Chair of the Department of Mathematics: David C. Vella
Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program: Rachel Roe-Dale
Professors: Mark Hofmann; R. Daniel Hurwitz; Mark E. Huibregtse, The Class of 1964 Term Professorship; David C. Vella
Associate Professors: Rachel Roe-Dale
Assistant Professors: Michael Lopez, Lucy Spardy
Visiting Assistant Professor: Lisa Lowrance, Csilla Szabo
Teaching Professor: *Rebecca Trousil
Lecturer: *Erin Lopez
* = part time
Mathematics is an academic discipline which is fascinating to study in its own right but also has very wide-ranging applications throughout the modern world. Our faculty are all skilled and dedicated teachers as well as active scholars; we strive to make each course we offer engaging and challenging. Our graduates go on to a great variety of careers in such areas as theoretical mathematics, actuarial science, applied mathematics, teaching at various levels, and many more.
Advice for Students Beginning the Study of College Mathematics:
Students who plan to study mathematics at Skidmore should take the online Calculus Placement Exam prior to the beginning of classes (www.skidmore.edu/mcs/calcplacement.php). Based on the results of this exam, the department will recommend in which courses in the sequence the student should begin: MA 108/109 Calculus with Algebra I and II (a two-semester version of Calculus I for students who need additional pre-calculus preparation), MA 111 Calculus I, MA 113 Calculus II, MA 200 Linear Algebra, or MA 202 Calculus III.
Credit for Advanced Placement:
Students receiving a score of 4 or 5 on the Math AB AP exam will receive credit for having taken MA 111. Students receiving a score of 4 or 5 on the Math BC AP exam will receive credit for having taken MA 113. Students receiving a score of 4 or 5 on the Statistics AP exam will receive credit for having taken MS 104.
All MA and MC courses (except MA 100) have the satisfaction of QR1 as a prerequisite.
MS 240 - Applied Regression Analysis