Majors, Minors and Endorsements


Minors and Endorsements

Tentative Course Schedule

Capstone Guidelines

After completing a major in Mathematics, Mathematics for Secondary Education, Quantitative Economics, or Computer Science, a student should be able to:

  • Think critically, and formulate and solve problems
  • Perform complex mathematical or computing tasks
  • Undertake independent work and be able to develop an understanding of unfamiliar concepts in mathematics or computer science
  • Know the contemporary contexts (and in some cases the historical roots) of the practice of mathematics or computer science
  • Read and understand technically based materials
  • Use technology to analyze and solve problems

In addition, graduates in Mathematics for Secondary Education should be able to:

  • Develop knowledge of and an ability to use and evaluate instructional materials and technology for their classrooms

  • Observe and analyze a range of approaches to mathematics teaching and learning, focusing on the tasks, discourse, environment, and assessment

ArtSci News
October 20, 2017
Deborah Kent, associate professor of mathematics at Drake University, is a finalist for a state award that recognizes innovation in STEM education.