Mathematics - BS

The curriculum in the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics explores mathematical problems and their interplay with science and engineering.  Students in this program investigate a broad array of techniques in pure mathematics and pursue electives in science and related fields that demonstrate the crucial underpinnings of mathematics in our understanding of information, science, and technology.

A student completing this program is prepared to enter employment with analytical and quantitative tools relevant to technological industries or modern financial markets.  Furthermore, with the appropriate electives chosen, the student is prepared to enter quantitatively oriented graduate schools, including Ph.D. programs in Mathematics.  All advising for this degree option is done through the Undergraduate Program Office in the Department of Mathematics.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104
Composition and Rhetoric
or Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
3
MATH 171 Calculus I 4
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Freshman Science elective 2 4
General elective 3,4 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 172 Calculus II 4
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  
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Freshman Science elective 2 4
General elective 3,4 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
MATH 221 Several Variable Calculus 4
MATH 300 Foundations of Mathematics 3
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Science elective 5 4
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
MATH 323 Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 206
PHYS 226
Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science
and Physics of Motion Laboratory for the Sciences
4
University Core Curriculum 1 3
University Core Curriculum 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
MATH 409 Advanced Calculus I 3
MATH 415 Modern Algebra I 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Science elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 410
Advanced Calculus II
or Principles of Analysis I
3
Select one of the following: 3
Modern Algebra II  
Linear Algebra II  
Elliptic Curve Cryptography  
Select one of the following: 4
Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Climate  
Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science
and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory for the Sciences
 
University Core Curriculum 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH 411
Mathematical Probability
or Mathematical Statistics I
3
MATH elective 6 3
Science elective 5 3
General elective 4 3
General elective 4 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH elective 6 9
General elective 4 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 300 or CSCE 222/ECEN 222 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 411 or STAT 414 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 4 hours of MATH 417, MATH 437 or CSCE 442 may be used in this degree program.

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 300, 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.

Students desiring teacher certification should consult the requirements for certification before registering for electives.

Graduation requirements include a requirement for 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse courses. A course satisfying a Core category, a college/department requirement, or a general elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. See academic advisor.