**Mission Statement:**

The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to promote student understanding of mathematics. The program provides opportunities for its majors to study mathematics both in breadth and depth. Graduates of the program are prepared for entry into graduate school or mathematics-related careers including the teaching profession. The program also serves the university by providing a broad spectrum of introductory level courses so that students in all majors can fulfill the mathematics portion of a quality liberal arts curriculum.

**Mathematics Program Overview:**

The Mathematics Program at Midwestern State University offers several different degree options:

**BA in Mathematics**

Requires 36 hours of Mathematics (beginning with Calculus I) and 7 credits of Computer Science, as well as a minor of at least 18 semester hours of which at least six must be advanced.

**BS in Mathematics**

The BS in Mathematics includes all the requirements for the BA as well as at least four laboratory science courses (two courses in each of two different laboratory sciences).

**BS in Mathematics with 7-12 Math certification**

Requires 32 hours of Mathematics (beginning with Calculus I), 24 hours of other courses, and 21 hours of professional education courses. This program is offered jointly with the West College of Education.

**Second major in Mathematics**

This option is only for students pursuing a major in another area who wish to obtain a double major with second major being mathematics, and requires 30 hours of mathematics (beginning with Calculus I).

Check the Degree Plan link to view the specific requirements of each major.

**Opportunities in Mathematics:**

Students who choose mathematics as their major will find an enthusiastic mathematics faculty, small classes, personal attention, and a choice of career paths. They will have many opportunities to get involved in program activities. There is an active Math Club, and a local chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon (a mathematics honor society). There are available positions for students to work as paper graders and math tutors.

Mathematics graduates have diverse opportunities, since they have acquired the problem solving, creativity, and critical thinking that work well in many different careers. Upon graduation mathematics majors can work in diverse fields including teaching, business (accountant, actuary, analytics, market research, investment management), research (mathematician, statistician, numerical analysis) or may go on to graduate study.