Students majoring in mathematics have the choice of a bachelor of arts degree or a bachelor of science degree.
Students who major in mathematics are prepared for entry into graduate schools and for entry into business and industrial positions which require a bachelor's degree in mathematics; they also fulfill the subject area requirements for teaching mathematics in the secondary school. Courses in computer science, natural science, physics and business may be elected to complement the major in mathematics.
Mathematics Education Major
A minor in mathematics education meets the requirements for a concentration in the content area of mathematics (State of Illinois requirements) in the School of Education.
A minor in mathematics complements most majors, especially those majors where quantitative understanding is desirable. A minimum of 18 credit hours is required. Students pick from the following courses:
- MATH 200: Intro to Discrete Mathematics
- MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
- MATH 202: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
- MATH 203: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
- MATH 211: Linear Algebra
- MATH 301: Advanced Calculus
- MATH 303: Differential Equations
- MATH 305: Probability and Statistics I
- MATH 306: Probability and Statistics II
- MATH 307: Modern Geometry
- MATH 308: History of Mathematics
- MATH 309: Abstract Algebra
- MATH 315: Numerical Analysis
- MATH 321: Discrete Methods
- MATH 322: Graph Theory
- MATH 331: Theory of Interest
- MATH 360: Special Topics
Mathematics Education Minor
A minor in mathematics education complements most education majors, especially those majors where quantitative understanding is desirable. Students are required to take four mathematics courses, one computer science course and two elective courses.