Students interested in one of the mathematics majors are encouraged to contact the department to meet with an advisor. In general, students with MPL below 4 should take College Algebra in their next semester, those with MPL 4 should take Precalculus, and those with MPL 5 should take Calculus 1 and probably also Intro to Proof.
Students who wish to be accepted as pure math majors must have GPAs of 2.75 or better in their math courses that count toward the major. These courses must include both Calculus 1 and Intro to Proof. (At present writing, MAT 251 and all courses above it count for the Mathematics major, except for MAT 320. Contact the department for a current list.)
Mathematics Adolescence Education
Students who wish to be accepted in this major by the Mathematics department must have GPAs of 2.75 or better in their math courses that count toward the major. These courses must include both Calculus 1 and Intro to Proof. The Secondary Education department imposes additional requirements to declare the Adolescence Education Mathematics major, these must also be met. Current procedure is that students should be accepted by Mathematics before applying to the Adolescence Education program.
Mathematics Elementary Education
In order to declare this major, students must have passed at least one of Calculus 1 or Intro to Proof with a B- or better. The Chair of the Department of Mathematics may approve students for the major if alternative evidence of accomplishment in mathematics is presented. Note that the Elementary Education department imposes additional requirements to declare these majors.
Effective September 2005