Department of Mathematical Sciences
Michael Beck, program coordinator
A major in Mathematics requires the mathematics core of 21 hours plus 15 hours of specified upper-level courses in the department and at least 12 hours of supporting coursework (either in or out of the department). The supporting coursework must complement the student’s program and be approved by the mathematics advisor. A single minor outside the department is required.
Each Mathematics major is required to declare a concentration. Concentrations include Professional Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Actuarial Science.
Each Mathematics major is required to complete the Seminar in Mathematics, MATH 4990 . All courses in the Mathematics major or minor (including supporting coursework) must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better. All courses transferred from other institutions for credit in the Mathematics major or minor must carry a grade of C (2.00) or better and be approved by the department chair.
Students preparing to teach mathematics at the secondary level (grades 7-12) must complete the major in Mathematics with a concentration in Mathematics Education. In addition to the mathematics core, they must take as upper-division coursework MATH 3070 , MATH 4510 , MATH 4620 , MATH 4990 , and one elective in the department. Supporting coursework consists of MATH 3320 , MATH 3330 , MATH 4540 , CSCI 1160 , and MATH 4740 . A minor in Secondary Education through MTeach is required. Students seeking state licensure must also pass all applicable portions of the Praxis Series Exams, developed and administered by the Educational Testing Service. For the latest information regarding these exams contact the Office of Testing Services (898-2863). To complete their programs of study in a timely manner, students must consult their major and minor advisors each semester.
The following specialized courses do not count toward a Mathematics major or minor: MATH 1010 , MATH 1410 , MATH 1420 , MATH 1530 , MATH 1630 , MATH 1710 , MATH 1720 , MATH 1730 , MATH 1810 , and MATH 4010 . However, MATH 1630 , MATH 1730 , and MATH 1810 may count toward a minor in Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences.