Mathematics at Aquinas College
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    Mathematics

Why Study Mathematics?

The mission of the Mathematics Department at Aquinas College is directly linked to the mission of the College in that it provides a program for all students that is an essential part of a liberal arts education. It promotes the study of mathematics in depth in preparation for graduate school or an immediate career, supports the mathematical needs of other disciplines, and supplies a curriculum for all students to enhance their understanding of mathematical thought.

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    Paid student researchers have presented their work at local or regional conferences, since 2011
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    Student researchers in the Math Department have been published in peer-reviewed journals since 2011

Hands-On Experience

"Finding jobs with a math endorsement was not difficult. At my first job fair, I was offered four contracts on the spot!" - Brook Esquivel '17. Brook now teaches 6th grade at Abundant Life Christian School in Gracias, Honduras. 

Three 2017 graduates are now pursuing careers in Computer Science, despite having little computer science experience at Aquinas. Two graduates work as software developers for Auto Owners Insurance, and another is seeking a Master of Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis. These outstanding graduates secured their positions on the strength of their math degrees. 

Read more about student, graduate, and faculty work in our Hands-On Experience page!

 

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We offer the same math courses available at large universities, with small class sizes and professors as faculty.

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Math help is available during faculty office hours, plus peer tutoring five days a week.

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Student-faculty research partnerships result in students publishing papers.

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Our program prepares students for great jobs after graduation. Math prepares students for four out of five top jobs on career websites and for competitive graduate school programs.

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Math competitions and math game days offer the best problem solving opportunities.

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Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society and the Math Club offer opportunities for leadership and recognition of student accomplishment.

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Our Math Education program immerses future teachers in K-12 classrooms.

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Diverse faculty, all solid mathematicians.

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We look beyond standardized tests to support student success, placing first year students in appropriate courses.

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Never a dull day in the Math Department. We have the nosiest lunches outside of the cafeteria.

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Often times the challenge in my role is not so much solving the problem, but identifying what problem needs to be solved, and AQ prepared me for that critical thinking.
Michael Gagnon '14, Stryker Medical