General Education - Distributive Learning Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

At least 3
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

 

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Mathematics for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

Required Core Courses
MATH-187Calculus I4
MATH-202Calculus II4
MATH-203Calculus III4
MATH-251Writing Intensive Program: Introduction To Advanced Mathematics5
MATH-253Linear Algebra I3
MATH-340Computing For Mathematicians4
Additional courses in mathematics concentrations (Applied & Secondary Mathematics) chosen in consultation with the appropriate departmental advisor21
Total Hours45


Students wishing to be certified to teach mathematics in secondary schools should consult the Secondary Education section of this catalog. 

The Department of Mathematics offers concentrations in the areas of applied mathematics and secondary teaching. For complete details contact the Department of Mathematics (BBH-214C) for a copy of the Handbook for Majors or visit the department website.

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.
 

First Year
Term 1Hours
MATH-173College Algebra4
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
 Term Hours16
Term 2
MATH-175Trigonometry3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
MATH-187Calculus I4
ENGL-101Writing I3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
 Term Hours16
Term 2
MATH-202Calculus II4
MATH-251Writing Intensive Program: Introduction To Advanced Mathematics5
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
 Term Hours18
Third Year
Term 1
MATH-203Calculus III4
MATH-253Linear Algebra I3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
 Term Hours16
Term 2
MATH-340Computing For Mathematicians4
300-Level MATH Course 3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
 Term Hours16
Fourth Year
Term 1
MATH-334Mathematical Statistics I3
MATH-339Vector Calculus3
300-Level MATH Elective3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
MATH-336Mathematical Statistics II3
300-Level MATH Elective3
300-Level MATH Elective3
General Education/Elective3
General Education/Elective3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 127