Mathematics/Mathematics Education - Dual Degree - B.S., B.S.Ed.


Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major


I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000

Preferred course: MATH 2250

II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): PHYS 1211-1211L or PHYS 1251 or PHYS 1311-1311L

Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 


III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2260
Preferred course: MATH 2260 (MATH 2260 is a prerequisite for upper-division MATH courses.) 


IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Foreign Language recommended.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): See Franklin College Literature and Fine Art/Philosophy/Religion Requirements. 

V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): See Franklin College Social Science Requirement. (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112) and POLS 1101


Area VI
EDUC 2110 or EDUC 2110H  
EDUC 2120
EDUC(EPSY) 2130 or EPSY 2130H 
MATH 2270 (preferred) or MATH 2500 (waived by MATH 3510 or MATH 3510H

*Beginning July 1, 2019, all teacher education candidates must have a grade of B or higher in the exceptional children course requirements for certification.
Choose one course from the following that has not been taken in Area III**:
PHYS 1211-1211L or PHYS 1251 or PHYS 1311-1311L
PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1252 or PHYS 1312-1312L
CSCI 1301-1301L or higher
CSCI 1302

**STAT 4210 may satisfy requirements for one of these courses. Any other courses (not used elsewhere in the Core) can be used to complete 18 hours in Area VI.

Note: Two courses from the following: PHYS 1211-1211LPHYS 1212-1212LPHYS 1251, PHYS 1252PHYS 1311-1311L, PHYS 1312-1312LCSCI 1301-1301L, CSCI 1302, or STAT 4210 are required and may be taken in areas other than VI.

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 

All MATH, STAT, EMAT, EFND, EDUC, and EPSY courses must have a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher. 

Note: Mathematics requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements. 

Entrance Requirements
All students must meet the following minimum qualifications to be admitted: 
  • Overall GPA of at least 2.75
  • Completion of MATH 2250 (or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H), MATH 2260 (or MATH 2310H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H), and MATH 3200  with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher
  • Documented completion of at least 30 clock hours of tutoring 1-2 students in mathematics of grades 6-12 in a structured setting 
  • Pass the GACE Program Admissions Assessment or exempt the GACE Programs Admissions Assessment with one of the following: 
           a. Combined minimum SAT score: 
               For SAT score reports dated prior to July 1, 2019: 
  • 1,000 on Verbal/Critical Reading and Math, OR 
  • 1,000 on Evidence-based Reading/Writing and Math 
              For SAT score reports dated on or after July 1, 2019: 
  • 1,080 on Evidence-based Reading/Writing AND Math 
           b.Combined minimum ACT score of 43 (English and Math scores).

Students may apply to Mathematics Education with MATH 3200 in progress. Students who intend to pursue the dual EMAT/MATH major are encouraged to contact the departmental coordinators as soon as possible.
Mathematics Education Application: 

All teacher education candidates are required to have a GaPSC pre-service certificate prior to beginning field experience. Click on the link for the Pre-Service Requirements and instructions:

For teacher certification completion, see below. 

Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.

Required Courses (54 hours)

Required Content Courses (18 hours):
MATH 3000
or MATH 3300
MATH 3100
MATH 3200
MATH 4000/6000
MATH 4600/6600 or STAT 4510/6510
MATH 5200/7200

Required Professional Courses (36 hours):
EMAT 4800/6800 and EMAT 4800L/6800L
EMAT 4810/6810
EMAT 4850/6850 and EMAT 4850L/6850L
EMAT 4860/6860
EMAT 4900/6900 and EMAT 4900L/6900L
EMAT 4910/6910 
EMAT 4950/6950 

Teacher Certification Option (12 hours):
EMAT 5460/7460 or EMAT 5460H

Program Completion Requirements for Teacher Certification: 
To be considered a UGA program completer and to be eligible for a Certificate of Eligibility in an initial educator preparation program, you must complete the following assessments: 

  • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment 
  • GACE Content Assessment 
  • edTPA 
  • Complete all Foliotek requirements 
  • Complete COE Exit Survey 
  • Complete Child Abuse and FERPA Training 
For detailed information on the program completion requirements, visit 


Area of Emphasis in Teaching Advanced Mathematics (12 hours):
Note: The Area of Emphasis in Teaching Advanced Mathematics WILL NOT lead to teacher certification.
Choose 12 hours from the following:
EMAT 4920/6920 (3 hours)
EMAT 5460/7460 or EMAT 5460H (12 hours)
EMAT 5700 (6 hours)
EMAT Elective (3 hours) 

(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)