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Mathematics Major

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The Mathematics Major prepares students for:

  • The study of Mathematics on the graduate level;
  • Employment in business, government, or industry;
  • Teaching Mathematics at the secondary level;
  • Study in subject areas requiring a strong Mathematics background, such as chemistry, economics, engineering, operations research, and actuarial science.

Within the Mathematics Major the student has a choice of two programs:

  • Liberal Arts, and
  • Mathematics Secondary Education

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS IN MATHEMATICS

The General Education Requirements of the University include three semester credit hours in Mathematics, excluding credits earned for MATH 97 and MATH 98. Each entering student (except those transferring a college-level Mathematics course) is required to take a Mathematics placement exam. The student's achievement level on this exam and his/her high school Mathematics records are used to place the student in MATH 97, MATH 98, or a course to satisfy the General Education Requirement.

Depending on the student's major academic program, s/he must complete one of the following courses to satisfy the General Education Requirement.

MATH 110 College Algebra: Concepts and Applications
MATH 103 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I
MATH 125 Mathematics for Liberal Arts
MATH 131 College Algebra for Mathematics and Science Majors
MATH 203 Basic Statistics
Any Mathematics course for which MATH 131 is a prerequisite

Each student should consult his/her major academic advisor to determine which course to take from the above list in order to satisfy the Mathematics General Education Requirement. Students majoring in Education must complete MATH 103, MATH 104, and MATH 207. For other departments and schools, the chart below is provided only as a guide.

Department School Requirement
Applied Psychology MATH 125
Criminal Justice MATH 125 or MATH 203
Education MATH 103
History MATH 125
Humanities MATH 125
Liberal Arts MATH 125 or MATH 203 (or any other MATH course)
Management Science MATH 131
Math/CS MATH 131
Natural Sciences MATH 131
Nursing MATH 203 (MATH 110 is a prerequisite for CHEM 103)
Social Sciences MATH 125
Social Work MATH 203
Sports Management MATH 125 (except MATH 131 for Sports Medicine concentration)
Urban Arts Production MATH 125 or MATH 203

COURSE PREREQUISITES

For courses in Mathematics and Computer Science, prerequisites are specified. It is department policy that these prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. Some major Mathematics and Computer Science courses are offered once a year. The semester in which these courses are offered is provided in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog and on the website of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department.

MATHEMATICS MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (LIBERAL ARTS)

MATH 132 Precalculus
MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
MATH 211 Discrete Mathematics I
MATH 250 The Language of Mathematics
MATH 301 Linear Algebra
MATH 302 Numerical Methods
MATH 303 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
MATH 309 Calculus III
MATH 307 Elements of Euclidean and Non Euclidean Geometry
MATH 310 Algebraic Structures (MATH 201)
MATH 401 Real Analysis I (MATH 305)
MATH 405 Differential Equations
MATH 417 Mathematics Seminar
COSC 199 Introduction to Computer Programming
COSC 220 Computer Science I
COSC 221 Computer Science II
PHYS 303 Mechanics and Particle Dynamics
PHYS 304 Heat, Electricity and Magnetism
The eight credits of Calculus-based Physics courses listed above also serve as the Natural Science General Education Requirement (GER).

MATHEMATICS MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (SECONDARY EDUCATION)

MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
MATH 203 Basic Statistics
MATH 207 Technology-Based Mathematics for Teachers
MATH 208 Mathematics for High School Teachers
MATH 211 Discrete Mathematics I
MATH 250 The Language of Mathematics
MATH 301 Linear Algebra
MATH 303 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
MATH 307 Elements of Euclidean and Non Euclidean Geometry
MATH 310 Algebraic Structures (MATH 201)
MATH 315 Origins of Mathematics
MATH 417 Mathematics Seminar
COSC 199 Introduction to Computer Programming

To satisfy the Natural Science GER, Mathematics Secondary Education majors have the choice of completing eight credits in calculus-based physics (PHYS 303 and PHYS 304) or completing the Natural Science GER requirements listed under the General Education Requirements section of this catalog.

Pre-professional Course Requirements of the Secondary Education Program

I. Foundations Courses (9 credits required)

Psychological Foundations
EDUC 202 Educational Psychology (This course requires a 16 hour practicum)
SPED 201 Introduction to the Needs of Exceptional Individuals
Historical or Philosophical Foundations
EDUC 402 History of Education
OR
EDUC 403 Philosophy of Education

II. Methods Courses and Practicum (36 credits required)

General Methods (all courses required) (18)
EDUC 203 Fundamentals of Teaching with A-V Technology
EDUC 408 Measurement and Evaluation in Education
SCED 312 Principles of Secondary Education
SCED 427 Teaching Reading in the Content Area I
REED 428 Teaching Reading in the Content Area II
*SCED 456 Teach Read in Secondary School
Subject Matter Methods (3)
SCED 327 Teaching Mathematics in the Sec. School
Practicum (15)
SCED 414 Directed Teaching in the Secondary School/Seminar (12)
SCED 415 Directed Teaching Seminar (3)

* A student who chooses this program should contact the Teacher Education Coordinator as soon as possible.


Mathematics Major 

Level I (First Year)
Fall Semester
*ENGL 101  English Composition  3
 *MATH 131  Col. Alg. Math/Scie  3
 *»HIST 205  African Am Hist I  3
 *ECON 103  Intro. Bus. & Ent  3
 *×PHIL 102  Logic  3
 **ORIE 101  Freshman Seminar  1
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 *ENGL 102  English Composition II  3
 *»HIST 206  African Am Hist II  3
*PHSC 103  Tech & Human Affairs  3
 *SPCH 105  Speech Comm  3
 ■MATH 132  Pre-Calculus  4
 Semester Total 16

Level II (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
 *ECON 201
 Intro to Economics
 3
 *IDIS 103
 Visual Arts & Theatre  3
 *BIOL 101
 Biological Science
 4
 *○WLIT 207
 World Literature
 3
 ■MATH 201
 Calculus I  4
 Semester Total 17

Spring Semester
 ■MATH 202
 Calculus II
 4
 ■MATH 250
 Lang of Math  3
 ■MATH 301  Linear Algebra
 3
 ■COSC 199
 Into to Programming
 3
 ♦  General Elective or Minor  3
 Semester Total 16

Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
 ■MATH 309
 Calculus III
 4
 ■MATH 211  Discrete I  3
 ■COSC 220  Computer Science I
 4
 ♦
 General Elective or Minor  3
 ♦  General Elective  1
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■MATH 302  Numerical Methods
 3
 ■MATH 405  Diff Equations
 3
 ■COSC 221  Computer Science II  4
 ♦  General Elective or Minor  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 16

Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
 ■MATH 310  Algebraic Structures 
 3
 ■MATH 303  Mathematical Stat
 4
 ■MATH 307  Euclid non Euclid Geo
 3
 ♦  General Elective or Minor  3
 ♦  General Elective or Minor
 3
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 ■HIST 405  Real Analysis  3
 ■HIST 405  Senior Seminar  3
 ♦  General Elective   3
 ♦  General Elective 
 3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS
127

 


Mathematics Major Minor: Computer Science

Level I (First Year)
Fall Semester
 *ENGL 101  English Composition  3
 *MATH 131  Col. Alg. Math/Scie  3
 *»HIST 205  African Am Hist I  3
 *ECON 103  Intro. Bus. & Ent  3
 *×PHIL 102  Logic  3
 **ORIE 101  Freshman Seminar  1
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 *ENGL 102  English Composition II  3
 *»HIST 206  African Am Hist II  3
 *PHSC 103  Tech & Human Affairs  3
 *SPCH 105  Speech Comm  3
 ■MATH 132  Pre-Calculus  4
 Semester Total 16

Level II (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
 *ECON 201
 Intro to Economics
 3
 *IDIS 103
 Visual Arts & Theatre  3
 *BIOL 107
 Biological Science
 4
 *○WLIT 207
 World Literature
 3
 ■MATH 201
 Calculus I  4
 Semester Total 17

Spring Semester
 ■MATH 202
 Calculus II
 4
 ■MATH 250
 Lang of Math  3
 ■MATH 301  Linear Algebra
 3
 ■COSC 199
 Into to Programming
 3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 16

Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
 ■MATH 309
 Calculus III
 4
 ■MATH 211  Discrete I  3
 ■COSC 220  Computer Science I
 4
 ■PHYS 303
 Mech & Part Dynamic  4
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■MATH 302  Numerical Methods
 3
 ■MATH 405  Diff Equations
 3
 ■COSC 221  Computer Science II  4
 ■COSC 314  Web Programming  3
 ■PHYS 304  Heat Elec & Magnetism  4
 Semester Total 17

Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
 ■MATH 310  Algebraic Structures 
 3
 ■MATH 303  Mathematical Stat
 4
 ■MATH 307  Euclid non Euclid Geo
 3
 ■COSC 302  Adv Data Struc & Files  3
 ♦  General Elective or Minor
 2
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■HIST 405  Real Analysis  3
 ■HIST 405  Senior Seminar  3
 ■COSC 306  Operating Systems  3
 ■COSC 312  Data Base
 3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS
127

 

 *  General Education Requirement
 **  University Graduation Requirement
 ■  Major Course
  »  or any 2 part 200 level History
 or any ENGL 200 level or above
 BIOL 101 or 107 or CHEM 101 or PHSC 101 or PHSC 103
×  PHIL 103 or PHIL 102
 or IDIS 103 or any Foreign Language or ART 105 or MUSC 201 or DANC 226 or THEA 211

 or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202 or SPCH 204 or GEOG 102
 ♦  General Elective - any University course
 ▲  Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline
 ▬  Support Course
§  Management Science Elective

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options. 

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