Mathematics, BS
The program of study for the BS in Mathematics is designed to prepare the graduate for a career in a field that employs professionals with mathematical and/or computer science competence. At the same time, it provides for the student to add courses that will prepare him/her to pursue a graduate degree in either mathematics or computer science.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems that can be modeled mathematically.
- Critically interpret numerical and graphical data.
- Read and construct mathematical arguments and proofs.
- Use computer technology appropriately to solve problems and to promote understanding.
- Communicate a depth and breadth of mathematical knowledge, both orally and in writing.
- Apply mathematical knowledge to a career related to mathematical sciences or in post baccalaureate studies.
Program Requirements
Code | Title | Credit Hours |
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Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) | 42 | |
All Core Curriculum requirements for the BS in Mathematics degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog. | ||
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) | 18 | |
CSCI 1301 | Computer Science I ^{1} | 0 or 3 |
or CSCI 1371 | Computing for Engineers | |
MATH 1501 | Calculus I | 1 or 4 |
MATH 2140 | Introductory Linear Algebra | 3 |
MATH 2502 | Calculus II ^{2} | 1 or 4 |
MATH 2503 | Calculus III | 4 |
Elective | ||
Select a minimum number of hours for a total of 18 hours in Area F: | 3 | |
Principles of Chemistry I and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I | ||
Principles of Chemistry II and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II | ||
Computer Science II | ||
Elementary Statistics (0 hours if taken in Area D2) | ||
Introductory Discrete Math | ||
Principles of Physics I and Principles of Physics Lab I | ||
Principles of Physics II and Principles of Physics Lab II | ||
Upper Division Major Requirements | 13 | |
MATH 3005 | A Transition to Higher Math | 3 |
MATH 3006 | Communication in Mathematics | 1 |
MATH 3110 | Survey of Algebra | 3 |
MATH 3303 | Differential Equations | 3 |
MATH 3520 | Introduction to Analysis | 3 |
Capstone Experience Requirements | ||
MATH 4986 | Internship in Mathematics | 2 |
OR | ||
MATH 4987 & MATH 4988 | Directed Undergrad Research I and Directed Undergrad Research II | 2 |
MATH 4989 | Senior Capstone Project | 0 |
Upper Division Math Electives | 12 | |
Choose at least three courses from the following: | ||
Applied Statistics | ||
Applied Algebra | ||
Modern Geometry | ||
Elementary Number Theory | ||
Introduction to Probability | ||
Partial Differential Equations | ||
Numerical Methods | ||
Graph Theory | ||
Combinatorics | ||
Choose one additional course from the list above or from the following: | ||
Selected Topics in Mathematics | ||
Selected Topics in Mathematics | ||
Selected Topics in Mathematics | ||
Selected Topics in Mathematics | ||
Selected Topics in Mathematics | ||
Electives | 32 | |
Choose 32 hours of electives, including at least 12 hours of 3000-level courses or above to complete the graduation requirement for upper division credits. ^{3} | ||
Students may choose to complete a Concentration in Financial Technology by completing the following courses as general electives: | ||
Foundations of Fintech | ||
Financial Technologies | ||
Introduction to Financial Data Analytics | ||
Total Credit Hours | 120 |
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CSCI 1301 is 0 hours if taken in Area D2; CSCI 1371 cannot be used in Area F if CSCI 1301 is used in Area D2
- ^{ 2 }
One hour of carry-over if MATH 2502 Calculus II was taken in Area D2, otherwise must take 4 hours to satisfy this requirement
- ^{ 3 }
Courses that will not be counted toward the degree are:
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CSCI 1301 is 0 hours if taken in Area D2; CSCI 1371 cannot be used in Area F if CSCI 1301 is used in Area D2
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One hour of carry-over if MATH 2502 Calculus II was taken in Area D2, otherwise must take 4 hours to satisfy this requirement
- ^{ 3 }
Courses that will not be counted toward the degree are:
Other Requirements
The student must also complete one of the following:
- Complete a second science sequence for science majors and one 2000 level or above science course, excluding BIOL 2250 Microbiology for Health Sci. and BIOL 2250L Microbiology for Hlth. Sci.Lab.
- An approved minor other than Mathematics.
For the BS in Mathematics, no course labeled MATH with a grade of D may be used for credit towards graduation. No more than one (1) D in any course may be used towards credit for graduation.
Please Note: This is a suggested course sequence and assumes a starting freshman with no prior college credit who intends to complete their degree in four years. Students should consult with their academic advisor and review the course prerequisites and minimum grade requirements as seen in the Academic Catalog.
First Year | ||
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First Semester | Credit Hours | |
MATH 1111 | College Algebra ^{1} | 3 |
ENGL 1101 | English Composition I | 3 |
CRIT 1101 | Critical Thinking | 3 |
POLS 1101 | American Government | 3 |
HIST 1111 |
Survey-PreModern World History or Survey of Modern World History or Critical Trends and Issues or Intro to Global Issues |
3 |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Second Semester | ||
MATH 1112 | Trigonometry & Analytic Geom | 3 |
Art, Philosophy, or Language Course ^{Core Area C2} | 3 | |
ENGL 1102 | English Composition II | 3 |
Behavioral Sciences | 3 | |
MATH 1401 | Elementary Statistics | 3 |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Second Year | ||
First Semester | ||
Literature, Philosophy, or Language Course ^{Core Area C1} | 3 | |
MATH 1501 | Calculus I | 4 |
MATH 2020 | Introductory Discrete Math | 3 |
HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 |
Survey of US History to 1877 or US HIST Since Reconstruction |
3 |
CSCI 1301 or CSCI 1371 |
Computer Science I or Computing for Engineers |
3 |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Second Semester | ||
MATH 2502 | Calculus II | 4 |
MATH 3005 | A Transition to Higher Math | 3 |
MATH 3006 | Communication in Mathematics | 1 |
Science with Lab ^{Core Area D1} | 4 | |
General Elective | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Third Year | ||
First Semester | ||
MATH 2503 | Calculus III | 4 |
MATH 2140 | Introductory Linear Algebra | 3 |
MATH 4250 | Elementary Number Theory | 3 |
COMM 1001 | Presentational Speaking ^{Core Area B2} | 1 |
Science with Lab ^{Core Area D1} | 4 | |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Second Semester | ||
MATH 3220 | Applied Statistics | 3 |
MATH 3303 | Differential Equations | 3 |
MATH 4350 or MATH 4360 |
Graph Theory or Combinatorics |
3 |
MATH 4987 | Directed Undergrad Research I ^{2} | 1 |
General Elective | 3 | |
General Elective | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Fourth Year | ||
First Semester | ||
MATH 3520 | Introduction to Analysis | 3 |
MATH 4303 or MATH 4320 |
Partial Differential Equations or Numerical Methods |
3 |
MATH 4988 | Directed Undergrad Research II ^{2} | 1 |
General Elective | 3 | |
General Elective | 3 | |
General Elective | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Second Semester | ||
MATH 3110 | Survey of Algebra | 3 |
MATH 4231 | Modern Geometry | 3 |
MATH 4350 or MATH 4360 |
Graph Theory or Combinatorics |
3 |
MATH 4989 | Senior Capstone Project | 0 |
General Elective | 3 | |
General Elective | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Total Credit Hours | 123 |
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Four math electives are required, while the other two are optional and will count towards general electives. The math elective courses may be replaced with other upper division math courses, subject to availability and departmental approval.
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MATH 1111 will not count towards graduation for math majors.
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MATH 4986 Internship in Mathematics may be used in lieu of MATH 4987 Directed Undergrad Research I / MATH 4988 Directed Undergrad Research II