Dec 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics, B.S.

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The mission of the mathematics degree program is to equip students with analytical and problem-solving skills for careers in education, academia, and industry. Graduates of the program will be able to apply the universal language of mathematical methods and reasoning to local and global issues, address problems in mathematics and other fields, become self-reliant learners, and communicate ideas effectively.  The department cooperates fully with the Department of Education in meeting its mission for candidates for a Bachelors of Arts degree in Education with mathematics teaching specialization for either the 5-9 or the 5-Adult grade levels. Students interested in mathematics have the option of selecting one of the following degree programs:

  1. Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, as preparation for immediate employment or for graduate school.

  2. Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with a 5-Adult comprehensive specialization as preparation for teaching mathematics. Students receiving a B.A. in Math Education also satisfy the degree requirements for a B.S. in Mathematics. Students pursuing these degrees are advised in the Math department. NOTE: MATH 1550, 1561, 2563, 2501, 2502, and 3503 are required for both degrees and should be completed early in the program.

  3. Mathematics 5-9 teaching specialization can be added to an Elementary Education degree or as a second specialization with any B.A. in Education.

It is expected that incoming students in this field will present a minimum of four units of high school mathematics, including the equivalent of two units of algebra, one unit of geometry, and one advanced unit such as Pre-Calculus. Students without this background may be required to complete appropriate lower-level courses in addition to the stated requirements. Students should consult with their advisor concerning credit for prerequisites and special examinations for course credit. All students majoring in mathematics must complete a minor. Students who are receiving a teaching certificate use Education as their minor.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (30-33 Credit Hours)

For details on the required courses, refer to the Core Curriculum   program. For students in this major, the following courses meet both core curriculum and major requirements:

Science Electives (4-5 Credit Hours)

Select one of the following science courses:

Math Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Choose twelve credit hours from Groups A and B. At least three credit hours must be chosen from Group A.

Minor Field of Study (18-24 Credit Hours)

Student are required to complete a minor in fulfillment of degree program requirements.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

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