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Mathematics

The purpose of the Department is to provide an understanding of and training in the use of mathematics as: a language to facilitate reasoning and to aid the communication of ideas; a tool which furnishes methods and techniques of problem solving in areas ranging from daily experiences to advanced research in both pure and applied science; an art characterized by form, pattern, and beauty, exhibited in and influencing such tangible creative areas as painting, architecture, and music; and as a science, independent of, yet related to, all other sciences.

The B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics is available. Required mathematics courses are identical for both programs (but the B.A. requires the additional courses detailed elsewhere under “Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts.”) Teacher licensure in mathematics grades 7-12 is available with either program.

Requirements for the B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics
M 132 Essentials of Statistics 3 s.h.
M 181, 182 Calculus I, II 8 s.h.
M 221 Discrete Mathematics 3 s.h.
M 241 History of Mathematics 3 s.h.
M 283 Multi-Variable Calculus 4 s.h.
M 299 Transition to Advanced Mathematics 3 s.h.
M 311 Mathematical Statistics I 3 s.h.
M 351 Linear Algebra 3 s.h.
M 371 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 s.h.
M 411 Introduction to Modern Algebra 3 s.h.
M 441 Analysis 3 s.h.
M 464 Mathematics Seminar 2 s.h.
M 300-400 Math Electives (300-400 level) 3 s.h.

Requirements for the B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics for Teaching Licensure 7-12
M 132 Essentials of Statistics 3 s.h.
M 181, 182 Calculus I, II 8 s.h.
M 221 Discrete Mathematics 3 s.h.
M 241 History of Mathematics 3 s.h.
M 283 Multi-Variable Calculus 4 s.h.
M 299 Transition to Advanced Mathematics 3 s.h.
M 311 Mathematical Statistics I 3 s.h.
M 351 Linear Algebra 3 s.h.
M 361 Introduction to Geometry 3 s.h.
M 371 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 s.h.
M 411 Introduction to Modern Algebra 3 s.h.
M 441 Analysis 3 s.h.
M 464 Mathematics Seminar 2 s.h.

Students must complete the Enhanced ACR II and 38 semester hours of professional education courses listed under the Education major in this catalog.

Requirements for a minor in Mathematics
M 181,182, Calculus I, II, plus 12 s.h. of 200-400 level Math electives (excluding M/BA 300)