Bachelor of Science

Mathematics

If the study of patterns and problem solving makes your life add up and you are ready for a challenge, then mathematics is for you. The academic rigor of TU’s math program matches that of Princeton and California Berkeley Universities, and is so comprehensive in practice and theory, that it is comparable by very few universities across the country. Graduates of STEM programs become some of the highest paid in their field, so start your calculations now. 

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics is an educational foundation for students desiring a career in mathematics or planning for graduate school in applied mathematics. Employers of students earning this degree are governmental, industrial and scientific organizations.

Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences 49-50 hours
Mathematics Major 54 hours

  • MAT287 Discrete Mathematics
  • PHY211 General Physics I and Lab
  • PHY212 General Physics II and Lab
  • MAT387 Differential Equations 
  • MAT389 Introduction to Analysis 
  • MAT392 Abstract Algebra
  • MAT394 Complex Analysis
  • MAT340 Probability Theory 
  • MAT398 Game Theory
  • MAT396 Linear Algebra
  • MAT285 Calculus II
  • MAT420 Topology
  • MAT430 Number Theory 
  • MAT432 Set Theory
  • MAT385 Calculus III
  • SAS470 Internship

Total BS hours 127-134

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August

There are no related concentrations available

Differential Equations (MAT387) - This course studies methods for solving ordinary differential equations of first second and higher order. It includes applications, series, systems and numerical techniques. Differential equations are an excellent vehicle for displaying the interrelations between mathematics and the physical sciences. The student can see ways in which the solutions to specific problems have benefited from work of a more abstract nature.

Introduction to Analysis (MAT389) - The real number system. Sequences, limits, and continuous functions in R and R. The concept of a metric space. Uniform convergence, interchange of limit operations. Infinite series. Mean value theorem and applications. The Riemann integral.

Abstract Algebra (MAT392) - This course studies groups, rings, integral domains, fields and the development of various number systems. This course will provide the student with an introduction to the topics of abstract algebra so as to better understand its role in modern mathematics and its applications to other fields. In addition, this course will further develop the student’s problem-solving skills and ability to follow and to construct a rigorous mathematical proof.

Complex Analysis (MAT394) - This is an upper division course covering the following topics: the real number system , Sequences, limits, and continuous functions in R; the concept of a metric space, uniform convergence and the interchange of limit operations. Infinite series, Mean value theorem and applications, and the Riemann integral will also be studied in this one-semester class.

Linear Algebra (MAT396) - This course studies systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear transformations and matrices. It includes applications and theories. Linear algebra is valuable in illustrating a number of mathematical thinking processes that arise not only in linear algebra, but also in many other mathematical subjects. Understanding these thinking processes greatly reduces the time and frustration involved in learning advanced mathematics as well as in solving mathematical problems in general. It is also useful in solving a variety of problems arising in physics, chemistry, statistics, business and other areas.

  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Mathematician
  • Statisticians

 

This is a new program! Successful placements to come in the next few years … 

Faculty

Robin Dunlap
Robin Dunlap

Robin Dunlap

DunlapRK@tiffin.edu
419-448-5141

Instructor of Mathematics

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • A.A.P., Terra State Community College
  • B.S., California University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S., Marshall University
  • M.A., Winebrenner Theological Seminary

Robin Dunlap

There is no additional information available at this time.

Robin Dunlap
Instructor of Mathematics
Robin Dunlap
Instructor of Mathematics
Victoria Ingalls, Ed.D.
Victoria Ingalls, Ed.D.

Victoria Ingalls, Ed.D.

IngallsV@tiffin.edu
419-448-3396

Formal & Natural Science Programs

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Sciences

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S., Bowling Green State University
  • M.A., Heidelberg College
  • Ed.D., Ashland University

Victoria Ingalls, Ed.D.

Upon completion of her undergraduate degree in Mathematics education at BGSU, Vicki began teaching at a local high school while earning her Masters of Education Degree from Heidelberg College. She launched her collegiate career by lecturing as an adjunct instructor at a variety of local colleges and began teaching full-time at Tiffin University in the mathematics department in 2007. Dr. Ingalls completed her doctoral education from Ashland University in the fall of 2008. She lives in Tiffin with her husband and five daughters.

Victoria Ingalls, Ed.D.
Formal & Natural Science Programs
Victoria Ingalls, Ed.D.
Formal & Natural Science Programs
Michael Herdlick
Michael Herdlick

Michael Herdlick

HerdlickM@tiffin.edu
419-448-3582

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Dean of Students

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.A., Malone College
  • M.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Michael Herdlick

Michael Herdlick currently serves as the Dean of Students and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Tiffin University. Mike has been with TU since 2001 serving in a number of capacities including Adjunct Professor, Instructor of Mathematics, Director of Institutional Research, and now in his current roles. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Liberal Arts from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and his Master of Science in Mathematics from New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico. He also holds Graduate Certificates in Institutional Research from Florida State University and in Student Affairs/Higher Education Administration from Colorado State University.

Mike lives in Tiffin with his wife Deidre, who is the Director of Human Resources here at TU and a proud alum, and their daughter Maddy, a Senior at Columbian High School and their son Sawyer, a Freshman at Columbian. For Dean Herdlick, “This has been and continues to be the greatest experience of my professional life. I view my role as the chief advocate for our students and someone that can hopefully mentor and guide them through their transformation at Tiffin University. My departments include Residence Life, Housing Operations, Student Engagement, and Counseling/Wellness but we all work very closely at our institution with the academic, athletic, and performing arts departments as we strive to provide an enriching and inclusive family atmosphere.”

Michael Herdlick
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Michael Herdlick
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Dan Bell, Ph.D
Dr. Dan Bell, Ph.D

Dan Bell, Ph.D.

BellD@tiffin.edu
419-448-3283

Associate Professor of Mathematics

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.A., Earlham College
  • M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Ph.D., American University

Dan Bell, Ph.D.

Dr. Bell began his teaching career at community and four-year colleges in Massachusetts, including a long stint at Springfield Technical Community College. After two years as a materials handler in a plastic bottle factory, he returned to school for a degree in Mathematics Education, focusing on how to help students learn mathematics at the college level. His specific interest is in geometrical and graphical methods of teaching mathematics.

Dr. Bell is a member of the Mathematics Association of America, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Dan Bell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Dan Bell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Natalie McClain
Natalie McClain

Natalie McClain

McClainN@tiffin.edu
419-448-3579

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S., Middle Childhood Education, Bowling Green State University
  • M.A., Education, Heidelberg College

Natalie McClain

Natalie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Childhood Education from Bowling Green State University in 2003. Upon graduating, she taught for 7 years in a local public school while earning her Master of Arts in Education degree from Heidelberg College in 2008. Natalie joined Tiffin University in the fall of 2011 as an adjunct instructor before being hired as a fulltime math instructor in 2012. Natalie lives in Tiffin with her husband.

Natalie McClain
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Natalie McClain
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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