The program leading to the degree of
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is designed to introduce students to the major aspects of contemporary mathematics.
By selecting appropriate electives students may become well prepared either for positions in industry or for graduate study in mathematics and related disciplines. The
mathematics major can prepare for a career in actuarial science, operations research, computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematical physics or any of many other areas which use mathematics.
Mathematics Major Requirements
The following courses are required of
Mathematics majors:
- MAT 1500 - Calculus I
- MAT 1505 - Calculus II
- MAT 2500 - Calculus III
- MAT 2600 - Foundation of Math I
- MAT 2705 - Diff Equation with Linear Alg
- MAT 3300 - Advanced Calculus
- MAT 3400 - Linear Algebra
- MAT 3500 - Modern Algebra I
- MAT 5900 - Seminar in Mathematics
Additional Requirements
In addition,
Mathematics majors must select:
- one approved upper level analysis course
- four other mathematics courses numbered 3000 or above
- a two-semester sequence of natural science courses with a lab at the science-major level,
We strongly urge students to take:
Physics sequence:
- PHY 2410 - University Phy:Mechanics and PHY 2411 - Lab: Mechanics ,
and
- PHY 2412 - Univ Physics: Elec & Mag and PHY 2413 - Lab: Elec & Magnetism
but will allow one of the following 3 sequences:
Biology sequence:
- BIO 2105 - General Biology I and BIO 2102 - General Biology I Lab
- BIO 2106 - General Biology II and BIO 2104 - General Biology II Lab
Chemistry sequence:
- CHM 1151 - General Chemistry I and
- CHM 1152 - General Chemistry II and CHM 1104 - General Chemistry Lab II
or
- AST 2122 - Galaxies and Cosmology and AST 1073 - Stellar Lab
- AST 2121 - Solar System Astronomy and AST 1075 - Planets Lab
- one additional science course at the science-major level with lab if appropriate e.g.:
- PHY 2414 - Univ Physics: Thermo
- PHY 2415 - Lab: Thermodynamics or
- CSC 1051 - Algorithms & Data Struc I
- In addition, the core requirements for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must be fulfilled.