Mathematics = (logic + precision) + (intuition + imagination)
The arrangement of swirls on a pine cone, fluctuations in the value of currency, or the detail in an abstract geometric figure...mathematics reveals and explains these patterns.
The aim of Trinity’s mathematics department is to use analytical thinking to help prepare students to be Christians who are qualified and professional in their chosen vocations. This happens in three ways:
- Develop students who are proficient in mathematics
- Educate students for a life of Christian service
- Help students develop good work habits
With a proficiency in mathematics, you will succeed professionally in your chosen work environment whether your next step is graduate school, industry, or the elementary or secondary school classroom.
And the College’s proximity to metropolitan Chicago offers its mathematics majors unique education and employment advantages. The wide diversity of industry, business, and institutions allow for a broad range of internship opportunities. Other activities include area-wide competitions, lectures and conferences, and annual opportunities for presentations of student research.
Professor Sharon Robbert, Ph.D., admits that she is
“most pleased when I set a hard project for a student or a group of students and the group works past frustration to euphoric understanding and a sense of personal accomplishment.”