2003  2004 Mathematics Program (MATH)
Objectives  Program Requirements
 Academic Major  Academic
Minor  Teaching Major 
Teaching Minor  Mathematics Teacher Endorsement
Levels  Placement  Course
Descriptions
Faculty: Bill Bynum, Carolyn Connell, Liz Herrick, Richard Wellman
Objectives
The Mathematics Program offers an academic and a teaching major leading
to a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as an academic and teaching minor.
The curriculum in mathematics meets the needs of students preparing to
teach mathematics, students desiring to pursue nonteaching degrees in
mathematics, students majoring in other academic disciplines who need
a mathematics foundation, and students desiring practice in the art of
logical and accurate thinking.
Program Requirements
Students must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA in courses required
for the academic or teaching majors and minors. Prerequisite courses must
be satisfied with a grade of C or better. Students enrolled in mathematics
courses without the required prerequisites may be withdrawn by the instructor.
For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.
Academic Major
Liberal Education Courses


There are no LE requirements included as part of the Mathematics
major.

Requirement Description


I.

Foreign Language Requirement



Mathematics majors must complete eight credit hours in a single
foreign language.


II.

Lower Division Mathematics Courses



MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
MATH 204 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics


III.

Upper Division Mathematics Courses



MATH 303 Multivariate Calculus
MATH 312 Abstract Algebra
MATH 321 Advanced Calculus
MATH 340 History of Mathematics


IV.

Electives



Additional upper division mathematics course work


V.

Required Courses from Other Programs



CMPT 201 Introduction to Computer Science I
PHYS 211 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and Lab I


TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MAJOR


Academic Minor
Requirement Description


I.

Required Courses



MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
MATH 204 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 303 Multivariate Calculus
MATH 340 History of Mathematics


II.

Electives



Additional upper division mathematics course work


TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR


Teaching Major
Liberal Education Courses


The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required
for the Mathematics Teaching major.
MATH 150 Elementary Statistics, LE


Requirement Description


I.

Foreign Language Requirement



Mathematics Teaching majors must complete eight credit hours in
a single foreign language.


II.

Lower Division Mathematics Courses



MATH 150 Elementary Statistics, LE
MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
MATH 204 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics


III.

Upper Division Mathematics Courses



MATH 303 Multivariate Calculus
MATH 312 Abstract Algebra
MATH 314 Foundations of Geometry
MATH 340 History of Mathematics
MATH 350 Teaching Methods, Secondary
MATH 321 Advanced Calculus


IV.

Electives



Additional upper division Mathematics course work


V.

Required Courses from Other Programs



CMPT 201 Introduction to Computer Science I


TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MAJOR


Teaching Minor
Requirement Description


I.

Required Courses



MATH 150 Elementary Statistics, LE
MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
MATH 204 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 312 Abstract Algebra
MATH 314 Foundations of Geometry
MATH 350 Teaching Methods, Secondary


TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MINOR


Mathematics Teacher Endorsement Levels
The Utah State Office of Education awards four endorsement levels in
mathematics for those who fulfill requirements for the appropriate Utah
teaching license.
 The Level I endorsement authorizes one to teach core mathematics courses
up to and including sixth grade.
 The Level II endorsement authorizes one to teach core mathematics
courses up to and including Elementary Algebra.
 The Level III endorsement authorizes one to teach the following core
mathematics courses: All Level 2 core courses, Intermediate Algebra,
Geometry, and Applied Mathematics II.
 The Level IV endorsement authorizes one to teach the following core
mathematics courses: All Level 3 core courses and all core courses listed
in the Utah State Core Curriculum for secondary school mathematics.
Westminster College School of Education recommends to the Utah State
Office of Education that, based on the degrees and licensing program completed,
the following levels of endorsement be awarded:
 Level I: all elementary and early childhood education majors
 Level II: elementary and early childhood education majors who also
complete/show competency in: Math 141, 142, 150, 350, 201, and 210
 Level III: secondary education majors with a teaching minor in mathematics
 Level IV: secondary education majors with a teaching major in mathematics
Placement in Mathematics Courses
Proper placement in mathematics is critical, especially for students
registering for a first collegelevel mathematics course. Information
about placement in the beginning courses (MATH 085  MATH 105) is contained
in the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of this catalog. Placement
testing through the START Center may be helpful in determining proper
placement.
For mathematics courses listing a MATH 105 prerequisite, that requirement
may be satisfied in a variety of ways as described in the Undergraduate
Degree Requirements section of this catalog. A member of the Mathematics
faculty should be consulted for questions about mathematics placement.
Students receiving scores of 3, 4, or 5 on one of the calculus advanced
placement examinations receive the following Westminster credit:
Exam

Score

Credit Given

Calculus AB

3

MATH 141 and 4 hours elective credit


4  5

MATH 141 and 201

Calculus BC

3

MATH 141 and 201


4  5

MATH 201 and 202

