Degree Requirements

Mathematics (B.S.) ♦ Mathematics/Teaching (B.S.) ♦ Statistics (B.S.) ♦ MinorsConcentration ♦  Master of Arts (Teaching)  ♦  Master of Science  ♦  Curriculum Planners


 Mathematics (B.S.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Mathematics majors with any of the following: a 349 Co-op experience in any subject area, a program-approved service-learning course, a program-approved undergraduate scholarly or creative activity, HON 420 with a program approved thesis topic, a program-approved leadership experience, or a program-approved study abroad experience. (Credit hours are incorporated into program requirements below.)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       37-40 Hours

PLUS ONE (1) COURSE chosen from:

PLUS NINE (9) HOURS chosen from:

* A prepatory course in mathematics (MAT 109) may be required before admission to calculus.  THREE (3) credit hours from MAT 124 may count as a Gen. Ed. Element 2 course if the student does not take a lower level Gen. Ed. math.

Only courses completed with a grade of at least “C-” will count toward the major requirements. At least five upper division courses which satisfy the major requirements must be completed at EKU.

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIRMENTS       6 Hours

FREE ELECTIVES       34-37
Students planning to attend a graduate school in mathematics are strongly encouraged to select an in‑depth study of a single foreign language as a part of their program.

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:     120 hours


Mathematics/Teaching (B.S.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Math Teaching majors will fulfill ACCT with ESE 499. (Credit hours are included in Professional Education requirements).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS     27 hours

* A preparatory course in mathematics (MAT 109) may be required before admission to calculus.
** Students who use a course from another institution as the History of Mathematics course will need to take ESE 574 to meet the reading requirement for secondary education certification.

OPTIONS

♦ MATHEMATICS TEACHING   10-13 hours

PLUS ONE (1) of the following combinations:

» Combination 1 (general)

PLUS THREE (3) HOURS of courses chosen from:

» Combination 2 (statistics)

COMPUTER SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS TEACHING     15 hours

PLUS ONE (1) COURSE selected from the following:

All courses must be completed with a grade of at least “C.” At least five upper-division courses which satisfy the major requirements must be completed at EKU.

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS

♦ MATHEMATICS TEACHING     9 hours

COMPUTER SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS TEACHING     6 hours

All courses must be completed with a grade of at least a “C.”

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS   31 hours

  • EDF 103: Introduction to Education (1)
  • EDF 203: Schools and Our Society (3)
  • EDF 319: Human Development and Learning (3) OR EDF 319W: Human Development and Learning (Writing Intensive) (3)
  • EDF 413: Assessment in Education (3)
  • SED 401: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (3) OR SED 401S: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (3) (Service Learning Component)
  • ESE 490: Secondary Curriculum, Classroom Organization, and Management (3)
  • ESE 550: Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (3)
  • ESE 499: Supervised Student Teaching (12)

PLUS THREE (3) HOURS of Applied Learning Field Experience which includes the following:

  • EDF 349Q: Applied Learning in Education I (0.5)
  • EDF 349R: Applied Learning in Education II (0.5)
  • EMS 349Q: Applied Learning I: Educational Assessment (0.5)
  • EMS 349R: Applied Learning II: Educational Curriculum (0.5)
  • ESE 349: Applied Learning: Secondary Teaching (1)

 

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       120-122 Hours

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation. Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year (http://www.kyepsb.net/assessment/index.asp AND www.ets.org/praxis). Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements. Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams.


Statistics (B.S.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to Section Five of the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Statistics majors will fulfill ACCT with any of the following: a 349 Co-op experience in any subject area,  a program-approved service-learning course, a program-approved undergraduate scholarly or creative activity, HON 420 with a program approved thesis topic, a program-approved leadership experience, or a program-approved study abroad experience. (Any credit hours will be incorporated into program requirements below.)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       43 Hours

PLUS TWO (2) COURSES selected from the following:

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required in these STA courses.

* A preparatory course in mathematics (MAT 109) may be required before admission to calculus.

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS     3 Hours

FREE ELECTIVES       34 Hours

 

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:     120 hours


Minors

Minor in Actuarial Science Minor in Mathematical Sciences ♦ Minor in Mathematics
Minor in Mathematics/Teaching ♦ Minor in Statistics


Minor in Actuarial Science

A student may minor in actuarial science by completing a total of 21 semester hours as follows:

Minor in Mathematical Sciences

A student may minor in mathematical sciences by completing a minimum of six hours in each of computer science, mathematics, and statistics for a total of 18 hours as follows:

Computer  Science - two from:

  • CSC 160: Introduction to Programming (3)
  • CSC 190: Object-Oriented Programming I (3)
  • CSC 191: Object-Oriented Programming II (3)

Mathematics

OR :

Statistics - two from:

Minor in Mathematics

A student may minor in mathematics by completing 18 hours from:

PLUS ten hours selected from

Minor in Mathematics/Teaching

A student may minor in mathematics teaching by completing a minimum of 20 semester hours as follows:

All courses must be completed with a grade of at least “C” and the GPA in the courses used for the minor must be at least 2.75. The teaching minor in mathematics must be coupled with a secondary teaching major in another discipline.
 

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation. Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year (http://www.kyepsb.net/assessment/index.asp AND www.ets.org/praxis). Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements. Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams.

Minor in Statistics

A student may minor in statistics by completing 18 hours of mathematical science courses including 12 hours of STA and six hours selected from any additional STA courses (except for 349), any CSC courses (except for 105, 305, 306, or 349), or any calculus courses with MAT prefixes, but no more than one course from MAT 124, 124H, 211, and 261.


Concentration

Mathematical Sciences Concentration in the Associate of General Studies Degree

See page 73 of the University Catalog for the Associate of General Studies Degree Requirements.  The Mathematical Sciences
Concentration requirements for this degree are listed below.

Mathematical Sciences Concentration     13 hours

Course Requirements

A minimum grade of “C” is required of all courses counted toward the concentration.


Master  Programs

Mathematics, M.A.

♦  MATHEMATICS SECONDARY CONCENTRATION

MATHEMATICS CONTENT REQUIREMENTS      18 hours

A student must complete at least EIGHTEEN (18) HOURS graduate mathematics content courses in one of the following combinations:

  • SIX (6) HOURS from Group A PLUS THREE (3) HOURS from Group B PLUS NINE (9) HOURS from any Group (A, B, or C)
    OR
  • THREE (3) HOURS from Group A PLUS SIX (6) HOURS from Group B PLUS NINE (9) HOURS from any Group (A, B, or C)

Group A

Group B

Group C

MATHEMATICS APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS       9 hours
NINE (9) HOURS selected from:

THESIS       3 hours

Students must submit a thesis for partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Master of Arts in Mathematics and give an oral defense of the thesis. The thesis must be prepared in conformity with the regulations approved by the Graduate Council and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Detailed information concerning the preparation and submission of the thesis may be obtained from the program coordinator.

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       30 hours


♦MATHEMATICS SPECIALIST CONCENTRATION

MATHEMATICS CONTENT REQUIREMENTS       12 hours

TWELVE (12) HOURS selected from the following:

MATHEMATICS APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS       9 hours

ELECTIVES       6 hours

  • SIX (6) HOURS of elective graduate mathematics, or related courses (with approval of advisor).

THESIS       3 hours

Students must submit a thesis for partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Master of Arts in Mathematics and give an oral defense of the thesis. The thesis must be prepared in conformity with the regulations approved by the Graduate Council and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Detailed information concerning the preparation and submission of the thesis may be obtained from the program coordinator.

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       30 hours


Mathematical Sciences, M.S.

General Program Requirements

Core Requirements:       15 hours

PLUS ONE of the following:

Electives**       15 hours

Exit Requirement

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       30

Concentrations

♦  Mathematics

Core Requirements:       15 hours

PLUS ONE of the following:

Option Requirements       6-12 hours
Complete at least 21 hours of courses with a MAT prefix including:

Only 3 hours of MAT 880 may count toward fulfilling the option requirements.

Electives**       3-9 hours

Exit Requirement

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       30 hours

♦  Computer Science

Core Requirements       15 hours

PLUS ONE of the following:

Option Requirements       12 hours

  • CSC 730: Concepts of Programming Systems (3)
  • CSC 831: Data Structures and Algorithms I (3)

PLUS 6 hours from:

  • CSC 745: Theory of Database Systems (3)
  • CSC 746: Artificial Intelligence (3)
  • CSC 833: Data Structures and Algorithms II (3)
  • CSC 834: Software Engineering and Project Management I (3)
  • CSC 842: Parallel Algorithms (3)
  • CSC 880: Seminar in: _____ (1-3)   Only 3 hours of CSC 880 may count toward fulfilling the option requirements.

Electives**       3-6 hours

Exit Requirement

TOTAL CURRICULUM HOURS       30 hours

♦  Statistics

Core Requirements       15 hours

PLUS ONE of the following:

Option Requirements         9-12 hours

PLUS 6 hours from:

Electives**        3-6 hours

Exit Requirement

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIRMENTS       30 hours


**No student can apply more than 12 hours of CSC or 12 hours of STA credits toward the M.S. degree. Each student must apply 15 hours of MAT credits, at least 12 of which are from 800 level courses, toward the M.S. degree. Electives for the general program and for the options in mathematics and statistics may include thesis, MAT 899, 3-6 hours. Those students who elect to submit a thesis for partial  fulfillment of the requirements of the Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences must prepare it according to the regulations of the Office of Graduate Education and Research andthe Department of Mathematics and Statistics

 

 

 

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Lisa Kay
Graduate Coordinator/Advisor for MA in Mathematics
lisa.kay@eku.edu
859-622-1621