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Columbus State University

Bachelor of Science

College of Letters and Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics features a traditional, rigorous plan of study designed to expose the student to a broad range of mathematics at a level sufficient for graduate studies in math or statistics.

Career Opportunities

Teacher (with the completion of additional preparation for certification), trade assistant, quantitative analyst, graduate studies

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from all of the math programs will have:

  • an understanding of calculus and an ability to use calculus in applications
  • knowledge of algebraic structures
  • knowledge of the real numbers, functions, the topological properties of R, differentiation, and integration
  • knowledge of and the ability to apply probability density functions
  • knowledge of appropriate mathematical models
  • the ability to think critically
  • the ability to understand mathematical arguments and to construct mathematical proofs
  • the ability to use computational devices and software in problem solving situations
  • communication skills to acquire, develop, and convey mathematical knowledge

Additional Program Requirements

There are no program specific academic regulations.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1113
MATH 1131

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4
COMM 1110
Select one of the following courses:

Select one of the following courses:
Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the two extra hours may be used as electives.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 11
Select two lab science courses from below:

Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1131
MATH 1132

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18

1 Guided elective will be selected from among freshman and sophomore level courses in science, business, and education based upon student interests and career goals and requiring the approval of a faculty advisor and the Mathematics Department Chair.

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 25-26

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 9
Select nine semester hours of MATH or STAT courses at the 3000 level or higher. STAT 5176 and STAT 5177 are recommended for graduate study in statistics. MATH 5135 and MATH 5185 are required for teacher certification.

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 25-26
Select 9 semester hours of courses at 3000-level or higher. Six semester hours in French or German at the 2000-level or higher are recommended.
UTeach Columbus Teaching Option

Total Hours Required: 123 (125-128 w/UTeach)

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule