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College of Arts & Sciences

Mathematics

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Main Program Contact

Andrea Howell

Department Assistant

Biology & Chemistry

Office : Boyd Science Center 327

Systematic & Analytical

About

Mathematics provides the tools used by scientists to explore the universe, used by engineers to design devices that shape our society, and used by scientists and engineers to describe their results and designs.

To understand our society and help shape its future, you must understand the influence of science and technology. This requires understanding mathematics and its uses.

Our mathematics majors develop the logical reasoning, problem-solving, and situational analysis skills needed to succeed in any field they choose after graduation.

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Research Opportunities

Many of our math majors successfully participate in Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs held at major universities over the summer and develop their skills in math, science, and technology.

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Dr. Mircea Martin teaching a math class
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Exceptional Experience

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Earning Power

Baker graduates earn higher average salaries 10 years into their careers than peers from other Kansas universities.

Small Class Sizes

Students are guaranteed personal, one-on-one attention from professors thanks to our small classes.

Graduate School Preparation

Baker grads often receive graduate scholarships to major research programs including Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Kansas.

Careers

Mathematics majors from Baker have landed jobs in these fields:

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Aviation
  • Education
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Scholarships

The Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics gives these awards with financial prizes to be applied to the following year’s tuition:

  • Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship for Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics
  • Dr. Calvin Foreman Memorial Scholarship
  • Howard T. Bonnett Scholarship
  • Jennifer Burton Memorial Scholarship
  • Grace Barnhill Champlin Memorial Scholarship
  • Platt-Butler Endowed Scholarship
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Do you want to teach math?

Baker University’s undergraduate education programs license teachers in mathematics (6-12) and Middle-Level Mathematics (5-8). Students pursuing a degree in education and teacher licensure work closely with faculty advisors from the School of Education to fulfill the requirements for a degree from Baker University and teacher licensure in Kansas. Candidates are required to complete education course work and the required course work in at least one content area.

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Noyce Scholarship & ASTRA Program

The Noyce Scholarship and ASTRA Program trains excellent STEM teachers. Through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant from the National Science Foundation, Noyce scholars will be awarded a scholarship of $11,000 during their junior and senior years as they tackle a demanding course load that culminates in a double major in education and either biology, chemistry, or mathematics.

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Mathematics Course Descriptions

Meet the Faculty

Eric Hays
Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S. University of Kansas
Office: Boyd Science Center 323
785.594.4565
eric.hays@bakerU.edu

Dr. Louis Levy
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, & Physics
B.S. University of Maryland; M.S., Ph.D. North Carolina State University
Office: Boyd Science Center 328
785.594.7853
louis.levy@bakerU.edu

Dr. Mircea Martin
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S. University of Bucharest; Ph.D. University of Iasi in Romania
Office: Boyd Science Center 330
785.594.8466
mircea.martin@bakerU.edu

Will Duncan
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S./B.A. Baker University, MSc University of Oxford, and M.A. University of Kansas
Expertise: Statistics, Probability, and Data Science
Office: Boyd Science Center 329
785.594.7869
william.duncan@bakerU.edu

Dr. Jean Johnson
Professor of Mathematics
jean.johnson@bakerU.edu

Dr. Randy Miller
Research Assistant Professor
B.S., M.A. University of Montana; Ph.D. University of New England
Office: Boyd Science Center 225
785.594.8379
william.miller@bakerU.edu

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