The following courses are recommended if you plan to take the Praxis exam to be certified to teach Mathematics:
Mathematics: Content Knowledge ETS Praxis 5161
MATH 103, 104, 105, 200, 219, 253, 254, 255, 305, 321
Middle School Mathematics ETS Praxis 5169
MATH 103, 104, 105, 200, 219, 253, 259, 305
Where are graduates now?
Our graduates have attended graduate programs in mathematics, statistics, computer science, economics, business, and education at The University of Colorado at Boulder, The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Fordham University, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Winthrop University, Bowling Green State University, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Virginia Tech, Marshall University, and West Virginia University.
Our graduates have been hired by Intel, IBM, Red Hat, Highmark, Brickstreet, National Income Life, The Health Plan, First Community Bank, City National Bank, Capital One, Community Tissue Services, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Global AlertLink, Fast Enterprises, HyperGen, Cvent, Turning Technologies LLC, Leidos, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Technica Corporation, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, US News & World Report, The United States Air Force, The Department of the Navy, The Department of Environmental Protection, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, The West Virginia Department of Administration, ArcelorMittal, Compute One, FoxGuard Solutions, The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office, Concord University, Berry College, The University of Charleston, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, New River Community and Technical College, and local public school systems in both West Virginia and Virginia.
Resources for Students
Advising and Letters of Recommendation
Course registration and withdrawal from a course require a consultation appointment with your advisor. If your advisor is a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science then you can find your advisor's contact information here
(link to faculty). If you would like to change your major, please complete this online form
(link to major change form). For a detailed description of our programs, including links to progression sheets, click here
(link to progression sheets). If you would like to request a letter of recommendation from one of our faculty, please send the professor an email at least two weeks in advance of your application deadline with the following information: (1) the name of the program or employer to which you are applying, (2) the deadline and submission method for the letter, (3) a copy of your resume or vita, (4) a copy of your cover letter or personal statement, and (5) a list of qualities and achievements that you would like the recommender to emphasize in the letter.
Consider joining the Hopper Turing Society!
Everyone is welcome; you need not be a mathematics or computer science major to participate. Students seeking research opportunities can begin by checking our hallway bulletin board, talking to faculty, and exploring the following links:
If you are a student in one of our programs then you should also consider joining a professional organization:
Some additional resources you might find helpful: