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Mathematics (BS)

Hours – 48 - 51 Credit Hours
Effective Jan. 2020
Last Revised 10/01/2020
Holokai Category: Math & Sciences

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Program Requirements


Applied Math Emphasis (48-51 Credits)


The applied math emphasis prepares students for careers in government service, industry, areas of research, or graduate study in other fields other than pure mathematics.

Core Requirements — 27 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
MATH 121 Principles of Statistics F, W, S 3.0 MATH 106 or MATH 110 or MATH 107 or Pass BMQT or Score 24 on Math Section of the ACT or 590 on Math Section of the SAT
MATH 212 Calculus I F, W, S 5.0
MATH 213 Calculus II F, W, S 5.0 MATH 212, Corequisite: MATH 301 is recommended
MATH 214 Multivariable Calculus W, S 5.0 MATH 213, Corequisite: MATH 301 is recommended
MATH 301 Foundations of Mathematics F-even, W-even, S-odd 3.0 MATH 212
MATH 334 Differential Equations W-even, S-odd 3.0 MATH 214
MATH 343 Elementary Linear Algebra F-odd, W-odd, S-even 3.0 MATH 212


Applied Cluster (Each student will take a set course from one of the following clusters) 12-15 Credits

Physics Cluster
Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
PHYS 121 Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics F, W 3.0 MATH 212 and either High School Trigonometry or MATH 111, and passing a Comprehensive Mathematics Exam during 1st week of semester. Sample Math exam available in Canvas.
PHYS 121L Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics Lab F, W 1.0 Pre or corequisite PHYS 121
PHYS 220 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism W-even years 3.0 PHYS 121 w/C- or better. Completion of MATH 213 recommended
PHYS 220L Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism Lab W-even years 1.0 Pre or corequisite: PHYS 220
PHYS 221 Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics W-odd years 3.0 PHYS 121 w/C- or better. Completion of MATH 213 recommended
PHYS 221L Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics Lab W-odd years 1.0 Pre or corequisite: PHYS 221


Statistics Cluster
Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
MATH 421 Mathematical Statistics F 3.0 MATH 214
PSYC 205 Applied Social Statistics F, W 3.0 PSYC 111 and MATH 107 or MATH 110 or equivalent
PSYC 405 Multivariate Statistics Variable 3.0 PSYC 205 or Permission of Instructor
Course approved by Mathematics Program Variable 3.0 Based on the selected course, all prerequisites in catalog must be met


Biology Cluster
Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
MATH 421 Mathematical Statistics F 3.0 MATH 214
BIOL 112 Biology I-Cell and Molecular Biology F, W, S 3.0
BIOL 340*** Biostatistics S 3.0 BIOL 112 *See Academic Advisor to register
BIOL 376*** Genetics F, S 3.0 BIOL 112 *See Academic Advisor to register


    Computer Science Cluster
    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    MATH 311* Introduction to Numerical Methods Variable 3.0 MATH 213
    CIS 202 Object-Oriented Programming I F, W, S 3.0 CIS 101
    CS 203 Object-Oriented Programming II F 3.0 CIS 202
    CS 301*** Algorithms and Complexity W 3.0 CIS 202, MATH 301 for MATH majors; CS 203, CIS 206 for CS/IS/IT Majors
    CS 320*** Introduction to Computational Theory W 3.0 CIS 202, MATH 301 for MATH majors; CS 203, CIS 206 for CS/IS/IT Majors


    Pre-Engineering Cluster – Choose 2 Physics courses plus the others
    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    PHYS 121 Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics F, W 3.0 MATH 212 and either High School Trigonometry or MATH 111, and passing a Comprehensive Mathematics Exam during 1st week of semester. Sample Math exam available in Canvas.
    PHYS 220 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism W-even years 3.0 PHYS 121 w/C- or better. Completion of MATH 213 recommended
    PHYS 221 Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics W-odd years 3.0 PHYS 121 w/C- or better. Completion of MATH 213 recommended
    MATH 311* Introduction to Numerical Methods Variable 3.0 MATH 213
    CIS 202 Object-Oriented Programming I F, W, S 3.0 CIS 101
    CS 203 Object-Oriented Programming II F 3.0 CIS 202


    Math Cluster
    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    MATH 111 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry F, W, S 3.0 Recommended MATH 110 or proficiency
    MATH 302 Foundations of Geometry F-odd years 3.0 MATH 212 or Permission of Instructor
    MATH 308 Mathematics Using Technologies S-even years 3.0 MATH 121, 212
    MATH 377 Secondary Mathematics Teaching Methods F-even years 2.0 Pre- or corequisite MATH 212
    MATH 490R Mathematics Seminar (Different topic than Advanced Math Elective) S 2.0


    Variable Cluster
    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    4 Classes Subjects in which math is applied as approved by the math program Variable 12.0 Variable


    Advanced Math Electives Minimum – 9 Credits

    (Choose 9 more credits from the following)
    (Other courses may be approved by math program)

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    MATH 311* Introduction to Numerical Methods Variable 3.0 MATH 213
    MATH 332 Introduction to Complex Variables W-odd, S-even 3.0 MATH 214
    MATH 421 Mathematical Statistics F 3.0 MATH 214
    MATH 441 Introduction to Analysis I F 3.0 MATH 214, 301
    MATH 442 Introduction to Analysis II W 3.0 MATH 441
    MATH 471 Abstract Algebra I F 3.0 MATH 301
    MATH 472 Abstract Algebra II W 3.0 MATH 471
    MATH 490R** Mathematics Seminar S 2.0


    Additional Program Requirements

    *CS Cluster and pre-engineering cluster students must take MATH 311 in the advanced math elective section.

    **MATH 490R can be used a maximum of four credits as an advanced math elective.

    ***Please see an academic advisor to register for this class (BIOL 340, BIOL 376, CS 301, CS 320).

    The same course cannot be applied to both the applied cluster and the advanced math electives.

    Must have a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA in these courses for graduation.

    No more than one “D” grade will be allowed in any 300/400 level courses.


    Pure Math Concentration (48 Credits)


    The pure math concentration prepares students for careers in teaching, government service, industry, and research, or graduate study in mathematics. Math 308, Math 490R, and additional courses in computer science, physics, and chemistry are strongly recommended.

    Mathematics Core Requirements — 42 Credits

    Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    MATH 212 Calculus I F, W, S 5.0
    MATH 213 Calculus II F, W, S 5.0 MATH 212; Corequisite: MATH 301 is recommended
    MATH 214 Multivariable Calculus W, S 5.0 MATH 213; Corequisite: MATH 301 is recommended
    MATH 301 Foundations of Mathematics F-even, W-even, S-odd 3.0 MATH 212
    MATH 332 Introduction to Complex Variables W-odd, S-even 3.0 MATH 214
    MATH 334 Differential Equations W-even, S-odd 3.0 MATH 214
    MATH 343 Elementary Linear Algebra F-odd, W-odd, S-even 3.0 MATH 212
    MATH 421 Mathematical Statistics F 3.0 MATH 214
    MATH 441 Introduction to Analysis I F 3.0 MATH 214, 301
    MATH 442 Introduction to Analysis II W 3.0 MATH 441
    MATH 471 Abstract Algebra I F 3.0 MATH 301
    MATH 472 Abstract Algebra II W 3.0 MATH 471


    Mathematics Electives – 6 Credits

    (Choose 6 credits from the following)

    (Other courses may be approved by the math program)

    Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    MATH 311 Introduction to Numerical Methods Variable 3.0 MATH 213
    MATH 490R* Mathematics Seminar S 2.0
    PHYS 121 Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics F, W 3.0 MATH 212 and either High School Trigonometry or MATH 111, and passing a Comprehensive Mathematics Exam during 1st week of semester. Sample Math exam available in Canvas.
    PHYS 220 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism W-even 3.0 PHYS 121 w/C- or better. Completion of MATH 213 recommended
    PHYS 221 Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics W-odd 3.0 PHYS 121 w/C- or better. Completion of MATH 213 recommended
    CIS 202 Object-Oriented Programming I F, W, S 3.0 CIS 101

    Additional Program Requirements

    *MATH 490R can be used a maximum of four credits as a math elective.

    Must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in these courses for graduation.

    No “D” grades will be allowed in any 100/200 level courses.

    No more than one “D” grade will be allowed in any 300/400 level courses.


    Program Outcomes

    Upon completing a major in mathematics, students will:

    • Demonstrate proficiency in algebra and trigonometry, as well as integral, differential, and multivariable calculus necessary for success in advanced mathematical studies.
    • Demonstrate content knowledge of both abstract and applied mathematical disciplines by stating definitions, salient theorems, and proofs of major theorems and concepts that are core content in upper division courses.
    • Organize and explain their knowledge of logic and mathematical content in the structure of original valid proofs.
    • Communicate mathematical ideas effectively in both written and oral context.
    • Apply major definitions, theorems and algorithms in problem solving.
    • Use appropriate technological tools while solving mathematical problems.
    • Prepare professionally for graduate school or employment in mathematics or related fields.

    Career Opportunities

    The mathematics major prepares students for careers in teaching, government service, industry, and research, or graduate study in mathematics. The student has two options: mathematics major and the mathematics education major. The student has three options: B.S. in mathematics, pure track, B.S. in mathematics, applied track, and the mathematics education major.