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Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts
School of Sciences, Sustainability, and Health

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

44 - 56 credits

Mathematics Option

56 credits

  • MATH 118 Computer Tools for Problem Solving
  • MATH 141 Introductory Statistics
  • MATH 151 Calculus I
  • MATH 152 Calculus II
  • MATH 220 Mathematical Reasoning and Proof
  • MATH 231 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 241 Probability and Statistics I
  • MATH 330 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 350 Real Analysis
  • MATH 400 Capstone in Mathematics
  • INPHYS 241 University Physics I

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 361 Differential Equations
  • MATH 362 Math Modeling and Computing

Select one course from Computer Science:

  • ISCS 140 Programming Foundations I
  • ISCS 210 Python Programming

Mathematics Secondary Teaching Option

52 credits minimum

  • MATH 118 Computer Tools for Problem Solving
  • MATH 141 Introductory Statistics
  • MATH 151 Calculus I
  • MATH 152 Calculus II
  • MATH 220 Mathematical Reasoning and Proof
  • MATH 231 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 241 Probability and Statistics I
  • MATH 320 Geometry
  • MATH 330 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 350 Real Analysis
  • MATH 400 Capstone in Mathematics
  • INPHYS 241 University Physics I

Plus one course from the applied area:

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

Mathematics Middle School/Junior High Teaching Option


Effective fall 2021, there will be no admission to the option for both current and prospective students as this option is on administrative hold.


44 credits minimum

  • MATH 118 Computer Tools for Problem Solving
  • MATH 141 Introductory Statistics
  • MATH 151 Calculus I
  • MATH 152 Calculus II
  • MATH 220 Mathematical Reasoning and Proof
  • MATH 231 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 275 Geometry for K-8 Teachers
  • MATH 337 Number Theory
  • MATH 375 Algebraic Concepts for K-8 Teachers
  • MATH 475 Capstone in Mathematics Education

Select one additional mathematics course at the 300-level or above.

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.

The Mathematics Option is not intended for secondary or middle school teacher certification. Students seeking mathematics teacher certification should complete either the Secondary Teaching Option of the Middle/Junior High Teaching Option, along with the BS in Secondary Education.

Dual Major in Education

  • Secondary Education

Electives

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

Degree Requirements

120 credits
40 credits at the upper-level