Our mathematics program is comprised of both required courses and electives - a combination that you can customize to your career goals. As you move closer to a career, we will advise you on the appropriate upper-level courses to take to best prepare you for a specific field. If you wish to teach mathematics, you will complete your major in conjunction with the requirements of the Education Department.
To major in mathematics, you must complete a minimum of 43 credit hours in the department. Our required courses include Calculus I, II, III, and IV; an Introduction to Abstract Mathematics; Linear and Abstract Algebra; Statistics; and a junior/senior seminar. You must also take a course in C++ or FORTRAN or demonstrate a proficiency in one of these languages. Additionally, mathematics majors must complete all general education requirements as well as complete six hours in a single foreign language or obtain the equivalent AP or CLEP credit.
For a minor in mathematics, a student must complete a minimum of 18 hours including Calculus I and II; Discrete Mathematics; Statistics; and at least one other mathematics course at the junior-senior level.