Mathematics BA/BS

The Mathematics major is characterized by a balance between theory and application, beginning in the pre-calculus sequence and continuing through to upper division courses. Appropriate technology is integrated at all levels of the curriculum. At the end of the program students are prepared to enter graduate school or business and industry. Students may also complete courses required for secondary teaching certification.

Upon completion of this program, students will be well-prepared to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to create, formulate, understand, and communicate mathematical conjectures, arguments and proofs; 
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply precise and logical reasoning to construct multi-step strategies to solve mathematical problems and effectively communicate those solutions;
  • Demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate mathematical ideas verbally and in writing; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to use numerical and symbolic mathematical software to aid in problem-solving and investigation as well as understand the limitations of such software.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
CALCULUS I
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
PHYS-211ENGINEERING PHYSICS I5.00
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
BIOLOGY IN FILM
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED SCIENCE II
INTEGRATED SCIENCE I
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ETHICS AND IDENTITY
SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300Z (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits38.00-44.00

Program Requirements

Major Courses
CS-111FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING4.00
CALCULUS I (Required if not taken as core)
MATH-175CALCULUS II4.00
MATH-253STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES3.00
MATH-275CALCULUS III4.00
MATH-300INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL REASONING3.00
MATH-320PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS3.00
MATH-340LINEAR ALGEBRA3.00
MATH-460ABSTRACT ALGEBRA I3.00
MATH-480REAL ANALYSIS I3.00
PHYS-212ENGINEERING PHYSICS II5.00
Electives
Select 9 credits numbered 200 or above9.00
Select 4 credits of 300/400 level from NS Division4.00
Select 34 elective credits34.00
Total Credits82.00

Sequential Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREMATH-143, MATH-147 or MATH-170 3.00-5.00
COREOral Communication 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
 Credits15.00-17.00
Spring
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
MATH-175 CALCULUS II 4.00
Program RequirementMATH 200/300/400 Level 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 2.00
 Credits15.00
Second Year
Fall
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
CS-111 FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING 4.00
MATH-253 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES 3.00
PHYS-211 ENGINEERING PHYSICS I 5.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREDiversity 3.00
MATH-275 CALCULUS III 4.00
PHYS-212 ENGINEERING PHYSICS II 5.00
 Credits15.00
Third Year
Fall
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
MATH-300 INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL REASONING 3.00
MATH-340 LINEAR ALGEBRA 3.00
Program RequirementMATH 200/300/400 Level 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
 Credits16.00
Spring
MATH-320 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 3.00
Program RequirementMATH 200/300/400 Level 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
 Credits14.00
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH-460 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA I 3.00
Program RequirementNS 300/400 Level 4.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
MATH-480 REAL ANALYSIS I 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
 Credits15.00
 Total Credits120.00-122.00

Graduates with a BA/BS in Mathematics go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Industry
  • Market Research
  • Education
  • Government
  • Banking
  • Actuarial Science
  • Data Science
  • Business, Management, Consulting
  • Graduate Studies

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