## Choose the Field With Countless Career Applications

When you major in mathematics at Fort Hays State University, you gain the analytical problem-solving skills you need to make a difference in industry and academic settings. Our program will demonstrate how various mathematical fields align to help you create innovative solutions and develop analytical skills to model your world.

You can count on us to match your enthusiasm and curiosity and support you as you emerge from Fort Hays State with the advanced skills to identify quantitative problems and propose clear, relatable solutions throughout your career.

### Earn a Degree That Amounts to Future Opportunities

Our program offers three undergraduate degrees options, one master’s degree in partnership with the College of Education's Advanced Education Programs, and one minor program, all of which enhance your problem-solving skills, mathematical understanding, teaching skills in mathematics and flexibility in a variety of career settings.

The bachelor of science provides great preparation for a career in research or other technical fields, and a bachelor of arts broadens your knowledge base with extra liberal arts classes. Whichever degree you choose, you will experience and digest the vast impact mathematics has on any professional sector you pursue after graduation.

**Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with an emphasis in Industrial/Academic**

**General Education courses: 62 hours Major courses: 50 hours (Cognate Area: 5 hours) Electives: 12 hours Total: 124 hours (Note 45 hours upper division courses required) **

**Major Courses**

**Foundation:**

MATH 234 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I - 5 credit hours

MATH 235 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II - 5 credit hours

MATH 236 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III - 3 credit hours

MATH 240 Linear Algebra - 3 credit hours

MATH 250 Elements of Statistics - 3 credit hours

CSCI 261 Computer Science I - 3 credit hours

MATH 301 Introduction to Proof - 3 credit hours

**Advanced:**

MATH 350 Mathematical Statistics - 3 credit hours

MATH 354 Differential Equations - 3 credit hours

MATH 610 Higher Algebra OR 646 Discrete Structure - 3 credit hours

MATH 631 Advanced Calculus - 4 credit hours

MATH 665 Numerical Analysis - 3 credit hours

MATH 675 Seminar in Mathematics (Capstone) - 1 credit hour

Math electives numbered above 300 - 3 credit hours

**Cognate Courses**

PHYS 211 and PHYS 211 L - 5 credit hours

**Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with an emphasis in Teaching**

You can also gain official teaching endorsements in General Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics, and Secondary School Mathematics through this program. (*Note that this is a dual-major program*)

**General Education courses: 62 hours **

Major courses: 80 hours (Cognate Area: 5 hours)

Total: 142 hours

Major Courses (MATH Content)

MATH 234 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I - 5 credit hours

MATH 235 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II - 5 credit hours

MATH 236 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III - 3 credit hours

MATH 240 Linear Algebra - 3 credit hours

MATH 250 Elements of Statistics - 3 credit hours

CSCI 261 Computer Science I - 3 credit hours

MATH 276 Apprenticeship-Mathematics - 2 credit hours

MATH 277 Early Field Experience-Math Ed. - 1 credit hour

MATH 301 Introduction to Proof - 3 credit hours

MATH 350 Mathematical Statistics - 3 credit hours

MATH 370 History of Mathematics - 3 credit hours

MATH 381 Teaching of Secondary School Math - 3 credit hours

MATH 610 Higher Algebra - 3 credit hours

MATH 620 Modern Geometry - 3 credit hours

MATH 675 Seminar in Mathematics (Content Capstone) - 1 credit hour

Math elective numbered above 300 - 3 credit hours **Cognate Courses**

PHYS 211 and PHYS 211 L - 5 credit hours **Major Courses (Teacher Education Content)** **Required General Education:**

ENG 101 English Composition 1 - 3 credit hours

ENG 102 English Composition 2 - 3 credit hours

MIS 101 Introduction to Computer Info Systems 3 credit hours (general education course)

COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication - 3 credit hours

IDS 350 Diversity in the United States - 3 credit hours (general education course)

**Required Secondary Education Core Classes:**

TEEL 202 Foundations of Education 3 credit hours

TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development 3 credit hours

TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students - 3 credit hours

TECS 301 Introduction to Instructional Technology - 3 credit hours

TEEL 431 Educational Psychology - 3 credit hours

TESS 494 The Secondary School Experience - 4 credit hours

TESS 496 Student Teaching (content capstone) - 12 credit hours

To qualify for a provisional teaching license from the state of Kansas, you must take certain courses as required by the Department of Teacher Education. For more information about becoming a teacher, visit the Department of Teacher Education.

**Minor in Mathematics**

**To earn a minor in Mathematics, you must complete a minimum of 20 semester hours.**

**Major Courses**

MATH 234 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I - 5 credit hours

MATH 235 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II - 5 credit hours

MATH 236 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III - 3 credit hours

OR

MATH 240 Linear Algebra - 3 credit hours

AND two courses chosen from:

MATH 236 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III - 3 credit hours

MATH 240 Linear Algebra - 3 credit hours

CSCI 261 Computer Science I - 3 credit hours

MATH 350 Mathematical Statistics - 3 credit hours

MATH 354 Differential Equations - 3 credit hours

MATH 370 History of Mathematics - 3 credit hours

MATH 610 Higher Algebra - 3 credit hours

MATH 620 Modern Geometry - 3 credit hours

MATH 631 Advanced Calculus - 3 credit hours

MATH 646 Discrete Structure - 3 credit hours

AND one Math elective numbered above 300 - 1 credit hour required

Graduate Programs** **

**Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Mathematics**

To earn a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Mathematics, the student must complete a minimum of 15 hours of graduate level education courses and a minimum of 18 hours of combined graduate level mathematics content and mathematics pedagogy courses as described below. **Education Core Courses**

AEP 800 Utilization of Technology - 3 credit hours

AEP 803 Educational Research - 3 credit hours

AEP 858 Data Analysis & Assessment - 3 credit hours

AEP 867 Instructional Design & Assessment - 3 credit hours

OR

MATH 870 Teaching Techniques in Mathematics - 3 credit hours

AEP 880 Cultural Diversity - 3 credit hours

**Mathematics Content Courses **(Choose for total of 9-12 hours)

MATH 631 Advanced Calculus I - 4 credit hours

MATH 645 Discrete Mathematical Models - 3 credit hours

MATH 650 Probability and Statistics - 3 credit hours

MATH 671 Theory of Numbers - 3 credit hours

MATH 673 Problems - 3 credit hours

MATH 810 Abstract Algebra - 3 credit hours

MATH 831 Functions of a Complex Variable - 3 credit hours

**Mathematics Pedagogy Courses **(Choose for total of 6-9 hours)

MATH 881 Geometry and Measurement - 3 credit hours

MATH 882 Concepts of Algebra - 3 credit hours

MATH 881 Concepts of Calculus - 3 credit hours

MATH 881 Concepts of Probability and Statistics - 3 credit hours