A student completing the Mathematics major should be able to attend graduate school or receive employment in such areas as mathematics, computing, engineering, business, economics, statistics, cartography, the physical sciences, and other fields requiring strong quantitative skills. The Mathematics major is also designed to prepare the student to teach the Mathematics courses commonly offered in middle and secondary schools. All majors are required to pass a Mathematics Department assessment examination. Mathematics courses numbered below 105 are not credited for the major. A maximum of three hours in internship may count toward the major.

CMU has a chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the national honorary undergraduate mathematics fraternity (advisors: Prof. Pam Gordy and Dr. Grant Swicegood).

Mission Statement

The mathematics major is designed to prepare students to work in areas which require critical thinking skills and the ability to work with mathematical concepts. Students who complete a mathematics major at CMU are prepared to enter the job force in jobs requiring mathematical expertise and critical thinking skills, to attend graduate school in mathematics, statistics and/or engineering, and to teach mathematics in the middle and secondary grades.

Programmatics Learning Outcomes

1.      Demonstrate Proficiency in Mathematics

2.      Communicate Mathematical Concepts

3.      Apply Mathematical Knowledge

Majors and Minors

Major Minor

BA or BS in Mathematics Mathematics Cert. at Secondary Level BSE in Middle School Mathematics AS in Mathematics Mathematics Minor
Last updated: 07/19/2019