Do you know what our graduates say was the most important thing they learned in their math courses? How to communicate their ideas. The experience they got writing lab reports and working in small group situations set them apart from their competition and gave them an advantage in finding jobs after graduation. At Marietta, we'll teach you the practical and the analytical aspects of mathematics, but we also stress the personal and the communicative aspects that surround math in order to prepare you for a career.
As a math major at Marietta, you'll have access to the best technological resources. You'll learn to use graphing calculators and advanced mathematical software that does the number crunching and algebraic manipulations, leaving you more time to understand the ideas and the theory behind the numbers.
All mathematics majors work one-on-one with a faculty member on a senior capstone project. Some projects are expository in nature, while others deal involve partial solutions to open problems. Students write up their findings in a formal paper, and present their results to the faculty and other students. Students whose projects are exceptionally good are encouraged to present their results at regional and national mathematics conferences and/or submit their papers for publication.
Marietta's mathematics program stresses the fundamentals, which gives you an excellent foundation for advanced research and work in a variety of fields. You'll take courses such as:
- Calculus I, II, and III
- Foundations of Mathematics
- Differential Equations with Numerical
- Linear Algebra
- Advanced Calculus
- Modern Algebra
- Mathematical Statistics
- Advanced Mathematics Lab
- Additional math electives are also required for the major.
Requirements for a Minor
Mathematics 125, 126, 225, 301, and one additional Mathematics course numbered 300 or above that is not required for the student's major. (This minor is exempt from the 12-hour rule in minors.)
You'll have the opportunity to participate in research, independent study, and special honors projects with a faculty mentor. As a senior, you'll carry out your own research project as part of senior capstone experience. Our majors regularly present these projects at regional and national conventions.
Clubs & Organizations
The Marietta College chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the national honorary mathematics society, co-sponsors visiting speakers and offers free tutoring to mathematics students who need help at the introductory levels.
Our graduates work in teaching, business, government, the computer industry, the telecommunications industry, and the automotive industry, in addition to specializing in traditional pure and applied mathematics.
The Louise Clark Bethel Mathematics and Science Scholarship provides tuition, fees, and books for seniors at Marietta High School who rank high in mathematics and science and who otherwise would be unable to attend Marietta College.
The Lewis and Marie Ryan Scholarship benefits deserving Marietta College students majoring in mathematics or science and whose academic standing is in the upper ten percent of the class, and who, without financial assistance, might be unable to attend Marietta College.
The Theodore Bennett Memorial Prize is awarded to the junior considered by the Department of Mathematics to be the most outstanding.
The Leon A. Ruby Scholarship is awarded to deserving students in mathematics who have completed a full year at Marietta.