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Mathematics (B.S.)

The analytical and problem-solving skills cultivated by students majoring in mathematics are both versatile and highly valued in industry, government, and education. The Bachelor of Science degree program in mathematics is designed to prepare students to (1) attend professional and graduate school in mathematics, (2) teach mathematics in secondary school, or (3) seek employment in mathematical related fields in the public and private sectors. Students majoring in mathematics may arrange their course work according to their interests.

The Mathematics degree provides excellent preparation for graduate study or careers where mathematical ideas and techniques are used to solve real world problems. All students majoring in mathematics must satisfy a common upper level core. Elective coursework beyond the upper level core is taken according to the students' interests.

Curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Core Curriculum (Credit: 42 hours)

Area A: Essential Skills (Credit: 9 hours)

ENGL 1101English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1102English Composition II

3 credits

 

MATH 1112Plane Trigonometry

3 credits

OR

MATH 1113Precalculus Mathematics

3 credits

Note: Courses required for Area A must be completed within the first 30 hours.

Area B: Institutional Options (Credit: 4 hours)

Perspectives Elective

4 credits

Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts (Credit: 6 hours)

Literature Elective

3 credits

Area C Elective

3 credits

Area D: Science, Math and Technology (Credit: 11 hours)

Lab Science Elective PHYS 2211K-2212K or CHEM 1211K-1212K are recommended.

4 credits

Lab Science Elective PHYS 2211K-2212K or CHEM 1211K-1212K are recommended.

4 credits

MATH 1251Calculus I

4 credits

Three (3) hours of credit will be applied to Area D and the additional 1 hour of credit may be applied to the upper level curriculum.

Area E: Social Sciences (Credit: 12 hours)

HIST 2111United States History to 1865

3 credits

OR

HIST 2112United States History since 1865

3 credits

 

POLS 1101American Government

3 credits

Area E Elective

3 credits

Area E Elective

3 credits

Area F: Lower Division Major Requirements (Credit: 18 hours)

MATH 1371Computing for the Mathematical Sciences

4 credits

OR

CSCI 1301Computer Science I

3 credits

 

MATH 2252Calculus II

4 credits

MATH 2253Calculus III

4 credits

MATH 2260Introductory to Linear Algebra

3 credits

MATH 2270Differential Equations

4 credits

Three hours of credit will be applied to Area F and the additional one hour of credit may be applied to the upper level curriculum.

Upper Level Core (Credit: 21 hours)

A grade of at least a "C" must be earned in all upper division courses used to satisfy the major.

MATH 2120Discrete Mathematics

3 credits

MATH 3040Bridge to Higher Mathematics

3 credits

MATH 3207Communicating Mathematics

4 credits

MATH 3600Probability and Statistics

3 credits

MATH 4150Linear Algebra

3 credits

MATH 4621Mathematical Statistics I

3 credits

One hour of credit for MATH 1251 taken in Area F

1 credit

One hour of credit for MATH 2270 taken in Area F

1 credit

Upper Level Courses (Credit: 60 hours)

Major Field Courses (Credit: 21 hours)

MATH 3251Applied Combinatorics

3 credits

MATH 3260Modern Algebra

3 credits

MATH 4110Number Theory

3 credits

MATH 4260Mathematical Analysis

3 credits

MATH 4480Graph Theory

3 credits

MATH 4651Numerical Analysis I

3 credits

MATH 4901Operations Research I

3 credits

Electives (Credit: 18 hours)

MATH Electives Credit: 18 hours

Any mathematics course above the 3000 level excluding Early Childhood Education courses (MATH 3106, MATH 3110, MATH 3156).

Total Hours: 120