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Mathematics (BS)

Hours – 48 - 51 Credit Hours
Effective Jan. 2020
Last Revised 7/22/2020

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Program Requirements


Applied Math Emphasis (48-52 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
MATH 121 Principles of Statistics F, W, S 3.0
MATH 212 Calculus I F, W, S 5.0
MATH 213 Calculus II F, W, S 5.0
MATH 214 Multivariable Calculus W, S 5.0
MATH 301 Foundations of Mathematics F-even, W-even, S-odd 3.0
MATH 334 Differential Equations W-even, S-odd 3.0
MATH 343 Elementary Linear Algebra F-odd, W-odd, S-even 3.0


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
PHYS 121/L Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics/Lab F, W 4.0
PHYS 220/L Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism/Lab W-even years 4.0
PHYS 221/L Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics/Lab W-odd years 4.0


Statistics Cluster
Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
MATH 421 Mathematical Statistics F 3.0
PSYC 205 Applied Social Statistics F, W 3.0
PSYC 405 Multivariate Statistics Variable 3.0
Course approved by Mathematics Program Variable 3.0


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


    Computer Science Cluster
    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
    MATH 311* Introduction to Numerical Methods Variable 3.0
    CIS 202 Object-Oriented Programming I F, W, S 3.0
    CS 203 Object-Oriented Programming II F 3.0
    CS 301*** Algorithms and Complexity W 3.0
    CS 320*** Introduction to Computational Theory W 3.0


    Pre-Engineering Cluster – Choose 2 Physics courses plus the others
    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
    PHYS 121 Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics F, W 3.0
    PHYS 220 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism W-even years 3.0
    PHYS 221 Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics W-odd years 3.0
    MATH 311* Introduction to Numerical Methods Variable 3.0
    CIS 202 Object-Oriented Programming I F, W, S 3.0
    CS 203 Object-Oriented Programming II F 3.0


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


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


    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
    MATH 311* Introduction to Numerical Methods Variable 3.0
    MATH 332 Introduction to Complex Variables W-odd years, S-even years 3.0
    MATH 421 Mathematical Statistics F 3.0
    MATH 441 Introduction to Analysis I F 3.0
    MATH 442 Introduction to Analysis II W 3.0
    MATH 471 Abstract Algebra I F 3.0
    MATH 472 Abstract Algebra II W 3.0
    MATH 490R** Mathematics Seminar S 2.0


    *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 4 credits as an Advanced Math Elective
    ***Please see 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.


    Mathematics – 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
    MATH 212 Calculus I F, W, S 5.0
    MATH 213 Calculus II F, W, S 5.0
    MATH 214 Multivariable Calculus W, S 5.0
    MATH 301 Foundations of Mathematics F-even years, W-even years, S-odd years 3.0
    MATH 332 Introduction to Complex Variables W-odd years, S-even years 3.0
    MATH 334 Differential Equations W-even years, S-odd years 3.0
    MATH 343 Elementary Linear Algebra F-odd years, W-odd years, S-even years 3.0
    MATH 421 Mathematical Statistics F 3.0
    MATH 441 Introduction to Analysis I F 3.0
    MATH 442 Introduction to Analysis II W 3.0
    MATH 471 Abstract Algebra I F 3.0
    MATH 472 Abstract Algebra II W 3.0


    Mathematics Electives – 6 Credits

    (Choose 6 from the following)

    (Other courses may be approved by the Math Program)

    Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
    MATH 311 Introduction to Numerical Methods Variable 3.0
    MATH 490R* Mathematics Seminar S 2.0
    PHYS 121 Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics F, W 3.0
    PHYS 220 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism W-even years 3.0
    PHYS 221 Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics W-odd years 3.0
    CIS 202 Object-Oriented Programming I F, W, S 3.0

    *MATH 490R can be used a maximum of 4 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.