Mar 27, 2023  
2018-2019 University Bulletin 
2018-2019 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Mathematics - B.A./B.S.

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The mathematics major offers students a wide range of courses leading to opportunities in education, statistics, finance, actuarial science, operations research, computer and information science, engineering, and many other applied and theoretical fields.

Major Requirements:

Actuarial Studies Concentration (optional)

Actuaries have interesting and highly rated careers in the insurance and risk management industry. To become an SOA (Society of Actuaries) certified actuary, one must pass a number of actuarial examinations over a number of years and earn validated educational experiences (VEE) in economics, corporate finance, and applied statistics. This program is designed to prepare students for the actuarial exam on probability (P) and to earn VEE credit in economics, corporate finance, and the regression analysis portion of the applied statistics requirement.

In place of the four additional elective mathematics courses noted above, students pursing the actuarial studies concentration complete the following: 

* must be completed at Dominican University

Students pursing the actuarial studies concentration are urged to complete an internship and to add a minor in business administration or economics.

Additional Requirements:

  • Students are required to complete a course with a service learning component or MATH 299 .
  • Successful completion of departmental exit examinations.
  • A minimum of 18 semester hours in mathematics must be completed at Dominican University.

Please consult your mathematics advisor for specific recommendations for elective mathematics courses based on area of specialization or career interest. Students should also consider working on an independent research project or participating in a research experience for undergraduates.

Bachelor of Science option

Mathematics majors seeking a Bachelor of Science degree must complete an additional course in computer science, natural science, biology, chemistry, or physics.

Teacher Licensure: Secondary Mathematics

Students who wish to teach mathematics in grades 9 through 12 complete a major in mathematics and complete the School of Education’s Teacher Education Program for a secondary licensure.

Additional Mathematics Education Requirements

Teacher Education Program

  • Three state tests: the Test of Academic Proficiency, the Elementary/Middle Grades content test, and the grades K-9 Assessment of Professional Teaching

  • 100 hours of field experience

  • Professional portfolio


  • Clinical practice (one full semester) in a middle or secondary classroom

For more information about 6-12 licensure, see the School of Education  section of this bulletin.

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