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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Mathematics Education, BS


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About the Program

Math students enjoy a great deal of personal attention. Most math classes for math majors have 40 or fewer students, and many upper-level classes have fewer than 25 students. In addition, the math curriculum is flexible enough that students can take classes in other interest areas or pursue a double major or a minor without too much difficulty. Math specializations include:

  • Applied mathematics
  • Business mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics teaching
  • Mathematics with computer science option
  • Mathematics with statistics option
  • Operations research

Important note: When applying for any specialization within Mathematics, select “Mathematics” as your major. You will have the opportunity to specialize as you progress through the curriculum.

Mathematics Website

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Curriculum and Degree Requirements


A College of Science degree is conferred when a student successfully completes all requirements in their degree program.  Students will complete coursework or approved experiential learning activities to meet the following three degree components:

  1. Major
  2. Science Core Curriculum
  3. Free Electives

Students may use any of the following options to meet College of Science degree requirements:

  • Purdue Coursework
  • Ap, IB, and CLEP credit.  The use of AP and IB coursework varies between College of Science degree plans.
  • Transfer Credit. Students should consult the Admissions Transfer Credit Resource page for all available transfer options.

College of Science degree programs vary widely in their approval and use of the proceeding options and thus students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their academic advisors and to regularly consult their MyPurduePlan to view the use of each option in their degree plan. 


Most College of Science degree programs contain free elective credits students may use to pursue courses that relate to their interests or which support their major area of study. The elective area of a degree plan may also be used to complete minors, second majors and certificates such as the Entrepreneurial Certificate. With the exception of courses on the No Count List, any Purdue course may be used to meet the free elective area of a student’s degree plan.

College of Science Core Requirements

All Students starting Purdue University Fall semester, 2007 or later are required to pursue the 2007 Science Core curriculum.

The College of Science Core Curriculum requires the completion of approved coursework and/or experiential learning opportunities in the following academic areas:

Earning Core Curricular Requirements through Experience

Students may meet selected core curriculum requirements through approved experiential learning opportunities. Interested students should contact their academic advisor for more information on this option and incorporating experiential learning into their four-year program of study. For more information on earning requirements through experience, please click here.

Departmental/Program Major Courses (98-115 credits)


Calculus I Option - Select from (4-5 credits)


(satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core)

Calculus II Option - Select from (4-5 credits)


(satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core)

Calculus III Option - Select from (4-5 credits)


(satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core)

Educational Program Course Requirements (33 credits)


Average GPA in courses must be 3.00 - no grade lower than C-

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (21-35 credits)


  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy for core)
  • or

  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy for core)
  •  

  • Language I Option* (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Cultures Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Language II Option* (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Cultures Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Technical Writing Option and Technical Presenting Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Oral Communications for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 6.00
  • Laboratory Science I Option (satisfies Science Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Laboratory Science II Option (satisfies Science Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • General Education I Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science or Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education II Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science or Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Great Issues Option - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • *Requirement may be met with a zero credit experiential learning option. See your advisor for more information

Electives (5-22 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15-18 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15-17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


16-18 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15-16 Credits


16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


12 Credits


Notes


Student should earn minimum of a B- see advisor for further details.

Students must earn a 2.5 average in MATH/STAT/CS courses required for major.

2.5 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

*For Licensing - Students must pass GATE C

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Disclaimer


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

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