2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Aug 15, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, BS

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.

Mathematics Program

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:

MATH 309 - Numeration Systems  

MATH 310 - Probability, Statistics, and Programming   

MATH 357 - Intersections: The World of Art and Math  

MATH 430 - Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Schools  

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. 

Additional Degree Requirements

Additional Degree Requirements BS Degree: 3-4 credits CMSC 140  or CMSC 160  

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:

MATH 309 - Numeration Systems  

MATH 310 - Probability, Statistics, and Programming   

MATH 313 - Geometry and Reasoning  

MATH 350 - Ethical Issues in Mathematics and Computer Science  

MATH 430 - Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Schools  

MATH 451 - The Teaching of Secondary Mathematics  

MATH 482 - Directed Teaching in the Secondary School  

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