Dec 05, 2023
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a broad curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Traditional Mathematics, and Mathematics as a Second Major are available. (Students seeking secondary education licensure to teach mathematics should take the Traditional Mathematics concentration.) Depending upon the particular course of study taken, the student will be prepared for a career in industry, government, or education. Mathematics and statistics are needed to solve a variety of real-world problems, not only in physical science and engineering, but also in computing, business, economics, medicine, social sciences, and many other fields.
This major’s fulfillment of the REAL Curriculum differs by concentration. All four concentrations fulfill the R area through courses that apply scientific and quantitative reasoning to questions about the natural world, mathematics, or related areas. These requirements are accomplished through a wide variety of courses that train students to logically analyze and solve problems in a variety of mathematical areas. The Applied Mathematics and Statistics concentrations also fulfill the L area through courses that apply mathematical knowledge and skill to explore how mathematics is used in professional practice. Students develop these skills by applying programming and numerical solutions to analyze practical applications of mathematics and developing statistical models of real-life data.
REAL Foundational Requirements
Foundational Writing (3 credits)
Foundational Math (3 credits)
REAL Cornerstone Requirements
Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)
Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level. The Mathematics major includes 0-6 credits of writing intensive courses.
General Education Requirements
General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Mathematics major includes 10-23 general education credits.
Major Requirements (54-66 credits)
B.A. Requirements (6-8 credits)
The Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of the B.A. language requirements described here in this catalog.
Required Courses (27-29 credits)
All majors in mathematics must take:
A grade of at least a “C” is required in MATH 172 and MATH 271 . Any departmental majors receiving credit for MATH 271 cannot subsequently receive credit for any 100-level mathematics course unless the course is required for their concentration.
Applied Mathematics Concentration (R, L) (29 credits)
Required Courses (23 credits)
Six credits chosen from the following:
- MATH 280 or any 300- or 400-level mathematics or statistics course
- Any ITEC course numbered 200 or above with the exception of ITEC 200 , ITEC 202 , and ITEC 281 .
- PHYS 222 or any physics course numbered 300 or above
- Any astronomy course
- Any chemistry course
- GEOS 250 or GEOS 380
- Other courses approved by the department.
Statistics Concentration (R, L) (21 credits)
Required Courses (18 credits)
Three credits chosen from the following:
Traditional Mathematics Concentration (R) (21 credits)
Students who wish to pursue Secondary Education Licensure must take MATH 321 , MATH 335 , and MATH 412 . Additional courses in professional education are required for licensure. Students should contact the College of Education and Human Development for details.
Mathematics as a Second Major Concentration (R) (27 credits)
- MATH 431 or MATH 434 or MATH 428
- Twelve additional credits of 300 or 400-level MATH or STAT courses, excluding MATH 306 and MATH 312 , with at least three credits at the 400 level.
- Twelve credits in 300 or 400-level ITEC or PHYS courses or other courses approved by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Students may not simultaneously receive the Mathematics as a Second Major concentration and a different concentration of the major in mathematics.
Open Credit Hours (54-66 credits)
These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements, including Foundational Writing and Foundational Math.
Total Credits Needed for Degree 120