NSU Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 26, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2023-2024

Mathematics (BS)

Location(s): Northern State University Campus

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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students break down a mathematical problem into multiple steps, resulting in an informed conclusion. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
  • Students effectively communicate mathematical ideas in writing. (Cross-curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Students apply mathematical principles to solve applied problems. (Cross-curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
  • Students work as a team while completing a mathematical task. (Cross-curricular Skill: Teamwork)
  • Students write convincing arguments to prove or disprove mathematical statements. (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem Solving)

Mathematics electives (choose 2) (6 credits)


A minor is required with this major plus electives to total 120 hours of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses. Obtaining an associate’s degree or a second major (not including Math Education) will also satisfy this requirement.

Total: 38 credits

NOTE (MATH 123):

MATH 123  is required for this program. MATH 103  or higher if taken will count for GE Goal #5.

General Education Requirements - Baccalaureate (30 credits)

Please see General Education & Degree Requirements  for specific information about each SGR.

SGR #1 - 6 credits

SGR #4 - 6 credits in two disciplines

SGR #6 - 6 credits

Degree Requirements (BS) - 9 credits

Human Values (3 credits)

Additional Course (3 credits)

  • Course with MATH prefix above the level of College Algebra* OR
  • Third course in Natural Sciences OR
  • 3 credits
  • NOTE: MATH 103 , MATH 104 , and MATH 115  are considered to be at the same level as College Algebra and therefore may not be used to satisfy this requirement.


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