Math Majors

Students who wish to major in mathematics should select an option based on their plans after graduation as follows:

Traditional Mathematics

This concentration is for students who wish to prepare for graduate school or to pursue a mathematically oriented professional career. The major in mathematics with traditional mathematics concentration consists of forty-five hours, including MATH 202*, 221*, 222, 301, 302, 305, 307, 309, 313, 314, 405, 406, 440, and six additional hours of MATH electives taught at or above the 300-level.

Applied Mathematics

This concentration is for students who wish to combine a strong background in mathematics with an in-depth study in another area. The mathematics with applied mathematics concentration consists of thirty-nine to forty hours, including MATH 202*, 221*, 222, 301, 302, 307, 311, 401, and 440; MATH 305 or CSC/MATH 350; MATH 210 or STAT 319; and six additional hours of MATH elective taught at or above the 300-level.

Students who choose this major must select an additional major or minor in one of the natural or social sciences, namely accounting, biology, business administration, chemistry, computer science, economics, physics, political science, psychology, or sociology.

Mathematics Education

This concentration is for students who want to be certified to teach mathematics in the high school setting. The mathematics education major requires a total of sixty-eight hours, including MATH 201, 202*, 210, 221*, 301, 302, 307, 308, 309, 313, and 441. Additionally, students must complete the minor in secondary education, all other requirements for teacher certification, and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

Candidates are highly encouraged to consult with their faculty advisor in the Department of Mathematics within their freshman year.

Note: Math majors must make a grade of “C” or better in MATH 202 and 221. It is highly recommended that students complete MATH 221 no later than their sophomore year.