The undergraduate programs in the mathematics department introduce central ideas in a variety of areas in mathematics. Our formula for success is:
critical thinking + rigorous reasoning = enhanced problem-solving ability
The Mathematics program provides students with a variety of courses that establish a mathematician’s mentality, and upon completion of any of our programs, students are equipped for exciting careers as well as graduate study.
Mathematics, at its core, exists as a means to reveal and explain patterns, whether the pattern appears as electrical impulses in an animal’s nervous system, as fluctuations in stock market prices, or as fine detail of an abstract geometric figure. Studying mathematics leads to a variety of exciting professional careers in research, engineering, programming, business, government services, or as teachers at all levels. A Minor in Mathematics is available, a great addition to almost any other major.
BS in Mathematics Major
A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.
BS in Mathematics with Teacher Certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6
Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.
BS in Mathematics, Mathematics Education Concentration with Teacher Certification in Mathematics (Preschool – Grade 12)
Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
Undergraduate-Dual Degree Options
Our programs are flexible and allow for dual-degree or specialized tracks opportunities, within a span of four years. For instance, we have specific plans that allow students to complete the following two degrees in four years, through proper advising:
- Bachelors in Mathematics and Economics
- Bachelors in Mathematics and Sociology
Undergraduate-Graduate Five-Year Degrees
Our programs allow for dual-degree opportunities in which students could earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree within a span of five years. For instance, we have specific plans that allow students to complete the following three undergraduate-graduate degrees in five years, through proper advising:
- BS(Math)/MS(Applied Math)
Minor in Mathematics
The minor in Mathematics is a nineteen-credit program that has coursework in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Geometry, and more.