School of Natural Science and Mathematics
The Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics requires a minimum of 38 credit hours in mathematics plus 3 credits in computer science. Required mathematics courses are MATH 228, 247, 248, 249, 285, 364, 368, 384, 495 and 496. In addition to the required mathematics courses, students must take three elective mathematics courses at the 300 level or above. At most three credits of Practicum (492, 493) may be applied toward the B.S. in mathematics. Students planning to attend graduate school in mathematics are encouraged to take MATH 447. There is one required computer science course: CSCI 120.
State Certification in Teaching Mathematics
Mathematics majors can meet the requirements of Maryland and many other states for certification in teaching secondary-level mathematics. Majors who elect this program fulfill the same requirements as other mathematics majors. For required education courses, please refer to the education department’s section of this catalog.
A minor in mathematics is available to any undergraduate in the university. A minimum of 21 credit hours is necessary for the minor in mathematics. Required courses are MATH 247, 248, 249 and three additional mathematics courses at the 200 or above level. Practicum (492, 493) may not be applied toward the minor in mathematics.
Computer science majors who decide to minor in mathematics may not count CSCI 228 for the minor in mathematics.