Mathematics, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in General Mathematics (B.S.)
Program Objectives
Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will:
- be able to apply mathematical techniques to social, economic, and scientific problems;
- understand the importance and power of mathematics in our rapidly changing technological age;
- be prepared to pursue a graduate program in this or a related area; and
- be well qualified for employment in any position requiring undergraduate training in mathematics.
In addition, students in the Teaching concentration will be prepared for certification to teach mathematics at the secondary level. Refer to the College of Education section of this Catalog regarding several teacher certification requirements associated with this degree program.
Program Requirements
CIP Code: 27.0101
Summary Checklist for General Education
Code | Title | Hours |
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Element 1 | ||
A: Written Communication | 3 | |
B: Written Communication | 3 | |
C: Oral Communication | 3 | |
Element 2 | ||
Quantitative Reasoning | 3 | |
Element 3 | ||
A: Arts | 3 | |
B: Humanities | 3 | |
Element 4 | ||
Natural Sciences | 6 | |
Element 5 | ||
A: Historical Science | 3 | |
B: Social Behavioral Science | 3 | |
Element 6 | ||
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences | 6 | |
Total Hours | 36 |
Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.
Major
Code | Title | Hours |
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University Graduation Requirements | ||
General Education | 36 | |
Student Success Seminar | ||
SCO 100M | Student Success Seminar in Mathematics and Statistics (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.) | 1 |
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories) | ||
Major Requirements ^{i, ii, iii} | ||
Core Courses | ||
MAT 234 | Calculus I | 4 |
MAT 239 | Linear Algebra and Matrices | 3 |
MAT 244 | Calculus II | 4 |
MAT 254 | Calculus III | 4 |
MAT 301 | Logic and Set Theory | 3 |
MAT 308 | Modern Algebra I | 3 |
MAT 315 | Introduction to Analysis | 3 |
Concentrations | ||
Students must select one of the following Concentrations: | ||
General Mathematics | 16-18 | |
Mathematics Teaching | ||
Supporting Course Requirements | ||
Choose from one of the following: | 3 | |
Intro to Game Programming | ||
Introduction to Programming for Science & Engineering | ||
Computing Concepts and Programming | ||
Object- Oriented Programming I | ||
STA 270 | Applied Statistics (Element 2) ^{G} | 1 |
Free Electives | ||
Choose from 37-39 hours of free electives | 37-39 | |
Students planning to attend a graduate school in mathematics are strongly encouraged to select an in-depth study of a single foreign language as a part of their program. | ||
Total Hours | 120 |
- ^{ 1 }
Three hours count toward Element 2^{G}
- G
Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hours in General Education.
- i.
No course may be used to satisfy more than one lettered category below.
- ii.
At least five upper-division courses which satisfy the major requirements (including core and concentration) must be completed at EKU.
- iii.
Only courses completed with a grade of at least “C” will count toward the major requirements (including core and concentration).
Concentration
Code | Title | Hours |
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Concentration Courses | ||
MAT 408 | Modern Algebra II | 3 |
or MAT 415 | Analysis | |
MAT 498 | Mathematics Capstone | 1-3 |
or STA 498W | Statistics Capstone | |
Choose from one of the following: | 3 | |
Modern Algebra II | ||
Analysis | ||
Any MAT course numbered 505 or above ^{1} | ||
Choose from nine hours of the following: | 9 | |
Algorithms II | ||
Any MAT course numbered 300 or above ^{2} | ||
Any STA course numbered 300 or above ^{3} | ||
Total Hours | 16-18 |
- ^{ 1 }
MAT 507 Seminar in Mathematics:___ only with department approval
- ^{ 2 }
Except for MAT 301 Logic and Set Theory, MAT 303 Mathematical Models and Applications, MAT 308 Modern Algebra I, MAT 315 Introduction to Analysis, and MAT 349 Applied Learning in Mathematics
- ^{ 3 }
Except for STA 349 Applied Learning in Statistics . No more than six hours of STA courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.