# Mathematics

The mathematics major at Cumberland University will provide each student a solid foundation in several core branches of mathematics (calculus, analysis, and algebra) and will help students develop quantitative and abstract reasoning skills; will encourage students to read, discuss, write about, and orally present mathematics; and will prepare students to apply these skills in advanced degree programs and/or careers requiring expertise in mathematics.

The Bachelor of Science degree prepares the student for graduate study or for employment requiring mathematical expertise. Students majoring in Mathematics must take MATH 121 to satisfy the General Education Core (GEC) requirement in mathematics. Students whose mathematical background is insufficient for MATH 121 may take MATH 111 and MATH 112 as general electives. However, these courses cannot be used as part of the major.

All students majoring in mathematics must take 120 minimum required semester hours: 44-47 from the GEC, 22-23 from required mathematics courses (not including MATH 121), nine from upper level mathematics electives, and three hours of computer programming courses. All students must select sufficient general elective courses to bring the total hours for graduation to a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students majoring in mathematics are encouraged to choose general elective courses so that a minor in a related field is completed.

Students interested in mathematics teacher licensure must complete this program of study and the Secondary Education dual major. Candidates should work with an advisor in Mathematics and an advisor from the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts early and often to ensure enrollment in the required courses. ED 432, Classroom Management and ED 433, Methods in Education must be taken the semester prior to student teaching.

## Degree Requirements

### Area I – Foundation Skills - 2 hours

FSL 101 | Foundations of Scholarship and Learning | 2 |

FSL 101 is required only for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

### Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 15 hours

ENG 101 | English Composition I | 3 |

ENG 102 | English Composition II | 3 |

SPEE 220 | Fundamentals of Speech | 3 |

SPAN 111 | Elementary Spanish I | 3 |

SPAN 112 | Elementary Spanish II | 3 |

### Area I – Mathematics - 4 hours

MATH 121 | Calculus I | 4 |

### Area II - Arts and Humanities (choose one) - 3 hours

ART 191 | Enhancing Art Understanding | 3 |

ENG 210 | Introduction to Film Studies | 3 |

MU 129 | Music Listening | 3 |

PHIL 201 | Introduction to Philosophy | 3 |

THR 100 | Introduction to Theatre | 3 |

### Area II - Literature in English (choose one) - 3 hours

ENG 215 | Introduction to Literature | 3 |

ENG 216 | Topics in Literature | 3 |

### Area II - The Social Sciences (choose two) - 6 hours

ANTH 210/SOC 210 | Cultural Anthropology | 3 |

ECON 241 | Principles of Macroeconomics | 3 |

or | ||

ECON 242 | Principles of Microeconomics | 3 |

PSY 201 | General Psychology | 3 |

or | ||

PSY 211 | Psychology of Human Growth & Development | 3 |

SOC 221 | Introduction to Sociology | 3 |

### Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:HIS 191 | World Civilization to 1500 | 3 |

and | ||

HIS 192 | World Civilization since 1500 | 3 |

or | ||

HIS 201 | History of the United States I | 3 |

and | ||

HIS 202 | History of the United States II | 3 |

### Area II - Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose one from the following:

BIO 100 | Principles of Biology | 4 |

BIO 111 | General Biology I | 3 |

Choose one from the following:

ASTR 100 | Introduction to Astronomy | 4 |

CHEM 103 | Fundamentals of Chemistry | 3 |

and | ||

CHEM 103L | Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab | 1 |

CHEM 111 | General Chemistry I | 3 |

and | ||

CHEM 111L | General Chemistry I Lab | 1 |

PHY 210 | General Physics I | 4 |

PS 100 | Physical Science | 4 |

### Required Mathematics Courses - 22-23 hours

MATH 122 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 251 | Mathematical Proofs and Structures | 3 |

MATH 321 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 331 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 441 | Real Analysis | 3 |

MATH 451 | Abstract Algebra | 3 |

MATH 475 | Senior Seminar in Mathematics | 2 |

or | ||

MATH 495 | Senior Project | 3 |

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Required Mathematics courses.

### Mathematics Electives - 9 hours

Choose three from the following:

MATH 307 | College Geometry | 3 |

MATH 315 | Probability and Statistics | 3 |

MATH 329 | Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 332 | Advanced Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 442 | Advanced Real Analysis | 3 |

MATH 452 | Advanced Abstract Algebra | 3 |

MATH 498 | Special Topics in Mathematics | 3 |

*MATH 498 may be taken twice, under different topics, for up to six hours of credit to satisfy this degree requirement.* Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Mathematics electives.

### Other Requirements for major - 3 hours

Students must take a computer programming course approved by the mathematics faculty.Students must earn a "C" or higher in the computer programming requirement.

### General Electives - 38-42 hours

Students majoring in mathematics are strongly encouraged to select general elective courses to complete a minor or double major. Select sufficient courses from any academic discipline to bring the total hours for graduation to a minimum of 120.

Total GEC Credit Hours (44-47 hours)

Total Mathematics Core (22-23 hours)

Total Mathematics Electives (9 hours)

Total Other Requirements (3 hours)

Total General Electives (38-42 hours)

**120 minimum hours required for graduation.**