Students in the mathematical programs analyze and solve problems in a variety of environments while improving and extending their logical skills. Major programs may be elected which emphasize abstract or applied mathematics.

A student may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. Interdepartmental majors are offered in mathematical economics and mathematics-physics. Students interested in any of these majors are encouraged to consult the department chair for advising assistance.

**Note:** No more than two 300-level courses may be double-counted for a mathematics major and a statistics minor. No 300-level course may be double-counted for a mathematics minor and a statistics minor.

The Mathematics Major

The Mathematics Minor

Teacher Licensure

Course Descriptions

**The Mathematics Major (B.A.)**

(44 semester hours)

**Required:**

CSCI 188 (4) Java Programming I

MATH 123 (4) Calculus I

MATH 124 (3) Calculus II

MATH 205 (3) Applied Statistics

MATH 223 (3) Calculus III

MATH 232 (3) Linear Algebra

MATH 318 (3) Mathematical Proofs

MATH 323 (3) Sequences and Series

MATH 333 (3) Algebraic Structures

**Senior Exercise:**

MATH 452 (3) Senior Seminar

**Choose 1 of the following courses:**

MATH 424 (3) Advanced Calculus

MATH 434 (3) Topics in Abstract Algebra

**Choose 3 additional three-credit courses** in mathematics at the 300-level or above. BIOL 320 may be used toward this requirement.

**The Mathematics Major (B.S.)**

(60-61 semester hours)

**Required:**

CHEM 131 (4) General Chemistry

CHEM 141 (1) General Chemistry Laboratory

CSCI 188 (4) Java Programming I

MATH 123 (4) Calculus I

MATH 124 (3) Calculus II

MATH 205 (3) Applied Statistics

MATH 223 (3) Calculus III

MATH 232 (3) Linear Algebra

MATH 318 (3) Mathematical Proofs

MATH 323 (3) Sequences and Series

MATH 333 (3) Algebraic Structures

PHYS 171 (4) General Physics I

**Senior Exercise:**

MATH 452 (3) Senior Seminar

**Choose 1 of the following options:**

*Option A:*

CHEM 252 (4) Introduction to Quantitative and Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 253 (1) Introduction to Quantitative and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

*Option B:*

PHYS 172 (4) General Physics II

**Choose 1 of the following courses:**

MATH 424 (3) Advanced Calculus

MATH 434 (3) Topics in Abstract Algebra

**And choose 4 additional three-credit courses** in mathematics at the 300-level or above. BIOL 320 may be used toward this requirement.

**The Mathematics Minor**

(20 semester hours)

**Required:**

CSCI 188 (4) Java Programming I

MATH 123 (4) Calculus I

MATH 124 (3) Calculus II

**Choose 1 of the following courses:**

MATH 223 (3) Calculus III

MATH 232 (3) Linear Algebra

**Choose 1 three-credit course** in mathematical science at 300-level or above. BIOL 320 may be used for this requirement.

**And choose BIOL 320 (if not used above) or one additional three-credit course** in mathematics excluding MATH 113, MATH 211, and MATH 213.

**Teacher Licensure**

Students seeking teacher licensure in secondary mathematics must include MATH 310 and MATH 333 in their major program. In addition, one course in statistics (MATH 106 or MATH 205) must be included in the major program.

**Course Descriptions**