Mathematics Department

About the Degree

Admission to major: MTH 181, MTH 182 with a grade of C or better in each

Minimum hours required for major: 46

Hours required for minor: 24

Special tracks: Actuarial, applied mathematics, pure mathematics, statistics, secondary teacher licensure

Teacher licensure: Yes

Student organization: Math Club

For further information: (216) 687-4680 or http://sciences.csuohio.edu/departments/math/

All mathematics majors must complete a minimum of 46 credits in mathematics. These credits must include the following courses:

The remaining 20 credits must be in mathematics courses numbered 300 or above (excluding MTH 326, MTH 327, MTH 328, MTH 329, and MTH 330). Two of these courses must be numbered 400 or above.

A grade of C or better must be earned in each of MTH 181, MTH 182, MTH 220, MTH 281, MTH 286, and MTH 288.

For the Bachelor of Arts degree: A mathematics major must complete a minimum of 11 science credits, distributed in one or any combination of the following fields: biology, geology, environmental sciences, chemistry, and physics.

For the Bachelor of Science degree: A mathematics major must complete a minimum of 24 science credits distributed in one or any combination of the following fields: biology, geology, environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, and computer and information science. These 24 credits must include PHY 241 (or PHY 243) and PHY 242 (or PHY 244). Any courses in computer and information science used to meet this requirement must be courses that satisfy CIS major-field requirements.

Recommended Electives for Various Tracks
  1. Actuarial: MTH 301, MTH 323, and MTH 424
  2. Applied mathematics with emphasis on engineering and the physical sciences: MTH 301, MTH 311, MTH 401, MTH 434, and MTH 487
  3. Applied mathematics with emphasis on numerical computation: MTH 301, MTH 311, and MTH 487
  4. Pure mathematics: MTH 301, MTH 358, MTH 381, MTH 420, and MTH 434
  5. Statistics: MTH 301, MTH 323, and MTH 424
  6. Secondary school teaching: MTH 301, MTH 323, MTH 333, MTH 358, and MTH 401
  7. Another possible elective is MTH 493 (Special Topics in Mathematics). Its content varies widely from year to year; consult the Mathematics Department for current information. A student may also arrange to take an individual reading course (MTH 497) on an advanced mathematical topic not included in the regular course offerings of the department. Such reading courses are subject to departmental approval.

Prospective mathematics majors should make every effort to complete 100- and 200-level mathematics courses by the end of their sophomore year. Otherwise they may have difficulty in scheduling required advanced courses and electives. Students who decide to major in mathematics should consult an adviser in the Mathematics Department early in the sophomore year to work out a program of advanced courses suited to their career objectives and capabilities. When preparing for this meeting, students should carefully consider the preceding recommendations.

Second Major for Computer Science Students

Students in either the CIS or CSC program who choose a concentration in mathematics can, by suitably choosing electives and with a few additional credits in mathematics, complete all mathematics requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mathematics. See your CIS Department adviser and an adviser in the Mathematics Department for further information.

 

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Department of Mathematics
2121 Euclid Avenue, RT 1515
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Rhodes Tower, Room 1515
Phone: 216-687-4680
Fax: 216.523.7340
mathematics@csuohio.edu


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