Mathematics Degree Requirements

The Department of Mathematics aims to contribute to the student’s liberal education by showing the role mathematics has played and is playing in the development of civilization and by giving him or her the opportunity to appreciate mathematics for its own esthetic qualities. It aims particularly to give fundamental training to students in the natural sciences and engineering and also to those in the social and behavioral sciences. The mathematics curriculum is so planned that a student majoring in the field may choose any one of a number of avenues to follow after graduation, including the teaching profession, industry, computational mathematics, actuarial work, or a combination of mathematics with other scientific training, as well as graduate work in mathematics.

Course Map for Mathematics

B.S. – Theoretical

A total of forty (40) semester hours in mathematics courses:

  1. Twenty hours of foundational mathematics courses: MATH 201, 203, 204, 303, 306
  2. At least four hours of advanced theoretical mathematics: MATH 403 or 407
  3. At least four hours of advanced applied mathematics: MATH 404 or 405
  4. Four hours of seminar: MATH 470 each semester of Junior and Senior years
  5. The major field test in mathematics: MATH 900
  6. At least eight additional hours in mathematics numbered 200 or higher
  7. CSC 207
  8. Supportive Courses: PHYS 104, 114, 105, 115

B.S. – Computational

A total of forty-four (44) semester hours in mathematics and computer science courses:

  1. Sixteen hours of foundational mathematics courses: MATH 201, 204, 220, 303
  2. Eight hours of foundational computer science courses: CSC 207, 234
  3. Eight hours in mathematics and computer science that facilitate computation: MATH 203, MATH 305, MATH 310, MATH 311, CSC 277 (at least one course at the 300 level)
  4. Eight hours in advanced computational applications: MATH 405, CSC 310, CSC 440, CSC 450
  5. Four hours of seminar: MATH 470 each semester of Junior and Senior years
  6. The major field test in mathematics: MATH 900
  7. Supportive Courses: PHIL 210, PHYS 104, 114, 105, 115

Students earning this major with the Computational Mathematics Track cannot also earn a minor in Computer Science or Mathematics.

B.A.

A total of thirty-two (32) semester hours in mathematics courses:

  1. Twenty hours of foundational mathematics: MATH 201, 203, 204, 303, 306
  2. At least four hours of advanced mathematics to be selected from: MATH 403, 404, 405, 407
  3. Four hours of seminar: MATH 470 each semester of Junior and Senior years
  4. The major field test in mathematics: MATH 900
  5. At least four additional hours of mathematics numbered 200 or higher
  6. CSC 207
  7. Supportive Courses: PHYS 104, 114, 105, 115

Minor Requirements

A minor in mathematics consists of 24 hours of course work: MATH 115, MATH 201, MATH 203, MATH 303, plus eight hours of mathematics with four of those hours being at the 300 level and the other four at the 400 level.

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