Gardner-Webb’s Department of Mathematical Science is dedicated to producing graduates who are armed with excellent quantitative and analytical reasoning skills and are fully prepared to make positive contributions to their communities.
Faculty members are lifelong learners with active curiosity who will use Gardner-Webb’s small classes to provide you with one-on-one attention to help you achieve your best.
Mathematics with Teacher Licensure
As part of the Math Club, you’ll be able to interact with professors and classmates through fun and enriching activities. Math Club social activities including hiking South Mountain, hosting a movie night, and taking a field trip to the Cleveland County Fair. You’ll also be able to participate in service projects such as Octoberfest, Operation Christmas Child, and collecting cards for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The National Science and Mathematics Honors Society Sigma Zeta recognizes outstanding scholarship in natural sciences, computer science, and mathematics. To be eligible for membership, you must have completed 25 semester hours including 15 hours in the natural sciences or mathematics, have a GPA of 3.0 in all science and mathematics courses, and an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. Sigma Zeta seeks to encourage students and to recognize and honor their scholarly achievement.
Scholarships & Awards
Paul W. Jolley Scholarship for Mathematics is sponsored by Dr. Paul W. Jolley and Mrs. Maxine S. Jolley and provides financial assistance to outstanding junior and senior students with financial need.
Z.W. and Carl E. Jolley Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who is interested in studying mathematics or computer science.
National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART) is a federal grant that provides up to $4,000 per year for high-achieving juniors and seniors majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering fields determined critical to national security.
The mission of the Department of Mathematical Sciences is to contribute to superior undergraduate education and to prepare its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity by emphasizing the quantitative and analytical reasoning skills of a liberal arts based education in a Christian community of faith and learning.
- To provide excellence in instruction with Christ-like service to our students.
- To provide the essential computational and analytical reasoning skills of a liberal arts education through the Basic Source requirements in mathematics.
- To refine and expand those skills in students taking further mathematics, assisting in the pre-professional development of teachers of mathematics in the elementary and secondary schools.
- To prepare students for advanced studies and professions in mathematics and engineering.