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Degrees Offered

Major in Mathematics

The major in mathematics consists of a minimum of thirty-three semester hours which include Calculus I, II, III, and IV, and eighteen additional hours of mathematics courses above Calculus IV. Three hours of seminar courses are required from Mathematics Seminar I, II, III, and IV. Mathematics Seminar I is required. Most mathematics majors pursue the Bachelor of Science degree. A typical program of study might consist of the courses listed below.

Bachelor of Science Core
  • Religion REL 101,102 6 hours
  • English Composition ENG 101,102 6 hours
  • Literature  ENG 211,212  6 hours
  • Communication  COM 101  3 hours
  • History  HIS 101,102 or 201,202  6 hours
  • Social/Behavioral Science  Geography, political science, sociology, psychology, economics  6 hours
  • Science   Biology, chemistry, physics, or physical science 8 hours
  • Pre-calculus  MAT 150  3 hours
  • Fine Arts  ART 200, MUM 101, or THE 135  3 hours
  • Physical education  Activity courses  2 hours
  • Additional natural/physical science or computer courses 6 hours
  • Computing 6 hours

Total 55 hours

Courses for the Major
  • Mathematics Seminar I  MAT 109  1 hour
  • Calculus I,II,III,IV  MAT 151,152,251,252  12 hours
  • Upper-level math  Linear algebra, differential equations, foundations, statistics, geometry,  abstract Algebra, discrete math, probability  18 hours
  • Seminars   MAT 209, 309, or 409 2 hours

Total 33 hours

Courses for a Minor

  • Courses in one area outside mathematics.                     18-21 hours

Electives

Any courses    19-22 hours

Total for Graduation    128 hours 

Programs of Study

Students wanting to teach at the secondary level in mathematics must complete certain core requirements prior to admission into the teacher education program. To be admitted, students must (1) maintain an overall grade-point average or 2.5 better on 44 hours of teacher education core courses with grades of C or better in English composition; and (2) must have a score of 21 or better on the ACT with no score below 18 on any subtest OR achieve the required score on the PRAXIS I including all subtests (reading, writing, and mathematics). Students must complete a course of study which includes certain upper-level mathematics courses as well as a sequence of professional education courses. Students completing this program will have satisfied the requirements for a minor in Teacher Education. A typical curriculum would consist of the courses listed below.

Teacher Education Core
  • English Composition   ENG 101,102 6 hours
  • Literature   ENG 211,212 6 hours
  • Communication   COM 101 3 hours
  • History   HIS 101,102 or 201,202 6 hours
  • Social science  Geography, political science, sociology,
  • economics  3 hours
  • Psychology  PSY 201  3 hours
  • Laboratory science  Biology, chemistry, physics  8 hours
  • Physical science   PHS 151 or 201 3 hours
  • Mathematics   MAT 131 or 150 3 hours
  • Fine Arts   ART 200, MUM 101, or THE 135 3 hours

Total 44 hours

Additional Core/Teacher Education Requirements
  • Religion  REL 101,102  6 hours
  • Physical Education    Activity courses 2 hours
  • Adolescent & Educational Psychology  PSY 203,204  6 hours
  • Computing   BUS 102 or EDU 325 3 hours

Total 17 hours

Courses for the Major
  • Mathematics Seminar I  MAT 109  1 hour
  • Calculus I,II,III,IV  MAT 151,152,251,252  12 hours
  • Foundations of Mathematics   MAT 335 3 hours
  • Probability or Statistics   MAT 336 or 337 3 hours
  • Linear Algebra I   MAT 341 3 hours
  • Geometry   MAT 346 3 hours
  • Abstract Algebra, or Linear Algebra II, or Discrete Math  MAT 441 or 342 or 338  3 hours
  • Math elective   Math course above MAT 252 3 hours
  • Seminars   MAT 209, 309, or 409 2 hours

Total 33 hours

Professional Education Courses
  • Foundations of Education   EDU 300 3 hours
  • Pre-teaching Field Experience  EDU 300.1  0 hours
  • Survey of the Exceptional Child   EDU 372 3 hours
  • Teaching in the Secondary School, or
  • Teach Math in the Secondary School   EDU 446 or MAT 345 3 hours
  • Classroom Management   EDU 436 3 hours
  • Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation   EDU 450 3 hours
  • Directed Teaching  EDU 484  9-12 hours

Total 27 hours

Electives

Any courses    7-10 hours

Total for Graduation    128 hours

Pre-Engineering

Students who want to pursue a career in engineering can attend William Carey College for two years and then transfer to a school that offers a bachelor's degree in engineering. Pre-engineering students will concentrate on a program of study that will prepare them for upper-level courses in a school of engineering. A typical 2-year program of study might consist of the following courses.

  • English Composition  ENG 101,102  6 hours
  • Literature   ENG 211,212 6 hours
  • Pre-calculus  MAT 150  3 hours
  • Calculus I,II,III,IV   MAT 151,152,251,252 12 hours
  • Linear Algebra or
  • Differential Equations   MAT 341 or 353 3 hours
  • History  HIS 101,102 or 201,202  6 hours
  • Social/Behavioral Science  Geography,political science,
  • sociology, psychology, economics  6 hours
  • Communication   COM 101 3 hours
  • Fine Arts  ART 200, MUM 101, or THE 135  3 hours
  • Computer programming   BUS 202,303 6 hours
  • Chemistry   CHE 111, 112 8 hours
  • Physics  PHY 101-102 or 211-212  8 hours

Total 70 hours