MAJOR – Mathematics


Schreiner University offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Mathematics. The Mathematics program is designed for those students who wish to pursue a career in business or in education. It also builds a solid foundation for advanced study in Mathematics. Students who wish to become teachers can use the required professional education courses as electives in the prescribed program. French or German is recommended as a foreign language.

The major in Mathematics consists of 25 advanced hours.
For the B.S. degree:

  • MATH 2330, 2331, 2422, 2423, 3310, 3312, 3313, 3324, 3425, and 4393
  • plus PHYS 2425, 2426, CIT 2410.

Cyber Security Learning Community

Incoming freshman to the Mathematics program who are considering a career in Cyber Security are encouraged to join our Cyber Security Learning Community as their freshman studies class to gain not only mentoring from senior students, but real world application experience.

Program Coordinator

Stefan T. Mecay, PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Academic Affairs

Classes Taught
Math 1310: College Algebra
Math 1321: Pre-Calculus
Math 2422/2423: Calculus I and II
Math 3312: Linear Algebra
Math 3313: Abstract Algebra
Math 4333: Probability
Math 4370: Topics in Mathematics
Math 4399: Senior Project in Mathematics
IDST 1101: Freshman Studies


  • B.S. in Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, 2004
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of North Texas, 2000
  • M.S. in Mathematics, University of North Texas, 1996


  • Harriet Garrett Award 2006, 2008 and 2009
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Member 2007
  • Nontraditional Student Association Certificate of Recognition 2002-2003

Besides his love of math and teaching, Dr. Mecay also enjoys tennis, racketball and all kinds of strategy games, including attending the World Boardgaming Championships with his wife Amanda in Lancaster, PA  every summer, reading sci-fi/fantasy, and watching movies. Dr. Mecay married the love of his life Amanda in summer 2010. They enjoyed a nice 21-day honeymoon exploring the wonders of Australia and New Zealand.

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