Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics

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A degree in mathematics from Graceland puts students in possession of extremely high-demand skills in this data-driven world.

  • BA Degree — Mathematics Major

    Majors in Mathematics must complete the essential education requirements and the following courses:

    Completion of the Mathematics Assessment Exam.  A student completing a double major in Computer Science/Information Technology and Mathematics will be granted a Bachelor of Science degree.

    Courses Offered
    • CSIT1100Principles of Computing
      CSIT1100 Principles of Computing - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming through extensive practice developing software in the Python language. Fundamental terminology and topics such as integrated development environments, variables, data types, control structures, functions, and objects will be covered. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation

    • MATH1510Calculus I
      MATH1510 Calculus I - 4 s.h.

      Limits, continuity, differentiation, and applications including exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse functions. Mean value theorem, curve sketching, Riemann sums, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH1520Calculus II
      MATH1520 Calculus II - 4 s.h.

      Integration techniques and applications, polar coordinates, improper integrals, sequences and series of real numbers, and power series. Prerequisite: MATH1510.

    • MATH2350Discrete Mathematics
      MATH2350 Discrete Mathematics - 3 s.h.

      A survey of topics in discrete mathematics focusing on introductory logic, methods of mathematical proof, set theory, determinants and matrices, combinatorics, and graph theory. Prerequisite: Instructor approval for non-CSIT/MATH majors, 2 years high school algebra or MATH1280. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH2510Calculus III
      MATH2510 Calculus III - 4 s.h.

      Conic sections, vectors in space, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, line integrals, and Green’s Theorem. Prerequisite: MATH1520.

    • MATH3330Abstract Algebra
      MATH3330 Abstract Algebra - 3 s.h.

      Axiomatic algebra, groups, rings, fields. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • MATH3340Linear Algebra
      MATH3340 Linear Algebra - 3 s.h.

      Matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    CSIT1100Principles of Computing MATH1510Calculus I MATH1520Calculus II MATH2350Discrete Mathematics MATH2510Calculus III MATH3330Abstract Algebra MATH3340Linear Algebra
    Course Descriptions
    CSIT1100 Principles of Computing - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming through extensive practice developing software in the Python language. Fundamental terminology and topics such as integrated development environments, variables, data types, control structures, functions, and objects will be covered. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation

    MATH1510 Calculus I - 4 s.h.

    Limits, continuity, differentiation, and applications including exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse functions. Mean value theorem, curve sketching, Riemann sums, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH1520 Calculus II - 4 s.h.

    Integration techniques and applications, polar coordinates, improper integrals, sequences and series of real numbers, and power series. Prerequisite: MATH1510.

    MATH2350 Discrete Mathematics - 3 s.h.

    A survey of topics in discrete mathematics focusing on introductory logic, methods of mathematical proof, set theory, determinants and matrices, combinatorics, and graph theory. Prerequisite: Instructor approval for non-CSIT/MATH majors, 2 years high school algebra or MATH1280. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH2510 Calculus III - 4 s.h.

    Conic sections, vectors in space, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, line integrals, and Green’s Theorem. Prerequisite: MATH1520.

    MATH3330 Abstract Algebra - 3 s.h.

    Axiomatic algebra, groups, rings, fields. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    MATH3340 Linear Algebra - 3 s.h.

    Matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year.

  • Mathematics Minor

    A minor in Mathematics requires 18 semester hours of Mathematics, to include MATH1510 Calculus I and 6 s.h. of Mathematics electives numbered 2000 or higher. May not include DEVL1200, MATH1200, or MATH1280.

    Courses Offered
    • MATH1510Calculus I
      MATH1510 Calculus I - 4 s.h.

      Limits, continuity, differentiation, and applications including exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse functions. Mean value theorem, curve sketching, Riemann sums, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH1510Calculus I
    Course Descriptions
    MATH1510 Calculus I - 4 s.h.

    Limits, continuity, differentiation, and applications including exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse functions. Mean value theorem, curve sketching, Riemann sums, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

  • Teacher Certification in Mathematics
    1. FOR MATHEMATICS MAJORS WHO WANT A SECONDARY ENDORSEMENT (5-12):
      Students majoring in Mathematics who desire Iowa Teacher Certification with a Mathematics secondary endorsement must complete the Mathematics major requirements above, the Secondary Education Program (with MATH3360 Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics as the appropriate methods course), and  MATH3320 Modern Geometry – 3 s.h.
    2. FOR NON-MATHEMATICS MAJORS WHO WANT A SECONDARY MATHEMATICS ENDORSEMENT (5-12):
      Non-Mathematics Majors desiring a secondary Mathematics endorsement (5-12) in Iowa must complete the Secondary Education Program (with MATH3360 Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics as the appropriate methods course), a major in a secondary teaching field, and the following courses:

    Courses Offered
    • CSIT1100Principles of Computing
      CSIT1100 Principles of Computing - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming through extensive practice developing software in the Python language. Fundamental terminology and topics such as integrated development environments, variables, data types, control structures, functions, and objects will be covered. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation

    • MATH1510Calculus I
      MATH1510 Calculus I - 4 s.h.

      Limits, continuity, differentiation, and applications including exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse functions. Mean value theorem, curve sketching, Riemann sums, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH1520Calculus II
      MATH1520 Calculus II - 4 s.h.

      Integration techniques and applications, polar coordinates, improper integrals, sequences and series of real numbers, and power series. Prerequisite: MATH1510.

    • MATH2350Discrete Mathematics
      MATH2350 Discrete Mathematics - 3 s.h.

      A survey of topics in discrete mathematics focusing on introductory logic, methods of mathematical proof, set theory, determinants and matrices, combinatorics, and graph theory. Prerequisite: Instructor approval for non-CSIT/MATH majors, 2 years high school algebra or MATH1280. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH3320Modern Geometry
      MATH3320 Modern Geometry - 3 s.h.

      Foundations of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350 or consent of instructor. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • MATH3330Abstract Algebra
      MATH3330 Abstract Algebra - 3 s.h.

      Axiomatic algebra, groups, rings, fields. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • MATH3360Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics (also SCIE3360)
      MATH3360 Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics (also SCIE3360) - 3 s.h.

      A study of the objectives, methods, techniques, materials, and activities related to teaching science and mathematics in the secondary schools. Prerequisite: 20 hours in science or mathematics and Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program.

    CSIT1100Principles of Computing MATH1510Calculus I MATH1520Calculus II MATH2350Discrete Mathematics MATH3320Modern Geometry MATH3330Abstract Algebra MATH3360Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics (also SCIE3360)
    Course Descriptions
    CSIT1100 Principles of Computing - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming through extensive practice developing software in the Python language. Fundamental terminology and topics such as integrated development environments, variables, data types, control structures, functions, and objects will be covered. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation

    MATH1510 Calculus I - 4 s.h.

    Limits, continuity, differentiation, and applications including exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse functions. Mean value theorem, curve sketching, Riemann sums, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH1520 Calculus II - 4 s.h.

    Integration techniques and applications, polar coordinates, improper integrals, sequences and series of real numbers, and power series. Prerequisite: MATH1510.

    MATH2350 Discrete Mathematics - 3 s.h.

    A survey of topics in discrete mathematics focusing on introductory logic, methods of mathematical proof, set theory, determinants and matrices, combinatorics, and graph theory. Prerequisite: Instructor approval for non-CSIT/MATH majors, 2 years high school algebra or MATH1280. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH3320 Modern Geometry - 3 s.h.

    Foundations of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350 or consent of instructor. +This course is only offered every other year.

    MATH3330 Abstract Algebra - 3 s.h.

    Axiomatic algebra, groups, rings, fields. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    MATH3360 Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics (also SCIE3360) - 3 s.h.

    A study of the objectives, methods, techniques, materials, and activities related to teaching science and mathematics in the secondary schools. Prerequisite: 20 hours in science or mathematics and Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program.

  • Courses in Mathematics
    Courses Offered
    • MATH1200Mathematics for Liberal Arts
      MATH1200 Mathematics for Liberal Arts - 3 s.h.

      An overview of selected applications of mathematics for non-majors. Graph theory, cryptography, and voting theory. ELO6 Math

    • MATH1280College Algebra
      MATH1280 College Algebra - 3 s.h.

      Solutions of polynomial, rational and radical equations, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, series, functions, exponentials.. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH1310Mathematical Concepts
      MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts - 3 s.h.

      A systematic development of whole number systems, geometry, set theory, counting, measurement, and algebra.. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH1360Statistics for Critical Thinking
      MATH1360 Statistics for Critical Thinking - 3 s.h.

      A critical thinking approach to data analysis, measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation, probability, estimation and hypothesis testing. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH1370Statistics for Sciences
      MATH1370 Statistics for Sciences - 3 s.h.

      Data analysis and measures of central tendency, dispersion, and correlation. Introduction to probability. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Bivariate regression. ANOVA. Introduction to nonparametric techniques. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH1500Applied Calculus
      MATH1500 Applied Calculus - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to differential and integral calculus. Topics include limits, continuity, differentiation and integration techniques, and applications. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH1510Calculus I
      MATH1510 Calculus I - 4 s.h.

      Limits, continuity, differentiation, and applications including exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse functions. Mean value theorem, curve sketching, Riemann sums, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH1520Calculus II
      MATH1520 Calculus II - 4 s.h.

      Integration techniques and applications, polar coordinates, improper integrals, sequences and series of real numbers, and power series. Prerequisite: MATH1510.

    • MATH1900Elementary Topics in Mathematics
      MATH1900 Elementary Topics in Mathematics - 1-3 s.h.

      A study of selected elementary topics in mathematics that are not offered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit when topics are different.

    • MATH2000Individual Study
      MATH2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • MATH2350Discrete Mathematics
      MATH2350 Discrete Mathematics - 3 s.h.

      A survey of topics in discrete mathematics focusing on introductory logic, methods of mathematical proof, set theory, determinants and matrices, combinatorics, and graph theory. Prerequisite: Instructor approval for non-CSIT/MATH majors, 2 years high school algebra or MATH1280. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH2510Calculus III
      MATH2510 Calculus III - 4 s.h.

      Conic sections, vectors in space, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, line integrals, and Green’s Theorem. Prerequisite: MATH1520.

    • MATH3000Individual Study
      MATH3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • MATH3300Differential Equations
      MATH3300 Differential Equations - 3 s.h.

      Methods of solving first order differential equations and linear second order differential equations, power series solutions, Laplace transforms, Fourier series, and boundary value problems. Prerequisite: MATH2510. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • MATH3320Modern Geometry
      MATH3320 Modern Geometry - 3 s.h.

      Foundations of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350 or consent of instructor. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • MATH3330Abstract Algebra
      MATH3330 Abstract Algebra - 3 s.h.

      Axiomatic algebra, groups, rings, fields. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • MATH3340Linear Algebra
      MATH3340 Linear Algebra - 3 s.h.

      Matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • MATH3360Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics (also SCIE3360)
      MATH3360 Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics (also SCIE3360) - 3 s.h.

      A study of the objectives, methods, techniques, materials, and activities related to teaching science and mathematics in the secondary schools. Prerequisite: 20 hours in science or mathematics and Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program.

    • MATH3460Real Analysis
      MATH3460 Real Analysis - 3 s.h.

      A theoretical study of functions of a real variable with emphasis on definitions and proofs. Prerequisite: MATH1520 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • MATH3710MATH3710 Internship in Data Science (also CSIT3710)
      MATH3710 MATH3710 Internship in Data Science (also CSIT3710) - 3 s.h.

      Application of data science skills and methods to client projects. Students will interact with clients and prepare formal reports and presentations. (Graded on Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • MATH3900Advanced Topics in Mathematics
      MATH3900 Advanced Topics in Mathematics - 1-3 s.h.

      A study of selected advanced topics in mathematics which is not offered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit when topics are different.

    • MATH4000MATH4000 Individual Study
      MATH4000 MATH4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • MATH4350Probability and Advanced Statistics
      MATH4350 Probability and Advanced Statistics - 3 s.h.

      Introduction to probability, classical probability models and processes, random variables, conditional probability, bivariate distributions and their development, goodness of fit tests, and other nonparametric methods. Prerequisite: MATH1520 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year. (Students participating in the 4+1 Masters program in Data Science and Analytics should sign up for DSCI5340 Probability and Statistical Inference.)

    • MATH4900Advanced Topics in Mathematics
      MATH4900 Advanced Topics in Mathematics - 1-3 s.h.

      A study of selected advanced topics in mathematics which is not offered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit when topics are different.

    MATH1200Mathematics for Liberal Arts MATH1280College Algebra MATH1310Mathematical Concepts MATH1360Statistics for Critical Thinking MATH1370Statistics for Sciences MATH1500Applied Calculus MATH1510Calculus I MATH1520Calculus II MATH1900Elementary Topics in Mathematics MATH2000Individual Study MATH2350Discrete Mathematics MATH2510Calculus III MATH3000Individual Study MATH3300Differential Equations MATH3320Modern Geometry MATH3330Abstract Algebra MATH3340Linear Algebra MATH3360Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics (also SCIE3360) MATH3460Real Analysis MATH3710MATH3710 Internship in Data Science (also CSIT3710) MATH3900Advanced Topics in Mathematics MATH4000MATH4000 Individual Study MATH4350Probability and Advanced Statistics MATH4900Advanced Topics in Mathematics
    Course Descriptions
    MATH1200 Mathematics for Liberal Arts - 3 s.h.

    An overview of selected applications of mathematics for non-majors. Graph theory, cryptography, and voting theory. ELO6 Math

    MATH1280 College Algebra - 3 s.h.

    Solutions of polynomial, rational and radical equations, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, series, functions, exponentials.. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts - 3 s.h.

    A systematic development of whole number systems, geometry, set theory, counting, measurement, and algebra.. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH1360 Statistics for Critical Thinking - 3 s.h.

    A critical thinking approach to data analysis, measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation, probability, estimation and hypothesis testing. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH1370 Statistics for Sciences - 3 s.h.

    Data analysis and measures of central tendency, dispersion, and correlation. Introduction to probability. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Bivariate regression. ANOVA. Introduction to nonparametric techniques. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH1500 Applied Calculus - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to differential and integral calculus. Topics include limits, continuity, differentiation and integration techniques, and applications. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH1510 Calculus I - 4 s.h.

    Limits, continuity, differentiation, and applications including exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse functions. Mean value theorem, curve sketching, Riemann sums, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH1520 Calculus II - 4 s.h.

    Integration techniques and applications, polar coordinates, improper integrals, sequences and series of real numbers, and power series. Prerequisite: MATH1510.

    MATH1900 Elementary Topics in Mathematics - 1-3 s.h.

    A study of selected elementary topics in mathematics that are not offered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit when topics are different.

    MATH2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    MATH2350 Discrete Mathematics - 3 s.h.

    A survey of topics in discrete mathematics focusing on introductory logic, methods of mathematical proof, set theory, determinants and matrices, combinatorics, and graph theory. Prerequisite: Instructor approval for non-CSIT/MATH majors, 2 years high school algebra or MATH1280. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH2510 Calculus III - 4 s.h.

    Conic sections, vectors in space, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, line integrals, and Green’s Theorem. Prerequisite: MATH1520.

    MATH3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    MATH3300 Differential Equations - 3 s.h.

    Methods of solving first order differential equations and linear second order differential equations, power series solutions, Laplace transforms, Fourier series, and boundary value problems. Prerequisite: MATH2510. +This course is only offered every other year.

    MATH3320 Modern Geometry - 3 s.h.

    Foundations of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350 or consent of instructor. +This course is only offered every other year.

    MATH3330 Abstract Algebra - 3 s.h.

    Axiomatic algebra, groups, rings, fields. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    MATH3340 Linear Algebra - 3 s.h.

    Matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    MATH3360 Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics (also SCIE3360) - 3 s.h.

    A study of the objectives, methods, techniques, materials, and activities related to teaching science and mathematics in the secondary schools. Prerequisite: 20 hours in science or mathematics and Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program.

    MATH3460 Real Analysis - 3 s.h.

    A theoretical study of functions of a real variable with emphasis on definitions and proofs. Prerequisite: MATH1520 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    MATH3710 MATH3710 Internship in Data Science (also CSIT3710) - 3 s.h.

    Application of data science skills and methods to client projects. Students will interact with clients and prepare formal reports and presentations. (Graded on Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    MATH3900 Advanced Topics in Mathematics - 1-3 s.h.

    A study of selected advanced topics in mathematics which is not offered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit when topics are different.

    MATH4000 MATH4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    MATH4350 Probability and Advanced Statistics - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to probability, classical probability models and processes, random variables, conditional probability, bivariate distributions and their development, goodness of fit tests, and other nonparametric methods. Prerequisite: MATH1520 and MATH2350. +This course is only offered every other year. (Students participating in the 4+1 Masters program in Data Science and Analytics should sign up for DSCI5340 Probability and Statistical Inference.)

    MATH4900 Advanced Topics in Mathematics - 1-3 s.h.

    A study of selected advanced topics in mathematics which is not offered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit when topics are different.