Mathematics Major (B.A.)

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
Concentration requirements 212-36
Select one of the following: 36-7
Introduction to Algorithms and Program Design
and Object Oriented Programming
Introduction to Java Programming Programming
and Data Structures and Algorithms
MTH 145Calculus I4
MTH 146Calculus II4
MTH 245Calculus III4
MTH 261Linear Algebra3
MTH 311Introduction to Probability Theory3
MTH 332Real Analysis4
MTH 341Abstract Algebra3
MTH 494Preparation for Mathematical Research1
MTH 495Senior Research Project3
Major Support Requirements
Select one of the PHY, CHM, or BIO science course sequences:8
General Physics Scientists/Engineers I
and General Physics Laboratory
General Physics Scientists/Engineers II
and General Physics Laboratory
Chemical Principles I
and Chemical Principles I Laboratory
Chemical Principles II
and Chemical Principles II Lab
General Biology I
General Biology II
Foreign Language (intermediate or advanced level recommended)3
Free Electives (depends on concentration)0-27
Total Credit Hours127-136
1

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

2

By the end of the second semester of the sophomore year, the student is expected to select a concentration. The concentrations, and their requirements, are listed separately.

3

The department strongly recommends that students take the CSC 175 Introduction to Algorithms and Program Design & CSC 176 Object Oriented Programming sequence.

Pure Mathematics Concentration

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Concentration Courses
MTH 260Discrete Mathematics3
Select four additional MTH courses, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:12
Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling
Topics in Number Theory
Combinatorial Mathematics and Graph Theory
Modern Geometry
Intermediate Problem Solving
Intro to Complex Variables
Topology
Total Credit Hours15

Applied Mathematics Concentration

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Concentration Courses
MTH 260Discrete Mathematics3
MTH 303Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling3
MTH 421Numerical Methods3
MTH 312Mathematical Statistics3
One additional MTH course, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:3
Combinatorial Mathematics and Graph Theory
Applied Statistics
Intro to Complex Variables
Completion of a minor, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:
Computer Science (partially fulfilled by major and concentration requirements) 115
Biology (may be partially fulfilled by major support) 215
Chemistry (may be partially fulfilled by major support) 215
Physics (may be partially fulfilled by major support) 223
Total Credit Hours30-38
1

Since MTH 260 and MTH 421 are cross listed as CSC 281 and CSC 421 respectively, only 3 additional credit hours are needed to complete this concentration

2

If this is the same field of study as the science sequence, only 7 additional credit hours are needed to complete this minor.

Statistics Concentration

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Concentration Courses
MTH 260Discrete Mathematics3
MTH 312Mathematical Statistics3
MTH 313Applied Statistics3
Select two additional MTH courses, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:6
Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling
Combinatorial Mathematics and Graph Theory
Numerical Methods
Intro to Complex Variables
Total Credit Hours15

Actuarial Science Concentration

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Concentration Courses
MTH 313Applied Statistics3
Select three additional MTH courses, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:9
Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling
Mathematical Statistics
Intermediate Problem Solving
Numerical Methods
ECO 113Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 114Principles of Macroeconomics3
ACT 203Principles of Accounting I for Non Accounting Majors,Principles of Accounting I3
FIN 301Managerial Finance3
FIN 401Investments3
Total Credit Hours27

The following courses are approved for Validation of Educational Experience credits by Society of Actuaries, Canadian Institute of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society:

MTH 313Applied Statistics3
FIN 301Managerial Finance3
FIN 401Investments3
ECO 113Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 114Principles of Macroeconomics3

Adolescent Education Concentration (Grades 7-12)

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Concentration Courses
MTH 361Modern Geometry3
MTH 370Intermediate Problem Solving3
Select two additional MTH courses, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:6
Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling
Topics in Number Theory
Combinatorial Mathematics and Graph Theory
Mathematical Statistics
Total Credit Hours12

For courses required for teacher certification, refer to the Department of Education.

Dual Childhood/Special Education Concentration (Grades 1-6)

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Concentration Courses
MTH 361Modern Geometry3
MTH 370Intermediate Problem Solving3
Select two additional MTH courses, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:6
Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling
Topics in Number Theory
Combinatorial Mathematics and Graph Theory
Mathematical Statistics
Total Credit Hours12

For courses required for teacher certification, refer to the Department of Education. 

NOTE: This typical program is for all concentrations except actuarial science, applied math, and education.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
CSC 175 Introduction to Algorithms and Program Design 4
Foreign Language 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
CSC 176 Object Oriented Programming 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Foreign Language (EAC) 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
MTH 245 Calculus III 4
MTH 260 Discrete Mathematics 3
MTH 261 Linear Algebra 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 1 3
Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 311 Introduction to Probability Theory 3
MTH 332 Real Analysis 4
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
First Semester
MTH 341 Abstract Algebra 3
MTH Concentration 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Theology 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
MTH Concentration 2 3
MTH Concentration 3
MTH 494 Preparation for Mathematical Research 1
Social Science 3
Religion 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
First Semester
MTH Concentration 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Elective (DIV) 3
Elective (VPA) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
MTH Concentration 2 3
MTH 495 Senior Research Project 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours128
1

HST 110 World Civilization I and HST 111 World Civilization II can be taken in either order.

2

Statistics concentration students should take MTH 312 Mathematical Statistics or MTH 313 Applied Statistics, whichever is available.

Typical Program for Actuarial Science Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
CSC 175 Introduction to Algorithms and Program Design 4
Foreign Language (EAC) 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
CSC 176 Object Oriented Programming 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Foreign Language (EAC) 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
MTH 245 Calculus III 4
MTH 260 Discrete Mathematics 3
MTH 261 Linear Algebra 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 1 3
ECO 113 Principles of Microeconomics 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
MTH 311 Introduction to Probability Theory 3
MTH 332 Real Analysis 4
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
ECO 114 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
First Semester
MTH 341 Abstract Algebra 3
MTH 314 Actuarial Probability 1
Science Elective 4
ACT 203 Principles of Accounting I for Non Accounting Majors,Principles of Accounting I 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Theology 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 312
Mathematical Statistics
or Applied Statistics
3
MTH Concentration 3
MTH 494 Preparation for Mathematical Research 1
Science Elective 4
FIN 301 Managerial Finance 3
Religion 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
First Semester
MTH Concentration 3
FIN 401 Investments 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Elective (DIV) 3
Elective (VPA) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
MTH 312
Mathematical Statistics
or Applied Statistics
3
MTH 495 Senior Research Project 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours129
1

HST 110 World Civilization I and HST 111 World Civilization II can be taken in either order.  

Typical Program for Applied Mathematics Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
CSC 175 Introduction to Algorithms and Program Design 4
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
Foreign Language 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
CSC 176 Object Oriented Programming 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Foreign Language (EAC) 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
MTH 245 Calculus III 4
MTH 260 Discrete Mathematics 3
MTH 261 Linear Algebra 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 1 3
Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 311 Introduction to Probability Theory 3
MTH 332 Real Analysis 4
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
First Semester
MTH 341 Abstract Algebra 3
MTH 303
Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling
or Numerical Methods
3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Minor Course 3-4
Theology 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Semester
Choose one of the following: 3
Mathematical Statistics  
MTH Concentration
 
MTH 494 Preparation for Mathematical Research 1
Minor Course 3-4
Religion 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours13-14
Senior Year
First Semester
MTH 303
Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling
or Numerical Methods
3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Social Science 3
Elective (DIV) 3
Elective (VPA)  
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
Choose one of the following: 3
Mathematical Statistics  
MTH Concentration
 
MTH 495 Senior Research Project 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours122-124
1

HST 110 World Civilization I and HST 111 World Civilization II can be taken in either order. 

Typical Program for Adolescent Education Concentration (Grades 7-12)

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
Foreign Language 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
CSC 175 Introduction to Algorithms and Program Design 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
CSC 176 Object Oriented Programming 3
EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Foreign Language (EAC) 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
MTH 245 Calculus III 4
MTH 261 Linear Algebra 3
EDU 215 Learning in a Sociocultural Context 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 311 Introduction to Probability Theory 3
MTH 332 Real Analysis 4
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
EDU 150 Contemporary Perspectives on Special Ed 3
Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
First Semester
Choose one of the following: 3
Abstract Algebra  
MTH Concentration
 
MTH 361
Modern Geometry
or Intermediate Problem Solving
3
EDU 303 Multicultural Literacy Methods 3
EDU 315 Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclusive Clsrm 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
Religion 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
MTH Concentration 3
MTH 494 Preparation for Mathematical Research 1
EDU 325 Teach/Adapt Curric Content Specialists 3
EDU 335 Literacy Development in the Content Area 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
Theology 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
First Semester
Choose one of the following: 3
Abstract Algebra  
MTH Concentration
 
MTH 361
Modern Geometry
or Intermediate Problem Solving
3
MTH 495 Senior Research Project 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
EDU 120 Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev 0
EDU 121 Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Teacher Certification 0
EDU 122 Dignity for All Student Act (dasa) Training for Teacher Certification 0
EDU 405 Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar 3
EDU 460 Supervised Preservice Teaching (10-12) 6
EDU 450 Supervised Preservice Teaching (7-9) 6
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours134

NOTE: Students in the Adolescent/Special Education Concentration should consult with their advisor about taking EDU 225 Assessment & Decision Making for Equity/Inclusion and EDU 345 Collabor&Transition Plan Stu Spec Needs

Typical Program for Dual Childhood/Special Education Concentration (Grades 1-6)

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
CSC 175 Introduction to Algorithms and Program Design 4
Foreign Language 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
CSC 176 Object Oriented Programming 3
EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Foreign Language (EAC) 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
MTH 245 Calculus III 4
MTH 261 Linear Algebra 3
EDU 205 Childhood Learning and Special Needs 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 311 Introduction to Probability Theory 3
MTH 332 Real Analysis 4
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
EDU 225 Assessment & Decision Making for Equity/Inclusion 3
Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
First Semester
Choose one of the following: 3
Abstract Algebra  
MTH Concentration
 
MTH 361 Modern Geometry 3
EDU 305 Prin & Methods of Multicultural Literacy 3
EDU 315 Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclusive Clsrm 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
Religion 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
MTH Concentration 3
MTH 494 Preparation for Mathematical Research 1
EDU 150 Contemporary Perspectives on Special Ed 3
EDU 365 Adapting Literacy Lrn Stu W/Spec Needs 3
EDU 375 Strategies & Technol for Inclusive Clsrm 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
Theology 3
 Credit Hours19
Senior Year
First Semester
MTH 341 Abstract Algebra 3
MTH 361
Modern Geometry
or Intermediate Problem Solving
3
MTH 495 Senior Research Project 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
EDU 120 Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev 0
EDU 121 Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Teacher Certification 0
EDU 122 Dignity for All Student Act (dasa) Training for Teacher Certification 0
EDU 405 Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar 3
EDU 430 Supervised Preservice Teach/Grades 1-6 6
EDU 431 Supervised Preservice Teach (SPE 1-6) 6
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours137