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  Oct 17, 2017
 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics


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Hegis Code 1701

Mathematics


Mathematics courses are designed to engender general interest and professional competence in the field. They will prepare students who wish to become professional mathematicians or use mathematical concepts in their own field of study. Students majoring in mathematics may also qualify for certification in childhood or adolescence education. An appropriate selection of courses will provide the background and skills requisite for mathematical applications in the sciences, social sciences and business areas. The demands of a technological society present many career opportunities for qualified students who can interpret and implement computer-based information.

Proficiency in fundamental mathematical skills is a prerequisite for all science courses and credit-bearing math courses. A mathematics proficiency examination will be given to the students before registration for these courses. The score on that examination, along with SAT scores and high school performance, will be used to determine the level of the student’s mathematical skill. The level of proficiency expected and the passing score will be stated for each examination. Each science or mathematics course lists the level of mathematics proficiency required to enter the course. Those students judged to be deficient in mathematical skills must remedy the deficiency or obtain the permission of the appropriate department to enter the above mentioned course.

Total: 39 Credits


Program Requirements for the Math Major


Students Pursuing Education Certification


Elementary/Childhood Education students may take MTH 2060  toward the 12 credit electives.

Adolescent Education students are required to take either MTH 4020  or MTH 4031  .

Students preparing for a career in applied mathematics are encouraged to take up to 6 credits in a related area (e.g.PHY 2010  , PHY 2020  , BUS 1010  BUS 1020  , or ECO 1010  ECO 1020 ).

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