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Mathematics, BS

Department: Mathematics 

Grade Requirement

Not more than one grade in the “D” range (“D+”, “D,” “D-“) among the four courses , MATH 161/161E - Single Variable Calculus I , MATH 162 - Single Variable Calculus II MATH 202 - Linear Algebra , and MATH 261 - Multivariable Calculus   shall be accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the major in Mathematics. A student receiving a second grade in the “D” range in one of the above courses must repeat the course with the higher number and receive a “C-” or better before being allowed to enroll in other mathematics courses.


Students who are contemplating majoring in mathematics should be aware of the sequential nature of the course offerings. In order for students to plan their programs so that degree requirements may be completed within a four-year period, students should consult with the chairperson of the department or their adviser as soon as possible.

Students seeking licensure as a teacher of Mathematics (grades 5-8 or 8-12) must also complete a minor in Secondary Education.


Four electives from any 300- or 400- level courses except MATH 318 (12 credits)


As part of the the four electives, either MATH 408 - History of Mathematics  or MATH 416 - Applied Mathematics  must be taken to satisfy the upper-level Writing Designated within the Major course requirement (CWRM). PHYS 403 - Mathematical Physics  may be taken as one of these four electives.

Majors preparing for secondary school teaching careers must take MATH 403 - Probability Theory , MATH 408 - History of Mathematics  and MATH 325 - Foundations of Geometry  as three of the four electives.

Total minimum credits: 40

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the “Undergraduate Academic Programs ” section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, For additional graduation requirements, see the “Undergraduate Academic Policies ” section of this catalog.