Mathematics, more than any other human endeavor, relies on deductive reasoning to produce new knowledge from the investigation of natural events, whether they occur in our immediate environment or in the immensity of space. It serves as a universal language which represents, interprets, and integrates all such knowledge.
The subject of mathematics is divided into algebra, geometry, analysis, and probability. Some of the concepts of each of these subdivisions are particularly useful in helping to discuss or solve problems in other fields. These concepts are frequently called Applied Mathematics.
Requirements for a Major in Mathematics
38 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:
All of the following:
|MAT171||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||4|
|MAT271||Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||4|
|MAT272||Calculus with Analytic Geometry III||4|
|MAT310||Probability and Statistics||3|
|MAT340W||Foundations of Geometry||3|
|S&M286||Problem Solving in Science & Mathematics||2|
One of the following:
|CSC135||Computer Science I||3|
|CSC165||Computer Science II||3|
Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics
20 hours of coursework in Mathematics numbered 171 or above, including at least six hours at the 300-level or higher
Requirements for a Major in Mathematics with Teacher Licensure
42 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:
1. The Mathematics major outlined above
2. One additional course from the following:
|PHS110||Introduction to Physical Science||4|
|PHS111||Introduction to Earth Science||4|
|or any PHY course|
3. Plus Professional Education Course Requirements
For a list of these courses, please refer to the Education section of the catalog concerning requirements for certification in Secondary Education. To qualify for Student Teaching, a student must have a cumulative 2.50 GPA and a 2.75 GPA in the Mathematics major outlined above.
Requirements for a Major in Elementary Education with a Mathematics Specialization
28 hours of coursework
Please refer to the Education section of this catalog for a listing of required courses.