# Mathematics, BA

According to studies, not only do math majors have the highest average scores of students in any field on the LSAT and GMAT (tests required for law and business school entrance), but they also make higher salaries and report higher levels of job satisfaction.

If you have a head for numbers and want to continue developing your analytical skills and problem-solving abilities, you’ll have the opportunity for one-on-one research with professors in coding theory, encryption, and graph theory at Malone University. You’ll collaborate with students in other departments, such as music. You could tutor other students, experiencing how to communicate math to others who need your help.

**If you want to teach math**, you’ll major in mathematics but also take education courses to earn secondary teaching licensure for grades 7-12.

### Spotlight

"Reflect on where you are, why you're there, and where you're going..."

- Michael Strayer

*Mathematics (BA), Alumnus 2010*

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A major in Mathematics consists of the following:
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#### Requirements:

- MATH 201 - Calculus I
- MATH 202 - Calculus II
- MATH 303 - Probability and Statistics I
- MATH 311 - Linear Algebra
- MATH 432 - Algebraic Structures
- MATH 460 - Mathematics Seminar
- Five additional elective mathematics courses at the 200-400 level

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Students may also obtain a license to teach at the High School level by taking the following 38 hours of education courses:
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- EDUC 112 - Foundations of Education
- EDUC 232 - Psychology of Human Learning
- EDUC 312 - Principles of Secondary School Instruction
- EDUC 357 - Content Reading Strategies
- EDUC 262 - Instructional Technology
- EDUC 405 - Applied Instructional Technology
- EDUC 415 - Assessment in Education
- EDUC 424 - Teaching Integrated Mathematics in the Secondary School
- EDUC 460 - Student Teaching Seminar
- EDUC 497 - Adolescent to Young Adult Student Teaching
- SPED 243 - Inclusion and the Schools

##### Also the following math courses must be taken for the 5 electives:

- MATH 210 - Discrete Mathematics
- MATH 331 - Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 341 - Modern Geometry
- MATH 343 - History of Mathematics
- MATH 352 - Number Theory

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All candidates for the minor must take:
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- MATH 201 - Calculus I
- MATH 202 - Calculus II
- MATH 311 - Linear Algebra
- 6 additional hours of post-calculus courses