Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts | Bachelor of Science | Minor
Teaching Certification
Bachelor of Arts | Bachelor of Science

Overview

The Mathematics program is designed to provide a core of courses which prepare mathematics majors for jobs in industry or for a successful transition to graduate school. The state of the art technology in the Barbara Bush Science Center combined with efforts of a dedicated faculty 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. Research indicates that job seekers with a strong background in advanced mathematical techniques and modeling will find opportunities for employment in many related fields.

Columbia College offers a degree for those who plan to teach mathematics at the secondary level. Students in this program complete certification to teach secondary mathematics in high schools.

B.A. in Mathematics

Major Courses (39 semester hours):

  • MATH 150 Discrete Mathematics (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 165 Calculus II (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 218 Elementary Number Theory
  • MATH 220 Introduction to Proofs (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 260 Calculus III (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 265 Calculus IV (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 305 Linear Algebra (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 343 Probability and Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 405 Abstract Algebra (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 460 Introduction to Real Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • CIS 211 Programming I (3 s.h.)

Major Electives:

Three semester hours selected from:

  • MATH 498LS Senior Project (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 470LS Internship in Applying Mathematics (3 s.h.)

Three semester hours selected from Computer & Information Science 212 or any math course with number 200 or higher. Possibilities include:

  • MATH 251 Discrete Structures for Computer Science (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 325 Geometry (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 350 Numerical Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 360 Differential Equations (3 s.h.)
  • CIS 212 Programming II (3 s.h.)

Specified Electives:

  • MATH 160 Calculus I (3 s.h.)
  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics I (3 s.h.)
  • ECON 202 Principles of Economics I (3 s.h.)

B.S. in Mathematics

Major Courses (42 semester hours):

  • MATH 150 Discrete Mathematics (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 165 Calculus II (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 218 Elementary Number Theory
  • MATH 220 Introduction to Proofs (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 260 Calculus III (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 265 Calculus IV (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 305 Linear Algebra (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 343 Probability and Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 360 Differential Equations (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 405 Abstract Algebra (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 460 Introduction to Real Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • CIS 211 Programming I (3 s.h.)

Major Electives (6 semester hours):

Three hours selected from:

  • MATH 498LS Senior Project (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 470LS Internship in Applying Mathematics (3 s.h.)

Three hours selected from Computer & Information Science 212 or any math course with number 200 or higher. Possibilities include:

  • MATH 251 Discrete Structures for Computer Science (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 325 Geometry (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 350 Numerical Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • CIS 212 Programming II (3 s.h.)

Specified Electives:

  • MATH 160 Calculus I (3s.h.)
  • PHY 221 General Physics I (4 s.h.)
  • PHY 222 General Physics II (4 s.h.)

Mathematics Education

Certification to Teach

B.A. in Mathematics

Certified to Teach

Major Courses:

Mathematics (30 semester hours):

  • MATH 150 Discrete Mathematics (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 165 Calculus II (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 220 Introduction to Proofs (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 260 Calculus III (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 265 Calculus IV (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 305 Linear Algebra (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 325 Geometry (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 343 Probability and Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 405 Abstract Algebra (3 s.h.)
  • CIS 211 Programming I (3 s.h.)

Professional Education & Teacher Certification Courses (37 semester hours):

  • EDU 150 Introduction to the Profession of Teaching (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 211 Development and Learning: The Adolescent Years (3 s.h.)
  • EDU2 240 Methods of Teaching in the Middle School and High School (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 260 Shadowing in Schools s (Field Experience I) (1 s.h.)
  • EDU 318 Moral and Political Foundations of Teaching (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 360 Apprenticeship for Teaching (Field Experience II) (2 s.h.)
  • EDU 379 Foundations for Teaching Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 381 Content Area Literacy for Middle and Secondary Educators (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 420M Methods of Teaching Specific Content Areas in the Middle School and High School (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 485LS Internship in Teaching (Directed Teaching) (10 s.h.)
  • SPED 322 Exceptional Learners (3 s.h.)

Specified Electives:

  • MATH 160 Calculus I (3 s.h.)

B.S. in Mathematics

Certified to Teach

Major Courses:

Mathematics (36 semester hours):

  • MATH 150 Discrete Mathematics (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 165 Calculus II (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 220 Introduction to Proofs (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 260 Calculus III (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 265 Calculus IV (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 305 Linear Algebra (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 325 Geometry (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 343 Probability and Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 405 Abstract Algebra (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 460 Introduction to Real Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • CIS 211 Programming I (3 s.h.)

Major Electives:

Three hours selected from Computer & Information Science 212 or any math course with number 200 or higher. Possibilities include:

  • MATH 218 Number Theory (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 251 Discrete Structures for Computer Science (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 350 Numerical Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 360 Differential Equations (3 s.h.)
  • CIS 212 Programming II (3 s.h.)

Professional Education & Teacher Certification courses (37 semester hours):

  • EDU 150 Introduction to the Profession of Teaching (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 211 Development and Learning: The Adolescent Years (3 s.h.)
  • EDU2 240 Methods of Teaching in the Middle School and High School (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 260 Shadowing in Schools s (Field Experience I) (1 s.h.)
  • EDU 318 Moral and Political Foundations of Teaching (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 360 Apprenticeship for Teaching (Field Experience II) (2 s.h.)
  • EDU 379 Foundations for Teaching Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 381 Content Area Literacy for Middle and Secondary Educators (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 420M Methods of Teaching Specific Content Areas in the Middle School and High School (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 485LS Internship in Teaching (Directed Teaching) (10 s.h.)
  • SPED 322 Exceptional Learners (3 s.h.)

Specified Electives:

  • MATH 160 Calculus I (3 s.h.)

Minor in Mathematics

The requirements for a minor in mathematics are 18 semester hours in mathematics courses numbered 150 or higher.

Bachelor of Arts | Bachelor of Science | Minor
Teaching Certification
Bachelor of Arts | Bachelor of Science