Department of Mathematics
The teaching mission of the department is to introduce students to the central ideas, methods and achievements of mathematics and to develop such general intellectual skills as rigorous reasoning, problem solving and persuasive expression.
The Department of Mathematics offers a major and minor in Mathematics.
The department offers courses in support of other programs and departments, including Education, Business Administration and the sciences, and in support of the College's General Education areas of Scientific Inquiry and Statistical Reasoning.
Requirements & Course Offerings
To review Mathematics program requirements and course offerings, please visit our College Catalog (Hill Book).
The teaching mission of the department is to introduce students to the central ideas, methods and achievements of mathematics and to develop such general intellectual skills as rigorous reasoning, problem solving and persuasive expression. The department expects that its students will be prepared to:
- pursue graduate studies or work in mathematics and related areas;
- use their skills in business, education and service professions and in technology-based industries;
- engage in life-long learning and growth.
At Stonehill, mathematics students work with faculty dedicated to the development of mathematics and to the learning and appreciation of the nature and application of mathematics.
Beyond the campus, mathematics students can enrich their mathematical experience with internships, study abroad or service learning.
A grant from the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships Program will help establish “Communities of Practice: Teacher Preparation and Beyond.”
Professor Shai Simonson at Stonehill and Fernando Gouvea are authors of the article "How to Read Mathematics" which offers useful tips that will allow anyone to get the most out of reading mathematical explanations.
At the New England Statistics Symposium (NESS), mathematics majors Cortney Logan '12 and Kathleen Zarnitz '12 shared the top prize in the undergraduate poster competition.