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Department Chair

Pedro Teixeira

Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7749

pteixeir@​knox.edu

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Requirements for the major in Mathematics: Bachelor of Arts 

10 credits in the Mathematics Department as follows:

  • Core courses: MATH 152, MATH 205, MATH 210, MATH 300
  • Electives: six additional courses numbered above 170 as follows: At most one of MATH 175 and MATH 180; At least five courses numbered above MATH 210, at least two of which are numbered above MATH 300
  • Research Experience: Each student must complete a research project leading to a written and oral presentation. This requirement may be fulfilled through MATH 361, MATH 399, or an honors project, and must be certified by the department chair. Full credits earned in this experience may apply to the elective credit requirement.

Requirements for the major in Mathematics: Bachelor of Science

13 credits in the Mathematics Department as follows:

  • Core courses. MATH 152, MATH 205, MATH 210, MATH 230, MATH 300, MATH 321, MATH 331, MATH 341.
  • Electives. Four additional courses, with at least one numbered above 300, selected from the following list: MATH 211, MATH 215, MATH 217, MATH 222, MATH 313, MATH 322, MATH 325, MATH 332, MATH 333, MATH 342.
  • Research Experience. Each student must complete a research project lead- ing to a written and oral presentation. This requirement may be fulfilled through MATH 361, MATH 399, or an honors project, and must be certified by the department chair.

Two credits outside Mathematics, as follows:

  • CS 141 or another programming course approved by the department chair.
  • One additional course selected from the following list: BIOL 331, CHEM 321, CS 142, PHYS 130, or any full credit Physics course numbered above 200.

Requirements for the major in Financial Mathematics: Bachelor of Arts

10.5-11 credits in the Mathematics Department as follows:

  • Three core courses: MATH 152, MATH 205, MATH 143 or 210
  • Introductory Financial Mathematics: MATH 227
  • Mathematical Statistics: MATH 321, MATH 322
  • Economics: two courses from: ECON 110, ECON 301, BUS 211, 212, BUS/ECON 333
  • Related coursework: one additional course from: MATH 211, MATH 214, MATH 215, MATH 230, MATH 311, MATH 325, CS 142, CS 205
  • Advanced Mathematical Finance: MATH 327
  • Research Experience: Each student must complete a research project leading to a written and oral presentation. This requirement may be fulfilled through MATH 361, MATH 399, or an honors project, and must be certified by the department chair.

With permission of the chair, up to two credits in related studies outside the department may be counted toward electives in the major.

Requirements for the minor in Mathematics

Five credits in the department as follows:

  • MATH 152 or MATH 214, MATH 205, MATH 210
  • Two additional mathematics courses numbered above MATH 170, with at least one chosen from: MATH 211, MATH 216, MATH 217, MATH 218, MATH 300

Requirements for the minor in Statistics

5.5 credits as follows:

  • STAT 200 or PSYC 281
  • MATH 145 or MATH 151
  • MATH 143 or MATH 210
  • MATH/STAT 222
  • Research Methods - one of: PS 230, PSYC 282, ECON 303, BIOL 210, PHYS 241, or MATH 322
  • Research Project (1/2 credit) - a data analysis or theoretical project under the supervision of program faculty resulting in a paper and presentation. The project may be done as part of an internship or other off-campus experience, but must be approved by campus program faculty.

Suggested coursework for various career paths

Students intending to enter graduate school in Mathematics should complete all of MATH 211, MATH 215, MATH 230, MATH 313, MATH 331 and 333, and MATH 341 and 342.

Students intending to pursue graduate study in Applied Mathematics should take all of MATH 215, MATH 230, MATH 311, MATH 321 and 322, MATH 331 and 333.

Students who wish to pursue graduate study in Financial Mathematics or a related field should take all of MATH 210,  BUS/ECON 333, CS 142, MATH 230, and MATH 331.

Students who are considering graduate study in Statistics should take a strong program in mathematics that includes MATH 151 and 152, MATH 205, MATH 210, MATH 321 and 322, and MATH 331.

Students interested in the actuarial profession should take introductory micro- and macroeconomics, MATH 151 and 152, MATH 205, MATH 210, MATH 227, and MATH 321 and 322.

Students who wish to teach at the secondary level should complete MATH 175, MATH 216, MATH 217, MATH 218, and MATH 321 and 322.

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