Curriculum: Math

Major Program (47 semester hours)

Required Courses
Statistics (4)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5)
Calculus III (3)
Linear Algebra (3)
Differential Equations (3)
Discrete Mathematics (3)
Mathematical Statistics I (3)
College Geometry (3)
Introduction to Analysis (3)
Abstract Algebra I (3)
Junior Seminar (1)
Senior Seminar (2)
Two Mathematics electives at the 300/400 course level (6)

 

Major Program with Concentration in Actuarial Science (78 semester hours)

Required Courses
Statistics (4)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5)
Calculus III (3)
Linear Algebra (3)
Differential Equations (3)
Theory of Interest (3)
Mathematical Statistics I (3)
Mathematical Statistics II (3)
Operations Research (3)
Applied Regression Analysis (3)
Numerical Analysis (3)
Junior Seminar (1)
Senior Seminar (2)

Required Support Courses

Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
Principles of Microeconomics (3)
Financial Accounting (3)
Managerial Accounting (3)
Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
Principles of Finance (3)
Principles of Insurance (3)
Investments (3)
Capital Budgeting (3)
Computer Science I (4)

Students in this program are encouraged to pass the first two actuarial exams by the end of their senior year.

 

Minor Program (22 semester hours)

Required Courses
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5)
Twelve semester hours from at least three of the following areas: (12)

  • Advanced Calculus
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • History of Mathematics

 

Teacher Certification in Mathematics

Students majoring in Mathematics may earn an Initial Secondary Teaching Certificate (6-12). In order to qualify for certification each student must complete the following:

  • All requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics
  • The liberal education requirements for teacher certification as required by the Illinois State Board of Education for the secondary (6-12) level and listed under the College of Education
  • The required courses in professional education for middle school and secondary certification as listed under the College of Education and the prescribed field experiences (written verification must be provided if a field experience is transferred from another institution)
  • All required certification tests
  • A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 overall and 2.5 in the major.

 

Courses Required for Secondary Certification in Mathematics

Required Courses (53 semester hours)
Statistics (4)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5)
Calculus III (3)
Linear Algebra (3)
Differential Equations (3)
Discrete Mathematics (3)
Mathematical Statistics I (3)
College Geometry (3)
Introduction to Analysis (3)
Abstract Algebra I (3)
Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Middle School (Grades 6-8) (3)
Methods of Teaching Mathematics in High School (Grades 9-12) (3)
Junior Seminar (1)
Senior Seminar (2)
Two mathematics electives at the junior/senior level (6)

Students are assigned an advisor in both the Mathematics department and in the College of Education.

 

Mathematics and Computer Science Program

The Mathematics and Computer Science Program is a blend of courses from the mathematics and computer science programs designed to provide the student with the essential theoretical and practical elements of computer science as well as a significant background in mathematical theory and reasoning.

 

Major Program (69 semester hours)

Required Math Courses (32 hours)
Statistics (4)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5)
Calculus III (3)
Linear Algebra (3)
Differential Equations (3)
Discrete Mathematics (3)
Operations Research (3)
Numerical Analysis (3)

Computer Science Required Courses (28 hours)
Introduction to Information Technology (3)
Computer Science I (4)
Computer Science II (3)
Microcomputer Systems (3)
Java (3)
Advanced Data Structures (4)
Operating System (4)
Assembler (3)
Database Management (3)
Two courses at the 300-400 level in MATH or COMP (6)
Capstone Course(s) (3 hours)
Mathematics: Junior Seminar (1) and Senior Seminar (2); or
Computer Science: Senior Project (3)

For more information, refer to the USF Catalog