The Language of Science
The Mathematics Department offers courses for students pursuing degrees or instruction in professional programs such as biology, medicine, engineering, dentistry, optometry, chemistry and pharmacy. Students can also take courses in preparation for degrees in science or mathematics and related employment in areas such as biotechnology, informatics, natural resources management, public health, quality control, environmental assessment, urban planning, and municipal water treatment.
Courses are offered within the Mathematics Department in college algebra, statistics, differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, modern algebra, number theory, real and complex analysis, Euclidean geometry and mathematical models. Also available are courses in abstract mathematics and computational methods, as well as mathematics for prospective elementary school teachers.
Students are also encouraged to apply their knowledge of mathematics in areas outside the classroom. Opportunities exist to explore topics beyond the normal mathematics curriculum through periodically offered mathematics topics courses and directed independent research.
The Department offers a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Natural Sciences and Mathematics with a concentration in Mathematics. Both of these programs are also available as online degree completion programs.
Students who wish to pursue a career in teaching at the secondary level may earn a dual degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education.
The Mathematics Department at Indiana University East offers courses supporting baccalaureate (4 year) degrees in Biology (BS) and Biotechnology (BS), and in Natural Science and Mathematics (BA), with concentrations in biology, mathematics and interdisciplinary studies. The Mathematics Department also supports the School of Natural Science and Mathematics certificate in Laboratory Science which may be completed alone or in conjunction with any degree program.