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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

Mathematics (BS)


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Mathematics Curriculum (BS)


Requirements for a Major

Each student majoring in mathematics is assigned an advisor from the Mathematics and Statistics program. The student is requested to meet with his/her advisor at least once during each quarter, at which time courses for the following quarter are decided upon.

Each mathematics major must complete the mathematics curriculum which follows with a grade of "C" or higher in all mathematics and statistics courses, and must complete a minor. The minor subject must be chosen with the approval of the student's advisor. The minor requirements are listed under the department concerned.

Students who wish to obtain a more intensive degree program with a concentration in statistics/mathematics/engineering are not required to declare a minor if they earn 21 additional semester hours credit in mathematics, statistics, or engineering courses which are approved by the student's advisor. Note: No course may count toward the required mathematics and statistics courses in the mathematics curriculum and also the statistics/mathematics/engineering concentration.

Freshman Year


Natural Sciences (GER)


English (GER)


Mathematics (GER)


Humanities (GER)


  • History 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 27 SCH


Sophomore Year


Computer Literacy (GER)


Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER) 6 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Total: 32 SCH


Junior Year


Major Courses


Total: 31 SCH


Senior Year


Fine Arts (GER)


Major Courses


Total: 30 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


*Grade of "C" or higher required
**Mathematics electives above 300, Statistics electives above 200 (other than STAT 402 ). Grade of "C" or higher required.
***Can be replaced by courses which are approved by the student's advisor and are at or above the 300 level in English, mathematics, or the student's minor/concentration.

Dual Degree in Engineering/Computer Science and Mathematics, or a Double Major in Chemistry and Mathematics, or a Double Major in Physics and Mathematics


If your primary degree program is in one of the professional Engineering disciplines, or in Computer Science, the following changes to the Mathematics curriculum will allow you to obtain dual degrees in your primary major and in Mathematics. Similarly, if your primary degree program is Chemistry or Physics, the following changes to the Mathematics curriculum will allow you to obtain a double major in your primary area and Mathematics.

  • Substitute primary major courses for courses in the minor.
  • Substitute primary major courses for the foreign language courses and the second history course.
  • In addition to the classes required for the primary degree, you must take the following classes.
  • MATH 307 , MATH 308 , MATH 408 , and MATH 482 .
  • Four (4) additional Mathematics electives.
  • CHEM 101 , CHEM 102 , CHEM 103 , CHEM 104  and PHYS 201 , PHYS 202 , PHYS 261  PHYS 262 . Note that most of these classes are already required in your primary degree's curriculum.
  • BISC 130  and BISC 131  instead of BISC 101 .
  • Computer Science majors also must take MATH 243  MATH 244  and MATH 245 .
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours are required in addition to the requirements for the Engineering or Computer Science degree. Note that most of these hours are earned when taking the above courses.

Students interested in pursuing a dual degree program in Engineering and Mathematics, or Computer Science and Mathematics, should contact the Mathematics Program Chair for a curriculum review and detailed requirements of the program.

Students interested in pursuing a double major in Chemistry and Mathematics, or Physics and Mathematics, should contact the Mathematics Program Chair for a curriculum review and detailed requirements of the program.

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