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Mathematics Major (B.S. degree) Requirements (39 hours)

Students seeking a major in Mathematics must take a minimum of 44 hours, which includes: 

  • 29 hours of Mathematics (MAT): 211, 212, 213, 225, 261, 334, 433, 443, 481, and 482; 
  • 12 hours (4 courses) from: MAT 227, 335, 338, 342, 351, 352, 371, 434, 444, 445, 451, 455, 490;
  • Required coursework in other areas (3 hours): Computer Science CSC 155 or above

PHI 110 (Logic) is strongly recommended.

Mathematics Major with Secondary Education Concentration (84 hours)

Students who wish to become certified for public school teaching must complete the requirements for teacher certification and a major in Mathematics with concentration in Secondary Educations with a minimum of 84 hours, which includes:

  • 44 hours of MAT: 211, 212, 213, 225, 227, 261, 334, 335, 336, 351, 352, 433, 443, 481, and 482;
  • Required coursework in other areas (40 hours):
    • 3 hours in Computer Science, CSC 155 or above
    • 37 hours in education requirements: EDU 224, 230, 232, 300, 342, 382, 455, 480, 483.

It is recommended that majors take PHY 213-214, PHI 110 (Logic) and MAT 200. Some of the courses required for the major may have prerequisites that will require additional course work; some may fulfill Core Curriculum requirements in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Areas 2 and 3.

Students who plan to qualify for certification at the secondary level should major in the academic field for which certification will be sought with a concentration in Education. Graduation with a concentration in Education does not guarantee state certification. In order to be certified by the state of South Carolina, candidates must pass all required PRAXIS II series tests and meet all certification requirements.

Candidates should take Education 224 and 230 during their freshman year. Education 232 should be taken during the sophomore year. These classes are prerequisites for all other education courses. All candidates must pass, or exempt, Praxis I reading, writing, and mathematics tests and apply for and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program in order to take 300- and 400-level education courses. Additional courses required for the secondary education concentration are EDU 300, 342, 382, 455, 480, and 483. Application to the student teaching internship must be made well in advance of the semester in which the candidate intends to student teach; candidates are responsible for meeting application deadlines and should maintain strong communication with the Teacher Education Coordinator of Clinical Experiences.

All candidates, regardless of major, complete a minimum of 108 hours of field experience in a public school prior to student teaching.

Mathematics Major with Actuarial Science Concentration (66 hours)

Students seeking a major in Mathematics with concentration in Actuarial Science must take a minimum of 66 hours, which includes:

  • 36 hours of MAT: 211, 212, 213, 225, 261, 334, 351, 352, 433, 443, 481, 482, and 483;
  • 6 hours (2 courses) from: MAT 227, 335, 338, 342, 371, 434, 444, 445, 451, 455, 490;
  • Required coursework in other areas (24 hours):
    • 3 hours Computer Science, CSC 155 or above
    • 21 hours of Accounting, Business and Economics: ACC 210, 220, BUA 210, 220, 341, and ECO 210, 220

PHI 110 (Logic) is strongly recommended.

Mathematics Major with Physics Concentration (58 hours)

Students seeking a major in Mathematics with concentration in Physics must take a minimum of 58 hours, which includes:

  • 32 hours of MAT: 211, 212, 213, 225, 261, 334, 342, 433, 443, 481, and 482;
  • 9 hours (3 courses) from: MAT 227, 335, 338, 351, 352, 371, 434, 444, 445, 451, 455, 490;
  • Required coursework in other areas (17 hours):
    • 3 hours Computer Science, CSC 155 or above
    • 14 hours of Physics: PHY 213, 214, 353, 451

PHI 110 (Logic) is strongly recommended.

 

MINORS

Minors are intended for students who will not be Mathematics majors.

Computer Science Minor (18 hours) 

The Computer Science minor requires 18 hours: CSC 156, 340; select 9 additional hours from CSC courses or PHI 110, MIS 310, or MIS 340.

Mathematics Minor (18 hours)

The Mathematics minor requires 18 hours as follows: MAT 211 and 212 plus a minimum of ten hours selected from 213, 225, 227, 261, 334, 335, 338, 342, 351, 352, 371, 433, 434, 443, 444, 445, 451, and 455.

Physics Minor (17 hours)

The Physics minor requires 17 hours of Physics as follows: PHY 213, 214, 353, 451 and MAT 342.
MAT 211 and 212 are prerequisites for the Physics courses.  MAT 213 and 261are prerequisites for MAT 342.

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