Mathematical Science

Mathematical Science

(minor required) B.S. Degree

The goal of the mathematical sciences major is to provide the student with a broad background in mathematics, computer science, and statistics.  This major offers excellent preparation for our highly technical and quantitative society.  Secondary education endorsement in mathematics is an option with this major.
The Experiential Component (requirement of the major) can be met by successfully completing the following:

  • EDU 402 Student Teaching
  • PHY 203 & 204 Fundamentals Or alternatives approved by program coordinator

Liberal Arts Core Courses and Degree Specific Requirements

  • PHY 203, 204 Fundamentals of Physics    8
  • CSC 320 Programming Using C++    3

Required Courses (38 hours)

  • MTH 211, 221 Calculus    8
  • MTH 206 or 208, 306 Statistics    6
  • MTH 301 Multivariable Calculus    3
  • MTH 302 Linear Algebra    3
  • MTH 303 Differential Equations    3
  • MTH 311 Discrete Mathematics    3
  • MTH 410 Introduction to Numerical Methods    3
  • MTH 420 Foundations of Geometry    3
  • MTH 498 Senior Seminar    3
  • CSC 312 Computer Organization    3

Total Hours Required in Major    38
(minor required)

Secondary Education Endorsement
Ferrum College offers teaching licensure in Mathematics (grades 6-12) through the selection of a minor in Teacher Education with specialization in Secondary Education.  This licensure requires passing state mandated testing prior to enrollment in EDU 402 – Student Teaching.  Students pursuing licensure must complete all components of the Teacher Education Minor.

In addition, the Teacher Education Program supports an Add-On Endorsement for teaching mathematics up to Algebra I for those who want to supplement their major in other than Mathematical Science.