General Education Courses
As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. General education courses are required regardless of your major.
All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Argumentative and Research Writing
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Interpersonal Communication
- Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
- First Year Studies
Math majors will take courses covering topics such as:
- Abstract Mathematics
- Linear Algebra
- Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry
- Mathematical Statistics
A command of mathematics underlies much of the innovation in modern technologies. This is why the critical thinking skills ingrained in practitioners of mathematics, coupled with the broad background of knowledge, compassion, and understanding provided by the liberal arts, are fundamental characteristics of the BS in Mathematics program.
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program is responsible for providing developmental math courses for those students needing to meet the pre-requisites for college-level mathematics courses and provides the general education math courses required of most majors. Second, the program offers BS degrees with majors and minors in mathematics as well as a major in secondary mathematics education and a minor in mathematics education.
As graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program, students find career success in a variety of settings. Recent mathematics graduates have found career success at Agnesian Healthcare; School Districts of Beloit, Muskego, Oostburg and Waupun; BMO Harris Bank; Epic Systems Corporations; Milwaukee PC; Staples; Clearly Building Corp; Alta Resources, and Wisconsin Title Insurance Company.
The BS in Mathematics program contributes significantly to the development of critical thinking skills, highlighted in the General Education program. Students enrolled in Gen Education math courses consistently demonstrate they meet or exceed expectations in both Critical Thinking and Knowledge Acquisition.
For those students progressing through the Marian University Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program, assessments of the Learning Outcomes are indicative of the Mathematics Program’s success. The following outcome goals were all met at the benchmark or higher for 2019-2020:
Outcome 1: 92.9% meet expectations on all assessments of appreciating and understanding axiomatic systems in development of mathematics.
Outcome 2: 100% meet expectations on all assessments of being prepared for graduate admission exams and licensing exams.
Outcome 3: 100% meet expectations on all assessments of applying math modeling to given circumstances and clearly summarizing the results.
Outcome 4: 92.9% meet expectations on all assessments of communicating logical math justifications.
Outcome 5: 100% meet expectations on all assessments of using appropriate software effectively.
*Benchmark – At least 80% of students must meet expectations
Faculty in the School of Arts, Sciences, and Letters prepare students to achieve their goals through a classroom experience centered on a personal, applied approach. The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program provides the foundation and qualifications students need to enroll in graduate or professional school, and the experiences necessary to enter the field.
All math majors must achieve an average GPA of 2.50 in their mathematics courses applicable to the degree (MAT 201 and above) before graduation. Transfer students must complete one-half of their major credits and one-third of their minor credits as Marian University.