The Department of Mathematics
Dr. Maggie McBride, Chair
LA 848, (406) 657-2228
Associate Professors: Hoover, Jacobson, McBride
Assistant Professor: Aryal, Wilathgamuwa
University Lecturer: McIntyre
Emeritus: Amunrud, Davison, Evans, Howell, McKinley, Stannard
The mathematics major is designed to include students with a wide variety of goals and backgrounds. Mathematics is an excellent preparation for fields from technical to legal, from scientific to managerial, and from computational to philosophic. It is also a source of pleasure and satisfaction for people in every line of endeavor. Therefore, MSU Billings’ programs are constructed to welcome interested students of all sorts. Our programs reflect the diversity of interests of our students and the increasingly diverse nature of the mathematical sciences.
Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester to confirm that their Plan of Study is accurate and complete. If necessary, changes and updates should be made in order to ensure that program requirements can be completed in a timely manner. Faculty advisors work with students to explore appropriate internships, cooperative education placements and/or experiential learning opportunities which will enhance the student’s academic program. In addition, advisors provide assistance in selecting elective courses which support the student’s interests, career plans and Plan of Study.
Academic advising services for all freshmen Arts and Sciences majors are provided through the Advising Center on McMullen Hall first floor west. Upon declaring a specific major, Arts and Science majors will be assigned to a faculty advisor in their department for upper-division advising. Advising files for all upper-division students are maintained in the departmental office of the program in which the student is majoring. Although advisors are available to assist students in designing their Plans of Study, students are ultimately responsible for meeting degree requirements.
- Have proficiency in geometry, trigonometry, functions, calculus, probability and statistics, matrix algebra, and discrete math.
- Have the ability to follow mathematical reasoning and to both recognize as well as construct valid mathematical proofs.
- Be able to use technology such as Minitab, Mathematica, MathXL, and calculators for mathematical problem solving.
- Demonstrate mathematical understanding through classroom presentations.