Some will say that mathematics is a tool which may be used for calculation and problem solving. Mathematics as a tool is indispensable to our modern world of business transactions, industrial production, and scientific research.
Some will say that mathematics is a science. In the sense of its precision, in its rigor of development, in its search for truth, mathematics is the ultimate science, a science of logical reasoning.
Some will say that mathematics is a language. The language of mathematics is needed to converse fluently, to express relationships, to make comparisons, to quote statistics, to reach conclusions.
Mathematics means different things to different people. The important concept, however, is that mathematics enters everyone’s life in some way. For this reason the University of Mobile believes that a strong mathematics program is essential to a liberal arts education and offers a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. A major in Mathematics with a Teacher Certification is also available, in conjunction with the University of Mobile's School of Education.
For more information, contact Dr. Dwight Steedley, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Chair, Math & Natural Sciences.