
20232024 Undergraduate 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, realworld 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 Plus two of the following:
Plus two of the following
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 upperlevel 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 1, Biology emphasis
(must be biology intended for science majors) Plus one of the following
(must be physical science intended for science majors) Option 2, Chemistry emphasis
(must be chemistry intended for science majors) Option 3, Physics emphasis
(must be calculusbased 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: Plus one of the following lecture and laboratory combinations
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. Option 2
Complete 6 hours of technical writing courses from the following: Computer programming
Students taking mathematics courses at the 2000level 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 nonacademic 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:
 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 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.
 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. Fouryear degree plan (example)
The following fouryear 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
Year 2
Year 3
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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