May 16, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics (B.S.)

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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2019-2020

College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Department  of Mathematics

Location: Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building, Room 205
Phone: 931-221-7833

Description of Major

The friendly faculty and staff in the Department of Mathematics are dedicated to providing a quality education in mathematics. Mathematics provides elegant and effective tools for solving problems in virtually every area of human endeavor, and is especially appealing to students who like to solve problems. The study of mathematics will enhance your critical thinking skills and provide you with an excellent background for careers in almost any field, including science, engineering, education, law, and medicine.

General Education Core

  Credit Hours
see Common Core   41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

Major Core Requirements

Mathematics Major

Required Courses For Major

Total Hours 3

Major Guided Electives

Complete one electives option

Total Hours 18

Actuarial Science Concentration

Actuaries use mathematics, probability, statistics, and financial theory to assess financial risk and uncertainty.  The concentration in actuarial science prepares students for entry-level positions in actuarial science, as well as other areas.  Prior to graduations, students typically pass at least two actuarial exams and complete the validation by educational experience (VEE) credits for either of the two actuarial societies (SOA or CAS).  The concentration also prepares students for entry into masters and Ph.D. programs in actuarial science, mathematics, mathematical finance, engineering, statistics, and other related disciplines.  Actuarial science frequently ranks very highly on best careers lists, and the job outlook for actuaries is excellent.

Mathematics Education Concentration

The Mathematics Education concentration leads to secondary certification in mathematics. The secondary certification licensure is designed for individuals desiring to teach mathematics in grades 6-12, in both middle and high-school settings. Professional Education Minor  is also required for secondary certification.

Required Testing:  

  1. Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) OR ACT Composite of 22 or higher OR SAT Combined Score of 1020 or higher
  2. National Evaluation Series (NES) Exam 304 Mathematics (minimum score 220)

Statistics Concentration

The concentration in statistics prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of areas that require logical and analytical skills, especially those with a data science focus.  This concentration also prepares students for entry into master’s and Ph.D. programs in mathematics, engineering, statistics, and other related disciplines.  The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a solid track record for preparing students for graduate study in statistics, and the career outlook for statisticians is very favorable.

Total Program Hours 120

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