# mathematics

Although math serves as the language of science and technology, it’s also the foundation for modeling, problem solving and communicating challenges. If math is a language you speak fluently, you should consider it for your major – especially if you want a career in which quantitative reasoning and logical thinking are key. Whether you want to teach math, work in finance or pursue computer science, WOU’s program will get you the skills you need.

## credits required for the Mathematics major

## students per class on average in the Mathematics program

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## of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

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## of students who apply to WOU are selected for admission

## Sample four-year degree plan

## Learning outcomes

- Demonstrate the effective use of mathematical skills to solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts.
- Demonstrate the ability to make rigorous mathematical arguments in axiomatic and nonaxiomatic systems.
- Demonstrate effective written communication of mathematical concepts.

## Career opportunities

- Computer scientist
- Cryptographer
- Business operations specialist
- Elementary and secondary math teacher
- Financial analyst

## Mathematics minor

If your idea of math nirvana is a heavy dose of calculus, look no further. Our mathematics minor goes well with a chemistry major or a computer science major, but it also might be a good match for students majoring in education, geography or Earth science.

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## Faculty

**CHERYL BEAVER**

Professor, Mathematics

503-838-8404 | beaverc@wou.edu | MNB 123

**SCOTT BEAVER**

Professor, Mathematics

503-838-8205 | beavers@wou.edu | MNB 120

**HAMID BEHMARD**

Professor, Division Chair, Mathematics

503-838-8869 | behmarh@wou.edu | MNB 119 / NS 104

**BRENDA BRADLEY**

NTT Instructor, Mathematics

503-838-8836 | bradleybn@wou.edu | MA 307

**LAURIE BURTON**

Professor, Mathematics

503-838-8345 | burtonl@wou.edu | MNB 122

**MATTHEW CIANCETTA**

Associate Professor, Department Head, Mathematics

503-838-8829 | ciancetm@wou.edu | MNB 125

**BEN COTE**

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

503-838-9239 | coteb@wou.edu | MA 306

**KAIT HODGIN**

NTT Instructor, Mathematics

503-838-8457 | hodgink@wou.edu | MNB 132

**LEANNE MERRILL**

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

503-838-9342 | merrill@wou.edu | MNB 126

**CHRISTOPHER MOCK**

NTT Instructor, Mathematics

503-838-9710 | mockc@wou.edu | MA 305

**MATTHEW NABITY**

Associate Professor, Mathematics

503-838-8916 | nabitym@wou.edu | MNB 124

**ANDREW NERZ**

NTT Instructor, Mathematics

503-838-9709 | nerza@wou.edu | MA 303

**KENDALL ROSALES**

NTT Instructor, Mathematics

503-838-9708 | rosalesk@wou.edu | MA 301

**SYLVIA VALDES-FERNANDEZ**

NTT Instructor, Mathematics

503-838-8994 | fernandezs@wou.edu | MNB 134

**RONALD WIEBE**

NTT Instructor, Mathematics

503-838-8977 | wieber@wou.edu | MNB 133

# QUESTIONS - Mathematics

## Contact Us

**Phone: **503-838-8465

**E-mail:** pricesl@wou.edu

**Location: **Mathematics and Nursing Building 116