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.
Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|
MATH 226 | ||
Discrete Mathematics | ||
One conceptual mathematics course numbered 300 or above | 4 | |
Modern Geometry | ||
Modern Algebra | ||
Real Analysis | ||
Topology | ||
Senior Thesis | ||
Seminar in Mathematics | ||
Three applied mathematics courses numbered 300 or above | 12 | |
Differential Equations | ||
Probability and Statistics | ||
Linear Algebra | ||
Numerical Analysis | ||
Senior Thesis | ||
Seminar in Mathematics | ||
One approved out-of-department course emphasizing mathematics ^{1} | 4 | |
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 Credits | 20 |
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.
Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|
MATH 226 | ||
Foundations of Mathematics | ||
One applied mathematics course numbered 300 or above | 4 | |
Differential Equations | ||
Probability and Statistics | ||
Linear Algebra | ||
Numerical Analysis | ||
Senior Thesis | ||
Seminar in Mathematics | ||
Three conceptual mathematics courses numbered 300 or above | 12 | |
Modern Geometry | ||
Modern Algebra | ||
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 |
- ^{ 1 }
others may be proposed for approval by Department
- ^{ 2 }
others may be proposed for approval by Department
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 Modern Algebra, 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 Modern Algebra.
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.