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 outofdepartment course, the balance being mathematics courses.
Code  Title  Credits 

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 above  12  
Differential Equations  
Probability and Statistics  
Linear Algebra  
Numerical Analysis  
Senior Thesis  
Seminar in Mathematics  
One approved outofdepartment 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 outofdepartment course, the balance being mathematics courses.
Code  Title  Credits 

Calculus IV: Vector Calculus  
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  
Algebraic Structures  
Real Analysis  
Topology  
Senior Thesis  
Seminar in Mathematics  
One approved outofdepartment 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 200minimum 8 credit hours 
^{1} 

^{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 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.