Degree Programs

The department offers three degrees and one minor. An overview of each program is shown below. More detailed information is available on the Advising Information page.

BS Applied Mathematics

This degree provides students with a sound curriculum designed to be consistent with expanding uses of mathematics in business and industry. It is intended to be preparation for industrial or governmental employment or for the study of applied mathematics at the graduate level. It is our most popular mathematics program.

See the Advising Information for a sample program which shows how the degree requirements could be distributed over four years, a detailed checklist, and a degree tree that shows the required math courses and their prerequisites.

BA Mathematics

This program provides students with a major in mathematics within the framework of a broad-based general education. The "traditional" mathematics degree, it is intended primarily as preparation for the study of mathematics at the graduate level.

See the Advising Information for a sample program which shows how the degree requirements could be distributed over four years, a detailed checklist, and a degree tree that shows the required math courses and their prerequisites.

BA Mathematics - Secondary Education Track

This program provides students with a major in mathematics within the framework of a broad-based general education as well as prepares students for certification in secondary mathematics.  Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education and Human Services prior to enrolling in the professional education courses.  Students must also meet the Student Teaching requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

See the Advising Information for a sample program which shows how the degree requirements could be distributed over four years, a detailed checklist, and a degree tree that shows the required math courses and their prerequisites.

Minor in Mathematics

The Mathematics Department offers a minor in Mathematics requiring 16-17 hours of course work:

Required: Math 2262 & 3040 and three of the following courses: Math 2263, 3340, 3600, 4150, 4081, 4082, 4260, 4300, 4621, 4622, 4651, 4652, 4901, 4902, 4910.

A Computer Science major can obtain a Minor in Mathematics with the addition of just two courses: 3040 and one of these courses: Math 2263, 4150, 4081, 4260, 4901 (if not taken for CS), 4902, 4651 (if not taken for CS), 4652. The other requirements are met through the fulfillment of the CS degree requirements.

See the Advising Information for a detailed checklist.