Total minimum number of credits required for a major in Mathematics leading to the B.A. degree 120.
Total minimum number of credits required for a major in Mathematics leading to the B.S. degree 120.
Total minimum number of credits required for a minor in Mathematics 21.
Total minimum number of credits required for a minor in Statistics 21.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers programs of study leading to the B.A. and B.S. in Mathematics. In addition, students may pursue a minor area of study in either Mathematics or Statistics.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers three tracks leading to the baccalaureate degree in Mathematics: the Standard Mathematics Track; the Computational Mathematics Track; and the Teacher Certification Track. The Teacher Certification Track provides preparation for secondary school teaching. The Standard Mathematics Track prepares students for graduate study and research in Mathematics or for careers in industry of government, depending upon the upper-level electives chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor. The Standard Track, when combined with an appropriate second major or minor are of study, can also provide an excellent foundation for professions in business and management, economics, law, medicine, and actuarial, computing, engineering, environmental, and physical sciences. Computational Mathematics is increasingly important in all fields of sciences, especially such fields as oil and gas exploration. In addition, the Computational Mathematics Track offers students with a strong interest in both mathematics and computer science the opportunity to explore the relationships between the two fields. All three tracks share a common core of study in discrete mathematics, analysis, probability, and statistics.
In the Standard and Teacher Certification Tracks, students may opt for either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. The B.A. degree is intended for those who wish to elect more humanities and social science courses, whereas the B.S. degree requires greater concentration in the natural and physical sciences. The Computational Mathematics Track is offered only as a Bachelor of Science degree.
Students interested in Secondary Education certification should make an appointment with the chairperson of the Education Department as early in their program of study as possible in order to plan their professional studies. The Teacher Certification Track is specifically designed to incorporate requirements necessary for certification in Secondary Education. Upon completion of all requirements, students receiving a degree in mathematics with Secondary Teaching certification will also receive a minor in Secondary Education. Questions regarding the requirements for the minor in Secondary Education should be directed to the Education Department.