Curriculum: Math

Major Program (47 semester hours)

Required Courses
MATH 175 Statistics (4)
MATH 181 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)
MATH 182 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5)
MATH 271 Calculus III (3)
MATH 275 Linear Algebra (3)
MATH 280 Differential Equations (3)
MATH 326 Discrete Mathematics (3)
MATH 331 Mathematical Statistics I (3)
MATH 351 College Geometry (3)
MATH 371 Introduction to Analysis (3)
MATH 375 Abstract Algebra I (3)
MATH 391 Junior Seminar (1)
MATH 490 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
MATH 175 Statistics (4)
MATH 181 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)
MATH 182 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5)
MATH 271 Calculus III (3)
MATH 275 Linear Algebra (3)
MATH 280 Differential Equations (3)
MATH 290 Theory of Interest (3)
MATH 331 Mathematical Statistics I (3)
MATH 332 Mathematical Statistics II (3)
MATH 365 Operations Research (3)
MATH 370 Applied Regression Analysis (3)
MATH 380 Numerical Analysis (3)
MATH 391 Junior Seminar (1)
MATH 490 Senior Seminar (2)

Required Support Courses

ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ACCT 125 Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 126 Managerial Accounting (3)
ECON 211 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 212 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
FINC 242 Principles of Finance (3)
FINC 340 Principles of Insurance (3)
FINC 345 Investments (3)
FINC 358 Capital Budgeting (3)
COMP 140 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
MATH 181 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)
MATH 182 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5)
Twelve semester hours from at least three of the following areas: (12)

  • Advanced Calculus (MATH 271, MATH 371)
  • Algebra (MATH 275, MATH 326, MATH MATH 375)
  • Geometry (MATH 351)
  • Applied Mathematics (MATH 280, MATH 365, MATH 380)
  • Probability and Statistics (MATH 175, MATH 331, MATH 332, MATH 370)
  • History of Mathematics (MATH 320, MATH 321)

 

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

Students majoring in Mathematics may earn an Initial Secondary Teaching Professional educator Licensure (6-12). The major is jointly administered by the College of Education and the Mathematics department. Students must fulfill the requirements and the Secondary Licensure requirements as listed in the Teacher Education section of this catalog.

 

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)
MATH 175 Statistics (4)
MATH 181 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)
MATH 182 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5)
MATH 271 Calculus III (3)
MATH 275 Linear Algebra (3)
MATH 280 Differential Equations (3)
MATH 326 Discrete Mathematics (3)
MATH 365 Operations Research (3)
MATH 380 Numerical Analysis (3)

Computer Science Required Courses (28 hours)
COMP 135 Introduction to Information Technology (3)
COMP 140 Computer Science I (4)
COMP 150 Computer Science II (3)
COMP 200 Microcomputer Systems (3)
COMP 253 Java (3)
COMP 254 Advanced Data Structures (4)
COMP 335 Operating System (4)
COMP 360 Assembler (3)
COMP 400 Database Management (3)
Two courses at the 300-400 level in MATH or COMP (6)
Capstone Course(s) (3 hours)
MATH 391 Junior Seminar (1)
MATH 490 Senior Seminar (2)
OR
COMP 480 Senior Project (3)

For more information, refer to the USF Catalog