Undergraduate Catalog

B.S. in Mathematics

Overview

Students must complete or demonstrate the following before declaring a major in Mathematics:

  1. A letter of interest sent to the Mathematics Program Director.
  2. One of the following:
    1. A grade of A in MAT 130, Precalculus, or
    2. A grade of B or higher in MAT 150, Calculus I, or
    3. A grade of C or higher in MAT 205, Calculus II.
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  4. A letter of recommendation from one of the student's mathematics instructors. This letter is to focus on the student's creativity and potential for thriving as a mathematics major.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics will prepare students for graduate school. The Bachelor of Science degree is geared toward a more science-intensive curriculum than the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics.

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 17-20
Major and Related Courses 41-44
Free Elective Courses 19-25
TOTAL: 120

Required pre-major courses 17-20 hours

Pre-major courses to be taken during freshman year

BIO 201Research Methods in the Sciences

4

Or

ITS 110Programming Fundamentals

3

MAT 130Precalculus

4

MAT 150Calculus I

4

MAT 130: Three hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 104

BIO 201: Four hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 230

Other pre-major courses: Choose a two-semester course and laboratory sequence in one laboratory science and one additional semester (course and laboratory) in another laboratory science. (12 hours)

BIO 107Principles of Biology for Science Majors I

4

BIO 108Principles of Biology for Science Majors II

4

CHE 107General Chemistry I

3

CHE 108General Chemistry II

3

CHE 109General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHE 110General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

PHY 151Physics I

3

PHY 152Physics II

3

PHY 153Physics I Laboratory

1

PHY 154Physics II Laboratory

1

Note: Lab sections should be taken concurrently.

Required mathematics courses 35-38 hours

MAT 205Calculus II

4

MAT 206Calculus III

4

MAT 210Mathematical Proofs

3

MAT 307Linear Algebra

3

MAT 313Introduction to Probability

3

MAT 314Applied Statistics I

3

MAT 328Differential Equations

3

MAT 410Foundations of Geometry

3

MAT 434Abstract Algebra

3

MAT 451Internship

3

MAT 455Advanced Calculus I

3

STM 403Senior Capstone

3

MAT 451: EDU 648 may be substituted for MAT 451.

Elective mathematics courses 6 hours

Choose from:

MAT 320History of Mathematics

3

MAT 340Introduction to Number Theory

3

MAT 348Introduction to Cryptography

3

MAT 360Introduction to Operations Research

3

MAT 361Numerical Analysis

3

MAT 414Applied Statistics II

3

MAT 445Introduction to Complex Analysis

3

MAT 456Advanced Calculus II

3

MAT 495Special Topics

1-5

Recommended coursework 6-12 hours

One or two years of a foreign language, preferably German or French