Mathematics (B.A., B.S.)
This program provides a comprehensive background in mathematics including extensive coursework in calculus, geometry, and advanced algebra.
This program provides a comprehensive background in mathematics including extensive coursework in calculus, geometry, and advanced algebra.
Develop the knowledge and reasoning skills that will serve as a strong foundation in the various disciplines of mathematics.
Mississippi College offers a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. The curriculum for these degrees focuses on knowledge acquisition and skill building in the various disciplines of mathematics. The program offers a strong foundation for careers in technical fields as well as future graduate study in mathematics, aimed toward research or teaching careers.
Curiosity thrives here — students have the opportunity to pursue their interest in mathematics and to understand more about the world around them through the unlimited applications that mathematics has to offer. Faculty members use their expertise to help students develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Outside of the classroom, students can get involved in the Math Club, participate in competitions at annual mathematics conferences, and learn from regional mathematics professionals through seminars and internships. Even after graduation, former students remain involved with the department through the Epsilon-Delta Society which is a group of mathematics alumni and friends who support MC’s Department of Mathematics and promote our mission.
Learn from highly qualified and award winning faculty members. Students increase their knowledge and problem solving skills through interactive classroom lectures, discussions, and presentations. Students also are able to engage with faculty outside of the classroom with problem solving sessions and undergraduate research. Unlimited access to our mathematical computing facilities is available making it easier for students to learn on their own schedules.
Mathematics has a wide range of applications and career opportunities. Students are able to take courses to tailor their math degree toward their intended career field whether that be in mathematical research, actuarial science, engineering, statistics, computer programming, or data analysis. Math graduates have also applied their skills to other career fields including finance analyst, lawyer, medical doctor, missionary, and politician just to name a few. Ultimately, the mathematics degree at MC provides students the ability to solve problems, which is a highly desirable skill that can be applied to any career field.
Requirement | Class Name | Hours |
University Core | 45 | |
Mathematics | 38 | |
MAT 121 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I | 3 |
MAT 122 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry II | 3 |
MAT 213 | Applied Linear Algebra | 3 |
MAT 221 | Calculus with Analytics Geometry III | 3 |
MAT 222 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry IV | 3 |
MAT 301 | Foundations of Mathematics | 3 |
MAT 401 | Mathematics Seminar | 2 |
Choose one of the following courses: | ||
MAT 413 | Linear Algebra | 3 |
MAT 421 | Modern Algebra | 3 |
Choose one of the following courses: | ||
MAT 304 | Modern Plane Geometry | 3 |
MAT 426 | Advanced Calculus | 3 |
MAT 460 | Introduction to Topology | 3 |
Choose one of the following courses: | ||
MAT 352 | Introduction to Differential Equations | 3 |
MAT 353 | Introduction to Mathematical Probability & Statistics | 3 |
MAT 381 | Introduction to Numerical Methods | 3 |
Math Electives | Electives higher than MAT 222 | 9 |
Computer Science | 7 | |
CSC 115 | Foundations of Computer Science | 3 |
CSC 116 | Introduction to Programming & Problem Solving | 4 |
Communication | 3 | |
Choose one of the following courses: | ||
COM 202 | Interpersonal Communication | 3 |
COM 203 | Professional Communication Skills | 3 |
COM 304 | Public Speaking | 3 |
Minor Requirements | Students not seeking secondary education licensure must choose a minor or a second major and are encouraged to consider one in a related field. Students seeking secondary education licensure should follow the appropriate status sheet (available from the Department of Education). | 18 |
General Electives | Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program. Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor. | -- |
Total Hours | 130 |
Requirement | Class Name | Hours |
University Core | 33 | |
Mathematics | 38 | |
MAT 121 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I | 3 |
MAT 122 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry II | 3 |
MAT 213 | Applied Linear Algebra | 3 |
MAT 221 | Calculus with Analytics Geometry III | 3 |
MAT 222 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry IV | 3 |
MAT 301 | Foundations of Mathematics | 3 |
MAT 401 | Mathematics Seminar | 2 |
18 Additional hours of courses higher than MAT 222 with at least one course being chosen from each of the following categories: | 18 | |
Those students wishing to be licensed to teach mathematics should follow the current Secondary Mathematics Status Sheet when selecting mathematics courses. | ||
Choose one from this category: | ||
MAT 413 | Linear Algebra | 3 |
MAT 421 | Modern Algebra | 3 |
Choose one from this category: | ||
MAT 304 | Modern Plane Geometry | 3 |
MAT 426 | Advanced Calculus | 3 |
MAT 460 | Introduction to Topology | 3 |
Choose one from this category: | ||
MAT 352 | Introduction to Differential Equations | 3 |
MAT 353 | Introduction to Mathematical Probability & Statistics | 3 |
MAT 381 | Introduction to Numerical Methods | 3 |
Computer Science | 7 | |
CSC 115 | Foundations of Computer Science | 3 |
CSC 116 | Introduction to Programming & Problem Solving | 4 |
Communication | 3 | |
Choose one of the following courses: | ||
COM 202 | Interpersonal Communication | 3 |
COM 203 | Professional Communication Skills | 3 |
COM 304 | Public Speaking | 3 |
Minor Requirements | Students not seeking secondary education licensure must choose a minor or a second major and are encouraged to consider one in a related field. Students seeking secondary education licensure should follow the appropriate status sheet (available from the Department of Education). | 18 |
General Electives | Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program. Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor. | -- |
Total Hours | 130 |
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