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Chairperson: Shannon Overbay
Professors: J. Burke, T. McKenzie, S. Overbay, W. Carsrud (Emeritus), J. Firkins (Emeritus)
Associate Professors: G. Nord, V. Coufal
Assistant Professors: L. Axon, N. Burch, S. Coble, S.J., B. Dichone, D. Larson, R. Ray, E. Willaford, J. VanderBeek (Emeritus)

The Department of Mathematics seeks to train students in both the discipline of mathematics and its applications. The curriculum is a blend of pure mathematics, classical applications, and the option of a combination of mathematics and computer science. Majors are well prepared for positions in industry, government, and education, as well as for graduate studies.

The department offers three degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics,
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science.

All majors must take the senior comprehensive (MATH 499) in the fall of their final year. Prospective teachers of mathematics should consult the School of Education for the current state certification requirements.  It is recommended that majors in mathematics take PHSY 103, CHEM 105 or BIOL 101 to satisfy their College of Arts and Sciences laboratory science requirement.

The Department involves students with activities sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America.  Majors also participate in the annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition held every December.

B.S. Major in Mathematics: 40 Credits

Lower Division

MATH 157  -  Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
4 credits
MATH 258  -  Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 4 credits
MATH 259  -  Calculus & Analytic Geometry III 4 credits

Upper Division

MATH 301  -  Fundamentals of Mathematics 3 credits
MATH 339  -  Linear Algebra 3 credits
MATH any 400-level 12 credits
MATH - - - Electives* 9 credits
*One of these courses may be replaced by MATH 260
MATH 499  -  Senior Comprehensive 1 credit


B.A. Major in Mathematics: 31 Credits

Lower Division

MATH 157  -  Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 4 credits
MATH 258  -  Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 4 credits
MATH 259  -  Calculus & Analytic Geometry III 4 credits

Upper Division

MATH 301  -  Fundamentals of Mathematics 3 credits
MATH 339  -  Linear Algebra 3 credits
MATH any 400-level 6 credits
MATH  -  Electives* 6 credits
*One of these courses may be replaced by MATH 260
MATH 499  -  Senior Comprehensive 1 credit


Minor in Mathematics: 24 credits

Lower Division

MATH 157  -  Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 4 credits
MATH 258  -  Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 4 credits
MATH 259  -  Calculus & Analytic Geometry III 4 credits

Upper Division

MATH 301  -  Fundamentals of Mathematics 3 credits
MATH 339  -  Linear Algebra 3 credits
MATH any  -  400-level
3 credits
MATH  -  Electives 3 credits


B.S. Major in Mathematics-Computer Science: 49 Credits

Lower Division

CPSC 121  -  Computer Science I 3 credits
CPSC 122  -  Computer Science II 3 credits
CPSC 223  -  Data Structures 3 credits
CPSC 224  -  Object-Oriented Programming 3 credits
MATH 157  -  Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 4 credits
MATH 231  -  Discrete Structures 3 credits
MATH 258  -  Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 4 credits
MATH 259  -  Calculus & Analytic Geometry III 4 credits

Upper Division

CPSC 300 level or above except 497 6 credits
MATH 301 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3 credits
MATH 339 Linear Algebra 3 credits
MATH any 400-level
3 credits
MATH - - - Electives 6 credits
MATH 499 Senior Comprehensive
1 credit

Minor in Mathematics-Computer Science is not available.
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MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
502 E. Boone Avenue MSC 2615
Spokane, WA 99258

Bonnie Harper
Senior Faculty Assistant
Phone: (509) 313-5512
Email: math@gonzaga.edu
www.gonzaga.edu/math

Dr. Shannon Overbay
Department Chair
overbay@gonzaga.edu
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