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Professor and Chair of Mathematics; Chair of Financial Mathematics
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Requirements for the majors
Mathematics – Bachelor of Arts
11 credits as follows:
Mathematics – Bachelor of Science
15 credits as follows:
10.5-11 credits as follows:
With permission of the chair, up to two credits in related studies outside the department may be counted toward electives in the major.
Note: the major in Financial Mathematics will be suspended, and will not be available to students graduating after the Spring term of 2023.
Requirements for the minor in Mathematics
5 credits as follows:
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 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, MATH 231 and 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 231 and 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.