The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics includes three concentrations: General Mathematics, Secondary Education, and Applied Statistics.
Candidates for the Mathematics B.S. program must complete all graduation requirements outlined in the Middle Georgia State University Catalog. A grade of C or higher must be earned in all courses outside of Areas A – F used to satisfy the major.
Curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Core Curriculum (Credit: 42 hours)
Area A: Essential Skills (Credit: 9 hours)
Note: Courses required for Area A must be completed within the first 30 hours.
Area B: Institutional Options (Credit: 4 hours)
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts (Credit: 6 hours)
| Literature Elective | 3 |
| Area C Elective | 3 |
Area D: Science, Math and Technology (Credit: 11 hours)
| Lab Science Elective PHYS 2211K-2212K or CHEM 1211K-1212K are recommended. | 4 |
| Lab Science Elective PHYS 2211K-2212K or CHEM 1211K-1212K are recommended. | 4 |
MATH 1251 | Calculus I | 4 |
Three (3) hours of MATH 1251 credits will be applied to Area D and the additional 1 hour of credit may be applied to the upper level curriculum.
Area E: Social Sciences (Credit: 12 hours)
HIST 2111 | United States History to 1865 | 3 |
| OR | |
HIST 2112 | United States History since 1865 | 3 |
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POLS 1101 | American Government | 3 |
| Area E Elective | 3 |
| Area E Elective | 3 |
Area F: Lower Division Major Requirements (Credit: 18 hours)
Three hours of MATH 2270 credits will be applied to Area F and the additional one hour of credit may be applied to the upper level curriculum.
Note: The General Mathematics and Secondary Education concentrations require MATH 2270 in Area F.
UPPER-LEVEL CURRICULUM (60 hours)
The upper-level curriculum consists of two areas. Area I is a set of upper-level courses common to all concentrations. Area II is satisfied by completing coursework in a concentration.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for both MATH 3500 and MATH 3600, for both MATH 4611 and MATH 4621, or for both MATH 4612 and MATH 4622.
Note: A grade of C or higher must be earned in all courses outside of Areas A – F used to satisfy the major.
Area I: Common Upper-Level Courses (11 hours)
Note: One hour of credit for MATH 1251 from Area D.
Area II: Upper-Level Concentration (49 hours)
This area is satisfied by completing a Mathematics/Statistics concentration.
General Mathematics Concentration
Mathematics is the language of science and is used in a multitude of interesting and rewarding disciplines. The Mathematics concentration helps students develop critical thinking skills and an inquisitive and analytical approach to problem solving. Such skills are highly sought by employers as well as graduate and professional schools. The demand for mathematicians is vast including fields as diverse as robotics, national security, animated films, climate study, and medicine.
Required Major Field Courses (13 hours)
One hour of credit for MATH 2270 from Area F.
Major Field Electives (21 hours)
Any mathematics course at or above the 3000-level excluding Elementary/Special Education courses (MATH 3106, MATH 3110, MATH 3156, MATH 4146).
General Electives (Credit: 15 Hours)
Any course at or above the 2000-level selected with the guidance of an advisor.
Secondary Education Concentration
The concentration in Secondary Education provides a pathway for students interested in teaching. Well-prepared teachers of mathematics are in high demand to meet the needs of economic growth and technological advances. Students learn strong foundations in content knowledge across diverse areas of mathematics, along with the skills necessary to convey these concepts to others. This program adheres to all state and national standards and provides credentials to teach mathematics in 6th through 12th grades.
Required Major Field Courses (10 hours)
One hour of credit for MATH 2270 from Area F.
Major Field Electives (9 hours)
Any mathematics course at or above the 3000-level excluding Elementary/Special Education courses (MATH 3106, MATH 3110, MATH 3156, MATH 4146).
Education Courses (Credit: 27 Hours)
Students will apply for the Secondary Education Certification track during enrollment in the Methods in Content Area course (EDUC 4130). Admission, progression, and graduation requirements for the track can be found in the Academic Catalog under Secondary Education Certification track.
General Electives (Credit: 3 Hours)
Note: Any course at or above the 2000-level selected with the guidance of an advisor.
Applied Statistics Concentration
In today’s world, the analysis of data plays an increasing role in decisions being made across disciplines such engineering, information technology, business, and the life, health, physical, and social sciences. The Applied Statistics concentration prepares students to understand statistical methods, theory, and computation – techniques that enhance their personal skills and prepares them for an array of career opportunities.
Required Major Field Courses (18 hours)
Major Field Electives (17 hours)
Choose 17 hours of mathematics courses at or above the 3000-level [excluding Elementary/Special Education courses (MATH 3106, MATH 3110, MATH 3156, MATH 4146)], or any courses from the following list:
General Electives (Credit: 14 Hours)
Any course at or above the 2000-level selected with the guidance of an advisor.
Total Hours: 120