Mathematics


At Jewell, we can ensure small classes taught exclusively by Ph.D. professors. You will become active in both individual and collaborative research with students and faculty as early as your first year on campus. Our Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics curriculum is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the subject, and a strong background in the liberal arts. You will be challenged to explore the origins and applications of mathematical problems, many of which arise from various fields of science.

Broaden Your Horizons

As a mathematics student, you will have the opportunity to broaden your academic scope with a double major. While most any major is an option, recent students have selected a second major in physics, chemistry, economics, Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry, civil engineering, dual-degree engineering and psychological science. If you select mathematics as a second major combined with a Bachelor of Science primary major, you are not required to meet all core requirements for the B.A. degree. We also offer a mathematics minor.

Please note: If you would like to be certified to teach mathematics in grades 9-12 in the State of Missouri, you will complete a major in secondary education and a major or minor in mathematics.

Goals For Student Learning

Graduates obtaining the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Mathematics will:

  • Demonstrate basic mathematical understanding and computational skills in calculus, linear algebra and differential equations
  • Obtain the ability to explain and critique mathematical reasoning through speaking and writing in a precise, articulate manner with appropriate notation
  • Demonstrate the ability to read, write and interpret mathematical proofs
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and logically to apply mathematical skills in new contexts