# Mathematical Sciences

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts

“Mathematics is the language of science. Take as much mathematics as the university can possibly offer. From biologists to physicists at the forefront of research this is what I hear, and this is what I have experienced.” 2018 Adams State Outstanding Alumnus John Petersen, current SPIE Fellow and a former SEMATECH Fellow and principal scientist at imec, Leuven, Belgium, a world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies.

“I have been accepted by communities of other institutions such as MIT, RIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Cornell, University of Maryland, University of New Mexico, University of Colorado, University of Ottawa, and most recently KU-Leuven. I did it, a kid from Cheraw, Colorado, the smallest of rural communities, and if I can do it, anybody can do it.”

100%##### One-year job placement rate for Mathematical Education graduates

The Mathematics Program at Adams State University prepares graduates for careers in education, industry, law, sciences, and insurance. Graduates will have the content knowledge and skills ready to become secondary mathematics teachers, actuaries, or team members in industry. Alternatively, graduates will also be prepared for graduate school in mathematics, actuarial sciences, operations research, or education.

Adams State Computer Science, Mathematics and Engineering Club Competes annually in Mathematics and Programming competitions Contact Dr. Steven Aldrich

Build and program custom robots, Community Group with student involvement, Participate in the Robotics Challenge at Great Sand Dunes National Park, Contact George Sellman

**MATH 331: Modern Geometry (3 hours)**

An introduction to plane geometry intended for future teachers of mathematics. Typical topics include deductive reasoning and the axiomatic method, Euclidean geometry, parallelism, hyperbolic and other non-Euclidean geometries.

**MATH 335: History of Mathematics (3 hours)**

This course traces the historical development of mathematics from ancient to modern times, placing mathematical facts into a meaningful intellectual and historical context. Typical topics include mathematics in early civilization such as Egypt and Babylonia; early Greek mathematics from Euclid to Archimedes; the work of Diophantus; mathematics in medieval Islam and its transmission to the Latin West; the early development of algebra; the analytic geometry of Descartes and Fermat; the development of the calculus at the hands of Newton and Leibniz; the contributions of the Bernouilli family; nineteenth-century analysis from Cauchy to Weiestrass; nineteenth-century algebra from Galois through Klein; the development of non-Euclidean geometry; and Cantor’s development in set theory.