Courses offered by the department are designed to prepare students who plan to enter graduate schools or professional schools of medicine or engineering; to teach in elementary schools, secondary schools, or community colleges; to major in mathematics, in computer science, in the natural or physical sciences, or in other areas with mathematics requirements; or to enter careers in business, industry, or government. Courses also are provided to meet cultural and General Education requirements.
Programs in the department lead to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Mathematics. Students choose one of the following concentrations: Professional Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Applications of Mathematics, or Actuarial Science. Minors are offered in Mathematics; in Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences; and in Statistics.
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.
Every Mathematics major is required to declare a concentration. Concentrations include Professional Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Applications of Mathematics, and Actuarial Science.
Every Mathematics major is required to complete the Seminar in Mathematics, MATH 4990.
All courses in the Mathematics major or minor must be completed with a grade of C
(2.0) or better. All courses transferred from other institutions for credit in the
Mathematics major or minor must carry a grade of C (2.0) or better and be approved
by the department chair.
Each student majoring in the department must complete the following core (21 hours):