Mathematics

Mathematics

  The mathematics department has given me the tools I need to forge a path I, now, feel confident to take and the faculty are supportive every step of the way.  -Jake Rohrer/Lindsay,OK

Mathematics is more than just algebra, geometry and calculus.  It is the primary tool of science, the language of modern technology and the structure of creativity. In the broadest sense, mathematics is the study of patterns, relationships and logical structures. Regardless of the area of mathematics, the common goal is not only to understand the objects under study but to relate them and form connections to other phenomena.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s mathematics department is dedicated to offering the highest quality mathematics education in a student-centered, liberal arts environment.  We teach advanced abstract mathematics that allows students to find structure and simplicity from complex objects.  With this solid foundation, we encourage students, through independent study and undergraduate research, to search for connections between different branches of mathematics and look for connections between mathematics and other disciplines.              

The USAO mathematics program is designed to meet the needs and interests of the general student, provide the mathematics background required by students in the physical and behavioral sciences as well as develop the maturity and competence required by the student preparing for a teaching and/or research career in mathematics.

Note: Items on this page and page links are intended for informational purposes only. Please consult the current USAO catalog for actual class requirements for this or any other major field of study. Current USAO students should consult their advisor.

Notable Alumni

  • Milam Dobbins | 2011

    Computer science is a liberal art. -Steve Jobs
  • Tracy Goyne | 1995

    My mentor Dr. Warden is truly the ‘real deal’ when it comes to shaping young adults’ futures.
  • Kindra Palacol | 2007

    Math and softball have been the cornerstones of Kindra Palacol’s life and, with USAO, led her to a successful career.