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.
Special programs of study are available for students interested in a dual major in mathematics and another area such as computer science, engineering, or physics. Dual major programs may be arranged for students with other interdisciplinary interests. Basic requirements follow and must be integrated with a corresponding program from another participating department. All programs require a minimum of 120 credit hours.
Mathematics Teacher Licensure
The Mathematics Education concentration of the Bachelor of Science Mathematics degree meets partial fulfillment for the Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Mathematics teaching licensure in Ohio. Students must apply to the Teacher Education Department’s teacher licensure program to complete licensure requirements.
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.
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.
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