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Mathematics

Available Options

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a major in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Mathematics
  • Graduate programs leading to the Master of Science in Education and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees in mathematics are available through the School of Education
  • Mathematics minor

Mathematics and Computer Science department web site


Program Overview

Students majoring in mathematics are able to plan programs appropriate for careers that require understanding of structures and patterns and analysis of data, or for further graduate study in theoretical or applied mathematics or related fields, such as other scientific disciplines or economics and MBA programs in business administration. Opportunities for mathematics majors arise in computing or high-technology firms, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers and with government agencies, financial institutions and the insurance industry.

Students who desire a more scientific emphasis will complete the College of Arts and Sciences requirements for a B.S. degree; the mathematics requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees are the same.

All programs are to be planned in careful consultation with a departmental advisor and be approved by that advisor.


B.A. Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree is intended for students who desire less of a scientific emphasis.  Students who desire more of a scientific emphasis should consider the Bachelor of Science degree.  All programs are to be planned in careful consultation with a departmental advisor and be approved by that advisor.

Course Credit Hours
Core Courses 22
MATH 050 - Calculus I 4
MATH 070 - Calculus II 4
MATH 100 - Calculus III 4
MATH 080 - Linear Algebra 3
MATH 101 - Mathematical Reasoning 3
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I 3
MATH 191 - The Capstone Course 1
Upper Level Courses 21
At least six of these 21 hours must come from Category A.  Another six hours must come from Category B, and the remaining nine hours can be from additional courses in Categories A or B, or at most six hours from Category C.
Category A  At least six
MATH 110 - Multivariate Calculus 3
MATH 120 - Applied Differential Equations I 3
MATH 121 - Applied Differential Equations II 3
MATH 125 - Math Modeling 3
MATH 127 - Introduction to Game Theory 3
MATH 131 - Introduction to Probability I 3
MATH 132 - Introduction to Probability II 3
MATH 150 - Discrete Structures 3
MATH 165 - Introduction to Numerical Analysis 3
Category B  At least six
MATH 150 - Discrete Structures 3
MATH 153 - Modern Geometry 3
MATH 155 - Abstract Algebra I 3-4
MATH 156 - Abstract Algebra II 3
MATH 157 - History of Math 3
MATH 176 - Advanced Linear Algebra 3
MATH 184 - Introduciton to Real Analysis I 3
MATH 185 - Introduction to Real Analysis II 3
MATH 187 - Complex Analysis 3
Category C  No more than six
 ACTS 120 - Theory of Interest 3
 ACTS 141 - Stat Modeling / Data Analysis I 3
 ACTS 142 -  
 ACTS 150 - Life Insurance Math I 3
 ACTS 151 - Life Insurance Math II 3
 ACTS 160 - Credibility and Simulation 3
 BIO/CS 116 - Bioinformatics 3
 CS 130 - Computer Organization and Assembly 3
 CS 137 - Algorhythm Analysis 3
 CS 139 - Theory of Computation 3
 CS 143 - Artificial Intelligence 3
 CS 147 - Computer Graphics 3
 ECON 107 - Intro to Econometrics 3
 PHY 121 - Theoretical Mechanics 4
 PHY 122 - Electromagnetic Theory 4
 PHY 181 - Quantum Theory 4
 PHY 188 - Advanced Classical Physics 4
Total 43

These courses should be chosen with an advisor to ensure the requirements are satisfied.  These remaining courses may be other upper-level mathematics courses (excluding MATH 140 or the mathematics tutoring course) or approved courses in computing, statistics, actuarial science, econometrics, finances, or other areas approved by the advisor.

Mathematics majors also should develop competencies in one or more areas of application of mathematics such as the physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences, or business.


B.S. Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree is intended for students who desire a more scientific emphasis.  Students who desire less of a scientific emphasis should consider the Bachelor of Arts degree.  All programs are to be planned in careful consultation with a departmental advisor and be approved by that advisor.

Course Credit Hours
Core Courses 22
MATH 050 - Calculus I 4
MATH 070 - Calculus II 4
MATH 100 - Calculus III 4
MATH 080 - Linear Algebra 3
MATH 101 - Mathematical Reasoning 3
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I 3
MATH 191 - The Capstone Course 1
Upper Level Courses 21
At least six of these 21 hours must come from Category A.  Another six hours must come from Category B, and the remaining nine hours can be from additional courses in Categories A or B, or at most six hours from Category C.
Category A  At least six
MATH 110 - Multivariate Calculus 3
MATH 120 - Applied Differential Equations I 3
MATH 121 - Applied Differential Equations II 3
MATH 125 - Math Modeling 3
MATH 127 - Introduction to Game Theory 3
MATH 131 - Introduction to Probability I 3
MATH 132 - Introduction to Probability II 3
MATH 150 - Discrete Structures 3
MATH 165 - Introduction to Numerical Analysis 3
Category B  At least six
MATH 150 - Discrete Structures 3
MATH 153 - Modern Geometry 3
MATH 155 - Abstract Algebra I 3-4
MATH 156 - Abstract Algebra II 3
MATH 157 - History of Math 3
MATH 176 - Advanced Linear Algebra 3
MATH 184 - Introduciton to Real Analysis I 3
MATH 185 - Introduction to Real Analysis II 3
MATH 187 - Complex Analysis 3
Category C  No more than six
 ACTS 120 - Theory of Interest 3
 ACTS 141 - Stat Modeling / Data Analysis I 3
 ACTS 142 -  
 ACTS 150 - Life Insurance Math I 3
 ACTS 151 - Life Insurance Math II 3
 ACTS 160 - Credibility and Simulation 3
 BIO/CS 116 - Bioinformatics 3
 CS 130 - Computer Organization and Assembly 3
 CS 137 - Algorhythm Analysis 3
 CS 139 - Theory of Computation 3
 CS 143 - Artificial Intelligence 3
 CS 147 - Computer Graphics 3
 ECON 107 - Intro to Econometrics 3
 PHY 121 - Theoretical Mechanics 4
 PHY 122 - Electromagnetic Theory 4
 PHY 181 - Quantum Theory 4
 PHY 188 - Advanced Classical Physics 4
Total 43

These courses should be chosen with an advisor to ensure the requirements are satisfied.  These remaining courses may be other upper-level mathematics courses (excluding MATH 140 or the mathematics tutoring course) or approved courses in computing, statistics, actuarial science, econometrics, finances, or other areas approved by the advisor.

Mathematics majors also should develop competencies in one or more areas of application of mathematics such as the physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences, or business.


Mathematics Minor

Students must have a departmental minor advisor and complete the following mathematics and related courses. Minimum required hours is 17.

Course Credit Hours
MATH 050 - Calculus I 4
MATH 070 - Calculus II 4
MATH 080 - Linear Algebra 4
MATH 101 - Mathematical Reasoning 3
Two additional upper-level mathematics courses that must be approved for the program by the advisor.

MATH 140 - Cooperative Education or the Capstone course may not be one of these.
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I 3
Total 17
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