- The Department of Mathematics offers a major in mathematics and two interdisciplinary majors, computer science-mathematics (jointly with Computer Science), and mathematics-economics (jointly with Economics).
**Mathematics Major**- To graduate with a major in mathematics, a student must have at least a 2.00 grade point average for all mathematics courses enrolled (excluding MTH-110 (16), 241 (30), 301 (32), and 302 (33) and the retired MTH-31 and 55).
- A major normally consists of 11 courses in mathematics beyond MTH-150 (11) and must include:
- MTH-250 (21) and 260 (28),
- MTH-350 (39) or 450 (41),
- MTH-360 (34) or 460 (43),
- and at least seven more from the following: MTH-151 (12), 160 (13), 255 (22), 320 (35), 325 (36), 330 (38), 335 (40), 340 (37), 341 (47), 350 (39), 360 (34), 420 (46), 450 (41), 451 (42), 460 (43), 461 (44) or 504 (80).
For students planning to do graduate work in mathematics, the department strongly recommends that in addition to the four required courses the major should include: MTH-255 (22), 450 (41), 451 (42), 460 (43) and 461 (44). - Students planning to teach mathematics in secondary schools must complete a major in mathematics in order to be certified. In addition to the four required courses, the major must include MTH-255 (22), 325 (36), 340 (37), 341 (47), 450 (41) and 460 (43). These students must also successfully complete EDU-111 (ED-11), 120 (20), 221 (21), 350 (50), 455 (55) , 460, 472 (56) and EDEP- 670 (170) in addition to the prescribed courses in the major. The requirements for certification (teaching internship) will be completed on a post-baccalaureate, graduate credit basis, with the student becoming eligible for certification at the end of fall term following graduation. Refer to the Education section of this catalog for specific requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program and other pertinent information.
- For students planning mathematics-related careers in government service, business or industry, the department strongly recommends that in addition to the four required courses the major should include MTH-255 (22), 335 (40), 340 (37), 341 (47), 350 (39) and at least two courses from MTH-450 (41), 451 (42), or 460 (43). The department also recommends at least one course from CSC-231 (CS-25), 461 (44), or 465 (49).
**Computer Science-Mathematics Major**- To graduate with a major in computer science-mathematics, a student must have at least a 2.00 grade point average for all computer science courses (excluding CSC-101 (CS-16)) and mathematics courses enrolled (excluding MTH- 110 (16), 241 (30), 301 (32), and 302 (33) and the retired MTH-31 and 55).
- Majors must successfully complete:
- CSC-121 (CS-11), 122 (12), 361 (30), 461 (44), and 465 (49),
- CSC-261 (CS-22) or MTH-260 (28),
- MTH-141 (11S) or 150 (11),
- MTH-151 (12), 160 (13), 250 (21), 255 (22), and
- at least one of the following: MTH-260 (28), 335 (40), 340 (37), or 360 (34).
**Mathematics-Economics Major**- To graduate with a major in mathematicseconomics, a student must have at least a 2.00 grade point average for all economics courses (excluding ECN-100 (10)) and mathematics courses enrolled (excluding MTH-110 (16), 241 (30), 301 (32), and 302 (33) and the retired MTH- 31 and 55).
- Majors must successfully complete:
- ECN-111 (11), 331 (31), 345 (45), 346 (46), and 475 (75),
- MTH-141 (11S) or 150 (11),
- MTH-151 (12), 160 (13), 250 (21), 340 (37), and 341 (47),
- at least one of the following: MTH-255 (22), 260 (28), 335 (40), 360
(34) or 450 (41),
and one other elective course in economics numbered 230 or above.
Mathematics-Economics majors are also advised to enroll in CSC-121 (CS-11) and 465 (49). |