Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts
School of Sciences and Social Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics provides students breadth and depth through an integrated approach to the study of mathematics. The program prepares students for either an immediate career, especially teaching, or graduate school.

A decision to undertake the Mathematics major should be made no later than the beginning of the sophomore year if the program is to be completed in four years. Students entering as Mathematics majors should take MATH 151 Calculus I as soon as possible.

INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

40 credits minimum

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Mathematics Option

48 credits

Core Courses

MATH 151 Calculus I
MATH 152 Calculus II
MATH 225 Introduction to Abstract and Discrete Mathematics
MATH 231 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
MATH 241 Probability and Statistics I
MATH 330 Abstract Algebra
MATH 350 Real Analysis
MATH 400 Capstone in Mathematics
Select one course from the pure area:

  • MATH 320 Geometry
  • MATH 337 Number Theory
  • MATH 490 Topics in Pure Mathematics

Select one course from the applied area:

  • MATH 242 Applied Statistics
  • MATH 251 Vector Calculus
  • MATH 341 Probability and Statistics II
  • MATH 361 Differential Equations
  • MATH 362 Math Modeling and Computing

ISCS 140 Programming Foundations I
INPHYS 241 University Physics I

Mathematics Secondary Teaching Option

48 credits minimum

Core Courses

MATH 151 Calculus I
MATH 152 Calculus II
MATH 225 Introduction to Abstract and Discrete Mathematics
MATH 231 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
MATH 241 Probability and Statistics I
MATH 320 Geometry
MATH 330 Abstract Algebra
MATH 350 Real Analysis
MATH 378 Technology for Teachers
MATH 400 Capstone in Mathematics
Plus one course from the applied area:

  • MATH 242 Applied Statistics
  • MATH 251 Vector Calculus
  • MATH 341 Probability and Statistics II
  • MATH 361 Differential Equations
  • MATH 362 Math Modeling and Computing

INPHYS 241 University Physics I

Mathematics Middle School/Junior High Teaching Option

44 credits minimum

Core Courses

MATH 151 Calculus I
MATH 152 Calculus II
MATH 175 Data Analysis for Teachers
MATH 231 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
MATH 275 Geometry for K-8 Teachers
MATH 337 Number Theory
MATH 375 Algebraic Concepts for K-8 Teachers
MATH 378 Technology for Teachers

Select one of the following:

  • MATH 225 Introduction to Abstract and Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 270 Mathematical Thinking

Select one of the following:

  • MATH 320 Geometry
  • MATH 330 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 350 Real Analysis 

Select one additional mathematics course at the 300-level or above, including IIMATH 310 and IIMATH 315.

Teacher Certification

Students selecting this option must meet the requirements for secondary teacher certification. Refer to the Educator Preparation section of this catalog for information on these requirements, including courses that are to be included as part of the Integrative Studies Program requirements.

Dual Major in Education

  • Secondary Education

ELECTIVES

Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

120 credits