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Mathematics, B.A.



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


Description

Mathematicians use theory, computational techniques, algorithms and computer technology to solve problems in various fields, including basic sciences, engineering, computer science, economics, business, finance, and social sciences. The study of mathematics is traditionally divided into pure (theoretical) mathematics, which involves discovering new mathematical principles and relationships, and applied mathematics, which develops mathematical techniques for solving practical problems. Statistics is a sub-field of applied mathematics that focuses on data analysis.

What careers can this major prepare you for?

Advances in technology have led to an increased demand for workers with knowledge of mathematics. Math graduates work in a broad range of positions in government, education, and industry. Bachelor graduates work in entry-level jobs in government, as software developers and programmers (with computer science experience), as actuarial analysts (with actuarial concentration), as budget and financial analysts, as secondary teachers (licensure required), and other areas. A master's degree in math/statistics or a related field is required for research associates, statisticians, and operations research specialists, whose work involves making decisions in managing money, materials, inventory, scheduling, pricing, facilities, people, and other issues that various organizations face. A doctoral (Ph.D.) degree is required for high-level research positions in industry, government and medical facilities, in which math modeling or statistics is needed for solving complex problems. A Ph.D. is often required for university faculty positions, which involve teaching, and conducting and directing research. Mathematics graduates work as: Actuary, Cryptographer, Data Scientist, Investment Analyst, Market Researcher, Mathematician, Operation Research Analyst, Numerical Analyst, Professor, Secondary Mathematics Teacher, Software Engineer, Statistician.

What skills are developed within this major?

Skills developed in this major include: analytical skills, ability to construct logical arguments, ability to perform computer-aided computations, ability to think outside the box, communication skills, problem solving skills, quantitative reasoning, writing skills.

Special Tracks

 Actuarial, applied mathematics, pure mathematics, statistics, secondary teacher licensure.

For Further Information

216-687-4680 or http://www.csuohio.edu/sciences/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.).

Admission to Major


MTH 181 MTH 182  with a grade of C or better in each

Hours Required for Degree


Minimum hours required for degree: 120

Minimum hours required for Mathematics, B.A. major: 47

Minimum hours required for Mathematics, B.S. major: 69

Major-Field Requirements


Requirements of the College of Sciences and Health Professions

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a degree, of which 42 semester credit hours must be earned in 300- and/or 400-level courses.

For the Bachelor of Arts degree:


Electives


21 credits chosen from MTH courses numbered 300 or above (excluding MTH 325 , MTH 326 , MTH 328 , MTH 329 , MTH 330 , and some offerings of MTH 493  or MTH 497 ), STA 323 , and STA 424 . At least nine of these credits must be from courses numbered 400 or above.

For the Bachelor of Science degree:


Electives


21 credits chosen from MTH courses numbered 300 or above (excluding MTH 325 , MTH 326 , MTH 328 , MTH 329 , MTH 330 , and some offerings of MTH 493  or MTH 497 ), STA 323 , and STA 424 . At least nine of these credits must be from courses numbered 400 or above.

Choose a minimum of 12 additional science credits from the following:


STA 347 , STA 421 , STA 431 , STA 435 , STA 436 , STA 467  or courses from any of the following fields: Biology, Geology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics or Computer and Information Science. These credits must be numbered 200 or above. The courses in computer and information science that meet this requirement are those that satisfy CIS major-field requirements (excluding CIS 306 ).

Second Major for Computer Science Students


Students in the CS 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 EECS 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 Sciences and Health Professions 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 (216-687-4625, JH 170).

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, Grades 7-12 .

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


Science Courses (22 credit hours)

  • For a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics, no requirement beyond CSU science course requirements
  • For a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, an additional 22 science credits distributed in any combination of the following: STA 347 , STA 421 , STA 431 , STA 435 , STA 436 , STA 467  or courses from any of the following fields: Biology, Geology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics or Computer and Information Science. These credits must be numbered 200 or above. The courses in computer and information science that meet this requirement are those that satisfy CIS major-field requirements (excluding CIS 306 ). These 22 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


Honors Program/University Scholars Requirements


A University Honors/Scholars Program student will be able to graduate with Honors in Mathematics by completing the general requirements of the Honors or University Scholars Program and all of the following:

  1. Satisfy all requirements for the mathematics major (B.S. or B.A.);
  2. Complete two 400-level MTH (or STA 424 ) Honors Contract courses, for a total of 6 honors credits. These must be chosen from courses that count toward a math degree. These courses may be counted toward the major as well.
  3. In place of MTH 496 - Senior Project , complete  MTH 496H - Honors Project (3 credits)  with a C or better. The requirements for this course include all the requirements of MTH 496  plus an oral presentation of the student's work.

Accelerated 4+1 Program


See the Mathematics, Accelerated 4+1 BA or BS/MS  page.