# Mathematics Majors and Minors

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Mathematics is among the most rigorous fields of study. Some students see math as an extreme sport that demands every ounce of their talent and intellect and provides endless opportunities for growth. To be sure, solving vexing problems can be fun and thrilling, and it’s certainly essential to global progress. It’s also a career path with great financial rewards for the dedicated.

None of our math courses has more than 40 students. Many students choose to augment their undergraduate studies by completing internships or studying abroad in Moscow, Cambridge, or Budapest.

## Pure Mathematics Specialization, Mathematics, BS

- Open your career options in business, industry, or government service settings, or prepare to further your mathematics in graduate school.
- Take classes such as Calculus II, Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences, Differential Equations, and Introduction to Mathematical Proofs.
- Choose from a list of elective mathematics courses, and take classes in computer science.
- Explore another field by adding a minor such as business administration, computer science, sociology/applied social research, and information assurance (criminology/computer science).

## Applied Mathematics Specialization, Mathematics, BS

- Prepare to work where computer science is used and appreciated; this includes careers in business, industry, statistics, and engineering.
- Gain a strong foundation in applied mathematics, and apply to top graduate programs.
- Acquire a strong foundation with classes such as Calculus II, Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences, Differential Equations, and Introduction to Mathematical Proofs.
- Strengthen your computer science skills with Problem Solving and Structure Programming, and An Introduction to Numerical Methods.
- Tailor your course selection towards preparation in Math Analysis/Engineering or Operations Research.

## Data Science Specialization, Mathematics, BS

- Gain skills in utilizing complex databases to provide real-world, real-time solutions that incorporate predictive analytics and forecasting to improve decision making.
- Prepare for careers that utilize quantitative modeling techniques, including probability, statistics, optimization, simulation, and computing.
- Learn to design solutions to data-driven problems.

## Mathematics, Actuarial Science and Statistics, BS

- Prepare for the first two professional actuarial exams in order to pursue employment in the areas of insurance and investment.
- Take additional classes in economics, finance, and accounting to develop an excellent business sense.

## Mathematics Education, BSEd

- The math teacher education program at IUP is highly regarded throughout Pennsylvania and the region.
- It has an enviable track record of graduating mathematics teachers who have excelled in their profession.
- Contains two specializations: Secondary Mathematics Education and Middle Level Mathematics Education.

## 4+1: Earn Your Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at the Same Time

- Stay one extra academic year.
- Beginning your junior year, you’ll take graduate courses along with your undergraduate courses.
- You can earn a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Applied Mathematics.

## Minor in Mathematics

- Choose from a wide array of mathematics courses, and then apply your new skills to your chosen career path.

## Minor in Applied Statistics

- Take courses in statistics so you can apply them to other disciplines in the natural and social sciences.

## Minor in Elementary and Middle-Level Mathematics

- The minor consists of 18 credits in elementary and middle-level mathematics education.
- The minor may offer additional preparation for the teaching of elementary and middle-level mathematics.

## Upper-Level Undergraduate Courses

(Revised fall 2020. Subject to change based on enrollment and budget.)

### Courses Expected to Be Offered Every Semester

- MATH 121 - Calculus I for Natural and Social Sciences
- MATH 125 - Calculus I for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
- MATH 126 - Calculus II for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
- MATH 171 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
- MATH 216 - Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences
- MATH 225 - Calculus III for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
- MATH 271 - Introduction to Mathematical Proof I
- MATH 272 - Introduction to Mathematical Proof II
- MATH 309 - Discrete Mathematics
- COSC 110 - Problem Solving and Structured Programming
- FIN 310 - Fundamentals of Finance
- FIN 320 - Corporate Finance

### Courses Expected to Be Offered Every Fall

- MATH 111 - Freshman Seminar
- MATH 341 - Differential Equations
- MATH 353 - Theory of Numbers
- MATH 363 - Mathematical Statistics I
- MATH 411 - Univariate Data Analysis
- MATH 413 - Methods of Teaching Mathematics
- EDUC 342 - Pre-Student Teaching Experience II

### Courses Expected to Be Offered Every Spring

- MATH/COSC 343 - Introduction to Numerical Methods*
- MATH 342 - Advanced Mathematics for Applications
- MATH 350 - History of Mathematics
- MATH 355 - Foundations of Geometry
- MATH 412 - Multivariate Statistics
- MATH 480 - Senior Seminar
- EDUC 242 - Pre-Student Teaching Experience I
- EDUC 441 - Student Teaching

* Alternates as MATH and as COSC each spring semester.

## Courses in Rotation

### Fall AY 2020-21

- MATH 421 - Advanced Calculus I
- MATH 446 - Probabilistic Models in O.R.
- MATH 447 - Modeling and Simulation
- MATH 456 - Geometry for Mathematics Instruction
- MATH 458 - Logic and Logical Games for E/M Teachers

### Spring AY 2020-21

- MATH 371 - Linear Algebra
- MATH 420- Patterns and Functions for E/M Teachers
- MATH 422 - Advanced Calculus II
- MATH 450 - Topics in Applied Computational Mathematics

### Fall AY 2021-22

- MATH 427 - Introduction to Topology
- MATH 448 - Financial Mathematics
- MATH 460 - Technology in Mathematics Instruction
- MATH 471 - Algebra for Mathematics Instruction
- MATH 476 - Abstract Algebra I

### Spring AY 2021-22

- MATH 317- Probability and Statistics for Mathematics Instruction
- MATH 364 - Mathematical Statistics II
- MATH 416 - Time Series Analysis
- MATH 423 - Complex Variables I
- MATH 445 - Programming Models in O.R.
- MATH 457 - Number Theory for Mathematics Instruction
- MATH 477 - Abstract Algebra II

### Fall AY 2022-23

- MATH 421 - Advanced Calculus I
- MATH 446 - Probabilistic Models in O.R.
- MATH 447 - Modeling and Simulation
- MATH 456 - Geometry for Mathematics Instruction

### Spring 2022-23

- MATH 422 - Advanced Calculus II
- MATH 371 - Linear Algebra
- MATH 450 - Topics in Applied Computational Mathematics
- MATH 461 - Discrete Mathematics for Mathematics Instruction

## Rotation Summaries

- MATH 476/477 and MATH 421/422 alternate years
- MATH 363 every fall/MATH 364 every other spring and MATH 447/450 alternate years
- MATH 445 is offered with MATH 364 and 446 is the semester afterward
- MATH 427 is offered every other fall semester
- MATH 371 and 423 alternate spring semesters
- MATH 448 is offered every other fall semester
- MATH 416 is offered every other spring semester
- MATH 456 and MATH 458 offered every even AY fall
- MATH 317 and MATH 459 offered every even AY spring
- MATH 457 and MATH 471 offered every odd AY fall
- MATH 420 and MATH 461 offered every odd AY spring