Department of Mathematical Sciences


The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers programs in mathematics, one of the oldest academic disciplines, as well as in statistics. The Department offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Mathematics Education. Minors are also offered in mathematics and statistics.

Mathematics and statistics are fundamental to a wide variety of fields and careers. Students who major or minor in mathematics have problem solving and logic skills that are highly desired by employers in industry and government. Statistics is instrumental in the study of the behavioral and social sciences, the biological and physical sciences, and business. The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Mathematics Education will prepare students for a career in teaching secondary mathematics.


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS (150)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 44

II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (33 hours)

MATH 2215, MATH 2235, MATH 2244, MATH 2613, MATH 3013, MATH 3213, MATH 3253, MATH 4483, MATH 4782, MATH 4792 

B. Required Technology Courses (3 hours)

MATH 1001, MATH 3001, and MATH 1001 or MATH 3001

C. Electives (6 hours)

Electives must be chosen from the following list: MATH 3302, MATH 3333, MATH 3413, MATH 4113, MATH 4423, MATH 4471‑3, MATH 4491‑3, STAT 3113, STAT 3123

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS 18
V. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (155)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Mathematics Education program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements in mathematics, humanities, and behavioral science as follows:

Mathematics – MATH 2215

Humanities – ART 1013, ART 2613, ART 2623, FNAR 1013, MUSC 1013, MUSC 1023, MUSC 1033, MUSC 1413, THTR 1103 (3 hours) and HIST 2113, HIST 2223, PHIL 1113 (3 hours)

Behavioral Science – PSY 1113

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (43 hours)

MATH 1001, MATH 2235, MATH 2613, MATH 3001, MATH 3013, MATH 3302, MATH 3333, MATH 3413, MATH 4423, MATH 4773, STAT 2013 or 3113; MATH electives (13 hours) – chosen from the following: MATH 1001, MATH 2244, MATH 3001, MATH 3213, MATH 3253, MATH 3373, MATH 3383, MATH 4113, MATH 4483

B. Required Education Courses (33 hours)

EDUC 1800, EDUC 3003, SPED 3103, EDUC 3612*, EDUC 3673, EDUC 3733, EDUC 3753(R), EDUC 4313(R), EDUC 4653(R), EDUC 4965*, EDUC 4975*

*Courses taken during professional semester

(R)Restricted to students who have been admitted to Teacher Education. 

C. Additional Requirements (3 hours)

ENGL 3003 or ENGL 3063 or ENGL 3073

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IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Mathematics Education candidates must achieve a grade of C or better in selected general education (ENGL 1113, ENGL 1213, COMM 1113, MATH 1513 or higher, HIST 1483 or 1493, PS 1113, and 2 humanities) and education courses to receive credit toward a degree. If a grade of D, F, or U is achieved, the course must be repeated.

Mathematics Education candidates must demonstrate foreign language proficiency (listening and speaking) at the novice-high level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages by passing a Department of English and Foreign Languages proficiency test or by taking a foreign language course.

V. ELECTIVES TO TOTAL 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.

Teacher Licensure/Certification

Students who complete the requirements for this degree and pass the state tests for certification in Mathematics will be eligible to apply for a standard teaching license.