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    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, BSMTH (non–teacher certification)


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A Bachelor of Science 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

Hours required and general/college requirements


A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 36 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the bachelor of science 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


43 hours of mathematics courses, which must include:

Mathematics core, 19 hours


Depth requirement, 9 hours


9 hours 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. One of the following must be taken if neither were completed as part of the depth requirement:

Mathematics electives, 6 hours


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

Other course requirements


Laboratory science


Three laboratory science courses intended for science majors are required as follows:

Option 2, Chemistry emphasis


 (must be chemistry intended for science majors)

Option 3, Physics emphasis


 (must be calculus-based physics intended for science majors)

Option 4


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.

Option 5


To satisfy the laboratory science requirement for the mathematics major, students with a minor in geography or geology may use:

Foreign language


Students may complete either of two options to satisfy the College of Science foreign language requirement:

Option 1


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.

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 1010 , CSCE 1020  or CSCE 1030  course requirement. Required courses:

Minor requirements


One of the following is required:

  1. A minor of at least 18 hours (6 advanced). A minor in statistics does not fulfill this requirement.
  2. Completion of a second major in addition to mathematics.
  3. 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 . Also, no mathematics courses may be chosen for fulfilling the elective requirements of the certificate program.
  4. Completion of the data analytics certificate.

Other requirements


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

Four-year degree plan (example)


The following four-year plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as a guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
ENGL 1310 - First-Year Writing I   3 hours    MATH 1720 - Calculus II   3 hours   
MATH 1710 - Calculus I   4 hours    CSCE 1010  or CSCE 1030   3 hours
MATH 2000 - Discrete Mathematics   3 hours    ENGL or TCEM - second semester 3 hours
Creative Arts core   3 hours Physical Science for Math 4 hours
Government/Political Science core   3 hours    
Total 16 hours Total 13 hours

 

Year 2

Semester 1 Semester 2
MATH 2700 - Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry   3 hours    MATH 3000 - Real Analysis I   3 hours   
MATH 2730 - Multivariable Calculus   3 hours    American History core   3 hours 
American History core   3 hours  Life and Physical Sciences core   3 hours 
Science for Math 2 4 hours  Math Advanced Analysis 3 hours 
Minor for Math 3 hours  Minor for Math 3 hours 
Total 16 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 3

Semester 1 Semester 2
Language, Philosophy and Culture core   3 hours  Government/Political Science core   3 hours 
Math Advanced Algebra 3 hours  Social and Behavioral Sciences core   3 hours 
Math Language/Tech Writing 1 3 hours  Math Advanced Geometry/Topology 3 hours 
Minor for Math 3 hours  Math Advanced Prob/Stat 3 hours 
Minor for Math 3 hours  Minor for Math - advanced 3 hours 
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 4

Semester 1 Semester 2
3350+ Math 3 hours  3350+ Math 3 hours 
Math Advanced Depth 3 hours  Math Advanced Depth 3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Math Language/Tech Writing 2 3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Minor for Math - advanced 3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Elective - advanced 3 hours 
Total 15 hours  Total 15 hours 

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