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Mathematics

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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!

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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS OR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS

1. Complete the EOU graduation requirements.

2. Completion of a minimum of 68 credit hours in Mathematics including a minimum of 40 upper division credit hours in Mathematics.

3. Complete each of the following mathematics core courses with a “C-” or better:

MATH 251 Calculus I (4)

MATH 252 Calculus II (4)

MATH 253 Calculus III (4)

MATH 254 Calculus IV (4)

MATH 341 Linear Algebra (4)

STAT 243 Elementary Statistics (4)

CS 161 Foundations of CS I (4)

MATH 382 Structure of Abstract Mathematics (4)

MATH 311 Advanced Calculus (4)

MATH 344 Modern Algebra I (4)

MATH 412 Real Analysis (4) or

MATH 445 Modern Algebra II (4)

MATH 407 Capstone Seminar (4)

  1. In addition to the courses above, students must complete additional electives as designated by the concentration option they select (see below).
  2. Grades for the electives must average to at least a “C” (2.00).

The “no concentration” option requires an additional 20 hours of upper-division mathematics electives.   Students may count STAT 352 as a MATH elective for this purpose.

The Theoretical Mathematics Concentration requires the following courses in addition to the mathematics core:

CS 162 Foundations of CS II (4)

MATH 321 Differential Equations (4)

MATH 338 Modern Geometry (4)

MATH 355 Advanced Discrete Mathematics (4)

MATH 412 Real Analysis (4) or

MATH 445 Modern Algebra II (4), whichever was not taken as part of the mathematics core (4) additional credit hours of upper-division MATH electives (Students may count STAT 352 as a MATH elective for this purpose).

The Theoretical Mathematics concentration is designed for those students who are interested in graduate study in mathematics. The designated electives – Geometry, Advanced Discrete Mathematics and Differential Equations – give students a solid undergraduate foundation. In addition, these students will complete two term sequences in both Real Analysis and Abstract Algebra, two of the pillars on which graduate-level courses are founded. To complete this concentration in four years, a student interested in this concentration must come to EOU prepared to enroll in at least MATH 251.

The Applied Mathematics Concentration requires the following courses in addition to the mathematics core:

CS 162 Foundations of CS II (4)

MATH 321 Differential Equations (4)

MATH 323 Mathematical Modeling (4)

MATH 483 PDEs and Engineering Mathematics (4)

STAT 352 Statistics (4)

And any two of the following

MATH 361 Probability and Statistics (4)

MATH 452 Operations Research (4)

MATH 462 Applied Regression Analysis (4)

The Applied Mathematics concentration is designed for those students who are interested in pursuing a career in business/industry after leaving EOU, or for those students who intend to pursue graduate work in Engineering, Statistics, or other fields of Applied Mathematics. The designated electives – Differential Equations, PDEs and Engineering Mathematics, Mathematical Modeling, and a second term of both Computer Programming and Statistics – give these students a solid grounding in mathematics as a realworld problem solving tool. This concentration can be completed in four years by a student who comes to EOU prepared for at least Math 251.

The Mathematical Studies Concentration requires the following courses in addition to the mathematics core:

MATH 323 Mathematical Modeling (4)

MATH 338 Modern Geometry (4)

MATH 355 Advanced Discrete Mathematics (4)

(8) additional credit hours of upper-division MATH electives (Students may count STAT 352 as a MATH elective for this purpose)

The Mathematical Studies concentration is designed specifically for students who intend to pursue a career teaching mathematics at the high school level. The selected electives – Geometry, Advanced Discrete Mathematics, and Mathematical Modeling – are the most appropriate for a student planning to teach at this level. This concentration can be completed in four years by a student who comes to EOU prepared for at least Math 095.

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E.O.U. Mathematics 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.

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EOU Mathematics Faculty
and instructors for related topics:

Bryan Fisher
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Ackerman Hall 114A
(541) 962-3320
Email: bfisher@eou.edu

William Gaeuman
Instructor, Mathematics
Badgley Hall 107F
(541) 962-3079

Gordon Gregersen
Instructor, Mathematics
Ackerman Hall 114A
(541) 962-3797
Email: ggregers@eou.edu

Kaz Marlette
Instructor, Mathematics
Badgley Hall 107A
(541) 962-3391
Email: kmarlett@eou.edu

Patty Sandoz
Instructor, Mathematics
Badgley Hall 107D
(541) 962-3408
Email: psandoz@eou.edu

Steve Tanner
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Loso Hall 238
(541) 962-3631
Email: stanner@eou.edu

John Thurber
Professor, Mathematics
Loso Hall 225
(541) 962-3632
Email: jthurber@eou.edu

Amy Yielding
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Loso Hall 224
(541) 962-3314
Email: ayielding@eou.edu

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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 Garlock
BS in Mathematics
Clatskanie, OR

Student Activities

All math and no play makes jack a dull boy! That's why we have plenty of great stuff at EOU to enjoy away from equations. 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.


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Career Opportunities

The American Mathematical Society keeps a page of information about careers available to those with a mathematics degree.

Last year 100% of EOU Math graduates found a job or moved on to graduate school!

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