The department offers a core of traditional pure and applied courses as well as various courses supporting other disciplines. Majors have opportunities to combine academic study with a computer related work crew. Opportunities open to Mathematics and Computer Science graduates include teaching, programming and computer systems work, scientific and engineering applications, actuarial traineeships, statistical applications, as well as graduate school in mathematically related disciplines.
Requirements: The Mathematics major requires a minimum of 41 credits distributed as follows:
A one-credit independent project is required of seniors. Possible topics include research in mathematics, history of a mathematical theorem, statistical or other applications, writing software, and interdisciplinary work. A written summary and an oral presentation to the mathematics faculty are required.
The major also requires a four-course concentration in another discipline, approved by the department.
Mathematics with Secondary Education: The student who elects to major in Mathematics and earn a Secondary Education License must complete, in addition to the Mathematics major, the pedagogy and content course requirements of the Teacher Education Program.
A minor in Computer Science can open many doors.
Requirements: A minimum of 24 credits including
Two courses from among MAT 141 Statistics and courses above MAT 202.
A student who is majoring in mathematics and pursuing this minor need take only three rather than four math electives above MAT 304 to complete requirements for the major.
Requirements: A minimum of 20 credits including: