Dr J. Hattingh, chair. Dr. J. Blum, Dr. J. Brown, Dr. J. Cahill, Dr. Y. Chang, Dr. C. Chen, Dr. X. Chen, Ms. E. Creath, Dr. W. Feng, Ms. T. Fleck, Dr. M. Freeze, Dr. I. Ghosh (graduate mathematics coordinator), Dr. D. Guo, Dr. R. Herman (undergraduate program coordinator), Dr. H. Hou, Dr. D. Jakelić, Dr. Lammers (graduate data science coordinator), Dr. X. Lu, Dr. G. Lugo, Dr. L. Martirosyan, Mr. D. McGhan, Dr. V. Panchal, Ms. S. Parker; Ms. E. Peters, Dr. G. Rhodes, Ms. R. Rock, Dr. E. Slivken, Dr. M. TenHuisen, Dr. A. Toney, Dr. Y. Wang (statistics program coordinator), Dr. Z. Ye.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides undergraduate programs in mathematics and statistics that prepare students for careers in education, business, industry or government and for graduate studies. In the Bachelor of Science mathematics and statistics degree programs, both theory and applications from the sciences, industry and management are stressed in course work from pure and applied mathematics, operations research, and statistics. The options of the Bachelor of Arts mathematics program provide students the opportunity to acquire a strong background in mathematics as well as to obtain teacher licensure in mathematics at the secondary level. Minor programs in both mathematics and statistics are structured introductions to the mathematical sciences for students of other disciplines.
In general, mathematics is sequential in nature. Therefore, successful mastery of each course in a sequence is necessary in order to be adequately prepared for the next course. In light of this, it is strongly recommended that students obtain a grade of at least “C-” before registering for the next course in a sequence. Sequences offered where this guideline is applicable are MAT 111 -MAT 112 , MAT 111 -MAT 151 , MAT 111 -MAT 112 -MAT 151 -MAT 152 , MAT 111 -MAT 112 -MAT 161 -MAT 162 -MAT 261 . In order to complete these sequences, it is not necessary or appropriate to take additional courses: MAT 151 , for example, should NOT be taken by a student planning to enroll in MAT 161 .
Furthermore, taking certain lower numbered mathematics courses after successfully completing higher numbered courses is strongly discouraged. This statement applies to all sequences listed above. In addition, it is not appropriate to take MAT 151 after taking MAT 161 , or to take MAT 365 after taking MAT 411 .
Students interested in a degree program in mathematics or statistics are encouraged to begin their mathematics study with Calculus I (MAT 161 ). Initial placement in mathematics is based on transfer credit, AP exam scores, ACT scores or, the Mathematics Placement Test. Students not prepared for calculus in their first semester should begin with MAT 111 or MAT 112 , as appropriate.
Supplementary mathematics credit: Students who complete MAT 161 with a grade of “C” (2.00) or better and who receive no advanced placement credit, no transfer credit, and no prior credit at UNCW in mathematics will receive credit for MAT 112 . Students who complete MAT 162 with a grade of “C” (2.00) or better and who receive no advanced placement credit, no transfer credit, and no prior credit at UNCW in mathematics will receive credit for MAT 161 . Students who complete MAT 261 with a grade of “C” (2.00) or better and who receive no advanced placement credit, no transfer credit, and no prior credit at UNCW in mathematics will receive credit for MAT 161 and MAT 162 .