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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics, BA (non–teacher certification)


A Bachelor of Arts with a major in mathematics provides you the skills needed to work on important, challenging, real-world problems in business, industry, medicine, government, and scientific research.


Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in mathematics (non–teacher certification).

Hours required and general/college requirements


A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Science  requirements.

Communication (English Composition and Rhetoric) core requirement


For satisfying the Communication (English Composition and Rhetoric) core requirements, the department suggests:

Major requirements


37 hours of mathematics courses, which must include:

Mathematics core, 19 hours


At least one of the following


At least one of the following must be taken in satisfying other requirements:

Depth Requirement, 6 hours


Two courses from one of the following areas:

Breadth requirement, 9 hours


One course in each of the three areas not used to satisfy the depth requirement.

Mathematics elective, 3 hours


One additional upper-level mathematics courses chosen from mathematics courses numbered 3350 or above.

Other course requirements


Science


Three laboratory science courses are required, as follows:

Option 1


Group III, One additional course

One additional course that meets the University Core Curriculum requirement for the life and physical sciences.

Note: Equivalent honors courses can also be used to satisfy this requirement.

Mathematics majors with a minor in geography or geology may also choose from the following

Mathematics majors with a minor in geography or geology may also choose from the following in Group I above.

Option 2


Group II, One additional laboratory science course

One laboratory science chosen from any course meeting the natural and life sciences component of the laboratory science requirement of the College Science.

Note: Equivalent honors courses can also be used to satisfy this requirement.

Option 3


Students double majoring in mathematics and another discipline (typically biology, chemistry, physics or engineering) that requires at least 12 hours of laboratory science intended for science and engineering majors may use the same laboratory science courses that satisfy the requirements for the other major to satisfy the laboratory science requirement for the mathematics major.

Foreign language


Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to the 2050 level is required. Students intending to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics are encouraged to study French, German or Russian.

Additional information


Students taking mathematics courses at the 2000-level or above are expected to be competent in computer programming, using languages such as BASIC, C, C++, Fortran, PASCAL or Java. Students are encouraged to complete the programming requirement during their freshman or sophomore year. Students who have acquired a solid programming competency in a non-academic setting, such as through work experience, may demonstrate their programming competency by passing a departmental exam in place of the CSCE 1010 , CSCE 1020  or CSCE 1030  course requirement.

Minor requirements


One of the following is required:

Minor of at least 18 hours


A minor of 18 hours (6 advanced). A minor in statistics does not fulfill this requirement.

Second major


Completion of a second major in addition to mathematics.

Certificate in actuarial science


Completion of the Actuarial Science certificate . Students must take MATH 3680 , MATH 4610  and MATH 4650  for fulfilling degree requirements; students are also encouraged to take MATH 3350  and MATH 3740 . No mathematics courses may be chosen for fulfilling the elective requirements of the certificate program.

Other requirements


Students must achieve at least a 2.0 GPA in all mathematics courses which are applied toward a mathematics major and are numbered 3350 or above.