Mathematics Majors

Four majors are offered: Mathematics (BS), Mathematics (BA), Mathematics with Teacher Certification, and Mathematics pre-engineering option.

Mathematics major (BS degree)

The following is only one source of information regarding a student's program of study for a B.S. in Mathematics. Note: Some courses required in the major will also fulfill requirements for the University core curriculum. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, rotation, and selection and for planning an effective and efficient program of study.

Students must complete the following:

University General Education curriculum (See General Education Requirements in MUW Bulletin)

Major Courses (grade of C or better required):

MA 181 Calculus I (3)
MA 182 Calculus II (3)
MA 283 Calculus III (3)
MA 284 Calculus IV (3)
MA 301 Concepts of Abstract Mathematics (3)
MA 304 Modern Algebra (3)
MA 305 Linear Algebra (3)
MA 306 Differential Equations (3)
MA 310 Probability and Statistics (3)
MA elective number above 300, excluding MA 318 and MA 319 (3)

Select one of the following: (3)

MA 303 Modern Geometry
MA 454 Foundations of Mathematics

Select one of the following: (3)

MA 455 Advanced Calculus
MA 461 General Topology

Select one of the following: (3)

SM 125 Fortran
SM 135 Programming in C++

Additional Requirements:

Select one from the following: (4)

PSP 211 General Physics with lab
PSP 213 General Physics (Calculus based) with lab

At least 14 hours in science (including PSP 211 or PSP 213) 

2.0 Major GPA required
2.0 Departmental GPA required
Comprehensive Exit Exam (minimum score required)
Exit Questionnaire

Total Hours Required for a BS in Mathematics: 124 Semester Hours

Note: For mathematics majors, after the successful completion of Calculus I (MA 181), no mathematics courses below MA 114 can be applied toward graduation.

 

 

Mathematics major (BA degree) 

The following is only one source of information regarding a student's program of study for a B.A. in Mathematics. Note: Some courses required in the major will also fulfill requirements for the University core curriculum. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, rotation, and selection and for planning an effective and efficient program of study.

Students must complete the following:

University General Education curriculum (See General Education Requirements in MUW Bulletin)

Major Courses (grade of C or better required):

MA 181 Calculus I (3)
MA 182 Calculus II (3)
MA 283 Calculus III (3)
MA 284 Calculus IV (3)
MA 301 Concepts of Abstract Mathematics (3)
MA 304 Modern Algebra (3)
MA 305 Linear Algebra (3)
MA 306 Differential Equations (3)
MA 310 Probability and Statistics (3)
MA elective numbered above 300, excluding
MA 318 and MA 319 (3)

Select one of the following: (3)

MA 303 Modern Geometry
MA 454 Foundations of Mathematics

Select one of the following: (3)

MA 455 Advanced Calculus
MA 461 General Topology

Select one of the following: (3)

SM 125 Fortran
SM 135 Programming in C++

Additional Requirements:

Foreign language (one area – minimum of 6 hours at the 200 level or above)

2.0 Major GPA required
2.0 Departmental GPA required
Comprehensive Exit Exam (minimum score required)
Exit Questionnaire

Total Hours Required for a BA in Mathematics: 124 Semester Hours

Note: For mathematics majors, after the successful completion of Calculus I (MA 181), no mathematics courses below MA 114 can be applied toward graduation.

 

 

Mathematics with teacher certification (BS degree)

The following is only one source of information regarding a student's program of study for a BS in Mathematics with Teacher Certification. Note: Some courses required in the major will also fulfill requirements for the University core curriculum. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, rotation, and selection and for planning an effective and efficient program of study.

Students must complete the following:

University General Education curriculum (See General Education Requirements in MUW Bulletin)

Major Courses (grade of C or better required):

MA 123 Statistics (3)
MA 181 Calculus I (3)
MA 182 Calculus II (3)
MA 283 Calculus III (3)
MA 284 Calculus IV (3)
MA 301 Concepts of Abstract Mathematics (3)
MA 303 Modern Geometry (3)
MA 304 Modern Algebra (3)
MA 305 Linear Algebra (3)
MA 306 Differential Equations (3)
MA 310 Probability and Statistics (3)
MA 318 Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers (3)
MA 319 Materials and Methods in the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics (3)

Select one of the following: (3)

MA 455 Advanced Calculus
MA 461 General Topology

Select one of the following: (3)

SM 125 Fortran
SM 135 Programming in C++

Additional Requirements:

Select one from the following: (4)

PSP 211 General Physics with lab
PSP 213 General Physics (Calculus based) with lab

At least 14 hours in science (including PSP 211 or PSP 213)

2.0 Major GPA required
2.0 Departmental GPA required
Comprehensive Exit Exam (minimum score required)
Exit Questionnaire

Professional Education Courses (grade of C or better required):

ED 300 Education as a Profession (3)
ED 302 Art and Science of Teaching (3)
ED 306 Introduction to Exceptional Learners (3)
ED 351 Educational Measurement (3)
ED 365 Content Area Reading (3)
ED 401 Teacher Internship Seminar: Classroom Management  (3)
ED 409 Observation and Directed Teaching in Secondary Education, Grades 7-12 (9)
PSY 206 Human Growth and Development (3)
PSY 360 Educational Psychology (3)
COM 101 Oral Communication (3) 

Total Hours Required for a BS in Mathematics with Teacher Certification: 124 semester hours.

Note: For mathematics with teacher certification majors, after the successful completion of Calculus I (MA 181), no mathematics courses below MA 114 can be applied toward graduation.

 

 

Mathematics - Pre-engineering option (BS degree at another institution).

The Pre-Engineering Option is a two year curriculum for students who plan to complete an engineering BS degree at another institution.

The list of coursework is based on the requirements for engineering programs within the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University.

The Pre-Engineering Option sets out 61 hours of coursework based on MUW course titles that will transfer toward a BS degree in engineering. Students interested in transferring to engineering programs at other schools should investigate details of their curricula with their academic advisor. Students should always meet with their academic advisor for information on course scheduling, rotation, and selection and for planning an effective and efficient program of study.

Pre-Engineering Option Coursework:

Mathematics courses required: (grade of C or better required)

MA 181 Calculus I (3)
MA 182 Calculus II (3)
MA 283 Calculus III (3)
MA 284 Calculus IV (3)
Advanced Mathematics Elective (3)*

Additional requirements:

PSC 111 General Chemistry I (3)
PSC 111L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
PSP 213 General Physics I (Calculus-based) with lab (4)
PSP 214 General Physics II (Calculus-based) with lab (4)
UN 101 Introduction to College Life (1)
COM 101 Oral Communication (3)
EN 101 English Composition I (3)
EN 102 English Composition II (3)

Literature Course (3)

Select one:

HIS 101 History of Civilization I (3)
HIS 102 History of Civilization II (3)

Select one:

PSY 101 General Psychology (3)
PSY 206 Human Growth and Development (3)
POL 150 American Government (3)

Select one:

MUS 100 Music Appreciation (3)
ART 102 Art Appreciation (3)

Programming or science elective (3):

Check requirements of particular engineering program.

Open Electives (6)