# Mathematics Overview

### General Information

The Mathematics Program offers undergraduate courses in mathematics, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching, a minor in mathematics, a minor in mathematics for elementary teaching, and elementary and secondary mathematics endorsement programs. You may take courses designed to build basic math skills, as well as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and college geometry.

### SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics prepares you to be a problem solver and a part of the answer for tomorrow’s problems. Whether you are interested in solving the problems of the nuclear industry, population growth, natural resources, education or the stock markets, mathematics is an essential element. The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching prepares you to be a leader in mathematics curriculum and mathematics teaching in the elementary schools.

The B.S. mathematics major consists of 34 credit hours in mathematics, and 48 total credit hours in mathematics and science; the B.A. mathematics major consists of 34 credit hours in mathematics; and the mathematics major for elementary teaching consists of 31 credit hours in mathematics.

The minor in mathematics will complement any major area of study. A total of 20 credit hours in mathematics is required for a minor. A minor in mathematics will provide you with the knowledge required for advanced study in computer science, economics or any of the natural or physical sciences. The minor is particularly useful as a secondary teaching minor and as an effective complement to a major in computer information systems. The minor in mathematics for elementary teaching requires 23 credits in mathematics and is designed to be an elementary teaching minor.

Students interested in Pre-Engineering should declare a B.S. in Mathematics major and will take a program of study that will prepare students to transfer to Engineering and Engineering Technology programs at other institutions to complete their upper level courses for graduation.