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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

 



University of Guam

The mathematics major and minor programs are designed to:

(1) prepare secondary school mathematics teachers;
(2) prepare students for other employment requiring the use of mathematics; and
(3) provide an understanding of the fundamental quantitative considerations, symbolized mathematically, which underlie our mechanized society.

Additional requirements for a mathematics major leading to a general secondary teaching credential are listed in the College of Education section. A student must declare a double major in Mathematics and Education for a secondary teaching degree. BS Mathematics goals include the following:

Students completing the mathematics program at the UOG will:
MA PR - 1 : demonstrate critical thinking , problem solving skills and ability to use mathematical methods by identifying, evaluating, classifying, analyzing, synthesizing data and abstract ideas in various contexts and situations.
MA PR - 2 : exhibit a sound conceptual understanding of the nature of mathematics, and demonstrate advanced mathematical skills in mathematical analysis, modern algebra and other mathematical discipline(s).
MA PR - 3 : argue and reason using mathematics, read, create and write down logically correct mathematical proofs, use exact mathematical language and communicate mathematics efficiently orally, in writing and using information technology tools.
MA PR - 4 : apply abstract thinking, mathematical methods, models and current practices in the sciences, including state - of - the - art mathematical software, to solve problems in theoretical mathematics or in a diverse area of mathematical applications.
MA PR - 5: show maturity in mathematical knowledge and thinking that prepares and encourages students to pursue graduate studies in mathematics or in related fields.
MA PR - 6 : demonstrate an appreciation of and enthusiasm for inquiry, learning and creativity in mathematical sciences, a sense of exploration that enables them to pursue lifelong learning and up - to - date professional expertise in their careers through various areas of jobs, including governmental, business or industrial jobs in mathematics, related sciences, education or technology



MATHEMATICS MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (Total: 52 Credit Hours)

Each mathematics major must complete studies with a cumulative GPA of 2.3 in the courses specified as required courses for the major.

Required Courses (43 credit hours): Either CS201 or 202, PH251, 252, MA203, 204, 205, 302, 341, 411, 421, 422, and any one of MA301, 361 or 375.

Electives (9 credit hours): A minimum of nine (9) credit hours of upper division Mathematics (MA) courses in addition to those already required.

MATHEMATICS MINOR REQUIREMENTS (Total: 28 Credit Hours)

Required Courses (16 credit hours):
MA203, 204, 205 and 302

Electives (12 credit hours):
A minimum of six (6) credit hours of upper division Mathematics (MA) courses in addition to MA302

Division Chair

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Division Chair of Computer Science and Mathematics, Professor

Office Location: Warehouse Bldg. “B”, Rm. 6 
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923

Expertise

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Research Interests

Parallel and Distributed Computing, Sequential and Parallel Algorithms, Computer Networks, Image Processing, Computer Graphics and Computational Geometry.

Hobbies

Golf and Swimming.


Faculty Advisors

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Interim Associate Dean, CNAS

 

Office Location: Agriculture & Life Sciences Bldg. 2nd Floor, Rm. 206A
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Associated Faculty

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Associate Professor, Mathematics

Office Location: Warehouse Bldg. “B”, Rm. 10
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Associate Professor, Mathematics

Office Location: Science Bldg., Rm. 201
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Assistant Instructor, Mathematics

Office Location: ALS, Room 230
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Assistant Instructor, Mathematics

Office Location: Science Building, Room 100
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Associate Professor, Mathematics

Office Location: ALS, 113D
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Associate Professor, Mathematics

Office Location: Science Building, RM 106
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Associate Professor, Mathematics

Office Location: Warehouse B, Room 9
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923

Expertise

Mathematics
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Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Office Location: Science Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm. 202
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Prior to start their first semester, new incoming freshmen are usually required to take mathematics placement test administrated by the Division of Mathematical Sciences. Based on the placement test score students will be assigned the appropriate math courses to take.

Bring a picture ID and UOG Application Receipt or UOG Letter of Acceptance.  Examinees should arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled time.  Examinees may be moved to the next time slot if necessary.  Exam location is at UOG, Room SC*101 and SC*112. 

 *The test is 30 minutes long and is composed of 25 questions. *

Practice Placement Test

Score

Placement

0 – 9  points

MA 085/LI

10 – 13 points

MA 085/LII

14 – 19 points

MA 110, MA 115, or MA 151

20 – 25 points

MA 161a or MA 165


Any student who scores 24 or 25 on the placement test and have taken Pre-Calculus and/or Trigonometry is eligible to take the Calculus Readiness Test. If the student passes, he/she will be placed in MA 203.

Any student who took the AP Calculus Exam and received a score of 4 or 5 will be placed in MA204 and will receive credit for MA203.

For more information, call the Division of Mathematics and Computer Sciences at (671) 735-2825 or email Dr. Badowski at gbadowski@uguam.uog.edu or call the Enrollment Management & Student Services Office at (671) 735-2292.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant/Grader

There are several job opportunities for (preferably but not necessarily) math major and minor students in the Division of Computer Science and Mathematics.

Applicants must have passed MA203-Calculus I with at least a B.

  • Tutoring: help students up to 100 (or possibly higher) level math courses on an individual basis
  • MA085 (Fundamental Math): grading, tutoring, and assisting the instructor
  • MA203 (Calculus): assisting the instructor
  • Grader: Grading homework and other assignments

If you are interested or have questions, please see Jeannette Jose in Warehouse B Rm# 4 or call (671) 735-2825.

Math Tutoring

Division of Mathematical Sciences offers free tutoring service for the students who need assistance in learning mathematics up to 100 (or possibly higher) level math courses. This is open to all students and there is no need to setup an appointment. 

Location: ALS, Room 230

Time: Most of Monday to Thursday : 9am to 5pm and Friday: 9am to 1pm.

Please check with Math main office (WB #4) for the detailed schedule.

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