ProgramsThe Department of Mathematics offers three undergraduate degrees one of which is geared to those wishing to obtain a single subject credential in mathematics. We also offer two graduate degrees; Master of Arts in Mathematics, and Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics. In addition to our degree programs, we offer a minor in mathematics, a certificate in Teaching Basic Mathematics, and a certificate in Introductory Actuarial Science.
The B.A. in Mathematics offers the most flexibility in terms of taking courses from other areas to complete a degree. It is recommended for those who might wish to obtain a minor in another subject such as art, geography, language, etc. It is also recommended for those who wish to obtain a higher degree in an area for which mathematics is a primary requirement.
The B.A. - Teaching Track builds upon the courses required for the B.A. in Mathematics by including courses that are specifically geared toward students who wish to teach at the secondary level. As a result, this program is a waiver of the CSET exam and students holding this degree do not need to further show subject competency prior to student teaching.
The B.A. Integrated Teaching Track Program (BAITT) is being discontinued. This change will be official as of Fall 2015. Students currently in the BAITT program may complete the program or switch to the B.A. Teaching track (BATT). All new students interested in teaching secondary mathematics should select the BATT program as their major.
The B.S. in Mathematics is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in which mathematics is a primary requirement or for those who wish to pursue a higher degree in mathematics or a related subject. Students may follow the general track or specialize by taking a concentration in one of the five areas: Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Geographical Information Systems, or Physics.
The M.A. in Mathematics is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching mathematics at the community college level or those wishing to pursue a higher degree in mathematics or a related field. The program is designed to be a two year program.
The M.A.T. in Mathematics is designed for single subject credential teachers who wish to obtain a deeper understanding of mathematics and the teaching of mathematics as it applies to the teaching of mathematics at the secondary level. The program is designed to be a two year program.
NOTE: The M.A.T program is not accepting new applications at this time.