Department of Mathematics
- Pure/Applied Mathematics, which prepares students for a career or graduate study.
- Secondary Teacher Certification, which prepares students to teach high school mathematics.
We also a mathematics minor, as well as associate degrees in mathematics and pre-engineering.
Many of our mathematics courses provide support for transfer and career programs in other departments and schools of the college. Mathematics courses are essential to the ability to problem-solve in any context, including engineering, business, and health, as well as emerging fields in computer animation and data mining.
While the study of mathematics already provides an intellectual challenge and satisfaction to some, it is important to have a clear picture of the career opportunities and nature of the work you will perform as a mathematician. An undergraduate degree in mathematics at Coastal Georgia will prepare students for a variety of careers by developing analytical and critical thinking skills which are highly desirable in the job market.Career areas include:
Why College of Coastal Georgia?
We have a very robust course offering from a diverse group of faculty. Our faculty have a mixture of experience in careers and academia and come from very different mathematical backgrounds. Our faculty’s research interests run the gamut from pure mathematics areas (including algebra, analysis, number theory and topology) to applied mathematics areas (including statistics and mathematical modeling) to math education. Our math faculty have degrees in mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics education, and physics. Two of our faculty (Dr. Jamil Mortada and Dr. Renren Zhao) have also passed the first two actuarial science exams on probability and financial mathematics.
The math major courses offer small class sizes (generally 10 – 15 students), which allows us to maintain close faculty-student relationships. Students can easily get individualized help and attention (unlike at larger universities).
Our students outperform those at other schools. In their senior year, our students take the ETS major field test for Mathematics. Based on our student’s scores, we are in the top 4% among 339 domestic institutions which have participated in the test since 2004.
Our alumni have gone on to graduate programs like Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, and Purdue University and have gone on to careers as analysts and programmers.