Mathematics

Program Requirements

Mathematics
  • General requirements for the baccalaureate degree.
  • MAT 242, 243, 244, 260, 329, 450, 485, and 497. Majors seeking secondary certification must take MAT 300, 400, and 6 additional hours of mathematics electives at the 200-400 level. MAT 353 and 380 are recommended for majors seeking secondary certification. All other majors must take MAT 346 and 6 additional hours of electives at the 000-400 level. MAT 440 is strongly recommended for students intending to pursue graduate work.
  • Required support courses: CSC 150 and 160. It is recommended that these be taken within the first two years.
  • Students must take PHY 223 Principles of Physics I to fulfill their general education requirement in the physical sciences.
  • No more than one grade below a "C" is permitted in courses applicable to the major. Majors seeking secondary certification must earn grades of "C" or better in courses applicable to the major.

Teacher Certification Program
Teacher certification: satisfaction of state requirements for primary or secondary education certification in the field of mathematics entails additional courses. Professional competence in mathematics is the primary focus of training as a mathematics major. Consult the Education curriculum for certification requirements.

Requirements for a Minor
  • Core courses: MAT 242, 243, and 244.
  • Nine additional credit hours of Mathematics electives at the 200-400 level. MAT 329 is highly recommended. Must also meet minimum university requirements for a minor.
  • A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses applicable to the minor.

Pre-Actuarial Science Program
This pre-major program is supported by course offerings in Mathematics and is designed to prepare students to enter the actuarial profession. The program consists of a two-year residency at Quincy University followed by two years of degree fulfillment in residence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Advanced Placement Opportunity
CLEP examinations are available in College Algebra; however, credit by examination in these introductory courses does not necessarily fulfill entrance requirements for advanced mathematics courses. Therefore, students should consult with the Dean of Science and Technology for additional information about Mathematics.

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