Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Publication: 2021-2022 Academic Bulletin Program: Mathematics BS Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Mathematics BS

This degree works either as a stand-alone degree to prepare you for graduate school in mathematics or as a second degree to strengthen your preparation for a career in another field. Paired with the appropriate minor or second major, a degree in mathematics opens the door to a plethora of careers including finance, technical journalism, scientific research and development, architecture, teaching, engineering, law, medicine, actuarial science, and government jobs. The analytical problem-solving skills, abstract reasoning abilities, and logical and precise thought that mathematics imparts will make you an asset to employers in the private and public sectors.

BS Mathematics majors learn and grow within a diverse and global atmosphere that prepares them to serve humanity as citizens of the world, to serve the world Church, and to excel in a global marketplace. Doing mathematics with the “other” can break down barriers and create communities across boundaries. This program is certified by the Michigan Department of Education for secondary teaching. Majors desiring secondary-teaching certification should also consult with the School of Education (College of Education & International Services).


  • Mathematical Studies major (if you want two majors but have a tight schedule and don’t plan to go to math graduate school)
  • Mathematics Education degree (if you want to teach in high school)
  • Data Science degree (if you enjoy computer programming and statistical reasoning)

Total Credits - 124

Major - 39

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
MATH 191 - Calculus I Credits: 4

or MATH 195 - Calculus I for Biology Credits: 4


MATH 192 - Calculus II Credits: 4
MATH 215 - Introduction to Linear Algebra Credits: 3
MATH 240 - Calculus III Credits: 4
MATH 286 - Differential Equations Credits: 3
MATH 315 - Linear Algebra Credits: 3
MATH 355 - Foundations of Advanced Mathematics Credits: 3
MATH 431 - Real Analysis I Credits: 3
MATH 432 - Real Analysis II Credits: 3
MATH 441 - Abstract Algebra I Credits: 3


Choose one of the following courses each semester (4 semesters):

MATH 389 - Mathematics Colloquium Credits: 0
PHYS 277 - Physics Colloquium Credits: 0


Choose 6 credits in consultation with advisor:

MATH 405 - Applied Mathematics Credits: 3
MATH 408 - Complex Analysis Credits: 3
MATH 426 - Mathematical Modeling in Biology Credits: 3
MATH 442 - Abstract Algebra II Credits: 3
MATH 475 - Geometry Credits: 3
MATH 487 - Special Topics in _______ Credits: 1–3
MATH 495 - Independent Study Credits: 1–3
MATH 497 - Research in Mathematics Credits: 0–3
STAT 340 - Probability Theory with Statistical Applications Credits: 3

Additional Requirements

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed

A major field test in mathematics is required during the senior year.


Students in a secondary teacher certification program are required to take the following courses:

MATH 375 - Secondary School Mathematics Teaching Credits: 3
MATH 475 - Geometry Credits: 3
STAT 285 - Introduction to Applied Statistics Credits: 3
STAT 340 - Probability Theory with Statistical Applications Credits: 3


*MATH 375 and STAT 285 do not count toward the 39 major credits.

Cognates - 3

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CPTR 151 - Computer Science I Credits: 3

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate breadth and depth in their grasp of undergraduate mathematics.
  2. Students will conduct research projects, write papers, and make presentations.
  3. Graduates will be successful in obtaining employment or acceptance into graduate or professional programs.
  4. Graduates who enter graduate programs will be successful in completing the first year and eventually a master’s or doctoral degree.
  5. Students will demonstrate a commitment to Jesus, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and service to others.