Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

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Department Overview

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Benedictine College is committed to maintaining a curriculum that provides students with the necessary tools to enter a career in their field with a broad, solid knowledge of mathematics or computer science. Our students are provided with the knowledge, analytical, and problem solving skills necessary to function as mathematicians or computer scientists in our world today.

Degree Objectives

The mathematics curriculum prepares students for graduate study, for responsible positions in business, industry, and government, and for teaching positions in secondary and elementary schools.

Career Opportunities

  • Actuary
  • Banker
  • Bio-Mathematician
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Economist
  • Engineer
  • Industrial Researcher
  • Lawyer
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Operations Researcher
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst

Contact

Eric West, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Chair
Contact by Email
913.360.7434

St. Benedict Hall

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  • Don Bagert, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Angela Broaddus, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Nickolas Hein, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Heidi Hulsizer, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Nicolaas tenBroek
    Associate Professor
  • Eric West, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor & Department Chair

Freshmen Year

ENGL-1010English Composition3
MATH-1300Calculus I4
Foreign Language4
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
GNST-1000BC Experience1
Total16
MATH-1350Calculus II4
Foreign Language4
Historical Foundation3
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature (or Natural World Foundation)3
Person and Community Foundation3
Total17

Sophomore Year

MATH-2300Calculus III4
MATH-2550Discrete Math. Structures I3
Natural World Foundation (with lab)4
CSCI-1140Intro to Computer Science 14
EXSCFitness course2
Total17
MATH-2500Linear Algebra3
Aesthetic Foundation3
Faith Foundation3
Historical Foundation3
Natural World Foundation4
Total16

Junior Year

MATH-3600Modern Algebra I3
MATH-3200Probability and Statistics or Mathematics elective3
Electives4
Aesthetic Foundation3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Total16
MATH-3610 or MATH-4800Modern Algebra II or Intro to Real Analysis3
Mathematics Elective3
Electives4
Faith Foundation3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Total16

Senior Year

MATH-3200Mathematics elective or Probability and Statistics3
MATH-4930Directed Research2
Electives11
Total16
MATH-4800 or MATH-3610Intro to Real Analysis or Modern Algebra II3
Mathematics elective3
Electives10
MATH-COMPSenior Comprehensivecr
Total16

Other Department Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer science
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics with Secondary School Teaching Certification