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Mathematics Programs & Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

For a bachelor of science in mathematics, a student must complete at least 123 credit hours with a 2.0 grade point average. 

A. General Education Requirements

  • (See below or see the Academic Catalog)

B. Major Requirements (Each course completed with a "C" or better.  At least one course in the major must be a writing intensive course.)

  • MA 160 Mathematical Logic and Set Theory
  • MA 200 Elementary Statistics
  • MA 205 Calculus I
  • MA 206 Calculus II
  • MA 230 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MA 301 Differential Equations
  • MA 304W History of Mathematics
  • MA 307 Calculus III
  • MA 308 Calculus IV
  • MA 317 Probability Theory and Applications
  • MA 320 Modern Algebra
  • MA 425 Real Analysis

      Plus one course from the following list:

  • MA 310 Modern Geometries
  • MA 319 Advanced Statistics
  • MA 415 Mathematical Statistics
  • MA 426 Numerical Analysis
  • CST 403 Theory of Computation

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education

A. General Education Requirements

  • (See below or see the Academic Catalog)

B. Professional Education Requirements

  • Principles and Problems of Education
  • Practicum
  • Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
  • History and Philosophy of Education
  • Directed Student Teaching
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • The Exceptional Child

C. Major Requirements

  • MA 115 College Algebra
  • MA 122 Precalculus
  • MA 160 Mathematical Logic and Set Theory
  • MA 200 Elementary Statistics
  • MA 230 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MA 205 Calculus I
  • MA 206 Calculus II
  • MA 304W History of Mathematics
  • MA 307 Calculus III
  • MA 308 Calculus IV
  • MA 310 Modern Geometries
  • MA 317 Probability Theory and Applications
  • MA 320 Modern Algebra
  • MA 350 Methods of Teaching Mathematics/Secondary School
  • General College Physics I & II or Physics I & II with Calculus
  • CS 209 Multimedia in the Classroom

General Education and other Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Mathematics 

Mathematics majors at Limestone College must take the following courses to meet the general education requirement of Limestone College.  Five of these courses must be writing intensive courses.  (Transfer students with an AA or AS degree from a regionally accredited college or university are considered to have satisfied the five writing intensive courses general education requirement.) 

  • 18 semester hours in Fine Arts and Humanities
    • English Composition (Six hours- EN 101 and 102)
    • Speech (Three hours)
    • Literature (Three hours)
    • Philosophy or Religion (Three hours)
    • AR 240, MU 205, EN 212/TH 101, or any Foreign Language course (Three hours)
  •  12 semester hours (four courses) in Social Sciences
    • History- two courses for six hours from HI 110, 111, 112, 113, or 214
    • Two courses (six hours) from two different areas among
      • Business and Economics (BA 103, 104, or 310, EC 203, 204, 211, or 220)
      • Geography
      • International Studies
      • Political Science
      • Psychology (except PS 202)
      • Social Work 206
      • Sociology
  • 10-11 semester hours (three courses) in Natural and Computer Science
    • Natural Science- at least one course
    • Computer Science- at least one course from CST 102 and 103
    • Note- Students who have taken BI 101 or 102 may not use BI 113 or BI 114 to fulfill the Natural and Computer Science requirement

  • 2 semester hours (two courses) in PE activity courses
  • ID 100 (for entering freshmen) or ID 201 (for transfer students with over 24 hours credit)
  • ID 301 or proficiency on all parts of the Measurement of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP) test
  • Exit assessment examination in mathematics.  This test is typically administered in the course MA 425 Real Analysis.
  • Apply for degree by February 15 for May graduation and by October 1 for December graduation.