Mathematics - BS

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics provides the student with an in-depth study of both science (physics, chemistry, biology) and mathematics.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric 3
MATH 171Analytic Geometry and Calculus 4
Select one of the following: 3
American history
Government/Political science
Select one of the following: 4
Introductory Biology I  
Introductory Biology II  
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
 
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
 
Structure and Bonding
and Physical and Chemical Principles
 
Chemistry of the Elements
and Qualitative Analysis
 
Overview of Modern Astronomy  
Free elective 11
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 172Calculus 4
Select one of the following: 3
American history
Government/Political science
Select one of the following: 4
Programming I  
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming  
Introduction to Program Design and Concepts  
Structured Programming in C  
Select one of the following: 4
Introductory Biology I  
Introductory Biology II  
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
 
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
 
Structure and Bonding
and Physical and Chemical Principles
 
Chemistry of the Elements
and Qualitative Analysis
 
Overview of Modern Astronomy  
Free elective 11
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
MATH 220Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 221Several Variable Calculus 4
Select one of the following: 3
American history
Government/Political science
Science elective 24
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
MATH 308Differential Equations 3
MATH 323Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 218Mechanics 4
Select one of the following: 3
American history
Government/Political science
Language, philosophy and culture 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
MATH 409Advanced Calculus I 3
MATH 415Modern Algebra I 3
Free elective 3
Science elective 23
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 410 or MATH 446Advanced Calculus II or Principles of Analysis I 3
MATH 416Modern Algebra II 3
PHYS 208 or OCNG 451Electricity and Optics or Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Climate 4
CORE elective 43
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH 411 or STAT 414Mathematical Probability or Mathematical Statistics I 3
CORE elective 43
Free elective 4
MATH elective 53
Science elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH elective 59
CORE elective 46
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120
1

MATH 170 is highly recommended for math majors co-enrolled in MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 152, MATH 171 or MATH 172.

2

Science electives should be chosen from biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics or physics courses after consultation with the student’s advisor. At least 6 hours must be 200-level or above.

3

Select 3 hours from any 200- to 400-level Language, philosophy and culture course.

4

Three hours must be creative arts and three hours must be social and behavioral sciences. In addition, six hours must be in the area of international and cultural diversity. These may be in addition to other University Core Curriculum courses, or if a course in this category satisfies an area of the Core, it can be used to meet both requirements. Students desiring teacher certification should consult the requirements for certification before registering for electives.

5

 Twelve hours must be chosen from any 400- or 600-level MATH (excluding MATH 401, MATH 403 and MATH 601). Students are required to take at least one of the following: MATH 427, MATH 431, MATH 436, MATH 439. Students are encouraged to take MATH 412, MATH 414, MATH 442, or MATH 470. Students who plan to attend graduate school are encouraged to take MATH 447 and at least one 600-level course. Departmental permission is required to take MATH 485 or to enroll in a 600-level MATH course.

If a grade of D or F is earned in any of the following courses, MATH 151/MATH 171, MATH 152/MATH 172, MATH 221/MATH 251/MATH 253, MATH 220, MATH 323 or MATH 308, this course must be immediately retaken and a grade of C or better earned. The department will allow at most two D's in upper-level (325-499) courses. If a third D is earned, one of the three courses in which a D was earned must be retaken and a grade of C or better earned.