Mathematics

**BA Degree**

Michael Ratliff, PhD, Chair, Division of Natural Sciences &
Mathematics

Fugitte Science Center, Room 212

(270) 384-8110 ratliffm@lindsey.edu

John D. LaGrange, PhD, Program Coordinator

Fugitte Science Center, Room 112

(270) 384-7376 lagrangej@lindsey.edu

Full-time program faculty: Bonnie Davenport, MA; D. Scott
Dillery, PhD; John D. LaGrange, PhD; Michael Ratliff, PhD; Rickie
Williams, MA

**Mission Statement**

The mission of the Mathematics Program is to prepare
students: 1) to enter the work force in a mathematics-related
position; 2) to enter graduate programs in mathematics; or 3) to
teach secondary mathematics content (upon completion of teacher
certification requirements).

**Graduation Requirements**

Some courses taken for the major will simultaneously fulfill
general education requirements. Please see the Graduation
Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for
information on the general education program.

Students should
note that the major provides fewer than the required 39 hours of
3000-4000 level coursework, therefore students will need to
complete additional 3000-4000 level coursework to meet this
requirement.

**Program Requirements: 42-45
hours**

Along with the general education program, students must
complete the major's prerequisites and its basic, foundational, and
modeling program requirements. Students must also select
program electives as indicated.

**A. Prerequisites: 4-7 hours**

- Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) is a prerequisite for MATH
1124 and MATH/PHYS/CIS 2713 unless waiver requirements are met -- 3
hours
- Precalculus (MATH 1124) is a prerequisite for MATH 2315 and
MATH 2503 -- 4 hours

**B. Core Requirements: 26 hours**

- Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (MATH 2315) -- 5
hours
- Analytic Geometry & Calculus II (MATH 2325) -- 5
hours
- Discrete Mathematics (MATH 2503) -- 3 hours
- Introduction to Computational Science (MATH/PHYS/CIS 2713) -- 3
hours
- Linear Algebra (MATH 3003) -- 3 hours
- Probability & Statistics (MATH 3203) -- 3 hours
- Calculus III (MATH 3314) -- 4 hours

**C. Foundational Requirements (select one of the
following): 3 hours***

- Abstract Algebra (MATH 4113) -- 3 hours
- Number Theory (MATH 4203) -- 3 hours
- Foundations of Analysis (MATH 4413) -- 3 hours

**D. Modeling Program Requirements (select one of
the following): 3 hours***

- Differential Equations (MATH 3323) -- 3 hours
- Engineering Mathematics (MATH/PHYS 4303) -- 3 hours
- Mathematical Modeling (MATH 4403) -- 3 hours

**E. Program Electives (select from the following;
no more than 3 one-hour courses may be selected): 6
hours***

- Mathematics & Technology (MATH 2301) -- 1 hour
- Geometry (MATH 3113) -- 3 hours
- History's Great Problems (MATH 3121) -- 1 hour
- History's Great Mathematicians (MATH 3131) -- 1 hour
- Mathematics Education I (MATH 3151) -- 1 hour
- Mathematics Education II (MATH 3161) -- 1 hour
- Topology (MATH 4123) -- 3 hours
- Advanced Calculus (MATH 4513) -- 3 hours

**A second course from Group C or
Group D may count as an elective for Group E.*

*Note:* Candidates seeking secondary
certification must take MATH 3113 *and
either* MATH 3151 *or* MATH
3161.

**Recommended General Electives**

It is strongly recommended that mathematics majors take at least
two courses in a discipline with a wide variety of mathematical
applications. These include:

- Introduction to Cellular Biology (BIOL 1204) and Introduction
to Organismal Biology (BIOL 1214) -- 8 hours
- General Chemistry I with Lab (CHEM 1214) and General Chemistry
II with Lab (CHEM 1224) -- 8 hours
- Microeconomics (ECON 2033) and Macroeconomics (ECON 2043) -- 6
hours
- General Physics I (PHYS 2414) and General Physics II (PHYS
2424) -- 8 hours

**Secondary Education 8-12 Certification**

Students pursuing a bachelor's degree in Mathematics also have
the option to concurrently complete the Secondary Education 8-12
program through the Education division. The program requires
42 hours of coursework in Education that includes a semester of
student teaching. Interested students should contact Dr.
David Moffett, Secondary Education Coordinator, for Education
program advising.