The Department of Mathematics offers courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Education.
Programs are planned to meet the current recommendations of the undergraduate curriculum in mathematical sciences proposed by the Mathematical Association of America, and the guidelines for the preparation of teachers adopted by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
The Bachelor of Arts degree is recommended for students who plan to pursue mathematical study at the doctoral level. It is also recommended, in conjunction with the teacher certification program, for strong students who plan to become teachers of mathematics, particularly in higher education.
The Bachelor of Science degree is recommended for students who plan to pursue work in industry immediately after graduation or who plan to pursue further mathematical study.
The Bachelor of Science in Education is recommended for most students who plan to become secondary or middle school teachers of mathematics.
Note: Students who have completed intermediate or college algebra in high school may not enroll in the same courses for college credit. They may attend any of these classes for review purposes. Trigonometry may be repeated in college for full credit if approved by the student's major adviser. Students with strong preparation in high school trigonometry and two years of algebra may begin their college mathematics with MATH 150 Calculus I. A curriculum requirement of college algebra may be met by completing MATH 113 College Algebra, MATH 110 College Algebra with Review, MATH 126 Pre-Calculus, MATH 150 Calculus I, or MATH 153 Introduction to Analytic Processes. The department cooperates with other departments and with the students in an effort to insure that they enroll in the courses that are most appropriate for them.