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Northwest Missouri State University

Comprehensive Major in Mathematics

Designed to:

  • give students an understanding of the basic structures and concepts of Mathematics
  • develop analytic and reasoning skills
  • exhibit the role of mathematics in a variety of fields through required courses and carefully selected electives
  • prepare for careers that require creative thinking and problem solving abilities
  • prepare for research and advanced technical positions in industry
  • fit the desires and interests of the student with the needs of prospective employers

Required Courses for Mathematics
B.A., B.S. Degree; no minor required

Course No.

Course Name


*Math 17-120 Calculus I 4
Math 17-121 Calculus II 4
Math 17-215 Discrete Mathematics 4
Math 17-230 Probability and Statistics 3
Math 17-311 Elementary Linear Algebra 3
Math 17-321 Multivariate Calculus 4
Math 17-496 Senior Paper 1
**CSIS 44-149 Scientific Computing 3
Math 17-316 General Statistics II 3
Math 17-415 Introduction to Abstract Algebra 3
Math 17-421 Intermediate Analysis 3
Math 17-492 Seminar in Reading in Mathematics Literature 1
Approved Department Electives 9
Approved Electives in Quantitative Field
(physics, chemistry, economics or computer science)
Total Course Hours Required 54

* This course counts as a General Education course as well as a course in the major area.
** CSIS 44-130 Computers & Info Tech is a prerequisite course.