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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 220 Mathematical Reasoning and Proof
    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 218 Computer Tools for Problem Solving
    • 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 218 Computer Tools for Problem Solving
    MATH 220 Mathematical Reasoning and Proof
    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 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 218 Computer Tools for Problem Solving
    MATH 220 Mathematical Reasoning and Proof
    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

    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 either the Mathematics Secondary Teaching Option or the Mathematics Middle School/Junior High Teaching 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