**What Can You Do with a Math Degree?**

The answer is anything! The foundation of logic and problem solving provided by a degree in Mathematics prepares students for careers in almost every industry as well as a sound basis to continue their studies at the graduate level. At Missouri Western, students also work side-by-side with faculty and peers to conduct cutting-edge research and present at national conferences.

**Expanding Opportunities**

Today’s data-driven workplace has expanded opportunities for graduates with a background in mathematics. You can also combine a mathematics degree with a variety of other content areas, including Education, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering Technology, Finance and Physics.

**Careers**

- Actuary
- Financial Analyst
- Software Engineer
- Statistician
- Data Analyst
- Education (Math Teacher)

## Our graduates succeed!

The placement rate for graduates in the CSMP Department is approximately 90%.

# Mathematics (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

The mathematics major advisor can provide information on the selection of elective courses which will best prepare the student for graduate study or a career in actuarial science, applied mathematics or teaching secondary school mathematics, as well as other careers requiring a strong mathematics background.

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

General Studies | ||

42-47 | ||

Major Requirements | ||

MAT 165 & MAT 166 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Differentiation and Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Integration | 5-6 |

or MAT 167 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I | |

MAT 177 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry II | 5 |

MAT 206 | Mathematical Transitions | 3 |

MAT 287 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry III | 5 |

MAT 306 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

Select twenty-four credit hours from the following with at least twelve credit hours from Section B: | 24 | |

Section A | ||

Combinatorics | ||

Mathematics and Technology | ||

History of Mathematics | ||

Topics in Geometry | ||

Differential Equations | ||

Probability Theory | ||

Section B | ||

Advanced Modeling | ||

Advanced Calculus | ||

Abstract Algebra | ||

Mathematical Statistics | ||

Independent Research/Project | ||

Number Theory | ||

Mathematics Teaching: Methods and Materials | ||

Seminar in Mathematics |

## Graduation Requirements

- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.

# Teacher Education in Mathematics (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

A major in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers leads to certification to teach Math in schools. Students who pursue this program should consider teaching as their immediate career goal.

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

General Studies | ||

42-47 | ||

Major Requirements | ||

MAT 165 & MAT 166 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Differentiation and Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Integration | 5-6 |

or MAT 167 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I | |

MAT 177 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry II | 5 |

MAT 206 | Mathematical Transitions | 3 |

MAT 287 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry III | 5 |

MAT 306 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

Select twenty-four credit hours from the following with at least twelve credit hours from Section B: | 24 | |

Section A | ||

Combinatorics | ||

Mathematics and Technology ^{1} | ||

History of Mathematics ^{1} | ||

Topics in Geometry ^{1} | ||

Differential Equations | ||

Probability Theory ^{1} | ||

Section B | ||

Advanced Modeling | ||

Advanced Calculus | ||

Abstract Algebra ^{1} | ||

Mathematical Statistics ^{1} | ||

Independent Research/Project | ||

Number Theory ^{1} | ||

Mathematics Teaching: Methods and Materials ^{1} | ||

Seminar in Mathematics | ||

Education Professional Sequence | ||

Students must complete the Professional Sequence | 36 |

^{1} | Required for Teacher Certification |

## Graduation Requirements

- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.

**Major:**B.S. Mathematics**Pre-Major:**B.S. Mathematics**Major:**B.S. Mathematics/Education Concentration**Pre-Major:**B.S. Mathematics/Education Concentration