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.)

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).

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.

CONCENTRATIONS (students must choose one).

    ♦ MATHEMATICS TEACHING CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS       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 CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS      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       3-6 hours

    ♦ MATHEMATICS TEACHING     6 hours

    ♦ COMPUTER SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS TEACHING     6 hours

  • § CSC 104:  Computer Literacy with Software Applications (3)
    § Please consult with your advisor before taking CSC 104 due to changes in the Education curriculum.  This course has been replaced with EDF 204 and the hours have been added in the Professional Education Requirements section below.
  • STA 270: Applied Statistics I (3)

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

PLUS PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • EDF 103: Introduction to Education (1)
  • EDF 203: Philosophical & Historical Foundation of Education (3)
  • § EDF 204: Emerging Instructional Technologies (3)
  • EDF 219: Human Development and Learning (3) OR EDF 219W: Human Development and Learning (Writing Intensive) (3)
  • EDF 413: Assessment in Education (3)
  • EMS 300W: Curriculum and Instructional Design (3)
  • EMS 490: Classroom and Behavior Management in P-12 (3)
  • ESE 550: Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary Schools (3) (cross-listed with MAT 550)
  • SED 104: Introduction to Special Education (3) (fulfills Gen. Ed. 6)
  • SED 401: Diverse Learners in Middle/Secondary (3) OR 401S: Diverse Learners in Middle/Secondary (Service Learning component) (3)
  • CED 499: Supervised Student Teaching in the Secondary School (12) (taken final semester)

     PLUS THREE (3) hours of Applied Learning Field Experiences to include:

  • CED 100: Clinical I:  Intro to the Education Profession (0.5) (formerly EDF 349Q: Applied Learning in Education I)
  • CED 200: Clinical II: Understanding the Learner (0.5) (formerly EDF 349R: Applied Learning in Education II)
  • CED 300: Clinical III: Curriculum and Instructional Design (0.5) (formerly EMS 349Q: Applied Learning I:  Educational Assessment)
  • CED 400: Clinical IV: Diagnosis and Perception (0.5) (formerly EMS 349R: Applied Learning II: Educational Curriculum)
  • CED 450: Clinical V: Practicing Teaching (1) (formerly ESE 349: Applied Learning: Secondary Teaching)

The state of Kentucky requires one or more Praxis Series tests for licensure to teach in the State.  Please see Praxis website or consult with your advisor for details.

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       123-126 Hours


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.)

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.)

  • PLUS SIX (6) HOURS of CSC/MAT /STA numbered 300 or above (except for 349 and CSC 305, 306, MAT 303, 475, 501, 502, STA 500, 503).

* 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 (6) HOURS in each of computer science, mathematics, and statistics for a total of 18 hours as follows:

     ♦ Computer  Science - two from:

     ♦ Mathematics

                OR :

    ♦ Statistics - two from:

Minor in Mathematics

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

       PLUS TEN (10) 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.
 

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

Consult the University Catalog for the Associate of General Studies Degree Requirements.


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