Department of Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics at College of Coastal Georgia offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with two tracks:
- Pure/Applied Mathematics track, which prepares students for a career or graduate study.
- Secondary Teacher Certification track, which prepares students to teach high school mathematics.
We also offer associate degrees in mathematics and pre-engineering, as well as a minor in mathematics for students of any major.
Many of our mathematics courses provide support for transfer and career programs in other departments and schools of the college. Mathematics offers courses that are essential to the student's ability to problem-solve in numerous environments, such as 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:
- Secondary Education
- Actuarial Positions
- Mathematical Modeling
- Computer Science
- Operations Research
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 around 10 – 15 students. This allows us to maintain close relationships between faculty and students. 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 Cerner Corporation (a global Health Care Information Technology company), University of Nevada at Reno, and Purdue University.