Mathematics: Secondary Teaching Track (MATH)

Our research specialties are in algebra, analysis, geometry, number theory, probability and topology. The American Mathematical Society has ranked us in the top group of U.S research departments. Industries employ mathematicians doing statistical and actuarial work (for example the financial and insurance industry, and healthcare), in accounting, computer software, and in engineering-related industries, like aerospace. Many mathematicians plan to enter other professions upon graduation, and many attend graduate or professional school in other areas (for example law, medicine, economics or physics).
Top Five
Reasons to Study
This Major
  1. Increase your capacity to think analytically.

  2. Develop skills to solve complex problems.

  3. Engage with a variety of mathematics subfields.

  4. Participate in an active collaborative program.

  5. Prepare yourself for a wide variety of future careers or further studies.

College of Arts and Sciences
Where Can I Go?

Students in Mathematics may choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS), a Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MS), or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Mathematics provides students with a foundation for employment in:

Computer systems design firms

Software and technology companies

Local, state, and federal government agencies

Insurance agencies

Brokerage firms

Professional, scientific, and technical consulting firms

Financial companies and banks

Research institutes

K-12 schools

Colleges and universities
Alumni Jobs

Secondary school math teacher
Courses You
May Need

1st Year
Take calculus (MATH 25x); MATH 281; Choose one: (a) MATH 307 + 2 labs or (b) MATH 231 & 232

2nd Year
MATH 341; Choose one: (a) CS 122; (b) CS 210; (c) Other approved course; Two math labs

3rd Year
MATH 343; Choose two: (a) MATH 316 & 317; (b) MATH 347 & 348; (c) MATH 391 & 392

4th Year
MATH 394; MATH 395; MATH 397

Major Credits
Required 60
Electives 0

Total 60

Core Education Requirements

BS or BA Degree Minimum = 180 credits.

Core Education is approximately 71—83 credits depending on transfer credits and placement scores and requires courses in:


Math and/or CS (BS) or Language (BA)

US: Difference, Inequality, Agency

Global Perspectives

Areas of Inquiry in:

Arts and Letters

Social Science / Science
What Will I Learn?


Theoretical and applied research

Accounting and finance

Project management

Systems analysis

Risk assessment

Actuarial science

Probabilistic and other analytic methods

Teaching and tutoring

Technical writing
Experiential learning opportunities

Paid summer internships

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Undergraduate Learning Assistant for Department

Math Circle Assistant
Specialized Courses

Analysis and Number Theory


Differential Equations

Abstract Algebra

History and Applications of Calculus

Methods of Statistics

Euclidean Geometry

Mathematical Cryptography
Add A Minor Or Certificate

Business Administration


Computer and Information Science

Computer Information Technology


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