Degrees & Requirements

  • Mathematics (B.A. or B.S.)

    MATH 151 Calculus I (4)
    MATH 152 Calculus II (4)
    MATH 201 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (3)
    MATH 253 Calculus III (4)
    MATH 321 Linear Algebra (3)
    MATH 421 Modern Algebra (3)
    MATH 451 Real Variable Theory (3)
    Three additional courses at or above the 200 level*9(-15)
    Total33-39
    Recommended
    PHYS 201 General Physics I (4)

    *Chosen in consultation with the advisor.

    The mathematics requirement is met by Mathematics 151.

    Math 201 should be taken in the sophomore year, as it is prerequisite to most upper-level courses.

    Only one course from Mathematics 460, 470, 471, 490, and 491 can count toward the major. Math 460 (Independent Study) can fill a major requirement only if it is taken for 3 or more credits.

    Students in the B.S. degree program must minor in biology, chemistry, physics, or complete 20 hours of credit in at least three departments outside of mathematics in the Natural Sciences division.

  • Interdisciplinary Mathematics & Teacher Preparation–PK-6, 6-8 (B.A.)

    Requirements:
    MATH 123 Precalculus (3)
    MATH 151 Calculus I (4)
    MATH 161X Introduction to Statistics (4)
    MATH 201 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (3)
    MATH 340 Geometry (3)
    MATH 420 History of Mathematics (3)
    PHYS 100 Conceptual Physics (4)
    Total24

    Professional Requirements:
    EDUC 114 Introduction to Education (1)
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5)
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5)
    EDUC 305 Human Growth and Development (3)
    EDUC 310 Teaching Reading and Language Arts (3)
    EDUC 320 Technology and Instructional Design (3)
    EDUC 340 Contemporary Teaching of Science and Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools (3)
    EDUC 370 Survey of Exceptional Children (3)
    EDUC 401 Practicum in Education (2)
    EDUC 410 Practicum in Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems (3)
    EDUC 420 Seminar: Teaching in Elementary and Middle Schools (2)
    EDUC 421 Supervised Teaching in Primary, Elementary or Middle School (10)
    EDUC 430 Contemporary Teaching of Social Studies and Writing in Elementary and Middle Schools (3)
    EDUC 445 Foundations of Education (3)
    Total40
    Additional Requirements
    One course from: (3)
    RELG 111 World Religions*
    RELG 131 Old Testament Survey*
    RELG 132 New Testament Survey*
    RELG 200 Introduction to the Christian Faith*

    ENGL 200 Reading and Writing About Literature (3)
    ENGL 317 Literature for Children (3)
    ENGL 333 Linguistics (3)
    MATH 311 Fundamentals of Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools (3)
    HIST 111 American History to 1861** (3)
    HIST 112 American History since 1862 (3)
    HIST 122 Modern Europe (3)
    POLS 103 Politics of the United States (3)
    One course from: (3)
    GEOG 111 Human Geography
    GEOG 331 Geography of the U.S. and Canada
    One course from: (4)
    BIOL 105 Introduction to College Biology**
    BIOL 117 General Biology**
    One course from: (3)
    ART 111 Introduction to Art & Design
    ART 241 Crafts I
    MUSC 318 Music, Learning, and Culture
    THRE 105 Introduction to Acting
    One course from: (3)
    ECON 151 Principles of Economics I
    ECON 152 Principles of Economics II
    One course from: (4)
    CHEM 111 General Chemistry I
    ESCI 111 Physical Geology
    ESCI 201 Weather and Climate
    PHYS 100 Conceptual Physics
    PHYS 101 Astronomy
    Total108 

    *Met in Religion Core Requirement.

    **Met in Modes of Inquiry Core Requirements.

    The Senior Project for non-teacher track students is Mathematics 420. The senior project for students who complete a teacher preparation endorsement is Mathematics 421.

    Substitutions for students seeking licensure in elementary and middle school endorsement must be approved by the Director of the Neff Center for Teacher Education and the Chair of the Mathematics Department, guided by teacher certification requirements.

  • Mathematics--Teacher Preparation--Secondary 6-12 (B.A. or B.S.)

    Departmental Requirements:
    MATH 151 Calculus I (4)
    MATH 152 Calculus II (4)
    MATH 201 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (3)
    MATH 253 Calculus III (4)
    MATH 312 Fundamentals of Mathematics in Secondary Schools (3)
    MATH 321 Linear Algebra (3)
    MATH 340 Geometry (3)
    One course from: (3-4)
    MATH 360 Mathematical Probability and Statistics (3)
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics (4)
    MATH 370 Discrete Structures (3)
    MATH 420 History of Mathematics (3)
    MATH 421 Modern Algebra (3)
    Total (36-37)
    Recommended
    MATH 451 Real Variable Theory (3)


    Students must complete or place out of Mathematics 123.

    The Mathematics requirement will be satisfied by Mathematics 151.

    Students who wish to receive a B.S. in Mathematics - Teacher Preparation must complete a minor as directed in the requirements for the BS in mathematics.

    Licensure Requirements: 
    EDUC 114 Introduction to Education (1)
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5)
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5)
    EDUC 305 Human Growth and Development (3)
    EDUC 320 Technology and Instructional Design (3)
    EDUC 370 Survey of Exceptional Children (3)
    EDUC 440 Seminar: Teaching in Secondary School (2)
    EDUC 441 Supervised Teaching in Secondary School (10)
    EDUC 445 Foundations of Education (3)
    EDUC 449 Reading, Writing and Instruction in Content Areas (3)
    EDUC 450 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary School (3)
    Total32
    Additional Requirements:
    One course from: (3)
    HIST 111 American History to 1861*
    HIST 112 American History since 1862*

    Laboratory Science* (4)
    RecommendedOne course from: (3)
    HHP 231 Personal Health
    HHP 232 School and Community Health
    HHP 251 Safety Education
    For middle school endorsement:
    EDUC 401 Practicum in Education (2)

    *Met as Modes of Inquiry Core Requirements.

    The student should select core courses to meet state licensure requirements while fulfilling college graduation requirements.

    Education 440, 441, and 450 are taken in the professional semester.

    Education 441 is the senior project for teacher preparation.  

  • Minor in Mathematics

    A student may minor in mathematics by completing Mathematics 151, 152, 201, and 253, and two additional courses at or above the 300 level, not including 311, 312, 420, 460, 470, or 480.


  • This information is effective using the most recent Academic Catalog for more detailed course descriptions you can view the Academic Catalog here.

    For Current Students, you may check your individual degree requirements using Self-Service. More information in regards to this can be found on the Registrar’s page.