Mathematics with Minor in Education

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A bachelor’s degree in mathematics is an undergraduate degree that prepares students for careers in government, business, and the industry or for pursuing graduate studies. Students will develop a broad knowledge of mathematics topics, providing theory and training in both applied and core mathematics.

Mathematics Degree Overview

Along with 41 general education requirements hours, students will complete 18 hours in major prerequisite courses: Precalculus Trigonometry, Calculus I, II, and III as well as Microcomputer Applications.

As part of their major requirements, students will complete a broad array of mathematical topics including:

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Linear Algebra
  • Applied Differential Equations
  • Applied Probability and Statistics
  • Advanced Mathematical Software

As part of the 37 hours needed to meet the degree requirements, students will also take one of three elective sequences as well as a senior seminar. Please see the course catalog for a full list of courses.

Finally, an exit exam is required for graduation. The non-licensure Mathematics major may choose the PRAXIS Mathematics Test 5165 as their exit exam, or the departmental exit exam may be taken in the MA 470 course.

For students interested in teaching math at the K-12 level, students pursuing a degree in math may complete a minor in education. A minor in education prepares students to teach mathematics at the high school or middle-grade level. The Mathematics major with a minor in Education is required to take the Praxis II Mathematics Content Test.

In 2023, Athens State University restructured and improved the secondary education program for the STEM disciplines of biology, chemistry, and mathematics.  The Athens State TEACH program offers automatic financial support for initial education courses, tuition and apprentice teaching amounting more than $4,000 per participating student.  Full information about this dynamic secondary STEM education program may be found at Athens State Teach, and new courses in the programs may be found at  addendum-oct_23.pdf

ASSIST Scholarship Program

Financial support is also provided for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. The Athens State Scholars in STEM (ASSIST) is a National Science Foundation-funded scholarship available to students majoring in the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Technology, and Mathematics. Students accepted into this program will receive yearly scholarship funds and access to additional support programs including faculty mentoring, peer support activities, online tutoring, and career development activities such as travel to professional conferences and/or research materials. The goal of this program is to help our STEM students efficiently complete their degrees and enter the workforce and/or graduate school.



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