What do you do with a major in mathematics, computer science or statistics? Many students mistakenly believe that if you major in one of these areas (also known as the mathematical sciences) your career choices are limited to being a teacher, an engineer or acomputer programmer. Teaching, engineering and computer programming are exciting career paths, but majors in the mathematical sciences will find themselves in high demand for any type of career that requires quantitative ability, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Why choose to major in the mathematical sciences at Maryville College? We are a small, personal department that prides itself onsupporting our students through quality advising and one-on-one interaction, both in and out of the classroom. You will get to know your professors well, enjoy small classes, and have the opportunity to do independent research with a faculty advisor. You can join the programming team or the Math and Computer Science club for fun and unique extracurricular activities.
Explore our website and our goals to learn more about the programs, faculty and students that are the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science at Maryville College. Planning a campus visit? We welcome you to meet with a faculty member and sit in on any of our classes. We look forward to getting to know you, and encourage you to contact the division chair or any of our faculty with questions.
Java Games Programming (CSC349) "is probably the class I have enjoyed the most," said David Baumgardner '07. "It really challenged me, but the reward for completing the homework was just awesome! Your homework includes having to play a computer game...granted, you have to write it first!"
Introductory Statistics (STA120) Sophomore Andrew Alfano, a biology for teacher licensure major and history minor, appreciated this math course from the core curriculum. “I liked Stats 120 because it is math that matters to me as a non-math major. It taught me how to tell whether or not information is unique or important---a lesson that applies to all areas of learning.”
History of Math (MTH349) Stacy Justus ‘07 and Len Turner ‘07 both enjoyed History of Math, taught by Dr. John Nichols, Professor of Mathematics and Division Chair for Math & Computer Science. “I found the material interesting and useful when trying to explain things to younger students,” said Justus. “For me,” noted Turner, “it has been my favorite math course so far, because it was interesting to see the link between mathematics and philosophy.”