A flexible program, supportive faculty and extensive professional learning opportunities add up to an astounding success story for Stonehill’s mathematics graduates.Story
Humanities Provide STEM Students with Benefits Beyond Measure
Stonehill’s humanities curriculum gives students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) the critical-thinking skills and broad worldview that allows them to achieve more.
Technology That Works
By using Stonehill’s online assessment tools, Professor Eugene Quinn discovered an innovative way to deliver problem sets to his classes.
Sarah Wilson ’15 Named Mathematics Department’s 2015 Outstanding Student
Wilson, who interned at State Street Global Advisors in Boston this semester, will pursue a Ph.D. in economics at Clemson University. She will begin her graduate studies in the fall.
Andrea Monterotti named 2014 Mathematics Student of the Year
In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Andrea Monterotti ’14 has been named the top student in the Mathematics Department for 2014.
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Stonehill has received a $1.19 million grant that will provide an array of resources to students interested in teaching mathematics.
Mathematics majors at Stonehill College work with award-winning faculty dedicated to teaching in the context of the liberal arts and sciences. Professors in the department see mathematics as both a specialized discipline that can prepare students for specific careers and a fundamental part of a general education, which will give them the intellectual dexterity and creative spirit to excel and, more importantly, to adapt to an ever-changing world.
The teaching mission of the Mathematics Department is to introduce students to the central ideas, methods and achievements of mathematics and to develop such general intellectual skills as rigorous reasoning, problem solving and persuasive expression. The department expects that its students will be prepared to:
- Pursue graduate studies or work in mathematics and related areas
- Use their skills in business, education and service professions and in technology-based industries
- Engage in life-long learning and growth.
Options Multiply after Graduation
Many of our mathematics majors enter Stonehill with an interest in elementary or secondary education and later teach at these levels upon graduation. Some choose to teach in a college or university setting after completing graduate education. Others work as mathematicians in the bio-medical area, the financial arena, or the actuarial profession. Still other graduates work in the computer industry, for the government, and in other areas that use the analytic and logical skills normally developed within a mathematics curriculum.
Our Education students report that they receive numerous and attractive job offers. Moreover, students who wished to pursue graduate studies in mathematics or allied areas have been accepted at some of the most distinguished colleges and universities in the country.
Equation for Success
Problem solving and analytical reasoning skills will help the mathematics major succeed. Two years of high school algebra and one year of geometry and trigonometry are also contributing factors to success in the program.
Not Just for Math Majors
The Mathematics Department offers courses in support of other programs and departments, including Education, Business Administration and the sciences, and in support of the College’s General Education areas of Scientific Inquiry and Statistical Reasoning. Beyond the campus, mathematics students can enrich their mathematical experience with internships, study abroad or service learning.