The Department of Mathematics serves all students at the university. Mathematics majors receive a comprehensive foundation in abstract and applied mathematics as preparation for graduate school or a professional career. Minors in Mathematics receive the mathematical foundation needed for advanced work in their major field.
The department also provides non-majors with courses for their major or with courses for their Liberal Arts and Sciences program.
Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with Initial Licensure
Students within our Mathematics major can pursue initial licensure as high school Mathematics teachers. This program provides students with both a broad introduction to high school teaching and specific instruction in the theory, research and practice of secondary Mathematics teaching. Students engage in field-based experiences in the school setting supervised by our faculty through on-site pre-practicum experiences coupled with each teaching course and a formal teaching practicum as the capstone experience. Students pursuing this option will have to fulfill the degree requirements for the mathematics major with some restricted electives, a minor in Middle and Secondary Education (5-12), as well as the requirements for initial teacher licensure in Secondary Education.The requirements are described below: