Mathematics

Mathematics is the language of science, data, and technology. Strong mathematical skills translate to success in predictive modeling and applied problem solving, both of which are essential for high-paying technical, education, or management careers. If you love the challenge of mathematics and want to pursue mathematical inquiry in a supportive environment, you should major in mathematics at WOU. Whether you want to teach math, use software to analyze data, or work in finance, WOU’s program will get you the skills you need no matter your starting point

I’m also a minor with multiple tracks!

credits required for the Mathematics major

students per class on average in the Mathematics program

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of master's degree can be completed as an undergrad 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.

credits required for the Mathematics minor

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, Mathematics
503-838-8869 | behmarh@wou.edu | MNB 119

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

RONALD WIEBE

NTT Instructor, Mathematics
503-838-8977 | wieber@wou.edu | MNB 133

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8465

E-mail: mathematics@wou.edu

Location: Mathematics and Nursing Building 116