Mathematics Major

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics

Applied Mathematics Track

This track requires a minimum of 36 hours in courses or seminars numbered 200 or above, one course being an approved complimentary out-of-department course, the balance being mathematics courses.

Calculus IV: Vector Calculus
Discrete Mathematics
One conceptual mathematics course numbered 300 or above 4
Modern Geometry
Algebraic Structures
Real Analysis
Topology
Senior Thesis
Seminar in Mathematics
Three applied mathematics courses numbered 300 or above12
MATH 302
Probability and Statistics
Linear Algebra
Numerical Analysis
Senior Thesis
Seminar in Mathematics
One approved out-of-department course emphasizing mathematics 14
Intermediate Accounting I
Elements of Physical Chemistry
Inter. Micro. Econ. Theory
Formal Logic
Classical and Modern Physics III
Two other MATH courses numbered above 200 – minimum 8 credit hours
Total Credits20

Conceptual Mathematics Track

This track requires a minimum of 36 hours in courses or seminars numbered 200 or above, one course being an approved complimentary out-of-department course, the balance being mathematics courses.

Calculus IV: Vector Calculus
Foundations of Mathematics
One applied mathematics course numbered 300 or above4
MATH 302
Probability and Statistics
Linear Algebra
Numerical Analysis
Senior Thesis
Seminar in Mathematics
Three conceptual mathematics courses numbered 300 or above12
Modern Geometry
Algebraic Structures
Real Analysis
Topology
Senior Thesis
Seminar in Mathematics
One approved out-of-department course emphasizing mathematics 2
Intermediate Accounting I
Elements of Physical Chemistry
Inter. Micro. Econ. Theory
Formal Logic
Classical and Modern Physics III
Two other mathematics courses numbered above 200-minimum 8 credit hours

 Total credit hours required for B.S. degree in mathematics is 36 credits

Many majors emphasize a particular area of mathematics in their coursework. Those emphasizing conceptual mathematics have been notably successful in graduate study at respected universities; majors who wish to prepare for graduate school should take MATH 430 Algebraic Structures, MATH 435 Real Analysis and MATH 445 Topology.

Other students emphasize applied mathematics in preparation for advanced study in areas other than mathematics; such majors should include, MATH 310 Probability and Statistics, and an advanced seminar MATH 475 Seminar in Mathematics  on an applied topic of interest in their programs.

Students preparing to teach mathematics in secondary schools should take MATH 310 Probability and Statistics, MATH 345 Modern Geometry, and MATH 430 Algebraic Structures.

Mathematics majors are frequently double majors. Such majors that allow students to pursue other strong interests in any other discipline and relate them to mathematics are encouraged by the department. The most frequent double major with mathematics is physics; students pursuing this option should take MATH 302 and an advanced seminar MATH 475 on further topics in mathematical physics.