Programs leading to the bachelor of science degree help prepare you for employment in business and industry, teaching in secondary schools, or study for advanced degrees. As a mathematics major you complete a set of core courses and choose one of six options: actuarial science, business, computing, mathematics, mathematics teaching, or statistics.
To earn a B.S. with a major in mathematics, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Mathematical Sciences. To become certified to teach secondary school mathematics, you must also satisfy the requirements of the Indiana Department of Education as prescribed by the IPFW School of Education.
Mathematics majors are required to earn 11 credits in the physical or natural sciences, including two laboratory courses. The science courses should be selected from a list of courses approved by the department.
Update: October 2016: Due to current restructuring of academic programs at IPFW, admissions to the math business, math computing, and math statistics options are suspended. Students currently enrolled in these options may finish their B.S. programs. New math majors should select one of the other three options. The Department of Mathematical Sciences is reviewing all of its programs and there may be further changes during or after this restructuring process.