Dec 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Mathematics, B.S.

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 other disciplines such as biology, chemistry, computer science, geography and geology, economics, information systems and operations management, physics, psychology, sociology and statistics.

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 MAT 361 .

Oral Communication Requirement:

To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.S. degree in Mathematics a student must successfully complete MAT 495  or MAT 499 .

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:

Total: 36 hours

Elective Requirements:

In addition, each student must fulfill the requirements of one of the following options:

Option 1. General Mathematics: (21 hours)

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 addtion to the core requirements, the student must complete:

Suggested courses for a pure mathematics concentration for those planning to attend a graduate program in mathematics:

Total: 57 hours

Option 2. Applied Mathematics: (21 hours)

This option emphasizes the application and modeling of mathematics to a variety of fields. Career opportunities in business, industry, government and academia involve applications in the natural sciences and engineering, economics, and actuarial science. In addition to the core requirements, the student must complete:

Suggested concentrations:

Total: 57 hours

Additional Information:

An overall average of “C” (2.00) or better with no grade lower than a “C-” is required for all 300-400-level mathematics or statistics courses counted toward the major.