College of Science, Engineering, & Technology

Mathematics Department

WELCOME TO THE MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT AT DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY!

Professional graduate schools in medicine, law, and business believe mathematics is a great major to prepare for their graduate studies. Mathematics develops analytical skills and the ability to work in a problem-solving environment. Their entrance tests support this bias. What this means is that the more math you know, the better you will do on their exams. The programs offered through the math department help students master mathematical competencies for future career and educational endeavors. The DSU Math Department offers small class sizes and professors with a wide variety of areas of expertise.

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Faculty & Staff

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Degrees Offered

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Courses

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Math Degrees

BA/BS Mathematics

Math majors will develop basic computational skills, mathematical processes, and knowledge that leads to real-life applications, modeling and problem-solving. This degree helps students’ master mathematical competencies for future careers in areas such as Cryptographer, Statistician, operations research analyst, algorithms engineer, or market researcher.

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BA/BS in Mathematics Education

Math Education majors will prepare to teach mathematical concepts to students at intermediate, middle or high schools.

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BA/BS Applied & Computational Mathematics

With three emphases in Actuarial Science, Data Analytics, or Scientific Computing, we will prepare students for a wide range of job opportunities. Students with an emphasis in Actuarial Science will be prepared for a broad array of employment as mathematicians, actuaries, operations research analysts, statisticians, and jobs in the education sector.

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Mathematic Minors

Earn a minor in either Mathematics or Mathematics Education by completing 24-26 credits in addition to your baccalaureate degree.

Mathematics Minor

Mathematics Education Minor

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Major Field Test

All mathematics majors are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT) during their senior year.

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ELAB Tutoring Hours

Sunday

    Closed.

Monday

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

  • 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday

  • 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

  • 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Our Mission

The Dixie State University Mathematics Department seeks to help students achieve their academic, career, and life goals, including those related to basic computational skills, mathematical processes, and knowledge that develops real-life applications, modeling and problem-solving. The Department’s comprehensive and integrated offerings help students master mathematical competencies for future career and educational endeavors. These goals applied with DSU’s mission promote a campus-wide culture of learning.

Dixie State’s mission to offer baccalaureate programs “in core or foundational areas consistent with four-year colleges” mandates that the University deliver a degree in mathematics.  This discipline is profoundly instrumental to the development of skills in quantitative reasoning, logic, analysis, and critical thinking; which are widely recognized skills at the heart of education. Our robust mathematics program is essential in preparing students in other programs such as nursing and allied health careers, business, accounting and finance, computer science, and information technology. The Math Department strives for excellence in training students in these areas vitally important to the economic health of their community. Providing this positive community impact is consistent with a key element of DSU’s mission to, “foster economic growth and a continuum of educational, cultural and recreational enrichment.” (DSU Mission Statement, 2013)

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Employ mathematical techniques in computational problems.
  • Students will interpret mathematical models.
  • Construct quantitative, logical arguments.
  • Students will apply mathematical knowledge to real-world problems.
  • Communicate in the mathematical language through the use of proper notation and terminology.
  • Students will explore and analyze mathematical concepts, using technology as appropriate.

Contact

Ross Decker

Department Chair

Email: decker@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7763

Office: Snow 134B

Cindi Jenkins

Administrative Assistant

Email: cindi.jenkins@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7984

Office: Snow 134

Kathryn Ott

Mathematics Advisor

Email: ott@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4253

Office: Snow 137

Scott Moore

Math Computer Lab Support Technician/Coordinator

Email: Scott.Moore@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4573

Office: Snow 001