Oct 02, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Major

The Mathematics major provides students with a strong foundation in modern mathematics.  It is designed to deepen students' knowledge of an endlessly interesting subject, as well as sharpen their analytical and problem-solving skills.  The curriculum is strong; however, it is also designed such that it is possible for students to pursue mathematics as a second major.  Mathematics is a foundation for many different kinds of careers.  Mathematics majors can pursue graduate degrees in economics, education, physics, engineering, statistics, medicine, law, fine arts, and music, among other subjects.  It broadens the horizons of students in order for them to choose their own next step in an analytical fashion.   Some majors will go into business positions, become actuaries, work as consultants, or even enter the armed services.  Some will become mathematics researchers themselves.  Students may choose the mathematics major because they love the subject, but it will also prepare them for a rewarding professional life. 

A total of 57 semester hours is required for the Mathematics major, with 10 of these semester hours residing in prerequisite courses necessary before a student can submit an application to join the major. Upon completion of an all major and graduation requirements, students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Carrie E. A. Grant


Mathematics Majors fulfill the 6 credit hours of General Education Mathematics with the Prerequisite Courses required of the major.  The 6 credit hours of mathematics along with the additional 36 credit hours complete the 42 credit hours of General Education.  Students entering with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree are exempt from the general education requirements, with the exception of specified courses for their major.  

Prerequisite Courses (10 Hours)

Computer Information Systems Courses (6 Hours)


To meet the minimum 120-hour graduation requirement, Mathematics majors must take at least 27 hours of electives. Suggestions for fulfilling these elective credits include MAT 272 - Math Lab Peer Tutoring , adding a another major, or adding a minor.


Some courses are offered only in fall/spring or even/odd semesters. This information can be found by accessing individual course descriptions.