Professors: Joe Omojola, Ph.D. Associate Professors: Matthew Causey, Ed.D., Panagiota Heath, Ph.D. and Cynthia Singleton, Ph.D. Assistant Professors: Zheng Chen; Ph. D. and Heon Kim; Ph. D.
The Unit of Mathematics offers undergraduate courses leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. This degree will enable graduates to secure employment or pursue advanced studies in mathematics and related disciplines. Additional courses are offered to provide specialized training for pre-service school teachers.
Since mathematics forms the foundation of any scientific, statistical, or technical activity, students who successfully complete a course of study in this major will have tremendous opportunities for graduate study, research, or employment in a technical field. Students majoring in mathematics who maintain significantly above average grades can obtain fellowship offers for graduate study leading to advanced degrees in mathematics, applied mathematics, bio-statistics, actuarial science, biometrics and mathematics education.
Mathematics Degree Requirements
A student must complete a minimum of 121 semester hours and maintain a “C” or better in all science courses taken to fulfill the major requirements for the bachelors’ degree. In addition, all majors must pass a written comprehensive examination. The minimum passing score is 70. Courses below mathematics 250 may not be used toward fulfillment of the requirements for mathematics majors.
- A minimum of 45 semester hours in mathematics courses numbered 290 and above is required for graduation.
- Mandated classes are Math 290, 291,292, 296,340, 350, 360, 390, 400, 402, 403 and 460. The remaining hours are at least two course from the following Block = (392, 395, 397, 401, 450,470,).
- It is recommended that mathematics major take more than the minimum 45 hours required, particularly, if the student
- intends to attend graduate school.
- The advisor and the department chair must approve all electives.
- All students must satisfy the General Education and University requirements as stated in this catalog.
- All mathematics students must have a minor in another discipline in the Department and must satisfy that discipline’s minor requirements. However, Mathematics majors are strongly encouraged to have a minor in Physics because Physics courses provide Mathematics majors the necessary exposure to additional mathematical training that is needed for professional development and to pursue graduate studies.
Requirements for a Mathematics Minor
Students who wish to have a minor in mathematics are required to complete 18 semester hours of mathematics numbered 290 and above.