Mathematics Department

Undergraduate Program

Mathematics Major

The department offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in mathematics. The mathematics requirements for the two degrees are identical; the difference between them is the number of science credits that are required (see B.A., B.S.)

Each course offered by the Mathematics Department is also designed to provide one or more of the following:

  • part of the mathematical component of a liberal education
  • the mathematical tools needed by students in business, computer science, education, engineering, and the biological, physical, and social sciences
  • training beyond the introductory level in the major areas of pure and applied mathematics


Mathematics Minor

A minor in mathematics consists of 24 credits in mathematics, including:

The remaining 8 credits must be in mathematics courses numbered 300 or above, excluding MTH 326, MTH 327, MTH 328, MTH 329 and MTH 330.


Statistics Minor

Students interested in a career or graduate school that requires a research component involving data analysis should consider earning a Statistics minor.  The study of mathematics, psychology, sociology, biology, environmental science, health science, social science, among others, can be greatly enhanced by a minor in statistics.  Note that only MTH 323 can be counted for both the Mathematics major and the minor in statistics.

The Statistics minor consists of 19 credits of coursework including,

    Four courses consisting of:

  • MTH 347  Applied Statistics
  • MTH 421  Time Series Analysis
  • MTH 431  Categorical Data Analysis
  • MTH 435  Statistical Consulting and Programming
  • or a statistics course approved by the Department of Mathematics

    and one of:
            MTH 147  Statistical Concepts with Applications
            MTH 323 Statistical Methods
            ECN 322  Statistics and Econometrics
            COM 303  Communication Inquiry
            PSY 311 Behavioral Science Statistics
            SOC 354 Quantitative Sociological Research
            SWK 305 Perspectives on Social Work Research II
            UST 404 Urban Data Analysis
            OMS 201 Business Statistics
            PSC 251 Introduction to Data Analysis
            or other introductory statistics course approved by the Department of Mathematics


Secondary Teacher Licensure

Students have the option of a single field licensure in mathematics. This licensure program requires coursework from the College of Science and the College of Education and Human Services. Contact the Mathematics adviser for required science courses. Contact the Education Student Service Center for the education courses required for licensure or for information on the requirements for Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Teacher Licensure (216-687-4625 or Rhodes Tower 1401).

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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

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