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Mathematics Program Requirements

The following program requirements are from the Clarke University 2012-2013 Academic Catalog and apply to students currently enrolled. The university reserves any right to change, without notice, any information posted on this Web page and in the catalog. For the most current information, please contact the Clarke University Registrar's Office at registrar@clarke.edu.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

For a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Mathematics, a student must complete at least 32 hours of mathematics courses numbered 223 or above with a grade of C- or higher, including:

  • MATH 225 Calculus I
  • MATH 226 Calculus II
  • MATH 327 Calculus III
  • MATH 333 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 336 Geometry Seminar
  • MATH 443 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 499 Capstone: Mathematics Seminar
  • Three math elective courses

Required supporting course:

  • CIS 211 Introduction to Programming

MATHEMATICS MAJOR WITH LICENSURE IN SECONDARY EDUCATION

Students seeking licensure at the secondary level must complete a minimum 30-semester-hour teaching major in an approved teaching major field as well as the education program. Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding necessary coursework for a math endorsement.

Students other than math majors seeking math as a second endorsement should consult with their advisor.

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

For a Minor in Mathematics, a student must complete at least 20 hours of mathematics courses numbered 220 or above with a grade of C- or better, including MATH 225 Calculus I, MATH 226 Calculus II, and MATH 333 Linear Algebra.

APPLICATION TO MAJOR

Before applying for admission to the department as a major or minor, a student must be in good academic standing and have satisfactorily completed 30 hours of course work, including MATH 225 Calculus I and MATH 226 Calculus II, with at least a grade of B-.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS

Internships and cooperative education experiences are available to mathematics students. These may be offered by local insurance companies, utilities, banks or software companies.

COMPUTER LITERACY REQUIREMENT

Each mathematics major is required to learn at least one programming language, which is usually done through CIS 211 Introduction to Programming.

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