Mathematics Major (Bachelor of Science)

A student majoring in mathematics must complete 60 quarter hours in the major, consisting of the core requirements and one of four concentrations. In addition, the student must complete the required cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. A student contemplating graduate work is encouraged to take a foreign language sequence. Senior students are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT) in mathematics.

Core Requirements:

MATH 131Calculus for the Life Sciences I

4

or

MATH 181Calculus I

4

MATH 281Calculus II

4

MATH 282Calculus III

4

MATH 283Calculus IV

4

MATH 250Discrete Mathematics

4

MATH 289Introduction to Linear Algebra

3

MATH 312Ordinary Differential Equations

4

MATH 396Junior Mathematics Seminar I

0

MATH 397Junior Mathematics Seminar II

0

MATH 496Senior Mathematics Seminar I

1

MATH 497Senior Mathematics Seminar II

1

Total Credit Hours:29

Cognates:

(For all concentrations except Actuarial Studies)

CPTR 141Fundamentals of Programming I

4

PHYS 251Principles of Physics

3

PHYS 252Principles of Physics

3

PHYS 253Principles of Physics

3

PHYS 254Principles of Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 255Principles of Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 256Principles of Physics Laboratory

1

Select one of the following sequences:

BIOL 141General Biology

4

BIOL 142General Biology

4

BIOL 143General Biology

4

or

CHEM 141General Chemistry

3

CHEM 142General Chemistry

3

CHEM 143General Chemistry

3

CHEM 144General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 145General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 146General Chemistry Laboratory

1

or

CPTR 142Fundamentals of Programming II

4

CPTR 242Sequential and Parallel Data Structures and Algorithms

4

CPTR One Additional CPTR Course

3-4

Concentration: Actuarial Studies

This option prepares the student to take the first actuarial examination. Students preparing for the second examination should consult with their advisors.

Required Courses:

MATH 215Data Analysis

4

MATH 315Probability and Statistics

4

MATH 341Numerical Analysis

4

MATH 451Real Analysis I

4

MATH 452Real Analysis II

3

MATH Electives (6 must be upper division)

12

Total Credit Hours:31

Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic advisor assigned by the department chair. Credit will not be given for mathematics courses with numbers below 131 or for MATH 132. Students seeking a teaching endorsement should consult with the certification officer in the School of Education and Psychology.

Actuarial Studies Cognates:

CPTR 141Fundamentals of Programming I

4

ACCT 201Principles of Accounting

4

ACCT 202Principles of Accounting

3

ECON 211Principles of Macroeconomics

4

ECON 210Principles of Microeconomics

4

FINA 351Managerial Finance

4

FINA 365Risk and Insurance

4

FINA 441Financial Markets and Institutions (or ECON 441)

4

Concentration: Applied Mathematics

Required Courses:

MATH 215Data Analysis

4

MATH 315Probability and Statistics

4

MATH 341Numerical Analysis

4

MATH 413Partial Differential Equations

4

Electives

15

Total Credit Hours:31

Electives: must include at least two of MATH 451, MATH 452, MATH 461, or MATH 462; 9 must be upper division.

Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic advisor assigned by the department chair. Credit will not be given for mathematics courses with numbers below 131 or for MATH 132. Students seeking a teaching endorsement should consult with the certification officer in the School of Education and Psychology.

Concentration: Preparation for Graduate Study in Mathematics

Required Courses:

MATH 389Linear Algebra

4

MATH 451Real Analysis I

4

MATH 452Real Analysis II

3

MATH 453Real Analysis III

3

MATH 461Abstract Algebra I

4

MATH 462Abstract Algebra II

3

MATH 463Abstract Algebra III

3

MATH Electives

7

Total Credit Hours:31

Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic advisor assigned by the department chair. Credit will not be given for mathematics courses with numbers below 131 or for MATH 132. Students seeking a teaching endorsement should consult with the certification officer in the School of Education and Psychology.

Concentration: Preparation for Secondary Teaching in Mathematics

Required Courses:

MATH 215Data Analysis

4

MATH 315Probability and Statistics

4

MATH 321Survey of Geometries in their Historical Contexts

4

MATH 451Real Analysis I

4

MATH 461Abstract Algebra I

4

MEDU 395Methods of Teaching Mathematics

3

MATH Electives (11)

11

Total Credit Hours:34

Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic adviser assigned by the department chair. Credit will not be given for mathematics courses with numbers below 131 or for MATH 132. Students seeking a teaching endorsement should consult with the certification officer in the School of Education and Psychology.