Major in Mathematics

Mathematics is the language of problem solving. It is at the heart of all science and technology (applied mathematics) but it is also a beautiful logic all of its own (pure mathematics).

  1. Do I find solving a math problem challenging and rewarding?
  2. Am I able to succeed in math courses without too much of a struggle?

Then a major or minor in mathematics may be right for you.

Mathematics is the common theme among most of the top-paying careers.

Major Requirements

The following 48 SH program of courses is required:

  • MATH 170 Discrete Mathematics (4)
  • MATH 185 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 195 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 240 Statistics for the Natural Sciences (3)
  • MATH 285 Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 350 Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 450 Introduction to Analysis OR
    MATH 460 Abstract Algebra (3)
  • PHYS 251 University Physics I (4)
  • CS courses (6)

Choose four of the following additional courses:

  • MATH 333 Topics in Math (3)
  • MATH 310 Differential Equations (3)
  • MATH 360 Geometry (3)
  • MATH 420 History of Math (3)
  • MATH 450 Introduction to Analysis (3)
  • MATH 460 Abstract Algebra (3)
  • MATH 470 Mathematical Probability (3)

Mathematics Education

Teaching license for grades 6-12

Earning your licensure for teaching grades 6-12 in either mathematics or computer science includes departmental requirements and the professional education sequence. A student wishing to prepare for teaching any subject at the secondary level must consult with the coordinator for secondary education in the education department and with the department advisor representing the major area.

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