Math Sciences

Academic Programs

Courses offered by the department are designed to prepare students who plan to enter graduate schools or professional schools of medicine or engineering; to teach in elementary schools, secondary schools, or community colleges; to major in mathematics, in computer science, in the natural or physical sciences, or in other areas with mathematics requirements; or to enter careers in business, industry, or government. Courses also are provided to meet cultural and General Education requirements.

pic1 Programs in the department lead to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Mathematics. Students choose one of the following concentrations: Professional Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Applications of Mathematics, or Actuarial Science. Minors are offered in Mathematics; in Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences; and in Statistics.

A major in Mathematics requires the mathematics core of 21 hours plus 15 hours of specified upper-level courses in the department and at least 12 hours of supporting coursework (either in or out of the department). The supporting coursework must complement the student's program and be approved by the mathematics advisor. A single minor outside the department is required.
Every Mathematics major is required to declare a concentration. Concentrations include Professional Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Applications of Mathematics, and Actuarial Science.

Every Mathematics major is required to complete the Seminar in Mathematics, MATH 4990. All courses in the Mathematics major or minor must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better. All courses transferred from other institutions for credit in the Mathematics major or minor must carry a grade of C (2.0) or better and be approved by the department chair.

Mathematics Core
Each student majoring in the department must complete the following core (21 hours):

  • pic2 MATH 1910 (Calculus I), 4 hours
  • MATH 1920 (Calculus II), 4 hours
  • MATH 3110 (Calculus III), 4 hours
  • MATH 2010 (Elements of Linear Algebra), 3 hours
  • MATH 3460 (Foundations of Higher Mathematics), 3 hours
  • MATH 2050 (Probability and Statistics), 3 hours* OR
  • STAT 3150 (Mathematical Statistics I), 3 hours

*Students in the Mathematics Education concentration must concurrently enroll in MATH 2110 (Data Analysis, 1 hour).


MTSU Department of Mathematical Sciences
MTSU BOX 34
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132
Phone: (615) 898-2669
Fax: (615) 898-5422