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Mathematics, B.A.



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Mathematics (B.S., B.A.)


At-a-Glance

Admission to major: MTH 181 , MTH 182  with a grade of C or better in each

Minimum hours required for major: 46

Hours required for minor: 24

Special tracks: Actuarial, applied mathematics, pure mathematics, statistics, secondary teacher licensure

Teacher licensure: Yes

Student organization: Math Club

For further information: 216-687-4680 or http://sciences.csuohio.edu/dept/mathematics/

The department offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in mathematics. The mathematics requirements for the two degrees are identical; the difference between them is the number of science credits that are required (see below: B.A., B.S.).

Each course offered by the Mathematics Department is also designed to provide one or more of the following:

  • part of the mathematical component of a liberal arts education
  • the mathematical tools needed by students in business, computer science, education, engineering, and the biological, physical, and social sciences
  • training beyond the introductory level in the major areas of pure and applied mathematics

The core mathematics requirements for a bachelor’s degree form the fundamental building blocks for almost every field of mathematics. By choosing suitable mathematics electives, students may obtain a bachelor’s degree that prepares them for mathematical work in business or industry, for the actuarial profession, or for graduate study in mathematics. The following tracks are offered in the B.A. and B.S. programs: general, actuarial, applied mathematics, pure mathematics, and statistics. In addition, a secondary teacher licensure is offered with the College of Education and Human Services. Computer Science students can readily double major in mathematics by taking appropriate courses. A mathematics minor is available as well.

 

 

Requirements of the College of Sciences and Health Professions: 

A minimum of 128 credit hours is required for a degree, of which 42 semester credit hours must be earned in 300- and/or 400-level courses.

General Education Requirements:

All degree-seeking students are required to meet general education requirements in addition to the course work required by the academic major. A comprehensive description of the requirements is found at http://www.csuohio.edu/academic/gened/.

Major-Field Requirements


All mathematics majors must complete a minimum of 46 credits in mathematics. These credits must include the following courses:

Note(s):


The remaining 20 credits must be in mathematics courses numbered 300 or above (excluding MTH 326 , MTH 327 , MTH 328 , MTH 329 , MTH 330 , and

 ). Two of these courses must be numbered 400 or above (excluding   , and  ).

A grade of C or better must be earned in each of MTH 181 , MTH 182 , and 3 out of the following four courses: MTH 220 , MTH 281 , MTH 286 , and MTH 288 .

For the Bachelor of Arts degree:


A Mathematics major must complete a minimum of 11 science credits, distributed in one or any combination of the following fields: biology, geology, environmental sciences, chemistry, and physics.

For the Bachelor of Science degree:


A Mathematics major must complete a minimum of 24 science credits distributed in one or any combination of the following fields: biology, geology, environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, and computer and information science. These 24 credits must include PHY 241  (or PHY 243 ) and PHY 242  (or PHY 244 ). Any courses in computer and information science used to meet this requirement must be courses that satisfy CIS major-field requirements.

Recommended Courses for Various Interests


2. Applied mathematics with emphasis on engineering, numerical computation, and the physical sciences:


5. Another possible elective


Another possible elective is MTH 493 - Special Topics in Mathematics . Its content varies widely from year to year; consult the Mathematics Department for current information. A student may also arrange to take an individual reading course (MTH 497 ) on an advanced mathematical topic not included in the regular course offerings of the department. Such reading courses are subject to departmental approval.

Note(s):


Prospective Mathematics majors should make every effort to complete 100- and 200-level mathematics courses by the end of their sophomore year. Otherwise they may have difficulty in scheduling required advanced courses and electives. Students who decide to major in mathematics should consult an adviser in the Mathematics Department early in the sophomore year to work out a program of advanced courses suited to their career objectives and capabilities. When preparing for this meeting, students should carefully consider the preceding recommendations.

Second Major for Computer Science Students


Students in either the CIS or CSC program, who choose a concentration in mathematics can, by suitably choosing electives and with a few additional credits in mathematics, complete all mathematics requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mathematics. See your CIS Department adviser and an adviser in the Mathematics Department for further information.

Secondary Teacher Licensure


The CSUTeach Program offers licensure programs in mathematics and physics with a BA or BS in mathematics. The licensure program requires coursework from the College of Science and the College of Education and Human Services. Contact the CSUTeach Program for education courses required for undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Teacher Licensure programs (216-687-3709 or JH 345).

Two teacher preparation tracks are available:

  • BA or BS in Mathematics, Integrated Mathematics Licensure, Grades 7-12
  • BS in Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics Licensure, Grades 7-12

See also Education, Adolescent and Young Adult with Licensure .

BA or BS in Mathematics, Integrated Mathematics Licensure, Grades 7-12


Science Requirements

  • For a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics, an additional 11 science credits, distributed in any combination of the following fields: biology, geology, environmental science, chemistry and physics.
  • For a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, an additional 24 science credits distributed in any combination of the following fields: biology, geology, environmental science, chemistry, physics, and computer & information science. These 24 credits must include   (or  ) and   (or  ).
Note:

Students will also need to complete additional CSUTeach education courses.  Please see the College of Education, CSUTeach program catalog for details.

BS in Mathematics, Mathematics & Physics Licensure, Grades 7-12


Note:

Students will also need to complete additional CSUTeach education courses.  Please see the College of Education, CSUTeach program catalog for details.

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