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Mathematics

(Major with Teacher Certification, Major, Minor)

Ever wonder what career you could pursue with a Mathematics degree? On the surface it might seem quite limiting, but the opposite is actually true. Here are some vocational options for consideration:

Actuary • Teacher/Professor • Physician • Scientist • Cryptologist • Economist • Mathematician • Digital imaging • Data mining • Engineer (many different types) • Computer animation • Computer systems analyst • Computer programmer • and these are just a few!

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Mathematics Major with Teacher Certification

Campbellsville University offers coursework leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics with certification to teach the subject at the secondary level. The Bachelor of Arts degree may be granted if the student elects to take 12 semester hours of modern foreign languages. Students completing this program will receive a certificate with a major in mathematics

The requirements for a program in mathematics include 42 semester hours:

Required Math Courses – 36 hours

  • MTH 112   Trigonometry – 3
  • MTH 200   Discrete Math – 3
  • MTH 210   Calculus I – 4
  • MTH 211   *Calculus II – 4
  • MTH 310   *Calculus III – 4
  • MTH 331   *Probability and Statistics – 3
  • MTH 402   *Modern Geometry – 3

Two courses from the following three:

  • MTH 305   *Number Theory – 3
  • MTH 401   *Modern Algebra I – 3
  • MTH 430   *Foundations of Analysis I – 3

 

Electives – Select 6 hours from the following:

  • MTH 305   *Number Theory – 3
  • MTH 311   *Differential Equations – 3
  • MTH 350   *Introduction to Linear Algebra – 3
  • MTH 390   *Independent Study – 1-3
  • MTH 400   *Special Topics – 1-3
  • MTH 401   *Modern Algebra I – 3
  • MTH 411   *Modern Algebra II – 3
  • MTH 430   *Foundations of Analysis I – 3
  • MTH 431   *Foundations of Analysis II – 3
  • MTH 440   *Topology – 3
  • MTH 490   *Independent Study – 1-3

 

Required Related Courses –  6 hours

  • CIS 100   Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications – 3
  • MTH 450   *Methods and Materials of Teaching Mathematics – 3

 

Professional Courses – 33 Hours

  • ED 119   Entry to Teacher Preparation – 0
  • ED 220   Introduction to Education – 3
  • ED 300   Human Dev. and Learning Theory – 3
  • ED 310   Instructional Technology – 3
  • ED 325   Teaching Diverse Learners – 3

Pedagogy Coursework:

  • ED 359   Content Literacy – 3
  • ED 390   Assessment and Instructional Strategies – 3
  • ED 414   Classroom Management – 3

Clinical Practice:

  • ED 450   Student Teaching – 0

 

Exit Requirement

Each student is required to take a Majors Exit Exam as well as the Praxis Exam as dictated by the KDE.

 

* All courses beyond MTH 210 must be completed at Campbellsville University.

For teacher certification requirements, see “8-12 Secondary Teacher Certification” in the School of Education section. There are requirements for assessment and retention in the teacher education program; see your education advisor for details.

 

 

All graduating mathematics majors are required to take a Majors Field Exit Exam before graduation. Please contact the Chair, Department of Mathematics for details.

Mathematics Major without Teacher Certification
The requirements for a program in mathematics include 41 hours:

Required Math Courses – 36 hours

  • MTH 200 Discrete Math – 3
  • MTH 210 Calculus I – 4
  • MTH 211 Calculus II – 4
  • MTH 310 Calculus III – 4
  • MTH 350 Introduction to Linear Algebra – 3

One of the following two courses

  • MTH 311 Differential Equations – 3
  • MTH 331 Probability and Statistics – 3

One of the following two sequences:

Algebra Sequence:

  • MTH 401 Modern Algebra I – 3
  • MTH 411 Modern Algebra II – 3

Analysis Sequence:

  • MTH 430 Foundations of Analysis I – 3
  • MTH 431 Foundations of Analysis II – 3

 

Electives – Select nine hours from the following:

  • MTH 305 Number Theory – 3
  • MTH 311 Differential Equations – 3
  • MTH 331 Probability and Statistics – 3
  • MTH 390 Independent Study – 1-3
  • MTH 400 Special Topics – 1-3
  • MTH 401 Modern Algebra I – 3
  • MTH 411 Modern Algebra II – 3
  • MTH 402 Modern Geometry – 3
  • MTH 430 Foundations of Analysis I – 3
  • MTH 431 Foundations of Analysis II – 3
  • MTH 440 Topology – 3
  • MTH 480 Senior Seminar – 1-3
  • MTH 490 Independent Study – 1-3

Required Related Courses

  • PHY 241 General University Physics I with Lab – 5

Recommended Related Courses

  • PHY 242 General University Physics II with Lab – 5

 

All graduating mathematics majors are required to take a Majors Field Exit Exam before graduation. Please contact the Department of Mathematics Chair for details.

See the undergraduate catalog link under Program Resources for core and emphasis requirements, general education requirements, electives and course descriptions.

Mathematics Minor
Requirements for Minor in Mathematics (21 hours)

Required Math Courses12 hours

  • MTH 210 Calculus I – 4
  • MTH 211 Calculus II – 4
  • MTH 310 Calculus III – 4

Select nine hours from the following:

  • MTH 305 Number Theory – 3
  • MTH 311 Differential Equations – 3
  • MTH 331 Probability and Statistics – 3
  • MTH 350 Linear Algebra – 3
  • MTH 390 Independent Study – 1-3
  • MTH 400 Special Topics – 1-3
  • MTH 401 Modern Algebra I – 3
  • MTH 402 Modern Geometry – 3
  • MTH 411 Modern Algebra II – 3
  • MTH 430 Foundations of Analysis I – 3
  • MTH 431 Foundations of Analysis II – 3
  • MTH 440 Topology – 3
  • MTH 490 Independent Study – 1-3

 

See the undergraduate catalog link under Program Resources for core and emphasis requirements, general education requirements, electives and course descriptions.