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# Department of Mathematics

## About our Department

The mathematics curriculum at Briar Cliff promotes the development of skills in logical reasoning, problem solving, data analysis, and the communication of ideas. Two degree programs are available to accommodate students' individual interests and career goals: a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Upon graduation, students who have majored in mathematics will be able to relate a core of basic mathematical concepts, use a variety of problem solving strategies, construct and commmunicate valid mathematical arguments, apply mathematical skills to problems in other disciplines, and utilize multiple technological tools for solving problems.

## Courses

## Faculty

Charles Shaffer

Professor of Mathematics; Chairperson, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

712-279-5414

Michael O'Byrne

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

712-279-5266

## Related Links

Mathematical Association of America (MAA) → |

Math Gateway → |

American Mathematical Society (AMS) → |

Wolfram MathWorld → |

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) → |

American Statistical Association (AMSTAT) → |

Society of Actuaries (SOA) → |

## Related Programs

• Accounting |

• Mathematics |

• Computer Science |