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Mathematics - Prospective Math Teachers, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Utica, NY, United States
Mathematics is a universal part of human culture. Its universality makes it a powerful tool in a variety of endeavors including the study of the natural sciences, the social sciences, computer science, business, and economics. 


Studied for its own sake, mathematics is appreciated as much for its elegance and beauty as for its practicality. Mathematics is the science of discovering patterns yet unlike the other sciences mathematics offers a standard of certainty through mathematical rigor and proof. The study of mathematics is one of the cornerstones of a liberal education, training the mind in logical thought, precise expression, and critical thinking.

The mathematics curriculum at Utica College is designed to meet the needs of students who have one of the following objectives: (1) to pursue graduate study in mathematics; (2) to prepare for careers as mathematicians in industrial or governmental laboratories, and in fields which rely mainly on mathematics such as actuarial work, statistical analysis, and economics; (3) to teach mathematics in elementary and secondary schools; (4) to contribute to their liberal education by studying the language and fundamental methods of mathematics.

The mathematics department of Utica College offers two concentrations for the major in mathematics. The General Mathematics Curriculum offers a sound foundation in pure and applied mathematics for those seeking careers in mathematical fields and those who plan to continue their study of higher mathematics in graduate school. The Concentration for Prospective Math Teachers is intended for those students who are preparing for careers teaching mathematics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Basic Statistics 
  • Calculus I 
  • Calculus II 
  • Calculus Ill 
  • Calculus IV
  • History of Mathematics 
  • Fundamental Structures of Mathematics 
  • Mathematics: A Heuristic Approach 
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Introduction to Abstract Algebra 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Official transcripts (mark sheets) of all secondary and post secondary academic work sent by the school (in English along with an explanation of the grading system)
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • Offical examination results for school finishing or leaving examinations.
  • Copy of Passport.
  • Complete at least 16 units of secondary school credit.
  • Receive a diploma from an accredited secondary school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20127 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20127 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20127 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20127 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Utica

  • 854 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

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