MATH PROGRAMS

Degree Programs:

A major in mathematics and a major in mathematics for secondary certification are offered. In addition, there are a minor in mathematics and a pre-engineering cooperative program with Texas Tech University.  The degree requirements for these programs are listed below:

Major in Mathematics: The major requires 33 hours, of which 24 hours must be upper level. MATH 1306 and MSCI 2311 can each be used to fulfill three hours of general education requirements in math and computer literacy, respectively.

                       
                        MATH 1306 -- Elementary Statistics

                        MATH 2306 -- Calculus I

                        MATH 2307 -- Calculus II

                        MATH 3300 -- Calculus III

                        MATH 3302 -- Linear Algebra

                        MATH 3307 -- Mathematical Reasoning and Proof

                        MATH 4302 -- Differential Equations

                        MATH 4304 -- Abstract Algebra

                        MATH 4305 -- Intermediate Analysis

                        And six hours of upper-level mathematics electives

Additional requirements:

MSCI 2311  -- Scientific Computing

MSCI 3101  -- Faith and Science

 

Major in Mathematics (grades 7-12): The major is specifically for teacher education and requires 36 semester hours, of which 24 hours must be upper-level. Students must pass the state content area mathematics (grades 7-12) test prior to student teaching.

                        MATH 1305 -- Trigonometry

                        MATH 1306 -- Elementary Statistics

                        MATH 2306 -- Calculus I

                        MATH 2307 -- Calculus II

                        MATH 3300 -- Calculus III

                        MATH 3302 -- Linear Algebra

                        MATH 3305 -- Math for Secondary School Teachers I

                        MATH 3306 -- Modern Geometry

                        MATH 3307 -- Mathematical Reasoning and Proof

                        MATH 3310 -- Math for Secondary School Teachers II
                        Six hours from:
                               MATH 3309 -- Probability

                               MATH 4302 -- Differential Equations

                               MATH 4304 -- Abstract Algebra

                               MATH 4305 -- Intermediate Analysis

                               MATH 4310 -- Numerical Analysis

Additional requirements:

MSCI 3101  -- Faith and Science

Professional Education - High School Certification - In addition to the general education core and preparation in the teaching field, all high school certification programs require a professional education sequence. The professional education sequence provides students with knowledge of the leaner, the teaching-learning process, effective teaching and classroom management strategies, and reading in the various content areas. It also provides a structured program of field experiences beginning with classroom observation and ending with student teaching. Students must have taken and passed the basic skills test upon completion of EDUC 3301 and before taking further professional education courses.

    EDUC 2301 -- Introduction to Teaching

    EDUC 2307 -- Child and Adolescent Development

    EDUC 3301 -- Principles and Practices in Education

    EDUC 3302 -- Instructional Strategies and Practices

    EDUC 3313 -- Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds

    EDCU 4313 -- Classroom Management

    EDCU 4318 -- Becoming a Teacher

    EDCU 4328 -- Curriculum and Assessment for Secondary School

    EDUC 4663 -- Secondary Student Teaching

    EDLI 4325 -- Developing Reading, Study, and Thinking Skills at the Secondary Level

    three hours from:

    EDLI/ENGL 4345 -- Teaching English as a Second Language

    EDLI 4328 -- Second Language Acquisition

    EDSP 2304 -- Introduction to Special Education

 

Minor in Mathematics: The minor requires 21 hours, of which 12 hours must be upper division.

                        MATH 1306 -- Elementary Statistics

                        MATH 2306 -- Calculus I

                        MATH 2307 -- Calculus II

                        MATH 3302 -- Linear Algebra

                        MATH 3307 -- Mathematical Reasoning and Proof
                        MSCI 3101  -- Faith and Science
                        Three hours from:
                               MATH 4304 -- Abstract Algebra
                               MATH 4305 -- Intermediate Analysis

                        And three hours of upper-level mathematics electives

 

Mathematics Major with Engineering or Computer Science Minor

Dual Degree with Texas Tech University

Wayland has a dual degree program with Texas Tech in the areas of engineering and computer science. In essence, a student spends two and a half to three years at Wayland taking mathematics, science, and core requirements. Along with some summer work, the final two to two and a half years are spent at Texas Tech taking engineering/computer science classes. Enough hours from Texas Tech are transferred back to Wayland to allow a student to obtain both a B.S. in Mathematics from Wayland (with a minor in engineering or computer science) and a B.S. in a specific field of engineering (civil, mechanical, etc.) or computer science from Texas Tech. In their final semester at Texas Tech, the student will also take Wayland’s Senior Seminar course (GRAD 0001 PL99).

Engineering is a five-year course of study and this cooperative program gives an attractive way to receive two degrees while completing most core and mathematics courses in a small college setting. Because this is a dual degree program, the degree from Wayland and Texas Tech must be completed in the same year and term

Courses to be completed at Wayland (with a 3.00 grade point average or better)

                        MATH 1306 -- Elementary Statistics

                        MATH 2306 -- Calculus I

                        MATH 2307 -- Calculus II

                        MATH 3300 -- Calculus III

                        MATH 3302 -- Linear Algebra

                        MATH 3303 -- Vector Mechanics

                        MATH 3307 -- Mathematical Reasoning and Proof

                        MATH 4302 -- Differential Equations

                        And and three hours of upper-level mathematics electives

                        BIOL 1400 or ENVS 3401

                        CHEM 1401 -- General Chemistry I

                        PHYS 2401 -- University Physics I

                        CHEM 1402  or PHYS 2402

                        MSCI 2311 -- Scientific Computing

                        MSCI 3101  -- Faith and Science

                        COMS 1301 -- Speech Communications

                        ENGL 1301 -- Composition and Rhetoric

                        ENGL 1302 -- Composition and Reading

                        ENGL 2303 -- World Literature

                        EXSS 1112 --Concepts of Fitness

                        One activity course

                        HIST 2301 -- United States History to 1877

                        HIST 2302 -- United States History since 1877

                        POLS 2301 -- Federal and State Government

                        PSYC 1301 or SOCI 1301 or three hours of PHIL

                        RLGN 1301 -- Old Testament History

                        RLGN 1302 -- New Testament History

                        THEA 1303 or MUSI 1303 or ART 1301 or ART studio course

                        UNIV 1100 -- Foundations of University Life

                        GRAD 0001 -- Senior Seminar

Courses to be completed at Texas Tech University

Texas Tech may require core curriculum classes not covered by Wayland’s core. If a student has not completed two years of a single foreign language in high school, at least two semesters of a single foreign language at the first-year college level is required. Choose from either engineering or computer science.

Engineering - Professional engineering courses depend upon the type of engineering chosen, and can range from 55 to 75 hours. Taking courses in the summer at Texas Tech during the time courses are being taken at Wayland is recommended.

Computer Science - Approximately 60 hours of computer science courses, and three hours of electrical engineering courses.