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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. The degree provides students a mathematics education in the context of a liberal arts and sciences College. A mathematics major is excellent preparation for professional employment in a variety of areas such as business, technology and actuarial science, for teaching at the secondary school level and for entry into medical or law school. The program is also designed to give mathematics majors a solid background for graduate study, not only in mathematics but in related areas as well.

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Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements: 38-41 sem.

  • For a complete list of general education courses click here​. For additional information on general education requirements click here.

  • Ethics Course Requirement 3 hrs
  • PHIL 330 Ethics 3 hrs

Multicultural Requirement 3 sem. hrs

  • All courses that meet this requirement can be found here

Core Requirements 34-35 sem. hrs

  • (All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.)
  • MATH 201 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5 hrs
  • MATH 222 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 5 hrs
  • MATH 225 Discrete Mathematics I 3 hrs
  • MATH 250 Statistics 3 hrs
  • MATH 300 Multivariate Calculus 3 hrs
  • MATH 303 Linear Algebra 3 hrs
  • MATH 304 Introduction to Abstract Algebra 3 hrs
  • MATH 380 Advanced Calculus

    3 hrs

  • MATH 493 Senior Seminar in Mathematics for Teachers ** or 3 hrs
  • MATH 494 Senior Seminar in Mathematics**

    3 hrs

  • One of the following:
  • CISS 145 Introduction to Python Programming 3 hrs
  • CISS 240 Introduction to Programming 4 hrs
  • CISS 241 Programming 3 hrs

Mathematics Electives 12 sem. hrs

  • Complete 12 hours from the following courses:
  • MATH 305 Number Theory 3 hrs
  • MATH 325 Discrete Mathematics II 3 hrs
  • MATH 330 History of Mathematics 3 hrs
  • MATH 331 Foundations of Geometry 3 hrs
  • MATH 338 Mathematical Statistics and Probability

    3 hrs

  • MATH 362 Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages and Computation or 3 hrs
  • CISS 362 Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages and Computation

  • MATH 370 Differential Equations 3 hrs
  • MATH 371 Introduction to Complex Variables

    3 hrs

  • MATH 451 Introduction to Cryptography and Computer Security or 3 hrs
  • CISS 451 Introduction to Cryptography and Computer Security 3 hrs

Other Electives 29-33 sem. hrs

  • MATH 399 Math Teaching Internship*** 1-6 hrs
  • 120 sem. hrs
  • **The courses MATH 494 - Senior Seminar in Mathematics 3 hours and MATH 493 - Senior Seminar in Mathematics for Teachers 3 hours are culminating evaluative courses for the Mathematics program and include the assessment of outcomes of the major. Math 493 is open only to students pursuing teacher certification. All students majoring in mathematics must pass one of these courses.
  • ***MATH 399 is highly recommended for those students who seek to attend graduate school in mathematics and/or those who wish to pursue a teaching certificate.

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