Department of Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics offers two curricula which lead to the bachelor of science degree. One is designed for students planning to pursue advanced degrees or obtain non-academic employment upon graduation. It includes a sufficient number of elective hours which the student may use to develop his/her interests, or to fulfill requirements for a second major.
Graduate institutions at which TECH graduates have obtained advanced degrees in mathematics or related fields include the University of Virginia, Oklahoma State University, the University of Texas, the University of Kentucky, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Arkansas.
Non-academic areas of employment include the following: insurance/financial consulting, actuarial science, systems engineering, USAF officer, US Navy officer, environmental consultant, and retail management. The other curriculum leads to a license to teach. In virtually every region of Arkansas there are TECH graduates teaching middle school, junior, and senior high mathematics. This curriculum meets NCATE and NCTM guidelines for teacher preparation.
The Department has twenty full-time faculty and approximately fifty-five majors. Small class sizes allow TECH students to enjoy individual attention by faculty.