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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Undergraduate Program

Chief Departmental Advisor: D. Glenn Lasseigne

Bachelor of Science - Mathematics and Statistics Majors

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a program of study consisting of three optional tracks, each of which leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in mathematics. In order to graduate from the program all students must complete the requirements of at least one of these tracks. The optional tracks enable students to emphasize studies in Applied Mathematics, Statistics/Biostatistics, or Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers. The track for secondary school teachers is intended for those who wish to pursue a career in teaching mathematics at the high school level and leads to teaching certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The applied mathematics and statistics/biostatistics tracks are intended for those who wish to pursue graduate work in the mathematical or statistical sciences, or otherwise obtain employment in a mathematics or statistics-related field.

The following links point to the curriculum sheets for the tracks:


Any student who wishes to receive a practicum or internship experience may do so as an integral part of the degree program. Students in the secondary school teacher track are required to complete both a practicum and a student teaching internship as part of the degree requirements. Otherwise, students may substitute the practicum experience for one of the optional courses listed in the other two tracks.

Minor in Mathematics

Students may pursue a minor in mathematics with an emphasis in one of the three following areas: applied mathematics, statistics/biostatistics or actuarial mathematics.

The applied mathematics option consists of MATH 307, 312, 317, and two courses chosen from MATH 316, 401, 408, 417, 420, 421, 422, 424, 427, 428, 457, or approved topics courses.

The statistics/biostatistics option consists of 12 hours of statistics at the 300/400 level, of which at most six hours can be at the 300 level.

The actuarial mathematics option consists of MATH 312, 316, STAT 331 and either MATH 408 or STAT 431.

At least nine credit hours in the chosen option must be taken at Old Dominion University. Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.00 in the courses taken in their chosen option to qualify for a minor.

Advanced Placement

Students who have made a qualifying score on the Calculus AB or Calculus BC advanced placement examinations receive credit for MATH 211 (and MATH 162M and 163). Credit for MATH 162M and 163 is also given for qualifying scores on the placement tests administered by the University Testing Center. Advanced placement credit is not available for MATH 102M.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA
Phone: 757-683-3882 , Fax: 757-683-3885, E-mail: mvenable@odu.edu