The Department of Mathematics offers majors in mathematics and mathematics with teacher certification as well as a minor in mathematics. A dual-degree program is available with the University of South Alabama.
Philosophy for the Department of Mathematics
Mathematics covers a broad spectrum. It is a language necessary to converse fluently, to express relationships, to make comparisons, to quote statistics, and to reach conclusions. The goal of the mathematics faculty is to educate and develop individuals who appreciate the beauty of mathematics, who think in a logical fashion, who can solve problems, and who can converse fluently using the language of mathematics.
Dual-Degree Program in Engineering
The University of Mobile has established a program with the University of South Alabama by which a student may receive a bachelor degree from the University of Mobile and a bachelor degree in engineering from the cooperating university.
This program allows the student the advantages of a liberal arts education while acquiring a degree in engineering. A student participating in the dual-degree program in engineering will attend the University of Mobile for approximately three academic years and then transfer to the University of South Alabama. Upon completing the academic requirements of the University of Mobile and those of the University of South Alabama, the student will then be awarded two bachelor’s degrees. In most cases, the degree granted by the University of Mobile is the bachelor of science degree with a major in mathematics.
To become a dual-degree candidate at the University of South Alabama, the student must 1) apply directly to the University for admission to the college of engineering; and 2) at USA complete a study program that includes all the remaining coursework in the standard curriculum for the degree sought. The college of engineering at the University of South Alabama will notify the University of Mobile upon completion of all requirements, so that appropriate bachelors’ degrees can be awarded.
Students earn 106 credit hours at the University of Mobile; the remaining coursework is earned at the University of South Alabama. Credits earned at the USA school of engineering must be submitted to the University of Mobile at the conclusion of the coursework in order to validate completion of the courses required for the University of Mobile degree.