Department of Mathematics

Undergraduate Programs

The mathematics program emphasizes concepts, procedures, and connections. All courses develop reasoning abilities along with skills in precise communication of concepts. Problem solving is addressed throughout the program. Students are provided with solid mathematical foundation that well prepare them for advanced graduate study or careers in education, businesses, industrial or other professional fields and practical skills and methods to deal with realistic problems in those fields.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
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Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts (Effective with 2013-catalog):

45 semester hours in Mathematics including:

  • Mathematics Core (21 hours):

MATH      2312    Calculus I

MATH      2313    Calculus II

MATH      2314    Differential Equations

MATH      2303    Introduction to Probability & Statistics

MATH      2322    Linear Algebra

MATH      3335    Geometry & Proof

MATH      3320    Foundations of Higher Mathematics

  • Mathematics Elective (24 hours):

Mathematics (MATH) courses at the 2000 level or higher, including 12 credit hours at the 3000 level or higher.  MATH 2340 is recommended as a general elective course but does not count toward the mathematics electives requirement.

Minor Requirement:

A minor in an approved discipline or an approved interdisciplinary minor.

Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics
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Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Science ( (Effective with 2013-catalog):

55 semester hours in Mathematics and supporting areas including:

  • Mathematics Core (24 hours):

MATH      2312    Calculus I

MATH      2313    Calculus II

MATH      2314    Differential Equations

MATH      2322    Linear Algebra

MATH      3314    Calculus III

MATH      3320    Foundations of Higher Mathematics

MATH      3325    Abstract Algebra and Number Theory

MATH      3350    Introduction to Real Analysis

  • Mathematics Electives(24 hours):
Mathematics (MATH) courses at the 2000 level or higher, including 12 credit hours at the 3000 level or higher.  Math 2340 does not count toward the mathematics electives requirement.

The following connection courses are also required for the BS in mathematics:

One computer language course (Math 2340 is strongly recommended. It meets the computer language requirement but does not count toward matheamtics elective credits.)
Calculus based Physics 2305 or 2306 with a lab.

Minor Requirement:

A minor in an approved discipline or an approved interdisciplinary minor.

Minor in Mathematics

Students who are pursuing majors in subject areas other than mathematics may elect to get a minor in mathematics.

The requirement for a minor in mathematics include:

18 semester hours of mathematics courses, to include MATH 2312, 2313, and at least 9 hours of upper-division courses.

Minor in Statitics

Students who are pursuing majors in other subject areas may elect to get a minor in statistics. Students who are pursuing a degree (BA or BS) in mathematics may also use this minor to fulfill the "minor requirement".

Required Courses (15 hours):

MATH 2312 - Calculus I
MATH 2313 - Calculus II
MATH 2332 - Foundations of Probability and Statistics
MATH 3332 - Foundations of Statistical Inference
MATH 3333 - Application of Statistical Methods I

Elective Course (3 hours):

MATH 4333 - Application of Statistical Methods II
MATH 4335 - Computational Statistics and its Applications
MATH 2312 and MATH 2313 may be double-counted toward a BS or BA degree in Mathematics and a minor in Statistics. The other courses listed above may not be double-counted toward a BS or BA in Mathematics when used toward a minor in Statistics.

The upper division courses listed here are not to be double counted toward either BS or BA in mathematics.

(Updated on 08/07/2013)


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