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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Major, B.S.

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General Program Information

The B.S. degree is available for undergraduate mathematics majors. A major must complete the mathematics core requirements and then select one of four tracks: mathematical sciences, mathematical statistics, quantitative modeling, or mathematics education. Curriculum requirements for each of the four tracks are given below. Students planning to teach mathematics at the secondary level may choose the education track. In addition, such students must complete professional education requirements for secondary education students. Students planning to pursue careers in industry or a field that utilizes statistics should choose the statistics track, while those desiring a job in research or industry utilizing areas of mathematics other than statistics should choose the quantitative modeling track. Those intending to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics should choose the mathematical sciences track. A minor is not mandatory for students majoring in mathematics.

ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements

Writing: Students must complete a minimum of four writing-intensive courses. At least two of these courses must be in the major field of study. At least two of the four courses must be at the  3000-4000 level.

Oral Communication: Students must complete a minimum of two oral communication-intensive courses. At least one of these courses must be in the major field of study.

Using Information Technology: Students must pass the information technology proficiency exam or successfully complete CSCI 1100 - Using Information Technology  during their first calendar year or prior to accumulating 33 semester credits at ETSU. In addition, students must complete at least one using information technology-intensive course in the major field of study.

Transfer students may be subject to reduced number of intensives.

See ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements for details.

Mathematics Major

Overview – The requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in mathematics are as follows:

  1. Completion of the university and college general education requirements. (See the core curriculum requirements in this catalog.)
  2. Completion of the mathematics core requirements listed below, as well as completion of the requirements for one of the four mathematics tracks, also listed below.

TBR General Education Requirements: 42 Credit Hours


* See the General Education Core Requirements  for options.


(A student cannot count both “Biology for Majors” and “Biology for Non-majors” as satisfying the 8-hour science requirement. A student cannot count both “Technical Physics” and “General Physics: Non-Calculus” as satisfying the 8-hour science requirement.)





In order to complete the requirements for teacher certification, students in the Mathematics Education Track must select a minor in education which will include:

Electives/Minor: 22-24 Credit Hours

Total Hours Required for Degree: 120 Credit Hours

Additional Information

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A student who plans to major in mathematics is encouraged to:

  1.  Obtain a program sheet from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics which outlines the specific requirements for the selected program of study.
  2. Read the catalog to determine other requirements for the degree he/she is seeking.
  3. Work closely with an advisor. The student, and not the advisor, is responsible for knowing the program requirements for the particular degree he/she is seeking.

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