All students will begin their study of mathematics with Math 176. The Applied Analysis sequence is an alternative approach to Calculus, which uses a more sophisticated and rigorous approach and integrates multivariate calculus with single variable calculus. Placement into Math 177 or Math 278 (Applied Analysis 2 or 3) via AP credit is not allowed.
Individuals who do not start their college mathematics with one of the above calculus should take Math 105, Math 110, or Math 140 depending on their major interests.
Credit will not be allowed for both Math 161 and 165. Moreover, credit will not be allowed for any course that is taken after the successful completion of another course for which the first course was a prerequisite.
Major Sequence in Mathematics:
A minimum of eleven course units in mathematics to include:
- Math 176, 177, 278.
- Math 200 and 215. Both Math 200 and Math 215 should be completed by the end of the second year. Students should consult with a mathematics advisor in order to determine the best time for them to take these courses
And a minimum of six courses that satisfy the following requirements:
- Two courses selected from Math 405, 410, 415, 425, 440, or 470. Students must take at least one 400-level course in mathematics in their senior year. Students are allowed to take more than two 400-level courses.
- Four additional electives selected from Math 300, 303, 307, 310, 311, 324, 325, 330, 337, 340, 351, 360, 405, 410, 415, 425, 440, or approved 370/470.
Math 105, 106, 110, 135, 136, 140, 397, 495, and 499 will not count towards the Mathematics major.
Minor Sequence in Mathematics:
A minimum of six course units in mathematics to include:
- Math 176, 177, 278.
- Math 200 or 215.
- Two additional courses numbered 300 or above, but excluding Math 397.
Math 105, 106, 110, 135, 136, 140, 397, 495, and 499 will not count towards the Mathematics major or minor.
Mathematics majors and minors who desire secondary education licensure and/or middle school teaching endorsements should apply to the Teacher Education Program in their sophomore year. Those students should also refer to the Educational Studies curriculum description in this Catalog and the Teacher Education Handbook (https://www.iwu.edu/edstudies/handbooks/) for further information.
The Department of Mathematics maintains three computer labs. A Mathematics Learning Center (MLC) is also maintained throughout the academic year. It is staffed with student assistants under faculty supervision and is open to students enrolled in most first-year courses.