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Ohio Dominican University’s Mathematics major instills in students a deeper understanding and appreciation of the nature of mathematics as well as of the application of mathematical ideas to real-world problems. 

Degrees offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Minor in Mathematics
See also: ODU Math students receive a solid foundation in mathematics with courses ranging from the calculus sequence to foundations in mathematics, as well as linear and abstract algebra and calculus-based physics. 

Each of the programs introduces students to the major branches of mathematics, both pure and applied, and calls students to a deeper understanding of the nature of mathematics.

Students may pursue one of the following two options:
  • a traditional mathematics major designed to prepare students for careers in industry, government and for additional study in graduate school; or
  • an integrated mathematics teaching major designed to prepare students for a teaching career at the secondary school level.
  • Sample 4-Year Academic Plan for Math Majors
    The course plan below is a sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map out the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration.

    Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term. 

    Year 1
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENG 110 ENG 111
    CORE 179 MTH 241
    CIS 150 Social/Behavioral Science
    MTH 240 
    HST Elective
    Year 2
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 279
    MTH 300
    MTH 242
    LNG 242
    PHL Social/Behavioral Science
    Elective Elective
    Year 3
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 379
    MTH 350
    PHY 219 Required elective
    Required elective LIT
    PHL Elective 
    Year 4
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    MTH 479 Required Elective
    MTH 450 Elective
    Elective Elective 
    • Required Electives – select 3 of the following courses:  MTH 270, MTH 243, MTH 345, MTH 460, MTH 385/485, PHY 219 OR 220

    Faculty Advisors should help students pick Emphasis Electives and Minors based on career path. Other electives should be towards minor or graduate school prerequisites (meet with Advisor) and all students need 120 credits (15 credits per semester) to graduate in 4 years.

Course Requirements

  • B.S. in Mathematics
    Students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in addition to the major requirements listed below. 
    Courses Credits
    CIS 150 Programming Fundamentals 3*
    MTH 240 Calculus I 4*
    MTH 241 Calculus II 4*
    MTH 242 Multivariable Calculus 4*
    MTH 300 Foundations in Mathematics 3*
    MTH 350 Linear Algebra 3*
    MTH 450 Abstract Algebra 3*
    MTH 479 Capstone Seminar 3*
    Required Correlative

    Courses Credits
    PHY 219 General Physics I or PHY 220 General Physics II 4*
    Select three courses from the following:

    Courses Credits
    MTH 270 Mathematical Statistics 3*
    MTH 243 Differential Equations 3*
    MTH 345 Discrete Structures & Objects 3*
    MTH 460 Geometry 3*
    MTH 385/485 Special Topics 3-4*
    PHY 219 General Physics I or PHY 220 General Physics II 4*
    Total Credits Required 40-41

    * Used to calculate the Major GPA

  • Minor in Mathematics
    Courses Credits
    MTH 240 Calculus I 4
    MTH 241 Calculus II 4
    Select three courses from the following including one 300-level course:

    Courses Credits
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
    MTH 242 Multivariable Calculus 4
    MTH 243 Differential Equations 3
    MTH 270 Mathematical Statistics 3
    MTH 300 Foundations in Mathematics 3
    MTH 350 Linear Algebra 3
    MTH 450 Abstract Algebra 3
    MTH 460 Geometry 3
    Total Credits Required 17-18