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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The mathematics curriculum provides preparation for graduate study and for a variety of careers in industry and government. There is enough flexibility in the program to allow a large choice of electives, and the program, when combined with further study in a second area, can provide an excellent foundation for graduate or professional study in the physical sciences, computer science, engineering, or business.

The major consists of 10 required courses, beginning with a two-semester calculus sequence along with a course in mathematical reasoning. These are followed by a four-course mathematics core and two major electives to be chosen from a specified list of alternatives. The capstone course of the program is a problem-solving seminar which is designed to draw upon all courses in the foundation and to develop the student’s abilities in mathematical reasoning. Students are further advised to include courses in discrete mathematics, computer science and the history of mathematics in their studies.

Students wishing to teach mathematics at the secondary level must follow the Dual Major with Secondary Education and Mathematics. Students pursuing a double major in elementary education and mathematics may take either of the mathematics majors described below, but are encouraged to take the Dual Major with Secondary Education.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Majors pursuing a Bachelor of Science in mathematics must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, they must complete the following courses and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major.

MATH 213 Calculus I and Lab  
MATH 214 Calculus II and Lab  
MATH 221 Discrete Mathematics  
MATH 331 Linear Algebra  
MATH 351 Calculus of Several Variables  
MATH 371 Real Analysis  
MATH 390 Abstract Algebra  
MATH 421 Problem Seminar  
and two electives selected from: MATH 255, 301, 305, 315, 317, 330, 335, 340, 342, 370, 381, 431

The Mathematics and Secondary Education Dual Major

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Majors pursuing a dual major for secondary education must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, they must complete the following courses and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits.
*Note that there are no electives among the mathematics courses required for the double major with secondary education.

MATH 213 Calculus I and Lab  
MATH 214 Calculus II and Lab  
MATH 221 Discrete Mathematics  
MATH 315 Probability and Statistics  
MATH 331 Linear Algebra  
MATH 335 Topics for Secondary Mathematics Education  
MATH 340 History of Mathematics  
MATH 351 Calculus of Several Variables  
MATH 390 Abstract Algebra  
COMSC 110 Introduction to Computer Science I and Lab