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Mathematics, Pure Mathematics Concentration, BS

Department: Mathematics

The concentration in pure mathematics is designed for students who are planning on pursuing graduate studies in mathematics or working in fields that require advanced mathematical techniques and ideas. The concentration includes more course work in analysis, abstract algebra and other courses which emphasize understanding the structure of modern mathematics and learning how to read and write mathematical proofs.

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


Learning Outcomes   

Course Requirements

Cognate courses (11 credits)

The cognate requirement is met by completing one course in computer science and a two-course sequence in the sciences.


Majors preparing for secondary school teaching careers with high school licensure (grades 8-12) must take MATH 325 - Foundations of GeometryMATH 403 - Probability Theory and MATH 416 - Applied Mathematics. Majors preparing for secondary school teaching careers with middle school licensure (grades 5-8) must take MATH 325 - Foundations of Geometry, MATH 403 - Probability Theory and MATH 408 - History of Mathematics. COMP 151 - Computer Science I  is recommended for students in the Pure Mathematics concentration.

Total minimum credits: 57

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 Core Curriculum section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.