A major and a minor in mathematics are available, as well as teacher certification in mathematics education for grades 5-12.

Major in mathematics

43-44 credit hours

  • One course in computer programming 3-4
    • CoSc 206, Computational Thinking (3)
    • CoSc 216, Programming I (4)
  • Math 205, Discrete Mathematics 3
  • Math 211-212, Calculus I & II 8
  • Math 213, Multivariate Calculus 4
  • Math 321, Differential Equations3
  • Math 390, Problem Solving Seminar 1
  • Math 409, Project/Internship 0-3
  • Math 411, Seminar: History 1
  • Math 412, Seminar: Connections 1
  • Math 413, Seminar: Discoveries 1
  • Electives in Mathematics (see advising note below)18
    • Math 233, Statistical Models
    • Math 250, Game Theory
    • Math 301, Linear Algebra
    • Math 302, Abstract Algebra
    • Math 305, Modern Geometry
    • Math 311, Real Analysis
    • Math 323, Probability and Statistics
    • Math 350, Advanced Game Theory
    • Math 351, Mathematical Modeling
    • Math 355, Graph Theory
    • Math 375, Special Topics
    • Math 409, Project/Internship
    • Up to 6 credit hours of upper-level computer science courses
    • 3 credit hours for Educ 405, Student Teaching in mathematics

Student learning outcomes

Graduates in mathematics will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of calculus, discrete structures, deductive reasoning, programming, and a selection of more advanced concepts and techniques.
  2. Solve pure and applied problems and explore ideas by adeptly using mathematical concepts and techniques, problem solving heuristics, pattern recognition, deduction, simulation, modeling, data analysis, and software tools.
  3. Learn mathematics by reading, listening, exploring, and conversing in an effective manner.
  4. Explain and critique mathematical reasoning through speaking and writing in a precise and articulate manner in both informal and formal settings.
  5. Exhibit curiosity, playfulness, creativity, confidence, perseverance, interest in multiple perspectives, and a collaborative spirit.
  6. Describe and value interconnections among different areas and levels of mathematics, other disciplines, history, ethics, careers, and society.

Planning and advising notes

Teacher certification in mathematics is available for grades 5-12. Courses needed in addition to, or as part of, the Mathematics major core requirements are Math 301; Math 302; Math 305; Math 323; one of Math 350 or 351, and a Math 409 teaching internship with Math 131 or 132. Also required are 36 credits of education courses, including a semester of student teaching. The first education class, Educ 201, should be taken in May term of the first year or fall of the sophomore year. See the education catalog and web pages for more details about requirements.

Planning guide

First year Goshen Core
Calculus I, II
At least one of these:
Discrete Mathematics
Multivariate Calculus
Computer Programming course
Second and
Third years
Goshen Core
Finish 200-level courses
Upper-level math
Fourth year Balance of Goshen Core
Balance of major
Senior Project/Internship or Student Teaching
Connections & Discoveries

Minor in mathematics

19 credit hours

  • Any mathematics courses numbered 200 and above 11
  • Any mathematics courses numbered 300 or above 8