Academic Programs

Courses of special interest:

  • Cryptology
  • Design Theory
  • Complex Analysis
  • Introduction to Actuarial Science
  • Number Theory

Catalog 2016-2017

Transylvania's mathematics major introduces students to the underpinnings of mathematics through a rigorous study of logic, analysis, and algebra. The flexible curriculum accommodates the various academic pursuits of our students. In addition to required courses, we offer several elective courses each year in topics varying from complex analysis and topology to actuarial science and cryptography.

Mathematics Major/Minor Patterns
12 major course units, including:
MATH 1304 Calculus I
MATH 1324 Calculus II
MATH 2144 Calculus III
MATH 2204 Linear Algebra
MATH 2504 Mathematician's Toolkit
MATH 3114 Higher Analysis
MATH 3224 Abstract Algebra
MATH 4294 Senior Seminar

2 additional 2000+ mathematics courses excluding MATH 2094.

Allied Courses:
2 2000+ level  courses in ONE of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, or Physics

To become certified to teach mathematics, students must complete the following:

Mathematics Major

Education Minor for Secondary Certification

Completion of Education Minor for Secondary certification (8-12) for Teaching Mathematics requires:

EDU 1004 Observing the Learner 
EDU  2014 Schooling in American Culture
EDU  2094 Standards-Based Instruction 
EDU 2164  Designing Constructivist-Based Learning Climates 
EDU 3054 Instructional Strategies and Content Area Literacy for Learners in Middle and Secondary Schools
EDU 3244 Practicum in Learning Experiences
EDU 4114

Supervised Teaching in High School

EDU 4514 Senior Seminar
OR Senior Seminar in the student's discipline
Students must also take the following allied course: 
PSY 1004 General Psychology
6 mathematics course units, including:
MATH 1304 Calculus I
MATH 1324 Calculus II
MATH 2144 Calculus III
MATH 2504 Mathematician's Toolkit

2 additional 2000+ mathematics courses excluding MATH 2094.

* To become certified to teach mathematics, students must take MATH 3134 as one of their two math electives in the major.*

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