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Mathematics & Statistics

Mathematics Majors with a Second Major in Secondary Education


Admission to the Program

Formal admission to the mathematics major requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and departmental approval. 

Students who wish to obtain credentials for teaching grade 7–12 mathematics may take a 36-credit hour second major. Students must have a 3.00 grade point average to be admitted to the second major in secondary education. For information on admission and program requirements, see the School of Education, Teaching and Health secondary education programs

University Requirements

  • A total of 120 credit hours 
  • 6 credit hours of college writing 
  • 3 credit hours of college mathematics or the equivalent by examination 

General Education Requirements

  • A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
  • At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
  • No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline

Major Requirements

  • 53 credit hours with grades of C or better 


Course Requirements
  • STAT-203 Basic Statistics with Calculus (4) or STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4) (with permission of department)
  • CSC-280 Introduction to Computer Science I (4) 
  • MATH-221 Calculus I (4) 
  • MATH-222 Calculus II (4) 
  • MATH-313 Calculus III (4) 
  • MATH-310 Linear Algebra (3) 
  • MATH-501 Probability (3) 
  • MATH-503 Foundations of Mathematics (3) 
  • MATH-510 Geometry (3) 
  • MATH-512 Introduction to Modern Algebra (3)
  • MATH-520 Introduction to Analysis (3)
  • MATH-570 History of Mathematics (3)
  • MATH-585 Mathematics Education (3) 
  • A two course sequence selected from this list (Note: This requirement may be waived for students with more than one major in this department):
  • BIO-110 General Biology I 5:1 (4) and BIO-210 General Biology II 5:2 (4)
  • CHEM-110 General Chemistry I 5:1 (4) and CHEM-210 General Chemistry II 5:2
  • PHYS-110 Principles of Physics II 5:2 (4) and PHYS-210 Principles of II 5:2 (4)
  • STAT-302 Intermediate Statistics (3) and STAT-502 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (3)
  • Two additional MATH 500 level courses


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