Department of Mathematics

Curriculum

A student pursuing a major in mathematics is encouraged to choose a minor in one of a variety of areas in the physical, social, management, biological, computer, and engineering sciences in which mathematics is an essential tool.

B.S. Degree Requirements (Track I)

Under track I, a student must complete Mathematics 161, 162, 255, 263, 271, 361, 362, 371, 372, 497; he must complete either 321 or 341; and, he must complete 2 other 400 level or 1 other 300 level and one other 400 level (42 hours) mathematics courses. In addition, the student is required to complete six other mathematics or science courses from the approved cognate list. The six courses must include a three hour course in computer programming and one sequence (two courses) of other mathematics or science courses from the approved cognate course list (for example: Mathematics 341 & 342, Biology 111 & 112 or Computer Science 110 & 160) selected by the student in consultation with his advisor and that is approved by the department. Finally, the student may choose nine hours of mathematics or science cognate electives from the approved list of cognate electives for the B. S. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses counted toward the degree. The maximum number of semester hours of mathematics course work applied to the mathematics major is restricted to 54 hours. Thus, the total course load required for the B. S. in mathematics is 60 hours.

    * 161 Calculus I
    * 162 Calculus II
    * 255 Introduction to Set Theory
    * 263 Calculus III
    * 271 Introduction to Linear Algebra
    * 361 Real Analysis I
    * 362 Real Analysis II
    * 371 Abstract Algebra I
    * 372 Abstract Algebra II
    * 497 Senior Seminar
    * 321 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
    * 341 Probability and Statistics I

B.S. Degree Requirements (Track II)

Under track II, a student must complete Mathematics 161, 162, 255, 263, 271, 321, 341, 361, 371, 497; he must complete either 362 or 372; and, he must complete 2 other mathematics courses at the 300 level or above (42 hours). In addition, the student is required to complete six other mathematics or science courses from the approved cognate list. The six courses must include a three hour course in computer programming and one sequence (two courses) of other mathematics or science courses from the approved cognate course list (for example: Mathematics 341 & 342, Biology 111 & 112 or Computer Science 110 & 160) selected by the student in consultation with his advisor and that is approved by the department. Finally, the student may choose nine hours of mathematics or science cognate electives from the approved list of cognate electives for the B. S. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses counted toward the degree. The maximum number of semester hours of mathematics course work applied to the mathematics major is restricted to 54 hours. Thus, the total course load required for the B. S. in mathematics is 60 hours.

    * 161 Calculus I
    * 162 Calculus II
    * 255 Introduction to Set Theory
    * 263 Calculus III
    * 271 Introduction to Linear Algebra
    * 321 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
    * 341 Probability and Statistics I
    * 361 Real Analysis I
    * 371 Abstract Algebra I
    * 497 Senior Seminar
    * 362 Real Analysis II
    * 372 Abstract Algebra II

B.A. Degree Requirements

In order to qualify for a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, a student must complete Mathematics 161, 162, 255, 263, 271, 361, 371, 497; he must complete either 321 or 341; he must complete either 362 or 372; and he must complete three other mathematics courses at the 300 or above level of which at least one must be at the 400 level (42 hours). In addition, the student is required to complete eighteen hours of cognate electives selected by the student in consultation with his advisor and approved by the chairman of the mathematics department. A three hour course in computer programming must be included in the eighteen hours of cognate electives. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses counted toward the degree. The maximum number of semester hours of mathematics course work applied to the mathematics major is restricted to 54 hours. Thus, the total course load required for the B. A. in mathematics is 60 hours.

    * 161 Calculus I
    * 162 Calculus II
    * 255 Introduction to Set Theory
    * 263 Calculus III
    * 271 Introduction to Linear Algebra
    * 361 Real Analysis I
    * 371 Abstract Algebra I
    * 497 Senior Seminar
    * 321 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
    * 341 Probability and Statistics I
    * 362 Real Analysis II
    * 372 Abstract Algebra II