The Bachelor of Science in mathematics with a licensure emphasis prepares students to teach mathematics upon completion of all degree and licensure requirements.
Mathematics (Licensure) BS Degree Requirements (124 hours)
Mathematics (Licensure) BS Semester Guide
Availability: Hattiesburg Campus and Gulf Park Campus
Admission Requirements: See University Admission Policies
Program Academic Policies and Requirements:
- See University Academic Policies and Requirements
- No mathematics or computer science course in which a student receives a grade less than C will count toward the major.
- Mathematics majors may not enroll in the courses MAT 102 , MAT 114 , MAT 210 , MAT 308 , MAT 310 , MAT 315 , or MAT 410 , which are designed to serve the special interests of students in other departments and colleges.
- A student pursuing a degree in mathematics with licensure must earn a grade of C or higher in all required professional education courses. The required education courses include the following: PSY 374 , REF 469 , SPE 400 , CIS 302 , CIS 313 , MAT 457 /MAT 457L , MAT 489 and MAT 490 .
- Students who have completed a college preparatory program in high school and have an ACT Math subscore ≥ 26 should begin their university mathematics programs with calculus (MAT 167 ). Students without this background should elect appropriate mathematics courses in consultation with their academic advisors.
- Mathematics majors should take MAT 340 and MAT 326 concurrently with the calculus sequence because they serve as prerequisites to many advanced mathematics courses.
- The mathematics faculty recommends that all majors obtain two-year proficiency in one of the following languages: French, German, Italian or Russian.
Licensure: The student who desires to pursue the Secondary Teacher Education program in mathematics must request formal admission to the Teacher Education program through the Dean's Office, College of Education and Human Sciences. Admission requirements are subject to modification; for current information, students should contact the educator licensure advisor, 116 Owings-McQuagge Hall; 601.266.5522.
Alternate Route to Licensure: The State Department of Education also provides an alternate route to licensure for graduates of an accredited college or university. To earn an add-on secondary mathematics endorsement, the following 21 hour program of study has been approved by the State Department of Education. A grade of C or better is required in each course. Calculus (Choose 6 credit hours from MAT 167 , MAT 168 , MAT 169 ), Advanced Level Algebra ( MAT 326 ), Statistics (MAT 115 ), Geometry (MAT 370 ) Trigonometry (MAT 103 ), Discrete Mathematics (MAT 340 ). For details and specific procedures, contact: The Office of Educator Licensure, State Department of Education, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, Mississippi 39205, 601.359.3483.