Mathematics

Degrees:Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Majors:Mathematics
Mathematics Teaching
Minors:Mathematics
Statistics
Department:Building 4, Room 323
(850) 474-2276
http://uwf.edu/mathstat/
College:Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
CIP Code:27.0101
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

The B.S. in Mathematics prepares students for graduate study; teaching; service in science, government and industry; and supporting roles in the social, biological, and physical sciences. This program emphasizes mathematics and statistics and provides students with considerable flexibility in choosing electives outside the major. It is recommended that students seek the advice of faculty regarding career opportunities and choice of a suitable minor.

Program Requirements

In addition to University’s general requirements, students seeking the B.S. in Mathematics must meet the requirements listed below.

Students should consult with their academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the general education requirements and prerequisites. A grade of C- or better is required for all Major courses.

General Education

In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "University Requirements" section of this catalog.

General Education Curriculum:

Multicultural Requirement

Civic Literacy Requirement

The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy.  The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.

Students Included in Cohort Civic Literacy Competency Requirement
Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018 None
Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021 Complete a course or exam
Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter Complete both a course and exam

Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.

There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan. 

Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website.

*BOG 8.006s.1007.25(4,a-b) 

Common Prerequisites

State-mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.

COP XXXX Computer Language elective3
MAC 2311Analytic Geometry and Calculus I +,*4
MAC 2312Analytic Geometry and Calculus II +,*4
MAC 2313Analytic Geometry and Calculus III +,*4
MAP 2302Differential Equations3
One lab-based science course (BSC, CHM, PHY, or GLY) +4
Total Hours22

Lower Division Electives

Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to complete at least 60 semester hours in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.1

Major

MAS 3105Linear Algebra +3
STA 3162CApplied Statistics +4
MHF 3202Set Theory and Mathematical Logic +3
MAD 4401Numerical Analysis +3
STA 4321Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I +3
MAA 4211Advanced Calculus I +3
MAS 4301Abstract Algebra +3
MAT 4500Undergraduate Proseminar in Mathematics/Statistics +1
3000/4000 level advisor-approved mathematics or statistics electives9
Total Hours32

Upper Division Electives

Student must complete sufficient 3000/4000 level electives to meet UWF’s requirement of 48 sh in the upper division or complete all departmental requirements at the 3000/4000 level, whichever is greater.28
Total Hours28

Admission to Mathematics Teaching

Students declaring a major in the Mathematics Teaching degree programs will automatically be placed in a pending status until they are fully admitted to the program. While in the pending status, students may not take 3000/4000 level education coursework, but should work closely with their advisor to plan an appropriate course of study in preparation for application to the program.

To be admitted, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all previously attempted college work;
  • A passing score on the General Knowledge Test of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam;
  • Completion of EDG 2041 Exploring Inquiry Teaching or equivalent with a grade of "C-" or higher.

The admission process requires students to complete the Application for Admission to Teacher Education (which includes a self-rating on dispositions toward teaching) and complete the orientation requirement.

B.A. Mathematics Teaching

General Education

In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "University Requirements" section of this catalog.

 General Education Curriculum:

Multicultural Requirement:

Civic Literacy Requirement

The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy.  The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.

Students Included in Cohort Civic Literacy Competency Requirement
Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018 None
Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021 Complete a course or exam
Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter Complete both a course and exam

Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.

There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan. 

Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website.

*BOG 8.006s.1007.25(4,a-b) 

Common Prerequisites

State-mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.

COP XXXX3
MAC 2311Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MAC 2312Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MAC 2313Analytic Geometry and Calculus III4
MAP 2302Differential Equations3
Lab based science course (BSC, CHM, PHY)4
Total Hours22

Lower Division Electives

Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to satisfy at least 60 sh in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirements0-12

Major

MAA 4211Advanced Calculus I +3
MAD 4401Numerical Analysis +3
MHF 3202Set Theory and Mathematical Logic +3
MAS 3105Linear Algebra +3
MAS 4301Abstract Algebra +3
MAT 4500Undergraduate Proseminar in Mathematics/Statistics +1
STA 3162CApplied Statistics +4
STA 4321Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I +3
Total Hours23

Upper Division Electives

Student must complete sufficient 3000/4000 level electives to meet UWF's requirement of 48 semester hours in the upper division or complete all departmental requirements at the 3000/4000 level, whichever is greater13

Teaching Core: 27 hours

EDG 2041Exploring Inquiry Teaching3
EDF 3234Applied Foundations of Education3
EDG 4323Methods of K-12 Literacy Instruction3
EDG 4948Apprenticeship Teaching6
ESE 4322Instruction, Management, and Assessment: Secondary Education3
ESE 4940Secondary Practicum3
MAE 4320Teaching Mathematics in Middle and Secondary Schools3
TSL 4080ESOL Principles and Practices3
Total Hours27

Mathematics

A Minor in Mathematics requires completion of the calculus sequence in addition to the completion of 15 sh approved by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in courses beyond the level of MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III. The courses can be any 3000/4000-level MAA, MAD, MAP, MAS, or MHF course, and/or MAP 2302, and/or STA 4321. A grade of C- or better is required for each of these courses, including the calculus sequence. Mathematics majors may not earn this minor.

Statistics

The minor in statistics requires completion of STA 2023 Elements of Statistics and MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, in addition to the completion of 15 sh chosen from among the following courses:

Complete 5 of the seven courses15
Applied Statistics
Biostatistics
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
Nonparametric Statistics
Sampling Theory
Regression Analysis
Database Systems
Total Hours15