To major in mathematics, one must take at least 10 math courses (40 credit hours):
Core courses: MA 201, MA 213, MA 223, MA 233, and MA 323;
Two chosen from MA 302, MA 373, and MA 383;
At least one chosen from MA 310, MA 342, or MA 484; and
Any remaining courses chosen from the 300-level mathematics courses.
Additionally, CS 160, Introduction to Computer Science, is highly recommended.
To major in mathematics and complete secondary licensure, additional criteria must be satisfied. In
particular, one must take at least 11 mathematics courses (44 credit hours): MA 123, MA 201, MA 213, MA 223, MA 233, MA 302, MA 310, MA 323, MA 334, MA 383, and MA 484. In addition, to be licensed by the state of Illinois, the student must complete 9 Professional Education courses (36 credit hours) and the 4 courses (16 credit hours) associated with the Clinical Experience semester through the Department of Education. (See page 64 for specific courses.)
The mathematics minor will consist of 5 or more mathematics courses (20 credit hours), at least two of which must be at the 300-level. An exception to the ten-course requirement is the following. The department considers a student who places into Calculus II or Calculus III and completes that course with a ‘C’ or better to have met the major requirements for the preceding calculus courses. That is, a student who places into MA 223 and completes it with a ‘C’ or better is not required to take MA 213 for the major; a student who places into MA 233 and completes it with a ‘C’ or better is not required to take MA 213 or MA 223 for the major.
Prerequisites for mathematics courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or above. No student who has completed a mathematics course with a grade of ‘C’ or above may enroll in a prerequisite to that course without the permission of the department chair. MA 223 is a prerequisite for all 300-level mathematics. Transfer credit for 300-level courses counting toward the major or minor requires permission of the department chair.
Note: Students will take IS 485 or the capstone of another department to fulfill the BLUEprint 2.0 Capstone Experience.