Applied Mathematics (Concentrations in Science, Business, Secondary Math Education Licensure, and Secondary Math Education Non-licensure Available)
Oakland City University's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Applied Mathematics provides students with a thorough knowledge of theoretical and applied mathematics in areas such as calculus, statistics, complex analysis, geometry, and history. Small class sizes give students the opportunity to work one-on-one with our faculty. Mathematics majors benefit from a math-dedicated computer lab, and many math majors are able to obtain tutoring positions through Student Support Services.
Mathematical thinking is at the core of technological advancement. Mathematicians have an opportunity to make a lasting contribution to society by helping to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems. OCU math majors have made careers in fields such as mathematical modeling, cryptography, accounting, data analysis, and education.
The B.S. in Applied Mathematics includes 35 credit hours of Foundational Core courses, 38 credit hours in Mathematics Core courses, additional credit hours in a chosen concentration, and credit hours in unrestricted electives to complete the 120-hour degree completion requirement. This program offers concentrations in:
- Science and Business
- Secondary Education (Non-Licensure)
- Secondary Math Education (Licensure)
The 38 credit hours of Mathematics Core courses include:
In addition, students must choose two of the following courses to complete their Mathematics Core:
Secondary Education Concentrations
The Secondary Math Education licensure concentration provides students with a strong foundation in mathematics as well as 37 credit hours of professional education focused courses. These include coursework in pedagogy (teaching methods), classroom management, cultural competency, integrating technology into education, and developmental psychology. The licensure track also includes the passing of state exams, student teaching, and recommendation by Oakland City University’s School of Education. The B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education (licensure track) is nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
For students interested in education but not in a licensure track, the Secondary Education non-licensure concentration may be a good fit. It includes a strong foundation in mathematics as well as 25 credit hours of professional education courses similar to those offered in the licensure track. However, state testing and student teaching are not required for this concentration.