Academic Programs

If you speak the language of numbers or are fascinated with the ways in which quantitative reasoning changes our lives, the Department of Mathematics has a program created with you in mind. Combine classroom learning with hands-on experience and strong faculty mentorship, and you’ll be on the path to success.

The Department of Mathematics offers three undergraduate degree programs, and one minor program, which enhance your problem-solving skills and flexibility in a wide variety of present-day scenarios.

Undergraduate Programs in Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, emphasis in Industrial/Academic

If you love Mathematics and want to apply your knowledge to solve real-world problems, the Industrial/Academic emphasis will prepare you for your future. Learn to work with fellow students and faculty to tackle complex concepts, while gaining valuable logical reasoning skills.

While the B.S. provides the best preparation for a career in research or other technical fields, a B.A. broadens your knowledge base with extra liberal arts classes. With either option, see the impact the study of mathematics can make on the world.

Learn more about the B. A. or B.S. in Mathematics, emphasis in Industrial/Academic program of study.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, emphasis in Teaching

Thinking about teaching middle school or high school Mathematics? This emphasis is for you. In addition to classes that take you deep into the study of Mathematics, you learn teaching techniques that prepare you for the classroom. A B.A. thoroughly prepares you for a wide-range of teaching opportunities, but the B.S is also available, focusing your study more deeply on mathematics and sciences. Unlike most programs, several of our faculty members have taught in a high school setting. The real-world experience they bring to the classroom puts you ahead of other new teachers.

Learn more about the B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics, emphasis in Teaching program of study.

You can also gain official teaching endorsements in General Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics, and Secondary School Mathematics through this program.

Minor in Mathematics and Computer Science

A minor allows you to perfect the skills of critical thinking and problem solving while maintaining your degree focus. You will take twenty credit hours of Mathematics and Computer Science classes including Calculus I and II, which account for the first ten hours of your program. You can choose the rest of your classes for a minor from the variety of upper level classes offered by the department.

Learn more about the MINOR in Mathematics requirements.

 

 BA or BS in Mathematics, emphasis in Industrial/Academic

Program Summary

    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 

 

 BA or BS in Mathematics, emphasis in Teaching

Program Summary  (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 (gen ed course) 
            COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication - 3 credit hours 
            IDS 350 Diversity in the United States - 3 credit hours (gen ed 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

In order 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 Web site.

MINOR in Mathematics

Program Summary

To earn a minor in mathematics, the student must complete a minimum of 20 semester hours in mathematics. 
    

    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
  

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