Sep 25, 2017
The Department of Mathematics offers a program intended to develop a student’s capacity to undertake intellectually demanding mathematical tasks by emphasizing general mathematical reasoning through mastery of varied subject matter. Upon successful completion of the program, the student should be well prepared for graduate studies in mathematics and related disciplines, for teaching at the secondary level and for immediate employment by industry in a position which makes use of the talents and abilities of one trained in the mathematical sciences.
Mathematicians continue to be in demand to fill both traditional and developing roles in society. Opportunities abound for researchers in all areas of mathematics. Engineering, computer science, and the physical sciences require individuals with mathematical training. The applications of statistics are increasingly widespread. Those in the economics as well as other social and health sciences, in the business community, and in the field of law are aware of the value of mathematics, not only as a tool for problem solving, but also for developing critical and analytical skills.
Requirements for the Mathematics Major
Core Curriculum Requirements:
48-63 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken, including:
To fulfill the Scientific Perspectives and Natural Sciences Elective requirements, select one of the following three combinations of lecture and lab courses:
- Requirement included within the major.
45 credit hours, as follows
3 hours of computer sciences from:
9 hours of core electives from:
6 hours of additional electives from:
- A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these mathematics and computer science courses.
- Students are required to complete the MFT (Major Field Test) in Mathematics.
- Senior project requires a substantial paper on research under the guidance of a member of the principal faculty and an oral presentation to the department.
- The mathematics electives should be chosen under the guidance of the student’s advisor. Any student wishing to major in mathematics should consult the chair of the department before registration.
TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours
This block schedule serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.
- MATH 220 - Calculus III
- Historical Perspectives
- Literature & Moral Imagination
- PHIL 200 - Philosophical Perspectives
- Writing Flag