# Mathematics and Statistics

The mathematician Carl Gauss referred to mathematics as "the Queen of the Sciences." Some people believe mathematics is just algebra or graphing functions, but it is much more! It is the study of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations and abstractions, and of space configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations.

### Degree options

Secondary Mathematics Licensure (advising worksheet): A nationally recognized, NCTM and CAEP accredited program for students who wish to prepare to teach mathematics at the secondary level (grades 7–12) or intend to study mathematics education at the graduate level.

Pure Mathematics (advising worksheet): A program based on MAA standards for students who seek a broad background in mathematics or intend to study mathematics at the graduate level.

Statistics (advising worksheet): A program based on ASA standards for students who wish to pursue a more applied career or intend to study statistics at the graduate level.

### Standards

The mathematics program at Henderson isn't only about crunching numbers; it’s about giving you the opportunity to explore the theory behind them. We offer an innovative selection of classes that will enhance your critical thinking skills. You will exercise the logical side of your brain while using your creativity to solve problems and do research.

### The faculty

On your journey toward success, it's important to have a supportive team behind you. At Henderson, you will get just that in our mathematics department. Our faculty will be there to inspire, enlighten, and guide you through your courses as you explore the fantastic world of mathematics.

### The results

Our courses in mathematics and statistics are designed to meet the needs and interests of students who plan to teach mathematics in the elementary and secondary schools, to give students a strong foundation for graduate study, and to prepare students for a variety of rewarding careers. Potential employment opportunities include banking, securities, market research, insurance, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, government agencies, and industries.

Many of our mathematics graduates currently have successful careers as college professors, high school teachers, industry consultants, and as statisticians. Mathematics is indispensable to an impressive number of disciplines, and the list is growing. Click on the following links to learn about various careers in mathematics:

- Applied Mathematics
- Best Careers for Math Majors
- Doing the Math to Find the Good Jobs
- Math Will Rock Your World
- Mathematical Careers
- This is Statistics
- When Will I Use Math?

### Other links

### Contacts

Dr. Carolyn Eoff, Chair

Professor of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

1100 Henderson Street, Box 7702

Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

Regina Turner, Administrative Specialist

Dr. Michael Lloyd, Web Editor