Sep 25, 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 Science 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:
40 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 (9 hours): One of the following areas:
d. Breadth Requirement (9 hours):
One course in each of the three areas not used to satisfy the depth requirement.
e. Mathematics elective (6 hours):
Two additional upper-level mathematics courses numbered 3350 or above.
Other Course Requirements:
a. Three laboratory science courses intended for science majors are required as follows:
Option I. Biology Emphasis:
Option II. Chemistry Emphasis:
Option III. Physics Emphasis:
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.
To satisfy the laboratory science requirement for the mathematics major, students with a minor in geography or geology may use:
b. Foreign Language Requirement:
Students may complete either of two options to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement:
Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to 1020 is required. Students intending to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics are encouraged to study French, German or Russian.
Complete 6 hours of technical writing courses from the following:
c. Computer Programming:
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. Required courses:
Students must achieve a grade point average of at least 2.0 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 . Also, no mathematics courses may be chosen for fulfilling the elective requirements of the certificate program.