Students preparing for careers teaching mathematics at the secondary level may major in mathematics with the following transcript-visible option. This option helps prepare students to pursue a teaching licensure program in their fifth year. Option requirements and a suggested timeline follow.
A grade of at least C– and a GPA of 2.25 are required in all mathematics courses used to fulfill degree requirements. No course used to fulfill requirements for the mathematics major or any of its options may be taken S/U.
Freshman Year (45)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
MTH 253. Infinite Series and Sequences (4)
PH 211. *General Physics with Calculus (4)
Baccalaureate core courses (29)
Sophomore Year (45)
MTH 254. Vector Calculus I (4)
MTH 255. Vector Calculus II (4)
MTH 256. Applied Differential Equations (4)
MTH 341. Linear Algebra (3)
Baccalaureate core courses (13)
Other electives (17)
Junior Year (45)
A grade of at least C– and a GPA of 2.25 are required in all upper-division mathematics courses used to fulfill degree requirements.
ED 309. Field Practicum (3)
MTH 311, MTH 312. Advanced Calculus (4,4)
MTH 338. ^Non-Euclidean Geometry (3)
MTH 342. Linear Algebra II (4)
MTH 343. Introduction to Modern Algebra (3)
MTH 355. Discrete Mathematics (3)
MTH 361. Introduction to Probability (3)
Baccalaureate core courses (6)
Other electives (12)
Senior Year (45)
MTH 491, MTH 492, MTH 493. Algebra and Geometric Transformations (3,3,3)
SED 414. Inquiry in Mathematics and Mathematics Education (3)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Electives (29)
- Students wanting a stronger background in statistics may substitute ST 421 for ST 351.
- Students wanting a stronger background in probability may substitute MTH 463, Probability I, (usually taken in the senior year) for MTH 361.
- Students wanting a stronger background in mathematics should choose some electives from the 400-level courses listed in the Mathematics major.
Footnotes:
* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)