Major and minor requirements in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics vary from time to time. Exact requirements in effect at any given time may be found in the USU online General Catalog. All grades for MATH and STAT courses applied toward a departmental major or minor must be C- or better. Major and minor requirements in effect at the beginning of Fall Semester 2011 are given below.
Completion of the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) for the student’s Secondary Education major is also required, as well as MATH 4500 , and either MATH 3300 or MATH 4300 . Admission to the STEP requires a GPA of at least 3.00 in the equivalent of MATH 1210 , MATH 1220 , and MATH 2210 , and an overall GPA of at least 2.75. Graduation from this minor also requires an overall GPA of at least 2.75. No more than three repeats in all required courses may be used in GPA computations. The STEP is normally completed during the last three semesters of study, and consequently nearly all the mathematics classes in the Mathematics Education Minor must be completed before beginning the STEP.
Acceptance to teacher education is required prior to enrolling in SCED 5100 , SCED 3210 , SCED 5200 , or SCED 5210 . This acceptance requires an overall GPA of at least 2.75, successful completion of a speech and hearing test, writing competency test, and passing a criminal background check.