Welcome to Mathematics at West Liberty University. West Liberty University offers a Bachelor of Science in Data Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education with a mathematics certification, a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Childhood Education with a mathematics emphasis, and a minor in Mathematics. Each program blends training in mathematics with traditional liberal arts education in the natural sciences, social sciences, fine arts, and humanities. Many of our undergraduate students gain valuable experience working with faculty on research projects.

Data Science

Our newest mathematics degree is a B.S. in Data Science. Data science is a discipline that lies at the intersection of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. Our program is project focused, allowing students to build an impressive portfolio of data science projects throughout their four years in the program. Combined with essential mathematical and statistical theory, this program will prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation. To find out more about this program, please visit our detailed program page here.

Education

The B.A. in Secondary Education prepares teacher candidates for mathematics certification in grades 5-Adult, and is housed in the College of Education and Human Performance. To find out more about this program, please visit the program page here.

The B.A. in Middle Childhood Education prepares teacher candidates for middle school certification in grades 5-9. Students in this program must select two areas of emphasis, and mathematics is one of those areas of specialization. This degree program is housed in the College of Education and Human Performance. To find out more about this program, please visit the program page here.

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Mathematics Minor

The minor in Mathematics is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in Calculus and modern mathematics and is open to all students at West Liberty University.

#### Degree Programs

**Bachelor of Science in Data** **Science**

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science prepares students to develop practical and actionable solutions to real-world problems involving small to massive amounts of data by incorporating the entire data science pipeline: problem formulation, data collection, high powered computing, statistical analyses, and meaningful interpretation.

__Required Courses__

- Introduction to Data Science (MATH 150)
- Introduction to Statistics (MATH 160)
- Introduction to Programming in Python (MATH 175)
- Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (MATH 210)
- Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (MATH 211)
- Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (MATH 212)
- Data Structures (MATH 220)
- Algorithm Design (MATH 320)
- Linear Algebra (MATH 341)
- Technical Communications for the Mathematical Sciences (MATH 350)
- Discrete Mathematics (MATH 374)
- Probability and Statistics I (MATH 464)
- Probability and Statistics II (MATH 465)
- Computational Statistics (MATH 470)
- Machine Learning I (MATH 473)
- Machine Learning II (MATH 474)
- Data Science Capstone I (MATH 482)
- Data Science Capstone II (MATH 483)
- Database Design/SQL (CIS 483)

__Restricted Math Electives__ – 6 credit hours selected from:

- Number Theory (MATH 349)
- Applied Differential Equations (MATH 375)
- Numerical Analysis (MATH 475)
- Special Topics in Mathematics (MATH 478)
- Special Problems in Mathematics (MATH 479)

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**4-Year Plan**

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**Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, Mathematics Grades 5 – Adult**

The Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education with mathematics certification prepares teacher candidates for mathematics certification in grades 5 – Adult. Students in this major will develop advanced knowledge in mathematical concepts and applications. In addition, students receive a solid foundation in educational methods, learning and development, and instructional technologies. Students will gain valuable professional experience through observing and teaching in an actual classroom setting.

**Degree Requirements**

In addition to the University’s core curriculum and education courses, the following mathematics courses are required for the B.A. in Secondary Education with mathematics certification.

- Calculus and Analytical Geometry I (MATH 210)
- Calculus and Analytical Geometry II (MATH 211)
- Calculus and Analytical Geometry III (MATH 212)
- Math for Elementary and 5-9 Teachers II (MATH 245)
- Manipulatives in Mathematics (MATH 264)
- Mathematics Education Seminar (MATH 281)
- History of Mathematics (MATH 327)
- Geometry (MATH 334)
- Finite Mathematics (MATH 373)
- Discrete Mathematics (MATH 374)
- Linear Algebra (MATH 341)
- Abstract Algebra (MATH 445)
- Probability and Statistics I (MATH 464)
- Mathematics Capstone (MATH 480)

You will also need a teacher education component.

**Advising Sheet**

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**Bachelor of Arts in Middle Childhood Education, Mathematics Grades 5 – 9**

The Bachelor of Arts in Middle Childhood Education with mathematics emphasis prepares teacher candidates for middle school certification in grades 5-9. Students in this major will develop advanced knowledge in mathematical concepts and applications. In addition, students receive a solid foundation in educational methods, learning and development, and instructional technologies. Students will gain valuable professional experience through observing and teaching in an actual classroom setting.

**Degree Requirements**

In addition to the University’s core curriculum and education courses, the following mathematics courses are required for the B.A. in Middle Childhood Education with mathematics emphasis.

- Pre-Calculus (MATH 145)
- Introduction to Statistics (MATH 160)
- Math for Elementary and 5-9 Teachers I (MATH 240)
- Math for Elementary and 5-9 Teachers II (MATH 245)
- Manipulatives in Mathematics (MATH 264)
- Calculus and Geometry for General Mathematics 5-9 (MATH 309)
- History of Mathematics (MATH 327)
- Finite Mathematics (MATH 373)
- Mathematics Capstone 5-9 (MATH 481)

You will also need a teacher education component.

**Advising Sheet**

Download the advising sheet to help guide you in your major.

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**Minor in Mathematics**

In the minor program, you’ll take foundational and advanced courses to expand your knowledge and sharpen your analytical skills. More importantly, this program helps students learn to solve complex problems, both independently and by collaborating with others.

**Minor Requirements**

The following courses are required for the minor in Mathematics:

- Introduction to Programming in Python (MATH 175)
- Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (MATH 210)
- Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (MATH 211)
- Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (MATH 212)
- Six additional MATH electives with advisor approval