
201314 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue
Mathematics, B.S.


Return to: College of Arts and Sciences The B.S. degree options are designed to provide flexibility and adequate preparation for graduate school, while emphasizing mathematical reasoning, modeling, and problem solving, all within the context of preparing the student for a career in mathematics, business, industry, government, or academia. Recommended courses in areas related to mathematics provide the requisite experience and practice in mathematical applications. PHY
201 is highly recommended as the university studies physical science requirement. 
Requirements for the Major in Mathematics:
The requirements for both the B.A. and B.S. degrees in Mathematics consist of some common core courses and fulfillment of the requirements of one of several options.
It is strongly recommended that each student majoring in mathematics either complete a minor in a discipline that applies mathematics or elect advanced coursework involving mathematical applications in another discipline. A list of recommended courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, geography and geology, economics, information systems and operations management, physics, psychology, sociology and statistics is available in the department office. For the teacher licensure option, the licensure requirements fulfill this recommendation. A student who plans to pursue graduate study in mathematics is urged to take MAT 411 MAT 412 . Computer Requirement:
To satisfy the computer requirement for the B.S. degree in Mathematics a student must successfully complete MAT 161 MAT 162 , MAT 261 , MAT 335 , and STT 215 . Oral Communication Requirement:
To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.S. degree in Mathematics a student must successfully complete MAT 495 . Applied Learning Requirement:
To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.S. degree in Mathematics a student must successfully complete one or more of the following: MAT 495 or MAT 499 . Requirements for a Major in Mathematics for the B.S. Degree:
Options:
In addition, each student must fulfill the requirements of one of the following options: Option 1. Mathematics:
54 hours in mathematics, statistics and related areas inclusive of the core requirements. This option provides a broad, traditional perspective of mathematics and its scientific application in addition to depth of study in several areas of mathematics. In addition to the core requirements, the student must complete And:
 3 hours of mathematics at the 300400 level;
 9 additional hours in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the 300400 level.
Additional Information:
Recommended areas related to mathematics: biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, geography and geology, information systems and operations management, and physics. Option 2. Applied Mathematics:
62 hours in mathematics, statistics and related areas inclusive of the core requirements. This option emphasizes analytical methods and the use of differential equations in mathematical modeling. Career opportunities in business, industry, government and academia involve applications primarily in the natural sciences and engineering. In addition to the core requirements, the student must complete: Additional Information:
Recommended areas related to mathematics: biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, geography and geology, and physics. Option 3. Operations Research:
54 hours in mathematics, statistics and related areas inclusive of the core requirements. This option emphasizes the use of combinatorial, algebraic and probabilistic methods in mathematical modeling and provides a scientific approach to optimal decisionmaking. Career opportunities in business, industry and government usually involve optimizing a specific management objective such as profit or the scheduling of people or equipment often subject to constraints of scarce resources such as capital or facilities. In addition to the core requirements, the student must complete: And:
 9 additional hours in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the 300400 level.
Additional Information:
Recommended areas related to mathematics: computer science, economics, and information systems and operations management. Additional Information:
An overall average of “C” (2.00) or better is required for all 300400level mathematics or statistics courses counted toward the major. 
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