USCB Mathematics Curriculum

Mathematics Curriculum

USCB offers the Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics. To qualify for graduation, a student must meet general education requirements and Mathematics core requirements for one of the tracks as stated below.

A "C" or better is required in all courses in Sections III and IV below (excluding General Education (GE) electives as allowed by the GE curriculum). Courses numbered 300 and below comprised in Sections II and III constitute the pre-professional courses for students in the Secondary Teacher Education track.

  • I. General Education Requirements with Notes for Majors  37-47
  • Majors: Core Major and Program requirements below reduce the General Education requirements to a range of 27-37 credit hours. See the notes below.
  • English  6-7
  • ENGL B101, B101L and B102 (each with a grade of "C" or higher)
  • Students may place out of ENGL B101L with an appropriate score on the Freshman English Placement Exam. Students who transfer into USCB with credit for first-semester freshman composition are exempt from the ENGL B101L requirement.
  • Numerical and Analytical Reasoning  6
  • MATH B101 or a higher level mathematics course, plus an additional course in mathematics, logic, statistics, or computer science.
  • Majors: requirements in this category will be fulfilled by Major Requirements in (III) below. No additional courses are required.


  • COMM B140, B201 or B230  3
  • Majors: Secondary Teacher Education track requires COMM B140: Public Communication or COMM B230: Business and Professional Speaking

Liberal Arts

  • Liberal Arts Electives (humanities or social/behavioral sciences)1  6
  • HIST B101, B102, B111, B112, B115, or B116  3
  • Fine Arts2  3
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences3  3
  • 1 Courses from the following disciplines: AFAM, ANTH, ARTH, ARTS, ECON, ENGL, FREN,GEOG, HIST, MUSC, PHIL, POLI, PSYC, RELG, SOCY, SPAN, COMM, THEA. One-hour creditsin MUSC and THEA may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
  • 2 Courses from: ARTH, ARTS, MUSC, or THEA. One-hour credits in MUSC and THEA maynot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  • 3 Courses from: ANTH, ECON, GEOG, GLST, LING, POLI, PSYC, and SOCY.
  • Majors: Secondary Teacher Education track requires PSYC B101: Introduction to Psychology

Natural Sciences

  • Two courses, at least one with associated laboratory  7
  • Courses from: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, MSCI, and PHYS. One of the natural science courses may be a 3-credit course that is designed without a separate laboratory or field component, but which incorporates these components in the maincurriculum. The other natural science course must be a 4-credit course with embedded or separately listed laboratory. BIOL B110 and BIOL B120 cannot both be taken for credit. Two courses outside the Natural Science curriculum also satisfy the 3-credit course requirement of Natural Science: ANTH B101 and PSYC B361. Students may elect to take them as either fulfilling a Natural Science General Education requirement or a Social Science General Education requirement, but not both.
  • Majors: PHYS B211, B211L are required for the degreeChoose an additional course from above.
  • Foreign Languages  0-6
  • Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. For foreign languages taught at USCB, this requirement may be satisfied and credit earned by proficiency. For all other foreign languages, the requirement is waived but no credit is earned by demonstrating an equivalent proficiency. Waiver of Foreign Language Requirement for Bilingual Speakers: Students whos native language is other than English and who have scored either 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, or 77 on the internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), are exempt, without credit, from USCB's language requirement. English-speaking students who document or certify native or near-native proficiency in a language other than English are also exempt, without credit, from this requirement.
  • Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding 0-3
  • A distribution requirement that may be satisfied by one of the above mentioned courses or by additional coursework.

  • The following courses have been approved for this requirement: ANTH B102, ANTH B312, ANTH B317, ANTH B351, ANTH B352, ANTH 452, ENGL B270, ENGL 291, GEOG 121, GLST 3B01, GLST B398, HIST B109, HIST B115, HIST B116, RELG B203, SOCY B315 and SPAN B380. Non-equivalent transfer credits may beevaluated for approval on a case by case basis by the Director of GeneralEducation.
  • II. Program Requirements (each with a grade of "C" or higher)  10
  • CSCI B102, B104, or B145 (Programming and Algorithmic Design)  3
  • PHYS B211, B211L Essentials of Physics with Laboratory  4
  • STAT B340 Intro to Probability and Statistics  3
  • III. Core Major Requirements (each with a grade of "C" or higher)  33
  • MATH B141, B142, B240 Calculus I, II, III  12
  • MATH B174 Discrete Mathematics  3
  • MATH B230 Linear Algebra  3
  • MATH B242 Differential Equations  3
  • MATH B300 Introduction to Proof  3
  • MATH B360 History of Mathematics  3
  • MATH B331 Foundations of Geometry  3
  • MATH B410 Abstract Algebra I  3
  • IV A. Major Requirements - Mathematical Sciences Track  18
  • MATH B450 Analysis I  3
  • MATH B411 or MATH B451 Abstract Algebra II or Analysis II  3
  • MATH B480 Senior Seminar  3
  • *Nine additional MATH hours at 300+ level.  9
  • Electives  22-32
  • Total Hours Required 120
  • * Courses currently in approval process

IV B. Major Requirements – Secondary Teacher Education Track

  • (Professional Education Courses)  50
  • MATH B419 Mathematical Modeling  3
  • *MATH B421 Mathematics for Secondary Teachers  3
  • EDFO B321 Foundations of American Education  3
  • EDPY B335 Introduction to Educational Psychology  3
  • EDEX B300 Introduction to Exceptional Learner  3
  • EDCI B210 Observation and Analysis  3
  • EDCI B243 Technology Resources for Teaching  3
  • EDCI B441 Organization and Management in the Diverse Classroom†  3
  • *EDME B430 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School†  3
  • *EDME B430P Practicum in Teaching Mathematics in Secondary School†  2
  • *EDME B476 Senior Seminar in Secondary Teacher Education†  3
  • *EDME B469 Internship in Secondary Teacher Education†  12
  • *EDRD B319 Foundations of Reading for Middle and Secondary Teachers†  3
  • *EDRD B419 Content Area Literacy for Middle and Secondary Teachers†  3
  • Electives  0
  • Total Hours Required 120
  • * Requires admittance to the Secondary Teacher Education track