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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Mathematics, a student must complete at least 32 hours of mathematics courses numbered 223 or above, 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
Additional recommended course:
- Additional recommended course in physics
For a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree with Certification in Secondary Education, a student must complete all major requirements and the following electives:
- MATH 230 Statistics for Majors
- MATH 340 Probability
- MATH 343 Number Theory
A minimum grade of C- is required in each mathematics course to fulfill major and minor requirements. The cumulative GPA of all courses in the major must meet the minimum 2.0 GPA university requirement.
In addition to mathematics courses, students must complete 16 hours of professional education core courses:
- EDUC 119 Multicultural Education
- EDUC 125 Educational Psychology
- EDUC 200 Foundations of Education
- EDUC 202 Introduction to Exceptionalities B-21
- EDUC 405 Educational Measurement and Evaluation or a designated discipline-specific course
Furthermore, students must complete the following courses:
- EDUC 350 Middle/Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Integration
- EDUC 351 Special Secondary Curriculum and Methods
- EDUC 357 Reading in the Content Area
- EDUC 452 Student Teaching
* Consult major department for additional apstone requirements.
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required in education courses.
Note: 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 adviser regarding specific teaching major, minor and endorsement requirements and required major courses.
Confer with the chairs of the mathematics and education departments for details.
For a Minor in Mathematics, a student must complete at least 20 hours of mathematics courses numbered 220 or above, including MATH 225 Calculus I, MATH 226 Calculus II, and MATH 333 Linear Algebra.
For a Teaching Minor in Mathematics, a student must complete 24 hours, including MATH 336 Geometry Seminar and MATH 343 Number Theory.
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.