Commencement Livestream

Watch the 140th Commencement ceremony live. Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.


Watch Live


Cottey offers a minor in mathematics.

Cottey College student focusing on listening to lecture
Cottey College student excited and smiling during lecture

Program Description

Cottey’s minor in mathematics is open to students interested in mathematics and majoring in other disciplines. The courses in the minor are designed to develop mathematical skills and knowledge for students wishing to pursue careers in scientific, technical, or quantitative fields. We offer a variety of courses ranging from Calculus, to Financial Math, to Number Theory.

Signature Courses

  • MAT 240 Differential Equations

    In mathematics, a differential equation is an equation that relates one or more unknown functions and their derivatives. In applications, functions generally represent physical quantities, and the derivatives represent their rates of change.

    A differential equation defines a relationship between the two. Such relations are common and play a prominent role in many disciplines including engineering, physics, economics, and biology.

  • MAT 260 Linear Algebra

    Linear algebra is the branch of mathematics that deals with systems of linear equations, linear transformations, and their representations with vectors and matrices. It provides a useful tool for modeling many natural phenomena and making efficient computations with these models.

    Linear algebra has applications in almost all fields that require mathematics such as engineering, computer science, statistics, and economics.

  • MAT 350 History of Mathematics

    Mathematics is a fundamental area of knowledge that evolves with human civilizations, from basic counting to abstract applications in the modern world. History of mathematics is the study of the origins of these mathematical discoveries along with the methods and notations used to produce such results.

    It describes the contributions to mathematics from different cultures and people throughout history, providing the necessary cultural, social, political, and philosophical contexts that made such achievements possible.

Career Outcomes

  • Career Outcomes

    • Education
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Actuarial Science
    • Business
    • Finance
    • Economics
    • Computer Science
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Data Science
    • Cryptography
Cottey College student smiling while learning during class lecture

Why Cottey’s Mathematics Program Is Unique.

Instruction for the math courses is provided by professors with several years of teaching experience who are committed to providing quality math education to Cottey students. Small class sizes allow them to become familiar with individual student’s needs, strengths, and weaknesses regarding math.

Students and faculty may develop close working relationships through mentorship and supervision of small research projects. Students also have the opportunity to attend regional math conferences and meetings.

Mathematics Faculty

Similar Programs

Sample Program Plan Download Now Modern brick building with glass walkway, RFAB Cottey College