2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Mathematics, BA



Program Description

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers several programs leading to a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or statistics, as well as minor programs in mathematics and in statistics. Master of Science and dual major programs are also available.

The Bachelor of Science in mathematics program offers three concentrations: pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and mathematics education. These three programs as well as the Bachelor of Science in Statistics program are adaptable to many postgraduation goals, ranging from various scientific or professional careers to graduate school. The Bachelor of Arts program provides a broad background in mathematics with a liberal arts orientation.

Each mathematics major is assigned an advisor from the department faculty. As early as possible in their college career, students should consult with their advisor on the important choice of a concentration. The faculty advisor must approve all courses intended to satisfy program requirements. Students must achieve at least a 2.0 GPA in the mathematics and statistics courses numbered 3000 or higher used to satisfy degree requirements.

Honors Program

Mathematics majors who have demonstrated superior ability in upper-level mathematics and statistics courses may pursue an honors program with the approval of the department. Further information is available from the departmental office.

Admission Requirements

Students must earn a C or better in MTH 2300  (or equivalent course), have a 2.0 over-all GPA, and have completed a minimum of 16 semester hours to be accepted in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Program Learning Outcomes

Mathematics majors will:

  • acquire problem-solving skills in a broad range of significant Mathematics and Statistics;
  • gain an understanding of what constitutes mathematical thinking, including the ability to produce and judge the validity of rigorous mathematical arguments;
  • communicate mathematical ideas and arguments;
  • and, for those with a concentration in Mathematics Education, develop an approach to mathematics teaching informed by their understandings of mathematics, standards for mathematical practice, and Ohio’s mathematics content area standards.

For additional information:

Mathematics Concentrations


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 40 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 4 Hours

Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 7 Hours

II. Departmental Core Requirements: 20-21 Hours


III. Departmental Requirements and Electives: 15 Hours


  • Five department-approved elective courses, including at least two at the 4000 level

IV. Related Course Requirements: 22 Hours


V. General Electives: 22-23 Hours


Foreign language study is recommended

Total: 120 Hours


Dual Major Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 40 Hours

Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 4 Hours

Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 7 Hours

II. Departmental Core Requirements: 3 Hours

III. Departmental Requirements and Electives: 12-15 Hours

Two of the following:

Two of the following:

  • Two additional department-approved electives
IV. Related Course Requirements: 4 Hours

V. General Electives: 58-61 Hours

Student must complete a BA major program in another department

Total: 120 Hours