Bachelor of Science in mathematics
Gordon State College offers a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with two tracks: the BS in Mathematics and the BS in Mathematics with Teacher Certification. Students pursuing a degree in mathematics develop critical thinking skills and problem solving skills. These programs are designed for students following many different career/educational paths after graduation such as:
 Actuarial Science
 Biomathematics
 Computer Science
 Cryptography
 Engineering
 Finance
 High School Math Teacher
 Law School
 Mathematics Graduate Programs
 Medical School
 Operations Research
 Statistician
 And many more!
Visit our Secondary Teaching Certification website for information about the Teacher Certification track for this program.
Students wishing to take upper division courses should make sure they have completed MATH 1501, MATH 1502, and MATH 2201. Many upperlevel courses require these courses as prerequisites. Ideally, a student will also complete MATH 2501 (Calculus III) before beginning the program, although this course can be completed early in the program.
Curriculum
Area A  MATH 1113 Precalculus  
Area D  MATH 1501 Calculus I  
Area F  MATH 1502 Calculus II MATH 2201 Introduction to Linear Algebra MATH 2501 Calculus III CSCI 1301 Computer Science I One hour from Area A Excess One hour from Area D Excess Two hour elective 

Track 1: Mathematics  Track 2: Mathematics with Teaching Certification  
Mathematics Requirements  MATH 3200 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics (3 hr) MATH 3502 Differential Equations (3 hr) MATH 4001 Probability and Statistics (3 hr) One of:
(15 semester hours) 
MATH 3200 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics (3 hr) MATH 3301 Foundations of Geometry (3 hr) MATH 3502 Differential Equations (3 hr) MATH 4001 Probability and Statistics (3 hr) MATH 4101 Abstract Algebra (3 hr) MATH 4800 Mathematical Curriculum and Methods for Secondary Schools (3 hr) MATH 4900 Senior Seminar: Analysis (3 hr) (21 semester hours) 
Other Mathematics Requirements 
9 additional semester hours of mathematics courses numbered 3000 and above exclusive of MATH 3001, 3002, 3003, 3100, 4800 (9 semester hours) 
6 additional semester hours of mathematics courses numbered 3000 and above exclusive of MATH 3001, 3002, 3003, 3100 (6 semester hours) 
Other Requirements  At least 15 additional semester hours from courses numbered 3000 or above (including additional mathematics courses) (15 semester hours) 
EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education (3 hr) 
Electives  (21 semester hours)  not applicable 
Sample Schedule
Sample math and science schedule for a new freshman entering Gordon State College as a mathematics major:
Year  Fall  Spring 

Freshman  CHEM 1211K MATH 1113 (or 1111, if needed) 
CHEM 1212K MATH 1501 
Sophomore  MATH 1502 MATH 2201 
MATH 2501 CSCI 1301 
Course Rotation
Below is a tentative course rotation for the BS Mathematics program. Additional courses will be added as the program grows.
This two year schedule shows a list of planned courses and as such is subject to change. At its sole discretion, the college may revise this schedule and any information contained herein, without advance notice. No contract, either expressly or implied, is created by this schedule.
Year  Fall  Spring 

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Electives include the following courses:
 MATH 3401 Number Theory
 MATH 3601 Combinatorics
 MATH 4300 Graph Theory
 MATH 4401 Numerical Analysis
 MATH 4501 Introduction to Analysis