University Catalog

Mathematics and Statistics

Chairperson: Peiyi Zhao
Address: 139 Engineering & Computing Center
Phone: 320.308.3001

BS in Mathematics Teaching (51-52 credits)

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • GPA of 2.40 in all program courses.
  • C or better in ENGL 191 and CMST 192.
  • Completion of MATH 221, MATH 222, and at least three program credits at SCSU, completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU, and submission of scores on the MTLE.
  • A student who fails or withdraws from three or more mathematics courses may be denied admission to the major.

Admission To Teacher Education

Admission Criteria. Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262; CEEP 361; IM 422; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431(co-requisites); ED 451; ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching. Candidates in Mathematics must also complete ED 441.


  • Students are urged to apply for admission as soon as they become eligible.
  • All but one required mathematics course in the B.S. program must be completed prior to student teaching.
  • A student who fails or withdraws from five or more mathematics classes may be dropped from the program.
  • Students must earn at least a “C-“ in all program courses.

Program Requirements

(45 cr.) MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 271, MATH 304, MATH 312, MATH 321, MATH 411, MATH 421, MATH 431, MATH 432, MATH 465, MATH 482, STAT 447. MATH 431, MATH 432, and MATH 482 must be completed at St. Cloud State University.


(6 cr.) (choose two courses): MATH 252, MATH 325 or MATH 327, MATH 353, MATH 423, MATH 427, MATH 452, MATH 455, MATH 480, STAT 448.

To satisfy the upper division writing requirement, students must complete MATH 431 and 432 with grades of "C-" or better.

Minor in Mathematics (BS) (35 credits)

Admission Requirements


  • Students must earn at least a "C-" in all program courses.

Program Requirements

MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 273, MATH 312, MATH 373, MATH 431, MATH 432, MATH 461, MATH 465, and STAT 447.

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