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Mathematics

Overview

The Mathematics Department, located in the Mathematics Building on the corner of Winchester and Blake streets, is known for its close-knit community of professors and students who work together inside and outside the classroom. Faculty and students attend and present at professional conferences, collaborate on Math Club activities, do independent research, and sponsor social events. Students work as peer tutors in 100-level courses and help staff the Math Center, where math majors and non-majors can drop in to get help.

Mathematics courses cover a wide spectrum of mathematical topics, including statistics, linear algebra, abstract algebra, geometry, applied mathematics, and the history of mathematics. Our programs stress mathematical problem solving and reasoning, and provide experience using technology to learn and do mathematics.

Program Options

Students drawn to the study of mathematics have several options at Keene State College.

The BA in mathematics can provide you an integrated approach to the study of mathematics. The program can prepare you for either an immediate career or graduate school, and includes options for students who would like to teach mathematics at the high school or middle school levels.

The BS in mathematics offers additional breadth and depth of knowledge of mathematics beyond the course of study required for the BA. The program can prepare you for either graduate school or an immediate career in business, industry, or government.

Mathematics education for elementary teachers can prepare you for teaching grades K-6 with a specialization in mathematics. Graduates of this major, with sufficient teaching experience and graduate work, could become elementary school mathematics specialists in school districts.

The mathematics-physics BS can give you groundwork in both mathematics and physics for employment in industry, the commercial sector, or further study in graduate school. Keene State also offers minors in mathematics and statistics.

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Career and Other Opportunities

The study of mathematics at Keene State College prepares students for teaching math at any level from elementary school through high school. Students desiring certification as teachers are also required to earn a dual major in education.

The mathematics program also prepares students for math-oriented careers in business, industry, or government, or for graduate study.

Outcomes

The mathematics programs at Keene State College

  • help students to become better analytical thinkers and problem-solvers;
  • incorporate experiences reading, writing, and presenting mathematics;
  • and promote mathematics and mathematical activity as useful, creative, beautiful, and fun.
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Keene, New Hampshire 03435