The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate courses in mathematics, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching, a minor in mathematics, and a minor in mathematics for elementary teaching. You may take courses designed to build basic math skills, as well as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and college geometry. The programs are intended for day and/or evening students.
The Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics prepares you to be a problem solver and a part of the answer for tomorrow’s problems. Whether you are interested in solving the problems of the nuclear industry, population growth, natural resources, education or the stock markets, mathematics is an essential element. The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching prepares you to be a leader in mathematics curriculum and mathematics teaching in the elementary schools.
The mathematics major (B.S. or B.A.) consists of 32 credit hours in mathematics, and the mathematics major for elementary teaching consists of 31 credit hours in mathematics.
The minor in mathematics will complement any major area of study. A total of 21 credit hours in mathematics is required for a minor. A minor in mathematics will provide you with the knowledge required for advanced study in computer science, economics or any of the natural or physical sciences. The minor is particularly useful as a secondary teaching minor and as an effective complement to a major in computer information systems.
The minor in mathematics for elementary teaching requires 20 credits in mathematics and is designed to be an elementary teaching minor.
It is recommended that all students majoring in mathematics participate in a National Assessment Instrument (i.e., MTTC, GRE, MCAT) prior to graduation.
The demand for graduates with good mathematical and analytical skills is always strong. Marygrove graduates are currently working as teachers, systems analysts and computer programmers. If you decide to pursue a career or graduate studies after graduation, your mathematical knowledge will be invaluable.
The department of mathematics offers undergraduate courses for students interested in a variety of careers. You might become an elementary or secondary teacher or work with computers. You might pursue a career in the natural or physical sciences, continue with graduate studies or, with additional statistics courses, become an actuary.
Special Elements of the Program
Academic performance is important and therefore only required courses completed with a grade of C minus or better can be applied toward the fulfillment of the mathematics major or minor.