Aug 13, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.S.


A major in mathematics can lead to a variety of careers including mathematical and scientific research in areas as different as national security and petroleum exploration; in several business fields such as insurance, banking, and finance; and in professions such as law, teaching, and medicine. The study of mathematics builds a way of thinking that is used to solve a variety of problems that arise in different contexts. That ability to solve problems makes mathematicians a valuable commodity in many occupations. The department offers a Bachelor of Science in mathematics with two tracks. While all mathematics majors complete a common core of courses that ensures the student has a broad knowledge of mathematics, students can follow their interests by choosing from one of two required tracks:

  • General mathematics is designed for those who want to pair mathematics with interests in other disciplines or for thos who plan to pursue graduate studies.

  • Secondary Education is designed for those who plan to teach high school mathematics. This track should be completed in conjunction with the coursework required for teacher certification; students should review this coursework with an advisor in the College of Education and Human Services.

 

NOTES:

  • A grade below a C- is not applicable to the major.
  • At least 9 credit hours toward the major must be completed at NKU.
  • A double major in mathematics and statistics consists of satisfying the degree requirements of both majors with a minimum of 58 credit hours of courses applicable to either major.
  • A student majoring in mathematics and seeking a focus in statistics must complete four additional 300- or 400-level STA courses not used to satisfy the mathematics major.
  • Any substitutions in these programs must be made in consultation with the chair of the department.

♦  Indicates prerequisite.

Degree Requirements (26 credits)


General Mathematics Track (18 credits)


Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures  page.

Total Credits 44


Secondary Education Track (18 credits)


This track is only available to students receiving a double major in Secondary Education.

 

Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures page.

Total Credits 44