Mathematics

The mathematics curriculum provides students with opportunities to practice the art of logical reasoning, the skills of problem solving, the joy of collaborative work, and the utility of technology. Coursework in mathematics includes:

  • Calculus I, II, III
  • Differential equations
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Abstract and linear algebra
  • Numerical methods
  • Probability and statistics
  • Geometry
  • Real analysis
  • Historical topics
  • A senior project or internship

The B. A. degree requires 35 hours while the B.S. degree requires 41 hours of math (not counting calculus I which is the required general education math course)

Secondary Education Certification

For students who wish to certify to teach secondary mathematics, the curriculum offers an innovative program of pre-service preparation, which includes opportunities to attend and present workshops at state and local conferences and enroll in on-site teacher education methods courses.

In addition to the Math core curriculum, math certifiers need to complete 30 credit hours of professional education courses, which includes Education 230, 240, 260 (1 s.h.), 318, 360 (2 s.h.), 420M, and 485 and Special Education 332.

Mathematics Minor

Students with majors other than mathematics may choose to minor in math.  Requirements are 18 hours of math courses numbered 150 and above.