Degrees

The Department of Mathematical and Statistics offers a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. Well-trained mathematicians are in demand in many sectors of society including business, finance, education, computing, and government. Our degree programs also prepare students for graduate study in Mathematical Sciences and satisfies NCATE standards, preparing students to teach mathematics at the high school level.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the techniques of modern mathematical subjects including all of algebra, analysis, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics.

  • Demonstrate an ability to solve problems using skills such as deductive logic, data analysis, computation, modeling, connections, and other mathematical techniques.

  • Demonstrate an ability to create mathematical proofs.

  • Demonstrate an ability to read, write, and speak about mathematics.

  • Demonstrate cognizance of their mathematical knowledge, of mathematics around them, and of the benefit of continued study of mathematics.

  • Degree Requirements
    Admission Requirements

    Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Programs.

    Graduation Requirements
    1. Satisfy the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
    2. Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
    3. Complete the major and additional requirements below.
    Major Requirements
    Core Courses
    MATH A251Calculus I4
    MATH A252Calculus II4
    MATH A253Calculus III4
    MATH A264Introduction to the Mathematics Major1
    MATH A265Fundamentals of Mathematics3
    MATH A306Discrete Methods3
    MATH A314Linear Algebra3
    MATH A401Introduction to Real Analysis3
    MATH A405Introduction to Abstract Algebra3
    MATH A420Historical Mathematics3
    Analysis and Topology
    Select one of the following:3
    MATH A410
    Introduction to Complex Analysis
    MATH A430
    Concepts of Topology
    MATH A431
    Introduction to Differential Geometry
    Applied Math
    Select one of the following:3
    BIOL/CHEM/PHYS A456
    Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
    MATH A302
    Ordinary Differential Equations
    MATH A426
    Numerical Analysis
    MATH A432
    Partial Differential Equations
    Statistics
    Select one of the following:3-4
    MATH A371
    Stochastic Processes
    MATH A407
    Mathematical Statistics
    STAT A307
    Probability and Statistics
    STAT A308
    Intermediate Statistics for the Sciences
    STAT A402
    Scientific Sampling
    STAT A403
    Regression Analysis
    STAT A404
    Analysis of Variance
    STAT A407
    Time Series Analysis
    STAT A408
    Multivariate Statistics
    STAT A410
    Statistical Methods
    Other Mathematics Courses
    Select one of the following:3
    MATH A305
    Introduction to Geometries
    MATH A309
    Introduction to Number Theory
    MATH A490
    Selected Topics in Mathematics
    Select any 6 additional credits from any of the four categories above.6
    Additional Courses
    PHIL A101Introduction to Logic3
    Select 6 credits from the following (a WRTG GER plus one additional selection):6
    WRTG A212
    Writing and the Professions
    WRTG A213
    Writing and the Sciences
    WRTG A214
    Arguing Across Contexts
    ENGL A311
    Writing and Rhetoric in Public Life
    ENGL A312
    Advanced Technical Writing
    ENGL A313
    Professional Writing
    ENGL A414
    Research Writing
    Select 6 credits from the following: 6
    COMM A110
    Introduction to Human Communication
    COMM A111
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    COMM A235
    Small Group Communication
    COMM A236
    Interviewing
    COMM A237
    Interpersonal Communication
    COMM A241
    Public Speaking
    COMM A341
    Advanced Public Speaking
    THR A121
    Fundamentals of Acting
    Mathematics Capstone Experience
    Select 1-3 credits from the following:1-3
    MATH A495A
    Mathematics Practicum
    MATH A495B
    Mathematics or Statistics Internship
    MATH A496
    Advanced Readings in Mathematics
    MATH A498
    Individual Research
    Total65-68
    Additional Requirements
    • All mathematics majors must take a standardized test of knowledge of mathematics approved by the mathematics faculty for the purpose of evaluating program effectiveness. There is no minimum score required for graduation. This test will normally be taken during the senior year.
    • All mathematics majors must complete a portfolio demonstrating their mathematics knowledge. There is no grade for this requirement. The portfolio will normally be submitted in the semester of graduation.

    A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper-division.

    Honors in Mathematics

    Students majoring in mathematics are eligible to graduate with departmental honors if they satisfy the following requirements:

    1. Meet the requirements for Graduation with Honors.
    2. Meet the requirements for a BA/BS in Mathematics.
    3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above in the major requirements.
    4. Complete a minimum of 12 upper-division credits required for the major in residence.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the techniques of modern mathematical subjects including all of algebra, analysis, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics.

  • Demonstrate an ability to solve problems using skills such as deductive logic, data analysis, computation, modeling, connections, and other mathematical techniques.

  • Demonstrate an ability to create mathematical proofs.

  • Demonstrate an ability to read, write, and speak about mathematics.

  • Demonstrate cognizance of their mathematical knowledge, of mathematics around them, and of the benefit of continued study of mathematics.

  • Degree Requirements
    Admission Requirements

    Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Programs.

    Graduation Requirements Major Requirements
    Core Courses
    MATH A251Calculus I4
    MATH A252Calculus II4
    MATH A253Calculus III4
    MATH A264Introduction to the Mathematics Major1
    MATH A265Fundamentals of Mathematics3
    MATH A306Discrete Methods3
    MATH A314Linear Algebra3
    MATH A401Introduction to Real Analysis3
    MATH A405Introduction to Abstract Algebra3
    Analysis and Topology
    Select one of the following:3
    MATH A410
    Introduction to Complex Analysis
    MATH A430
    Concepts of Topology
    MATH A431
    Introduction to Differential Geometry
    Applied Math
    Select one of the following:3
    BIOL/CHEM/PHYS A456
    Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
    MATH A302
    Ordinary Differential Equations
    MATH A432
    Partial Differential Equations
    MATH A426
    Numerical Analysis
    Statistics
    Select one of the following:3-4
    MATH A371
    Stochastic Processes
    MATH A407
    Mathematical Statistics
    STAT A307
    Probability and Statistics
    STAT A308
    Intermediate Statistics for the Sciences
    STAT A402
    Scientific Sampling
    STAT A403
    Regression Analysis
    STAT A404
    Analysis of Variance
    STAT A407
    Time Series Analysis
    STAT A408
    Multivariate Statistics
    STAT A410
    Statistical Methods
    Other Mathematics Courses
    Select one of the following:3
    MATH A305
    Introduction to Geometries
    MATH A309
    Introduction to Number Theory
    MATH A420
    Historical Mathematics
    MATH A490
    Selected Topics in Mathematics
    Select 6 additional credits from the four categories above.6
    Select from one of the following options:12-18
    Option 1: Statistics (12 credits)
    Complete 12 additional credits not already selected from the statistics list above
    Option 2: Computer Science (13 credits)
    CSCE A201
    Computer Programming I
    Complete 9 additional credits from CSCE with at most 3 credits from the 100-level
    Option 3: Physics (14 credits)
    PHYS A211
    General Physics I
    PHYS A211L
    General Physics I Laboratory
    PHYS A212
    General Physics II
    PHYS A212L
    General Physics II Laboratory
    Complete 6 additional credits of upper-division PHYS courses not applied above
    Option 4: Finance (18 credits)
    CIS A110
    Computer Concepts in Business
    BA A273
    Introduction to Statistics for Business and Economics
    BA A325
    Corporate Finance
    Complete 9 credits of upper-division finance courses from the list below:
    BA A380
    Investment Management
    BA A385
    Intermediate Financial Management
    BA A427
    International Finance
    BA A451
    Advanced Investment Strategies
    BA A452
    Financial Derivatives
    Mathematics Capstone Experience1
    Select from one of the following options.
    MATH A495A
    Mathematics Practicum
    MATH A495B
    Mathematics or Statistics Internship
    MATH A496
    Advanced Readings in Mathematics
    MATH A498
    Individual Research
    Total59-66
    Additional Requirements
    • All mathematics majors must take a standardized test of knowledge of mathematics approved by the mathematics faculty for the purpose of evaluating program effectiveness. There is no minimum score required for graduation. This test will normally be taken during the senior year.
    • All mathematics majors must complete a portfolio demonstrating their mathematics knowledge. There is no grade for this requirement. The portfolio will normally be submitted in the semester of graduation.

    A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper-division.

    Honors in Mathematics

    Students majoring in mathematics are eligible to graduate with departmental honors if they satisfy the following requirements:

    1. Meet the requirements for Graduation with Honors.
    2. Meet the requirements for a BA/BS in Mathematics.
    3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above in the major requirements.
    4. Complete a minimum of 12 upper-division credits required for the major in residence.

Minor in Mathematics

Students majoring in another subject who wish to minor in Mathematics must complete the following requirements.  A total of 18 credits is required for the minor, 6 of which must be approved upper division Mathematics courses.

  • Requirements

    Students majoring in another subject who wish to minor in mathematics must complete the following requirements.

    MATH A251Calculus I4
    MATH A252Calculus II4
    Complete at least 10 credits from the following, of which 6 must be at the upper-division level:10
    MATH A253
    Calculus III
    MATH A261
    Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
    MATH A264
    Introduction to the Mathematics Major
    MATH A265
    Fundamentals of Mathematics
    MATH A302
    Ordinary Differential Equations
    MATH A305
    Introduction to Geometries
    MATH A306
    Discrete Methods
    MATH A309
    Introduction to Number Theory
    MATH A314
    Linear Algebra
    MATH A371
    Stochastic Processes
    MATH A401
    Introduction to Real Analysis
    MATH A405
    Introduction to Abstract Algebra
    MATH A407
    Mathematical Statistics
    MATH A410
    Introduction to Complex Analysis
    MATH A420
    Historical Mathematics
    MATH A424
    Advanced Engineering Mathematics: Linear Algebra and Numerical Analysis
    MATH A425
    Advanced Engineering Mathematics: Partial Differential Equations and Complex Variables
    MATH A426
    Numerical Analysis
    MATH A430
    Concepts of Topology
    MATH A431
    Introduction to Differential Geometry
    MATH A432
    Partial Differential Equations
    MATH A490
    Selected Topics in Mathematics 1
    STAT A307
    Probability and Statistics
    Total18

    A minimum of 18 credits is required for the minor, of which 6 must be approved upper-division mathematics credits.