Mathematics
Degrees:  Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
Majors:  Mathematics Mathematics Teaching 
Minors:  Mathematics Statistics 
Certificates:  Data in the Workplace Data Science 
Department:  Mathematics and Statistics Building 4, Room 323 8504742276 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 the 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 CollegeLevel Communication and Computation, 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 State 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 20182019 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 an 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 (course options AMH 2020, POS 2041 ) 
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 (course options AMH 2020, POS 2041) 
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, SUS regulation BOG 8.006 and Florida Statute s.1007.25(4,ab).
Mathematics Pathway
Students are advised to complete the following courses to fulfill the mathematics pathway that aligns with the mathematics skills needed for success in their program and their career goals. Students should refer to their academic advisor for questions about the math pathway for their program. For information about this requirement, refer to the catalog page for Mathematics Pathways. These courses may also fulfill requirements for General Education and Common Prerequisites.
Algebra through Calculus  
MAC 1105  College Algebra  34 
or MAC 1105C  College Algebra with Lab  
or MAC 1140  Precalculus Algebra  
or MAC 1114  Trigonometry  
or MAC 1147  Precalculus with Trigonometry  
or MAC 2311  Analytic Geometry and Calculus I  
MAC 1140  Precalculus Algebra  34 
or MAC 1114  Trigonometry  
or MAC 1147  Precalculus with Trigonometry  
or MAC 2311  Analytic Geometry and Calculus I  
or MAC 2312  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II  
Students will be placed on a starting point based on their mathematics placement. 
Common Prerequisites
Statemandated 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 elective  3 
MAC 2311  Analytic Geometry and Calculus I ^{*, X}  4 
MAC 2312  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II ^{*, X}  4 
MAC 2313  Analytic Geometry and Calculus III ^{*, X}  4 
MAP 2302  Differential Equations  3 
One labbased science course (BSC, CHM, PHY, or GLY) ^{X}  4  
Total Hours  22 
 *
Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Education requirements.
 X
Requires a grade of "C" or better.
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 (10004000) to meet this elective requirement.  1 
Major
MAS 3105  Linear Algebra ^{+}  3 
STA 3162C  Applied Statistics ^{+}  4 
MHF 3202  Set Theory and Mathematical Logic ^{+}  3 
MAD 4401  Numerical Analysis ^{+}  3 
STA 4321  Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I ^{+}  3 
MAA 4211  Advanced Calculus I ^{+}  3 
MAS 4301  Abstract Algebra ^{+}  3 
MAT 4500  Undergraduate Proseminar in Mathematics/Statistics ^{+}  1 
3000/4000 level advisorapproved mathematics or statistics electives  9  
Total Hours  32 
 +
Courses included in the major GPA.
Upper Division Electives
Students 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 greater.  28  
Total Hours  28 
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 selfrating 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 CollegeLevel Communication and Computation, 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 State 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 20182019 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 an 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 (course options AMH 2020, POS 2041 ) 
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 (course options AMH 2020, POS 2041) 
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, SUS regulation BOG 8.006 and Florida Statute s.1007.25(4,ab).
Mathematics Pathway
Students are advised to complete the following courses to fulfill the mathematics pathway that aligns with the mathematics skills needed for success in their program and their career goals. Students should refer to their academic advisor for questions about the math pathway for their program. For information about this requirement, refer to the catalog page for Mathematics Pathways. These courses may also fulfill requirements for General Education and Common Prerequisites.
Algebra through Calculus  
MAC 1105  College Algebra  34 
or MAC 1105C  College Algebra with Lab  
or MAC 1140  Precalculus Algebra  
or MAC 1114  Trigonometry  
or MAC 1147  Precalculus with Trigonometry  
or MAC 2311  Analytic Geometry and Calculus I  
MAC 1140  Precalculus Algebra  34 
or MAC 1114  Trigonometry  
or MAC 1147  Precalculus with Trigonometry  
or MAC 2311  Analytic Geometry and Calculus I  
or MAC 2312  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II  
Students will be placed on a starting point based on their mathematics placement. 
Common Prerequisites
Statemandated 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.
EDG 2041  Exploring Inquiry Teaching  3 
COP XXXX  Computer Language elective  3 
MAC 2311  Analytic Geometry and Calculus I ^{*}  4 
MAC 2312  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II ^{*}  4 
MAC 2313  Analytic Geometry and Calculus III ^{*}  4 
MAP 2302  Differential Equations  3 
Lab based science course (BSC, CHM, PHY)  4  
Total Hours  25 
 *

Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Education requirements.
Lower Division Electives
Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to satisfy at least 60 semester hours (sh) in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (10004000) to meet this elective requirement.  012 
Major
MAA 4211  Advanced Calculus I ^{+}  3 
MAD 4401  Numerical Analysis ^{+}  3 
MHF 3202  Set Theory and Mathematical Logic ^{+}  3 
MAS 3105  Linear Algebra ^{+}  3 
MAS 4301  Abstract Algebra ^{+}  3 
MAT 4500  Undergraduate Proseminar in Mathematics/Statistics ^{+}  1 
STA 3162C  Applied Statistics ^{+}  4 
STA 4321  Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I ^{+}  3 
Total Hours  23 
 +
Courses counted toward the Major GPA.
Upper Division Electives
Students 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 greater  13 
Teaching Core
EDF 3234  Applied Foundations of Education  3 
EDG 4323  Methods of K12 Literacy Instruction  3 
EDG 4948  Apprenticeship Teaching  6 
ESE 4322  Instruction, Management, and Assessment: Secondary Education  3 
ESE 4940  Secondary Practicum  3 
MAE 4320  Teaching Mathematics in Middle and Secondary Schools  3 
TSL 4080  ESOL Principles and Practices  3 
Total Hours  24 
Mathematics Minor
A Minor in Mathematics requires completion of the calculus sequence in addition to the completion of 15 semester hours 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 3000/4000level 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 Minor
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 semester hours chosen from among the following courses:
Complete 5 of the seven courses  15  
Applied Statistics  
Biostatistics  
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I  
Nonparametric Statistics  
Sampling Theory  
Regression Analysis  
Database Systems  
Total Hours  15 
Data in the Workplace Certificate
Data in the Workplace is a certificate program that guides students through an exploration of data including data integration, ethical considerations, identification of a problem of interest, interpretation of results, and written and oral presentations of findings. This online program guides students through the applications of the fundamentals of statistics necessary for data description and analysis to enable datadriven decisionmaking in the context of the student’s discipline.
STA 4012  Data in Society  3 
STA 4091  Data in the Workplace  3 
PHI 4990  Ethics in AI  3 
Total Hours  9 
Data Science Certificate
In the University of West Florida’s fully online Undergraduate Data Science Certificate program, students will learn relevant programming languages, statistics, and the modeling and computational techniques needed for Data Science. The comprehensive curriculum helps to identify, formulate, and solve data problems by selecting and applying appropriate methods in various fields. Students will understand the broad impact of data on society and can raise critical questions about data, its interpretation, and visualization.
CAP 4755  Tools for Data Science  3 
CAP 4774  Databases for Data Science  3 
STA 4121  Statistics for Data Science I  3 
STA 4231  Statistics for Data Science II  3 
Total Hours  12 