Mathematics

Mathematics

Department Chair, Dr. Randall Helmstutler 

Chair contact information: 128 Trinkle Hall, 540-654-1329

Randall Helmstutler

A solid grounding in Mathematics will get you anywhere you want to be.  Trust me, I’ve been working with students for many years!

Ideally, first-year students interesting in majoring in mathematics should complete the introductory Calculus sequence, and our Introduction to Discrete Math course during their first year.

Take the calculus readiness exam to decide whether or not you’re ready for calculus at the university level.  If not, you can always take precalculus your first semester.  Then continue with Calculus I in the spring.  If you’re concerns about losing time, you can always take Calculus II and our Intro. to Discrete Math courses in the summer between your freshmen and sophomore years.  Come see me if you need more advice.

Recommended Courses for first year students interested in studying mathematics.

If you’re ready for calculus:

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

MATH 121: Calculus I MATH 122: Calculus IIMATH 201: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

 

If you’re not ready for calculus your first semester:

 

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

MATH 111: Pre-Calculus MATH 121: Calculus I MATH 122: Calculus IIMATH 201: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

Mathematics Department website

Mathematics Program entry in the Academic Catalog