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The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers courses designed to provide students with knowledge in the mathematical sciences that is necessary to function and succeed in an increasingly complex, technological world. Specifically, the department serves students who plan to(1) major in mathematics, in computer sciences, or in other disciplines with mathematics requirements; (2) enter graduate schools or professional schools of medicine or engineering; (3) teach in elementary, middle, or secondary schools or in junior colleges; or (4) enter careers in business, industry, or government.

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.

Additionally, the department offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) with a major in Mathematics, the Master of Science in Teaching (MST) with a major in Mathematics, and a minor in Mathematics at the graduate level. Three concentrations are offered under the MS: General Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, and Research Preparation. Two concentrations are offered under the MST: Middle Grade Mathematics and Secondary Mathematics. The department also offers courses in the Master of Science in Professional Science (MSPS) degree program in which students can choose a concentration in Biostatistics.

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