Suggested Degree Pathway for Mathematics - Teaching Option

For students who entered fall 2012 to spring 2015.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.1310 Calculus I
4
xxxx.xxxx
Free Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx
Science
3
xxxx.xxxx
Science Lab 1
ENGL.1010 (Gen Ed) College Writing I
3
Total 14

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.1320 Calculus II 4
MATH.3210
Discrete Structures I
3
xxxx.xxxx
Science
3
xxxx.xxxx
Science Lab
1
ENGL.1020
(Gen Ed) College Writing II
3
Total 14

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.2310
Calculus III 4
MATH.2210
Linear Algebra I 3
xxxx.xxxx
Science
3
xxxx.xxxx
Science Lab
1
ENGL.2290 Writing Requirement 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective1 3
Total 17

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.23xx
Differential Equations
3
MATH.2220
Linear Algebra II
3
xxxx.xxxx
Science 3
xxxx.xxxx
Science Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen Ed) AH
3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS 3
Total 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.xxxx
Analysis I
3
MATH.xxxx
Prob/Statistics
3
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen Ed) AH
3
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen. Ed.) SS
3
xxxx.xxxx
Computing Requirement
3/4
Total 15(16)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.xxxx
Analysis II 3
MATH.xxxx
Math Elective
3
MATH.3750
Senior Seminar I
1
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen Ed) SS
3
MATH.xxxx Concentration Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen Ed) AH 3
Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.4200
Mathematical Problem Solving
3
MATH.4750
Senior Seminar II
3
MATH.xxxx Math Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.xxxx
Math Elective
3
MATH.xxxx
Concentration Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
Total 15
Total Minimum Credits = 120


1Not needed if 4 credit computing course is taken.

Consult the General Education website for General Education requirements. 

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Course selections are subject to restrictions.

Mathematics Requirements

Calculus MATH.1310 or (MATH.1280 and MATH.1290), MATH.1320 and MATH.2310
Linear Algebra MATH.2210 and MATH.2220
Differential Equations one of MATH.2340, MATH.2360
Discrete Structures one of MATH.3210 or MATH.3220
Analysis I one of MATH.4030, MATH.4110, MATH.5010, MATH.5030
Analysis II one of MATH.3010, MATH.3220, MATH.3630, MATH.4030, MATH.4110, MATH.4130, MATH.4200, MATH.4210, MATH.4500
Probability & Statistics one of MATH.3850, MATH.3860, MATH.4860
Senior Seminar MATH.3750 and MATH.4750
Math Electives Three mathematics courses at the 3000 level or higher (except MATH.3630)
Concentration Requirements MATH.4200 and two of MATH.4100, MATH.4130, MATH.4210, MATH.4270, MATH.4350
Note: None of the above courses can be used to satisfy two different requirements. MATH.3050 and MATH.5030 cannot both be used to satisfy the two-courses Analysis requirement.

The following courses cannot be used as Electives:

  • MATH.1110 Quantitative Reasoning
  • MATH.1210 Management Precalculus
  • MATH.1220 Management Calculus
  • MATH.1270 Preparation for Calculus
  • MATH.1510 Explorations in Math
  • MATH.2830 Introduction to Statistics 
  • MATH.3630 Intro to Data Analysis

No more than 60 Math credits can be counted toward the degree. 

Computing Requirement

COMP.1010 (Computing I) or MATH.5760 (Statistical Programming Using SAS) or another computer programming class as approved by the Undergraduate Coordinator or Department Chair.

Writing Requirement

ENGL.2290 (Essay Writing for Non-English Majors). If a student has completed other courses with substantial writing requirements, he/she can petition to have that work satisfy the mathematics writing requirement.

General Education Electives (must include at least 6 courses)

3 in Arts & Humanities (AH) and 3 in Social Sciences (SS); one course must satisfy the Diversity (D) requirement and one the Ethics (E) requirement. No more than two courses from a single department can be used to satisfy these Gen. Ed. requirements. Math/Science Gen. Ed. requirements are fulfilled by the major’s courses.

The Teaching Option does not give students certification to teach mathematics.

The requirements for certification to teach vary from state to state. The licensure to teach mathematics usually involves three parts: a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or the equivalent, courses in education and state exams. Therefore, we strongly advise students considering a teaching career to see their departmental advisor and to contact the UML Graduate College of Education to obtain information on the credentialing requirements for many states, as well as information on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). The courses required in the Teacher Option prepare students to take and pass these exams.

Advice to Students

If you plan any deviations from this sample program of study, use an Academic Petition signed by the Mathematics Department Chair to receive written permission. Keep a copy of any signed Academic Petitions for your own files.

Bachelor of Science Requirements

A minimum of 74 credits and 20 courses from the Offerings of science and mathematics; four science lecture courses with co-requisite labs, including a two semester sequence in a department other than Mathematics—COMP.1010 (Computing I), COMP.1020 (Computing II), MATH.2310/2320 (Calculus III & Math Lab I) and MATH.2360 (Engineering Diff. Eqns) qualify. If you use math courses to fulfill lab science requirements, you will have to take additional science elective courses to satisfy the requirement of 74 science credits. The following courses CANNOT be used to fulfill science requirements: CHEM.1010, CHEM.1110, CHEM.1130, CHEM.1120, CHEM.1140, ATMO.1020, ATMO.1200, ATMO.1410, ENVI.1010, ENVI.1020, ENVI.1150, GEOL.1010, COMP.1110, COMP.1130, COMP.1140, COMP.1150, COMP.2110, PHYS.1210, PHYS.1210, RADI.1010, RADI.1020.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last Updated: 10/17/2017