May 24, 2018
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 “General University Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements.
For satisfying the English Composition and Rhetoric core requirements, the department suggests:
34 hours of mathematics courses, which must include:
a. Mathematics Core (16 hours):
b. At least one of the following must be taken in satisfying other requirements:
c. Depth Requirement (6 hours): One of the following areas:
Analysis: two of the following:
Algebra: two of the following:
Probability/Statistics: two of the following:
Geometry/Topology: two of the following:
d. Breadth Requirement (9 hours):
One course in each of the three areas not used to satisfy the depth requirement.
e. Mathematics elective (3 hours):
One additional upper-level mathematics course numbered 3350 or higher.
Other Course Requirements (Science):
Three laboratory science courses intended for science majors are required, as follows:
i. Biology with laboratory:
ii. One laboratory science chosen from:
iii. One additional science course with laboratory chosen from:
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 in parts (i) and (iii) above.
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.
Other Course Requirements (Foreign Language):
Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to the 2050 level is required. Students intending to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics are encourage to study French, German or Russian.
Other Course Requirements (Computer Programming):
Computer Programming: CSCE 1020 or CSCE 1030 is required. 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 1020 or CSCE 1030 course requirement.
Students must achieve at least a 2.0 GPA in all mathematics courses above 3350.
One of the following is required:
- A minor of at least 18 hours (6 advanced). A minor in statistics does not fulfill this requirement.
- Completion of a second major in addition to mathematics.
- Completion of the certificate program in actuarial science. 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.