Department of Mathematics

Mathematics Major (B.A. and B.S.) and Mathematics Minor

The Department of Mathematics at GVSU offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, with emphases available in elementary and secondary education. A minor in mathematics is also available, including minors for elementary and secondary certification. 

Mathematics major requirements
 
Note that the requirements depend on the catalog year. The information below is for the catalog year 2014-2015.
Core requirements: All mathematics majors must complete MTH 201, MTH 202, MTH 210, MTH 227, MTH 310, and must complete either MTH 495 or MTH 496 to satisfy the capstone requirement.
 
Other major requirements (not seeking teacher certification)
  • Complete MTH 203 and MTH 408,
  • Complete one of the following sequences: MTH 310-410, MTH 408-409, MTH 341-431, MTH 300-400, MTH 300-401, MTH 345-360,
  • Complete additional courses from the following list to make a total of at least 11 courses in MTH: MTH 300, 304, 327, 341, 345, 360, 400, 401, 402, 405, 409, 410, 431, 441, 465.
Other major requirements (elementary certification): Complete MTH 322, 323, 324, 341, 345.
 
Other major requirements (secondary certification): 
  • Complete MTH 203, 229, 329, 341, 345,
  • Complete one course from MTH 300, 304, 327, 360, 400, 401, 402, 405, 408, 409, 410, 431, 441, 465, 495, 496. Note that this course must be different than the capstone.
Check out the University catalog for a complete list of requirements, including the cognate and GPA requirements, as well as the requirements for other catalog years.
 
Mathematics minor requirements
 
Note that the requirements depend on the catalog year. The information below is for the catalog year 2011-2012.
 
Minor requirements (not seeking certification)
  • Complete MTH 201 and 202,
  • Complete at least one of MTH 203 and MTH 210,
  • Complete at least one of MTH 227 and MTH 302,
  • Complete at least one upper-level math course (300-400 level), and one more math or stats upper-level course. MTH 302 cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. MTH 304 cannot be used to satisfy this requirement if MTH 302 is chosen for the third requirement above.

Minor requirements for elementary certification

  • Complete MTH 201, 202, 210, 322, 323, 324,
  • Complete one additional approved course.
Minor requirements for secondary certification
  • Complete MTH 201, 202, 210, 227, 310, 341, and STA 312,
  • Complete MTH 229 or MTH 329.
Visit the University catalog for a complete list of requirements, including the GPA and credit requirements, as well as the requirements for the other catalog years.

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