Dec 12, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.S.


Curriculum Requirements


1. 124 semester hours:


Complete a minimum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. 

2. General Education Requirement:


Complete the General Education Curriculum  (GEC).

3. Complete 6 hours of calculus-based physics:


Complete 6 hours of calculus-based physics chosen from the following two options:

4. Major requirements:


Complete at least 53 semester hours within the Department of Mathematics and Physics with a minimum grade of “C” in each course.

The 53 hours within the Department consist of:

Mathematics electives:


(Two courses chosen from the applied option or pure option.)

Additional Mathematics electives:


9 credits (3 courses) chosen from any remaining 3000/4000-level courses except MATH 3100 , MATH 4200 , MATH 4940 .

Additional Information:


Mathematics majors are encouraged to tailor the program to their career objectives by making judicious choice of the electives in requirement (c) above and by taking courses in the department beyond the required minimum 53 hours.

Students planning to do graduate work in mathematics should include as many of the following courses in their program as possible: MATH 3410 MATH 4320 , MATH 3420 , and MATH 4220 . Graduate schools find students who exceed the 53-hour minimum more attractive.

Students planning to work in industry or government should strongly consider the Computational and Engineering Mathematics (CEMA) Concentration.  Employers find students who exceed the 53 hour minimum more attractive.

Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Mathematics

 For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below.

Freshman year

Fall Semester

+  MATH 2010  -  Calculus and Analytic Geometry I ( 4 )   **

#  UNIV 1100  -  First Year Seminar ( 2 )  

#  ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

#  HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )  

#  HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

Semester Hours: 14

Spring Semester

+  MATH 2020  -  Calculus and Analytic Geometry II ( 4 )  

t  COMP 2200  -  Logic for the Mathematical Sciences ( 3 )  

#  ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

# HUM - Arts & Humanities (GEC) (3)

#  PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

Semester Hours: 15

Sophomore year

Fall Semester

+  MATH 2030  -  Calculus and Analytic Geometry III ( 3 )  

+  MATH 2600  -  Introduction to Abstract Mathematics ( 3 )  

t  COMP 2300  -  Discrete Structures for Computation ( 3 )  

%  PHYS 2305  -  Fundamentals of Physics I ( 3 )  

%  PHYS 2410  -  Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory I ( 1 )  

MFL - Pre-requisite (GEC) (3)

Semester Hours: 16

Spring Semester

#  HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

+  MATH 4210  -  Introduction to Probability and Statistics I ( 3 )  

t  COMP 1520  -  Programming: C++ ( 3 )   or t COMP 1070  -  Introduction to Programming ( 3 )   

%  PHYS 2310  -  Fundamentals of Physics II ( 3 )  

%  PHYS 2420  -  Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory II ( 1 )  

# MFL 1192  -  Elementary (Critical Language) II ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 16

Junior year

Fall Semester

# GEC - Speech SI (3)

+  MATH 3020  -  Differential Equations ( 3 )  

+  MATH 3420  -  Linear Algebra I ( 3 )  

MATH - Applied/Pure Option required course (3)

Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

# GEC - WI (3)

+  MATH 4430  -  Abstract Algebra I ( 3 )  

MATH - Applied/Pure Option Elective (3)

MATH - Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Senior year

Fall Semester

+  MATH 4310  -  Advanced Multivariable Calculus I ( 3 )  

# GEC - Social Science (3)

MATH - Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 18

Spring Semester

MATH - Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

 

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 124

Key to symbols used: 

** Students with special preparation and permission of the department may be exempt from the prerequisite.

 

Distribution of Hours

# GEC Core (other than Mathematics and Science) - 33

% Science Core - 8

+ Mathematics Core - 29

t Computer Science Required Courses - 9

Applied Option:  MATH 4220    1 algebra elective from list (i) below

Pure Option: MATH 4420  or MATH 3500    or MATH 4440    or MATH 4320    and 1 elective from list (i) or (ii) below

(i) algebra electives:  MATH 3500   , MATH 4420 

(ii) applied electives:  MATH 3410   , MATH 4520   , MATH 4530