seasonal Adjustment” – Andrew Wilson
“The math department at Eastern is amazing. Faculty are so willing to work with students to help them succeed. With the help and encouragement from my professors and fellow students, I made it!”
McKenzie GarlockMathematicsClatskanie, Ore.
The math department and its students have lots of fun outside of class. Hang out with The Irrationals, our student club, or volunteer to help with the Lego Competition, or get real serious and compete in EOU's Math Competition.
The American Mathematical Society keeps a page of information about careers available to those with a mathematics degree.
Last year most of EOU Math graduates from 2021 found a math related job or moved on to graduate school!
EOU makes it easy to get a high quality academic experience for less! Check out a couple of scholarships that can assist in your path to a degree.
EK EwasiAssociate Professor, Data AnalyticsLoso Hall 229(541) 962-3632Email: email@example.com
Bryan FisherAssistant Professor, MathematicsLoso Hall 237(541) 962-3320Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaz MarletteInstructor, MathematicsLoso Hall 228(541) 962-3391Email: email@example.com
Douglas R. OlsonInstructor, MathematicsLoso Hall 213(541) 962-3079Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patty SandozSenior Instructor, MathematicsLoso Hall 227(541) 962-3408Email: email@example.com
Steve TannerAssociate Professor, MathematicsLoso Hall 238(541) 962-3631Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony TovarAssociate Professor, Mathematics & PhysicsBadgley Hall 107C(541) 962-3310Email: email@example.com
Kyle WinkelmaierInstructor, MathematicsLoso Hall 213(541) 962-3797Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy YieldingProfessor, Chair, MathematicsLoso Hall 224(541) 962-3314Email: email@example.com
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