A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Mathematics Major/Minor

A Formula for Life

Math is all around us. It defines shape, quantity, arrangement, and movement for everything we see—technology, architecture, art, money, engineering, sports—and many things we don’t see—theories, code, and energy.

With a degree in Mathematics, you will learn to take in the world around you and translate what you see into practical problem-solving skills. Explore Mathematics as an analytical or artistic form, challenging yourself to pursue wisdom and logic and make calculated, wise decisions across a variety of situations.

The Matrix of Mathematics

Our Mathematics curriculum will develop your understanding of theoretical and applied mathematics, including calculus, statistics, and other mathematical applications. You will become a competent and creative problem-solver, theorist, and critical analyst. Combine your technical skills with the fields of chemistry, physics, technology, and business through applied advanced mathematics courses.

Differences Between BS and BA

Mathematics majors can choose between a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science based on next steps. Our Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics degree option prepares students for graduate study in mathematics, computer science, and physics, as well as law school, medical school, and seminary. Our Bachelor of Science in Mathematics pairs Mathematics requirements with Taylor's Systems curriculum and requires a practicum. This degree can lead to careers in actuarial science and statistics, among others.

Minor in Mathematics

By choosing a mathematics minor, you can strengthen your analytic and problem-solving skills and develop your understanding of complex mathematical concepts. Personalize your degree through a variety of foundational math courses and electives. A Mathematics minor pairs well with majors in Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, or Engineering.

Mathematics Curriculum & Degree Options

Contact the Mathematics Department

Matt DeLong, Department Chair & Professor of Mathematics
765-998-5506
mtdelong@tayloru.edu

Barb Michael, Assistant to the Dean & School of Natural & Applied Science
765-998-5354
brmichael@tayloru.edu

Special Programs
  • Systems Curriculum

    Giving you a competitive edge, Systems is an interdisciplinary program created to complement many degrees and strengthen analytical, technical, and critical thinking skills. Learn More

Related Majors and Related Minors

Mathematics Department

Calculating Your Future

Mathematics defines the order of the universe, and Taylor can help you define your future as a mathematician whether you are interested in education, government, business, ministry, web design, consulting, computer analysis, engineering, statistics, actuarial services, or any other math-related career. With a fully equipped math laboratory, computer lab, resource room, seminar room, and lounge at your disposal, the Euler Science Complex is an excellent environment for students to collaborate, study, and learn.

Our award-winning Mathematics faculty are the driving force behind our department. Not only will your professors challenge and guide you in the classroom, they will engage you in a dynamic community that expands beyond academics to enrich your spiritual and social development. They will encourage you to pursue your passions and participate in career-prep opportunities while challenging you to explore the connections between mathematics and the Christian faith.

Solving for "Why"

Beyond the academic, spiritual, and social growth you will experience as a Taylor Math major, there are numerous opportunities and resources available to you. Deepen social connections with fellow Math majors and gain professional experience on an international scale with our incredible opportunities:

  • Math Competitions: Taylor Math majors consistently excel in local and national math competitions, such as the MATH Challenge, Indiana Collegiate Mathematics Competition (ICMC), and the William Lowell Putnam Competition.
  • Math Conferences: Students participate in the annual Mathematics & Statistics Conference at Miami University (Ohio), IN-MAA conference, and MathFest. Several students also attend the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference and national summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.
  • Math Club: Taylor’s Math Club allows Mathematics majors to interact and create deep, spiritual relationships outside of the classroom. Math Club sponsors a variety of events, including department picnics, game nights, holiday parties, and meals.
  • Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Scholarship Program: Partner with your campus, regional, and national award-winning professors for a summer of mathematical research that could be published in mathematics journals and presented at national conferences.
  • Service Opportunities: Mathematics majors are in high-demand as tutors and teaching assistants. As an assistant, Math majors help physics, chemistry, engineering, and math professors by assisting with in-class group work, explaining complex equations and solutions, holding study sessions, grading papers, and giving lectures. They can also volunteer in local schools to help elementary, middle, and high school students learn and enjoy math.
  • Summer Research and Work: During the summer, Math students have the opportunity to research at prestigious institutions around the country and internationally with Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs. Other universities include Hong Kong, NASA, West Virginia, Willamette Valley, San Diego State University, Northern Kentucky University, and more. Our students also work with MathPath, a summer program for middle schoolers who excel in mathematics.
  • Study Abroad: Math majors are encouraged to explore mathematics opportunities abroad, such as studying in Oxford Best Semester for Mathematics and Statistics or Budapest Semesters in Mathematics. Math Education majors are able to perform their student teaching internationally in locations such as Spain, Taiwan, Australia, France, Cameroon, and Senegal.

Students interested in actuarial studies should note that The Society of Actuaries lists Taylor as an approved institution for introductory preparation.

Faculty & Staff
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Jeremy Case

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Barb Michael

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Daniel Rodman

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Derek Thompson

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Mark Colgan

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Nancy Kitt

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Patrick Eggleton

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