Mathematics is one of the oldest and most basic fields of study. Mathematicians create new theories and techniques and apply these to the solution of problems that arise in a wide variety of disciplines, including business, science and engineering.
The UNI Math Department offers three different Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics: Mathematics (General Use), Statistics and Actuarial Science, and Teaching.
There are also four different Mathematics Minors available to UNI students, each with a different emphasis: General, Teaching, Teaching K8, and Statistics and Actuarial Science.
Mathematics Major  Liberal Arts
The Mathematics Major provides excellent preparation for graduate school in mathematics and other related areas such as physics, engineering, statistics, and economics. It may also be an appropriate major for students who are interested in careers in industry concentration on analytical and problem solving skills. the goal of the major program is to introduce some of the central ideas in various areas of mathematics and to develop problemsolving ability by helping students combine creative thinking with rigorous reasoning.
Please look at the UNI Math Department Course Rotations when scheduling your classes.
 Required Courses
 Common Core  15 hours
 MATH 1420  Calculus (has prerequisite of MATH 1140, or MATH 1110 and MATH 1130, or ALEKS score of 70%)
 MATH 1421  Calculus II
 MATH 2422  Calculus III
 MATH 2500  Linear Algebra for Applications
 Mathematics Core  12 hours
 MATH 4420  Intermediate Mathematical Analysis I
 MATH 4421  Intermediate Mathematical Analysis II
 MATH 4500  Modern Algebra I
 MATH 4501  Modern Algebra II
 MATH 2900  Discrete and Argumentative Mathematics (20142016 catalog)
 MATH/STAT 3751  Probability and Statistics (20142016 catalog)
 Common Core  15 hours
 Electives  1213 hours
Either MATH 4900 (Senior Mathematics Seminar) and four courses as described below, or MATH 4990 (Undergraduate Research in Mathematics) and three courses as described below. One course must be from each of Groups I, II, III. If a fourth course is required, it may be either any other course from Groups I, II, III, or any course that has one of the courses from Groups I, II, and III as a prerequisite. Group I
 MATH 3600  Euclidean Geometry
 MATH 3610  Modern Geometries
 MATH 3630  Differential Geometry
 MATH 4641  Topology I
 Group II
 MATH 3410  Dynamical Systems: Chaos Theory and Fractals
 MATH 3425  Differential Equations
 MATH 3440  Numerical Analysis
 MATH 3530  Combinatorics
 MATH 3752  Introduction to Probability
 MATH 4460  Introduction to Complex Analysis
 Group III
 MATH 3640  History of Mathematics: To the Calculus
 MATH 4510  Elementary Number Theory
 Group I
Mathematics Major  Statistics and Actuarial Science
Please look at the UNI Math Department Course Rotations when scheduling your classes.
 Required Courses
 Common Core
 MATH 1420  Calculus I
 MATH 1421  Calculus II
 MATH 2422  Calculus III
 MATH 2500  Linear Algebra for Applications
 MATH 3752  Introduction to Probability
 STAT 1772  Introduction to Statistical Methods
 STAT 1774  Introductory Statistics for Life Sciences
 Statistics Emphasis Core
 STAT 3771  Applied Statistical Methods for Research
 STAT 3775  Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
 STAT 3776  Regression Analysis
 STAT 4773  Design and Analysis of Experiments
 STAT 4779  Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis
 Actuarial Science Emphasis Core
 ACT SCI 4735  Actuarial Mathematics
 ACT SCI 4785  Introduction to Financial Engineering
 ACT SCI 4788  Loss Models
 MATH 3780  Mathematics of Finance
 Computer Science  34 hours

 CS 1130 Visual Basic Programming or
 CS 1160  C++ Programming or
 CS 1510  Introduction to Computing
 Common Core
 Electives  910 hours
Either MATH 4900 (Senior Mathematics Seminar) and at least 9 credit hours from the following, or MATH 4990 (Undergraduate Research in Mathematics) and at least 6 credit hours from the following: ACT SCI 3731  Actuarial Examination Preparation (to a maximum of 3 credit hours)
 ACT SCI 4735  Actuarial Mathematics
 ACT SCI 4739  Topics in Actuarial Science
 ACT SCI 4785  Introduction to Financial Engineering
 ACT SCI 4788  Loss Models
 MATH 3440  Numerical Analysis I
 MATH 3780  Mathematics of Finance
 MATH 4754  Introduction to Stochastic Processes
 STAT 3778  Spatial Data Analysis
 STAT 4772  Statistical Computing
 STAT 4773  Design and Analysis of Experiments
 STAT 4777  Statistical Quality Assurance Methods
 STAT 4779  Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis
Mathematics Major  Teaching (Math Education)
The undergraduate Mathematics Teaching Major has the intent of preparing secondary mathematics teachers. Our program is aligned with state licensure requirements, the CBMS recommendations. Graduates of this program are robustly prepared to begin their teaching careers in secondary schools.
Please look at the UNI Math Department Course Rotations when scheduling your classes.
 Required Courses
 Common Core  15 hours
 MATH 1420  Calculus
 MATH 1421  Calculus II
 MATH 2422  Calculus III
 MATH 2500  Linear Algebra for Applications
 Teaching Core  24 hours
 MATH 1310  Technology and Programming for Secondary Mathematics Teachers*
 MATH 3303  The Teaching of Middle School/Junior High Mathematics
 MATH 3304  The Teaching of Secondary Mathematics
 MATH 3305  Connections: University Mathematics and the Secondary Curriculum
 MATH 3530  Combinatorics
 MATH 3600  Euclidean Geometry or
 MATH 3610  Modern Geometries
 MATH 3640  History of Mathematics: To the Calculus
 MATH 3751  Probability and Statistics
 MATH 4500  Modern Algebra 1
 and two of the following:
 MATH 4501  Modern Algebra II
 MATH 4510  Elementary Number Theory
 MATH 4615  Geometric Transformations
and
 ONE of the following:
Computer Science ** CS 1120  Media Computation
 CS 1130  Visual BASIC Programming
 CS 1140  Introduction to Programming Environments for Education
 CS 1160  C++ Programming
 CS 1510  Introduction to Computing
 Common Core  15 hours
* If admitted to UNI in Fall 2012 or later, take this course in place of INSTTCH 1020.
** If MATH 1310 was taken before fall of 2010, it will satisfy this requirement.
NOTE: For departmental approval to student teach, a student on the program must satisfy the university requirements to student teach and the following specific departmental requirements:
1. Must earn a C or better in MATH 1420; MATH 1421; MATH 2500; MATH 3530; MATH 4500; MATH 3610 or MATH 3600; MATH 3751; MATH 3303; MATH 3304.
2. Student's cumulative grade point average must be 2.25 or higher in all the departmental courses to be applied to this program.
3. If admitted to UNI Fall 2010 or later, your math GPA needs to be 2.5 or higher.