2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog


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Associate Professors

Mark J. Lynch, Ph.D.
Emlee W. Nicholson, Ph.D., Chair
Yan Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors

Gayla F. Dance, M.S., M.A.
Alex Rice, Ph.D.


Tracy L. Sullivan, M.S.


Transfer Credit: All requirements for these majors not taken at Millsaps must be approved in advance by the department.

Mathematics Teacher Certification: Students who wish to teach Mathematics in secondary schools can receive secondary licensure in Mathematics with a Mathematics major and a minor in Education (Licensure)   from Millsaps. Students interested in this option should see the Educator Preparation Program and contact the Millsaps Director of Programs in Education for further information.

Prerequisites for Introductory Mathematics Courses

ACT Math Subscore SAT Math Subscore SAT-Revised Math Subscore Placement
16-18 (Registration code: MATH-0009) 390-440 430-480 Students who intend to pursue a BS or a BBA degree are strongly encouraged to take the two-semester sequence MATH 1010 and MATH 1020: College Algebra and Trigonometry. Students who intend to pursue a BA degree should ordinarily enroll in MATH 1150: Elementary Statistics or MATH 1000: Topics in Mathematics.
19-23 (Registration  code: MATH-0010) 460-540 510-570 Students may enroll in any mathematics course numbered 1150 or below. They may not enroll in any calculus course until they earn a grade of C or better in Pre-Calculus.
24-27 (Registration  code: MATH-0020) 550-620 571-640 Students may enroll in any 1000-level mathematics course. However, students who have not had prior exposure to calculus in high school are strongly encour­aged to take Pre-Calculus first. Students who intend to take Calculus I but have not taken a course that includes trigonometry must take Pre-Calculus first.
28-36 (Registration  code: MATH-0030) 630-800 650-800 Students may enroll in any 1000-level mathematics course. Students who have taken calculus in high school may enroll in Calculus II or Introduction to Advanced Math if they wish. They should not enroll in Pre-Calculus.



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