# Mathematical Sciences - 2015 University Catalog

**Chairperson:** Helen Marcus Roberts

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mathematics, Bachelor of Science Degrees in Physics, Masters of Science Degrees in Mathematics, Master of Science Degrees in Statistics, Master of Arts Middle Grades Mathematics and a doctorate in Mathematics Education. See below for details about the various programs.

All the programs introduce central
ideas in a variety of areas in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Physics,
Physics Education and Statistics and develop problem-solving ability by
teaching students to combine critical thinking with rigorous reasoning. The
Mathematics program provides students with a spectrum of courses in pure and
applied mathematics, statistics and develops rigorous mathematical thinking. The Physics program provides
courses that present, in depth, areas of classical and modern physics.

The Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics are extremely versatile degrees.
Graduates with these degrees have found their mathematical and analytical
training in demand in business, industry, government, and in the teaching
profession. The
Bachelor of Science degree in Physics is also a versatile degree. Our
graduates have gone on to careers in research, industry, the health professions
and teaching. . The versatility afforded by a
degree in mathematics or physics allows graduates to easily adjust to
unexpected shifts in employment opportunities and move from one of these areas
to another and find numerous employment opportunities. Logical and critical
thinking can be used
in many different jobs. All our programs provide a strong foundation for
graduate study.

The Undergraduate Advisor is the resource for specific information such as advanced placement, transfer credits, dual majors, and independent study.

## Programs of Study

### Undergraduate

- Mathematics Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate
- Mathematics Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate (Combined B.S./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Mathematics (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)
- Mathematics Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate (Combined B.S./M.S. Pure & Applied Mathematics)
- Mathematics Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate (Combined B.S./M.S. Statistics)
- Mathematics Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate with Teacher Certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6
- Mathematics Major, Discrete Applied Mathematics Concentration (B.S.) - Undergraduate
- Mathematics Major, Mathematics Education Concentration with Teacher Certification in Mathematics (Preschool - Grade 12) (B.S.) - Undergraduate
- Mathematics Major, Mathematics of Finance Concentration (B.S.) - Undergraduate
- Mathematics Major, Mathematics of Finance Concentration (B.S.) - Undergraduate (Combined B.S./M.S. Statistics)
- Mathematics Major, Statistics Concentration (B.S.) - Undergraduate
- Mathematics Major, Statistics Concentration (B.S.) - Undergraduate (Combined B.S./M.S. Statistics)
- Mathematics Minor - Undergraduate
- Physics Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate
- Physics Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate (Combined B.S./M.S. Pure & Applied Mathematics)
- Physics Major, Astronomy Concentration (B.S.) - Undergraduate
- Physics Major, with Teacher Certification in Physical Science (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.S.) - Undergraduate
- Physics Major, with Teacher Certification in Physics (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.S.) - Undergraduate
- Physics Minor - Undergraduate

### Graduate

- Mathematical and Computational Modeling (M.S.) - Graduate
- Mathematics Education (PhD) - Graduate
- Mathematics, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Mathematics (Preschool-Grade 12) - Graduate
- Mathematics, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization: Mathematics Grades 5-8 - Graduate
- Mathematics, Mathematics Education Concentration (M.S.) - Graduate
- Mathematics, Pure & Applied Mathematics Concentration (M.S.) - Graduate
- Mathematics, Pure & Applied Mathematics Concentration (M.S.) - Graduate (Combined B.S. Math/M.S.)
- Physical Science, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Physical Science (Preschool-Grade 12) - Graduate
- Statistics (M.S.) - Graduate
- Statistics (M.S.) - Graduate (Combined B.S. Math of Finance/M.S.)
- Statistics (M.S.) - Graduate (Combined B.S. Math/M.S.)
- Teaching Middle Grades Mathematics (M.A.) - Graduate
- Teaching Middle Grades Mathematics Certificate Program - Graduate