# 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 plans

## Learning outcomes

- Demonstrate problem-solving, modeling and technological skills
- Make rigorous mathematical arguments and work with axiomic systems
- Effectively communicate, both in writing and orally, mathematical and logical arguments and 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, 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, Mathematics

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

**BEN COTE**

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

503-838-9239 | coteb@wou.edu | MNB 131

**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, Department Head, 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