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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mathematics Education

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Department Mathematics & Statistics
College Science, Engineering & Technology
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
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.
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for admission into Professional Education.
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) in their first two years as preparation for more advanced courses.
Mathematics majors preparing for teacher licensure are required to complete Intermediate Analysis (Math 316), College Geometry (Math 332), Abstract Algebra (Math 345), Probability and Statistics (Math 354), Discrete Mathematics (Math 375), Advanced Viewpoint of 5-8 School Mathematics (Math 483), Technology in 5-12 School Mathematics (Math 484), Teaching Secondary School Mathematics (Math 485) and Capstone Experience (Math 492) along with the courses for professional education in the College of Education.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Mathematics and Statistics
273 Wissink Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1453
Fax: 507-389-6376
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
College of Education Advising
Mymique Baxter, Student Relations Coordinator
117 Armstrong Hall

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