Department Chair: Professor Dale Kreisler
The Mathematics Department is committed to the mission of Castleton University, and strives to prepare knowledgeable, creative, and compassionate citizens. Along with learning a variety of practical problem-solving techniques, students in all programs come to know the depth and beauty of mathematics and its important role within the liberal arts and society. The department's programs, internships, and tutorial experiences are designed to help students develop self-awareness, confidence, the ability to work with others, and to foster continued intellectual growth.
For students interested in teaching mathematics, we offer two programs: a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics for middle and high school teaching, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics for elementary school teaching. Mathematics teachers play a critical role in our society, and students who complete these programs are in great demand.
For students who want to combine mathematics, statistics, and applications, we offer a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a statistics concentration. This program prepares students for a variety of high-demand careers in industry and government, or for further study.
For students who aren't planning to teach and want to leave their options open, we offer a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. This program gives students the practical and theoretical foundation to be successful in a business environment, or for further study in mathematics or related disciplines.
Finally, for students who wish to design their own program of study, we offer the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics by Contract.
Whichever option is chosen, students who complete the mathematics major are able to:
- Analyze and solve real-world problems using a variety of mathematical techniques,
- Convey mathematical information in effective ways,
- Choose and employ appropriate technology,
- Secure desired employment or gain admission to graduate or professional programs of study.
In addition, students who complete programs leading to teaching:
- Acquire a strong foundation in both mathematics content and teaching methods,
- Gain experience working with students through tutorships and internships.
For more information please visit our website at www.castleton.edu/Mathematics/index.htm