Department of Mathematics
The HPU Bachelor of Science in Mathematics major is a comprehensive degree program that provides students with four options depending on their interests and future plans.
We understand majoring in Math requires a lot of dedication because of the rigorous courses. We have two Mathematics Advisors who are dedicated to your academic excellence.
Meeting with an advisor prior to registering for the upcoming semester is recommended. To schedule an appointment, and for more information click here.
The four areas of concentration in the B.S. in Mathematics all share the following broad program objectives:
Students in the Mathematics program will be able to:
Recognize and understand a core of fundamental mathematical operational skills.
Apply mathematical problem-solving skills to a variety of real-world problems.
Experience the application of mathematics in various multi-cultural contexts.
Employ appropriate research methods in exploring mathematical skills and their use in problem solving.
Develop comprehensive oral and written communication skills in the pursuit of a broad-based mathematics foundation.
Learn to use mathematics-based skills in both individualized and team-oriented applications.
The Applied Mathematics concentration is an interdisciplinary major that has applications to the physical sciences, statistics, medical research, biological research, environmental studies, economics, actuarial science, teaching operations research, management science, the behavioral and social sciences, education research, and computer science. The successful graduate will be prepared for employment in industry, government, commerce or for further graduate study.
The 3-2 Engineering concentration is the first portion of the five-year program leading to dual degrees in Applied Mathematics and Engineering. The 3-2 Engineering major will receive a well-rounded background in liberal arts and will have a solid foundation in both mathematics and science. The successful major will be fully prepared to continue engineering studies at either Washington University in St. Louis or the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
The Pure Mathematics concentration provides students more choices of mathematics classes than the other concentrations thereby allowing students to more fully pursue interests that could lead to a graduate school specialty. The student pursuing the pure mathematics concentration will also be prepared to enter a graduate teacher education program in education.
The Mathematics Education concentration provides students with a solid foundation in undergraduate mathematics with special courses to prepare them to pursue entry into a secondary education post-graduate program for licensure and/or a masters in education with a mathematics specialty. This concentration also prepares students for passing the Praxis II Math Content exam for state licensure, for pursing a position in the Hawaii DOE as an emergency hire and for pursuing private school mathematics teaching positions.
For information on the Math Club, please contact Dr. Randy Goldman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in spending your summer doing math research (and getting paid for it!)? Then, a Research Experience for Undergraduates might be for you. Check out the web site to find out more: http://www.ams.org/employment/reu.html
Like to model using mathematics? The Mathematical Modeling Contest is from 8 – 10 February. Interested people should contact Katharine Schnare for more information or check out the web site at: http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm/
- Want to plan out your courses? Check out Schedule of Mathematics Course Offerings