2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, BS

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Mathematics Program

The Mathematics curriculum stresses breadth, theory, and depth in the study of mathematics while allowing the student the flexibility to choose among topics of their interest. In order to calculate the Math Major GPA, any course with the prefix MATH or MAED 352  should be included in the calculation with the following exceptions:

Civitae Core Requirements (39-40 credits)

Civitae Core  

Mathematics majors may count Civitae Core courses satisfying major requirements as also satisfying their respective Civitae Core requirements, up to two Pillar courses and one Perspectives course.  (Students pursuing Virginia teaching licensure are not restricted as to the number of courses.)  The following are the courses in this major that may be used in this way:

  • MATH 171  is required to be taken to satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Pillar requirement
  • Mathematics majors seeking Secondary Education Endorsement are required to take EDUC 245  to satisfy the Human Behavior and Social Institutions Pillar requirement, and either MATH 304  or MATH 320  to fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning Perspectives requirement.

Transfer Students go to Transfer Student General Education  for requirements.

Additional Degree Requirements

Additional Degree Requirements BS Degree: 3-4 credits

Electives (9-12 credits)

Students must complete a total of 12 additional credits consisting of Mathematics courses at the 300-400 level.  Additionally, among the Civitae Core Perspectives courses, only MATH 301  and one of MATH 304  or MATH 320  may count toward Mathematics elective credit.

Electives may NOT include:


Secondary Education Endorsement, grades 6-12 (26 credits)

*MATH 335   and one of MATH 304  or MATH 320  count towards the mathematics major.

***Students must be admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program before they will be permitted to enroll in any subsequent 300-400 level EDUC courses.

General Electives

  • General Electives (non-teaching majors) (32-37 credits)
  • General Electives (teaching majors) (9-11 credits)

Total Credits Required

  • BS in Mathematics 120
  • BS in Mathematics with Secondary Teaching Endorsement 120


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