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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mathematics

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/programs/mathematics.html
Department Mathematics & Statistics
College Science, Engineering & Technology
Program Website http://cset.mnsu.edu/mathstat/
Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS, BA
Program Description Mathematics in its purest form is an art concerned with ideas. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics believes that an undergraduate major should be both an introduction to more advanced study and a survey of the many facets of mathematics.
Unlike many other disciplines, mathematics is a very structured subject. Consequently, the curriculum consists of sequences of interrelated courses which must be taken in the appropriate order. The courses in mathematics are organized with the needs of three groups of students in mind:
  1. those interested in mathematics as a major field of study who may be planning more advanced study, preparing to teach or intending to use their skills in business, industry or government;
  2. those needing mathematics primarily as a tool in other disciplines (engineering, science, etc.);
  3. those interested in the logical and cultural aspects of mathematics as an element in their general education.
Admission Requirements Admission to major is required for enrollment in 300 and 400 level courses. Requirements for admission are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
  • completion of Math 121 and 122 (Calculus I and II) with a grade of at least “C” or above in each course and a 2.5 overall.
Application for admission forms are available in the College Advising Center, Trafton C-125.
Other Requirements All students majoring in mathematics should complete Calculus (Math 121, 122, 223), Linear Algebra (Math 247) and Foundations (Math 290) as preparation for more advanced courses. Mathematics majors not preparing for teacher licensure are also required to complete two of the following three courses: Intermediate Analysis (Math 316), Abstract Algebra (Math 345) and Discrete Mathematics (Math 375). Students also take Math 492 during their senior year.
In addition students should choose 12 credits as electives from Math 316, 321, 332, 345, 375, 392, 411, 417, 418, 422, 425, 435, 442, 446, 447, 455, 456, 470, 471, 480 and 496.
Program Contact Information Department of Mathematics and Statistics
273 Wissink Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1453
Fax: 507-389-6376
Email: skye.dauer@mnsu.edu
College Advising All Mathematics majors are assigned to an academic advisor to assist them in planning their major program.
Additional advising support is available at:
College of Science, Engineering & Technology Advising Center
Ken Adams, Student Relations Coordinator
125 Trafton Science Center C.
Mankato, MN 56001
507-389-1521

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