Mathematics Major (Bachelor of Science)
A student majoring in mathematics must complete 60 quarter hours in the major, consisting of the core requirements and one of four concentrations. In addition, the student must complete the required cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. A student contemplating graduate work is encouraged to take a foreign language sequence. Senior students are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT) in mathematics.
Core Requirements:
Cognates:
(For all concentrations except Actuarial Studies)
Select one of the following sequences:
Concentration: Actuarial Studies
This option prepares the student to take the first actuarial examination. Students preparing for the second examination should consult with their advisors.
Required Courses:
Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic advisor assigned by the department chair. Credit will not be given for mathematics courses with numbers below 131 or for MATH 132. Students seeking a teaching endorsement should consult with the certification officer in the School of Education and Psychology.
Actuarial Studies Cognates:
Concentration: Applied Mathematics
Required Courses:
MATH 215 | Data Analysis | 4 |
MATH 315 | Probability and Statistics | 4 |
MATH 341 | Numerical Analysis | 4 |
MATH 413 | Partial Differential Equations | 4 |
| Electives | 15 |
| Total Credit Hours: | 31 |
Electives: must include at least two of MATH 451, MATH 452, MATH 461, or MATH 462; 9 must be upper division.
Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic advisor assigned by the department chair. Credit will not be given for mathematics courses with numbers below 131 or for MATH 132. Students seeking a teaching endorsement should consult with the certification officer in the School of Education and Psychology.
Concentration: Preparation for Graduate Study in Mathematics
Required Courses:
Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic advisor assigned by the department chair. Credit will not be given for mathematics courses with numbers below 131 or for MATH 132. Students seeking a teaching endorsement should consult with the certification officer in the School of Education and Psychology.
Concentration: Preparation for Secondary Teaching in Mathematics
Required Courses:
MATH 215 | Data Analysis | 4 |
MATH 315 | Probability and Statistics | 4 |
MATH 321 | Survey of Geometries in their Historical Contexts | 4 |
MATH 451 | Real Analysis I | 4 |
MATH 461 | Abstract Algebra I | 4 |
MEDU 395 | Methods of Teaching Mathematics | 3 |
| MATH Electives (11) | 11 |
| Total Credit Hours: | 34 |
Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic adviser assigned by the department chair. Credit will not be given for mathematics courses with numbers below 131 or for MATH 132. Students seeking a teaching endorsement should consult with the certification officer in the School of Education and Psychology.