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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Mathematics with Teacher Certification

Gordon State College began offering courses in support of a BS in Mathematics and a BS in Mathematics – Teacher Certification track starting in Fall 2010. 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

               And many more!

  • Mathematics Graduate Programs
  • Medical School
  • Operations Research
  • Statistician

 

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 upper-level 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:
  • MATH 3401 Number Theory (3 hr)
  • MATH 4101 Abstract Algebra (3 hr)
MATH 4900 Senior Seminar: Analysis (3 hr)

(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)
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on   Diversity in Educational Contexts (3 hr)
EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching (3 hr)
EDUC 4005 Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (3 hr)
LART 3006  Reading in the Content Areas  (3 hr)
SPED 3105  The  Exceptional Learner in the Secondary Classroom (3 hr)
EDUC 3505  Internship I (3 hr)
EDUC 4505 Internship II (12 hr)

(33 semester hours)
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
2017-2018
  • MATH 4001 Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 4101 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 4300 Graph Theory
  • MATH 4900 Senior Seminar: Analysis
  • MATH 3200 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics
  • MATH 3301 College Geometry
  • MATH 3502 Differential Equations
  • MATH 3601 Combinatorics
  • MATH 4800 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education
2018-2019
  • MATH 4001 Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 4101 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 4900 Senior Seminar: Analysis
  • MATH 3200 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics
  • MATH 3401 Number Theory
  • MATH 3502 Differential Equations
  • MATH 4401 Numerical Analysis
Odd-Even
  • MATH 4001 Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 4101 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 4300 Graph Theory
  • MATH 4900 Senior Seminar: Analysis
  • MATH 3200 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics
  • MATH 3502 Differential Equations
  • MATH 4800 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education
  • MATH Elective
  • MATH Elective
Even-Odd
  • MATH 4001 Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 4101 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 4900 Senior Seminar: Analysis
  • MATH 3200 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics
  • MATH 3502 Differential Equations
  • MATH Elective
  • MATH Elective

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