The curriculum in Mathematical Science offers a comprehensive program of study, including a foursemester sequence in elementary and intermediate calculus and a two-semester sequence in advanced calculus, differential equations, probability and statistics, modern geometry, linear and abstract algebra. A variety of introductory and special courses, serving the needs of general education and majors in business, teacher education, and the natural and social sciences is also available.
Students may either major or minor or take a concentration for teacher education in Mathematics. One may pursue licensure to teach high school (grades 9-12) by completing the Education Minor as described in the Secondary Education section. Mathematics majors may continue with graduate study in Mathematics, statistics, computer science, operations research, biomathematics and other areas. Study in Mathematics also prepares one for a career in business, industry, or education. The need for mathematically-trained individuals in the various fields of application continues to increase.
Consultants are available to provide help with math related problems. The schedule of hours is from 8-5:00 p.m. M-F. The lab is open for use by students and faculty and is first come first serve.
* Math lab is also available on Mon.-Thurs. from 7-8 p.m. in Harris room 10. This is for students who need help in Calculus, College Algebra, Trigonometry and Basic Concepts courses.
Tutoring and Service Learning
Early in each semester, the list of math tutors is available through the learning center which is located on the third floor of the library. Students who need help in math can request a tutor from the learning center.
The Pfeiffer Math Club is an organization devoted to the promotion and enjoyment of mathematics. All mathematics majors and other students in math courses are encouraged to join the club. Officers are elected in the Spring for the next year. The Math Club sponsors activities like social events, field trips, club fair and a booth at Homecoming. The Math Club also works with the local high school to provide tutoring for their students.
The Jean Mobley Mathematics Award was first given in 1993. The award, which honors Dr. Jean Mobley, a mathematics professor at Pfeiffer from 1963 to 1989, is usually given each year during the Awards Day ceremonies to a mathematics major of senior status with the best combination of grade point average, mathematical activities and integrity. The recipient receives a plaque from the department.
1993 Tracy Gaddy
1994 Christine Gerzack
1995 April Hatley
1997 Karen Morton
1999 Misty Seavey
2001 Dedra Oates
2004 Danielle Cato
2006 Trent F. Drye
2007 Patricia Seamon
2010 Karie Jones
2013 Meg Gaston