Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to construct mathematical proofs, making use of proper mathematical terminology and rules of logic, using a variety of proof techniques, including direct argument, proof by contradiction, and mathematical induction.

Students will be able to solve applied mathematics problems using clear, wellwritten and accurate explanations throughout their solutions.

(MAT concentration) Students will be able to explain middle and/or high school mathematical concepts orally and in writing, using multiple techniques, in a manner appropriate for a middle and/or high school audience.

(MAG concentration) Students will be able to communicate advanced mathematical concepts clearly and precisely to an audience of peers and faculty.
Program Requirements
Program Requirements
 MATH 206 Discrete Mathematics I
 MATH 219 Calculus I
 MATH 220 Calculus II
 MATH 221 Calculus III
 MATH 226 Linear Algebra and Applications
 MATH 319 Abstract Algebra
 STAT 157 Probability and Statistics
 One (1) computer science course
All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of ten (10) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain IIA (Analysis, Modeling, and Problem Solving) requirement is satisfied through the completion of the Mathematics major.
In addition to the eight (8) major core requirements, each student must complete:
Concentration core (11):
Five (5) mathematics or statistics electives from the following:
 MATH 222 Differential Equations
 Any mathematics or statistics courses at the 300level or above.
In addition to the eight (8) major core requirements, each student must complete:
Concentration core (6):
Three (3) mathematics or statistics electives from the following:
 MATH 222 Differential Equations
 Any mathematics or statistics courses at the 300level or above.
Choose Option A or B:
 Option A: Minor in Secondary Education – Middle School (Grades 58)
 EDUC 200 Education in American Society with Field Study I
 EDUC 246 Sheltered English Immersion in Secondary Education
 EDIL 302 Secondary Methods with Field Study II: Special Needs and Educational Technology
 EDIL 323 Secondary Methods with Field Study II: Mathematics Grades 58/812
 EDPS 423A Secondary Professional Practicum A: Mathematics Grades 58 (2 course credits)
 EDPS 423B Secondary Professional Practicum B: Mathematics Grades 58 (2 course credits)
 PSYC 200 Psychology of Development
 Option B: Minor in Secondary Education – High School (Grades 912)
 EDUC 200 Education in American Society with Field Study I
 EDUC 246 Sheltered English Immersion in Secondary Education
 EDIL 302 Secondary Methods with Field Study II: Special Needs and Educational Technology
 EDIL 323 Secondary Methods with Field Study II: Mathematics Grades 58/812
 EDPS 424A Secondary Professional Practicum A: Mathematics Grades 812 (2 course credits)
 EDPS 424B Secondary Professional Practicum B: Mathematics Grades 812 (2 course credits)
 PSYC 200 Psychology of Development
Minor Requirements
 MATH 219 Calculus I
 Four (4) additional 200level or higher MATH courses
 One of the following statistics courses may be substituted for a 200level MATH course:
Required Courses (3)
 One of following:
 STAT 307 Intermediate Statistics
 STAT 308 Statistical Learning
Electives (2)
 MATH 340 Probability Theory
 MRKT 310 Marketing Research
 MRKT 410 Advanced Marketing Research
 PSYC 291 Psychology Research I: Descriptive and Correlational Methods
 PSYC 391 Psychology Research II: QuasiExperimental and Experimental Methods
 QUAN 470 Applied Econometrics for Economics and Business
 STAT 341 Mathematical Statistics I
 STAT 342 Mathematical Statistics II
 Any Departmental Approved Internship (must be approved by both home department and the Mathematics Department).
Required Courses (3)
Electives (3)
Choose three (3) courses from the following, at least one (1) at the 300level:
Required courses (4):
Electives (1)
Choose one (1) course from the following:
 CSCI 490 Independent Study in Computer Science
 CSCI 495 Internship in Computer Science
 DGHM 110 Introduction to Digital Humanities
 ENVS 333 Digital Field Methods: Drones, Data, & Artificial Intelligence
 MATH 490 Independent Study in Mathematics
 MATH 495 Internship in Mathematics
 PHIL 102 Introduction to Ethics: Why Be Moral?
 PSYC 236 Psychology of Learning
 PSYC 263 Cognitive Psychology
Career Opportunities
Mathematics majors will be prepared to pursue career opportunities across a wide range of exciting fields, including:
Purchasing Agent
Buys various goods and materials for companies to use, manufacture or resell.
Middle and High School Math Teachers
Work in academic institutions to teach students different mathematical subjects.
Budget Analyst
Review budget proposals and determine company spend on projects, services or products.
Insurance Underwriter
Evaluate applications for mortgages, insurance and loans to determine risk factors.
Financial Analyst
Monitor, examine and forecast a company's financial status and recommend improvements.
Actuary
Help companies manage financial risks and minimize losses.
Bee Simmons, 2025, Mathematics major, Secondary Education minor
“The Framingham State Math Department has helped my inspiration and drive flourish. I have never felt more supported and prepared for the future.”
Anna Dziok, 2018, Mathematics, Insights & Project Manager, MyTake LLC
“Being in the Mathematics program at Framingham prepared me a lot for my current position. I use my indepth problemsolving skills daily when working with clients and their needs.”
Jacob Senghas, 2025, Mathematics major, Secondary Education minor
“FSU's reputation in training quality educators long proceeds it and, now that I study here, I see this reputation is well earned. When I transferred here, I immediately found kindred spirits in the students and faculty of the math department.”
Brianna Goulet, Mathematics, Math teacher at Lynn English High School
"Attending Framingham State was the best decision I ever made for my education. As a math major and education minor, I had many things that I needed to push through and accomplish. With the help of my professors, I did just that."
Meet Your Faculty
Michael Krul
Benjamin Atchison, Ph.D.
Julie Levandosky, Ph.D.
Njesa Okoro Totty
Learn More
If the Mathematics major sounds like a good fit but you would like to learn more, contact Admissions at admissions [at] framingham.edu (admissions[at]framingham[dot]edu) or 5086264500.