# 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.

First Year | ||
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Fall | Semester Credit Hours | |

ENGL 104 or ENGL 103 | 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 Hours | 15 | |

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 Hours | 16 | |

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 Hours | 14 | |

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 Hours | 16 | |

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 Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 410 or MATH 446 | 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 Hours | 13 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 411 or STAT 414 | 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 Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH elective ^{6} | 9 | |

General elective ^{4} | 6 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Total Semester Credit Hours | 120 |

^{1} | Of the 21 hours shown as University Core Curriculum, 3 must be from language, philosophy and culture, 3 from creative arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from American history, 6 from Government/Political Science. |

^{2} | Select 4 hours from: ASTR 111, BIOL 111, BIOL 112, CHEM 119, CHEM 120, CHEM 107/CHEM 117. The remaining 4 hours may be selected from: ASTR 111, ATMO 201/ATMO 202, BIOL 111, BIOL 112, CHEM 119, CHEM 120, CHEM 107/CHEM 117, GEOL 101/GEOL 102, OCNG 251/OCNG 252. |

^{3} | MATH 170 is highly recommended for math majors co-enrolled in MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 152, MATH 171 or MATH 172. |

^{4} | Select from any 100-499 course not used elsewhere, (except ALED 125; ASCC 102;ASTR 109/PHYS 109, ASTR 119/PHYS 119 ; BMEN 101; ISEN 101; KINE 199; LAND 101; MATH 102-148, MATH 151 - 166, MATH 304, MATH 309, MATH 311, MATH 365, MATH 366, MATH 367, MATH 375, MATH 376; PHYS101-125,PHYS 201, PHYS 202, PHYS 205; PSYC 301; STAT 201, STAT 301-303; WFSC 101). |

^{5} | Six (6) hours must be selected from BICH 401-489; BIOL 200-470; CHEM 222-474; CSCE 206, CSCE 221, CSCE 411, CSCE 421/STAT 421; GENE 301-452; OCNG 251-252, 404-420; PHYS 221, 302-305, 307-314, 324-428; STAT 211, STAT 212, STAT 335/CSCE 320, STAT 408. Four (4) hours must be selected from ASTR 111; BICH 401-489; BIOL 111, BIOL 112, BIOL 200-470, 318-438; CHEM 119, CHEM 120, CHEM 222-474; CSCE 110, CSCE 111, CSCE 121, CSCE 206, CSCE 221; GENE 301-452; OCNG 251, OCNG 252, OCNG 404-420; PHYS 221, 302-305, 307-314, 324-428, |

^{6} | Twelve hours must be selected from MATH 407-499 or any 600-level MATH (excluding 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 MATH 491, or to enroll in a 600-level MATH course. |

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.