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Mathematics (B.A., B.S.)

Students studying mathematics at Nebraska Wesleyan University have opportunities to engage themselves fully in their education by conducting research with faculty, teaching in the Math Tutoring Center, grading for courses, attending Math Club events, and working collaboratively with their peers.


Courses 33 hours
Mathematics Major (B.A. or B.S.**, 39-40 hours)
MATH 1600 Calculus I 5 hours
MATH 1610 Calculus II 5 hours
MATH 2200 Introduction to Higher Mathematics 3 hours
MATH 2600 Calculus III 4 hours
MATH 3200 Linear Algebra 3 hours
MATH 3300 Mathematical Statistics I 3 hours
MATH 3600 Mathematical Problem Solving 1 hour
MATH 3750 Numerical Analysis or
MATH 3700 Mathematical Modeling
3 hours
MATH 4200 Abstract Algebra I 3 hours
MATH 4300 Real Analysis 3 hours
Math Elective 3-4 hours

Select one of the following (may not use a course taken above as an elective):

Capstone 3 hours
MATH 4980 Mathematics Seminar 3 hours

Students seeking an education field endorsement in mathematics follow the above requirements with the following changes:

See the Nebraska Wesleyan University Department of Education for information regarding education courses required for teaching certification.

Required Supporting Program 20 hours

An approved supporting program of 20 hours that includes CMPSC 1500 Program Design is also required for all Mathematics majors. Cooperatively designed by the student and advisor, the supporting program may overlap with one or more minors or a second major.

For the mathematics major, the B.A. degree requires a minor from the humanities or arts, or more than 50 percent of the supporting program from these areas, while the B.S. degree requires a minor from the natural or social sciences, or more than 50 percent of the supporting program from these areas. Mathematics majors seeking an education endorsement whose supporting program consists of education courses will receive a B.S. degree.


**A Mathematics major may earn either a B.A. or B.S. degree. However, if a student has a first major that is associated with a different baccalaureate degree, the Mathematics major may serve as a second major for the degree associated with the first major (B.FA., B.M., B.S.N.).