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.

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 A303Introduction to Abstract Algebra3
    MATH A306Discrete Methods3
    MATH A314Linear Algebra3
    MATH A324Introduction to Real Analysis3
    Analysis and Topology
    Select one of the following:3
    Introduction to Complex Analysis
    Concepts of Topology
    Introduction to Differential Geometry
    Applied Math
    Select one of the following:3
    Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
    Ordinary Differential Equations
    Partial Differential Equations
    Numerical Analysis
    Statistics
    Select one of the following:3-4
    Stochastic Processes
    Mathematical Statistics
    Probability and Statistics
    Intermediate Statistics for the Sciences
    Scientific Sampling
    Regression Analysis
    Analysis of Variance
    Time Series Analysis
    Multivariate Statistics
    Statistical Methods
    Other Mathematics Courses
    Select one of the following:3
    Introduction to Geometries
    Introduction to Number Theory
    Historical Mathematics
    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)
    Computer Programming I
    Complete 9 additional credits from CSCE with at most 3 credits from the 100-level
    Option 3: Physics (14 credits)
    General Physics I
    General Physics I Laboratory
    General Physics II
    General Physics II Laboratory
    Complete 6 additional credits of upper-division PHYS courses not applied above
    Option 4: Finance (18 credits)
    Computer Concepts in Business
    Introduction to Statistics for Business and Economics
    Corporate Finance
    Complete 9 credits of upper-division finance courses from the list below:
    Investment Management
    Intermediate Financial Management
    International Finance
    Advanced Investment Strategies
    Financial Derivatives
    Mathematics Capstone Experience1
    Select from one of the following options.
    Mathematics Practicum
    Mathematics or Statistics Internship
    Advanced Readings in Mathematics
    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 (at least 6 at the upper-division level):
    Calculus III
    Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
    Introduction to the Mathematics Major
    Fundamentals of Mathematics
    Ordinary Differential Equations
    Introduction to Abstract Algebra
    Introduction to Geometries
    Discrete Methods
    Introduction to Number Theory
    Linear Algebra
    Introduction to Real Analysis
    Stochastic Processes
    Mathematical Statistics
    Introduction to Complex Analysis
    Historical Mathematics
    Partial Differential Equations
    Advanced Engineering Mathematics: Linear and Numerical Analysis
    Advanced Engineering Mathematics: Partial Differential Equations and Complex Variables
    Numerical Analysis
    Concepts of Topology
    Introduction to Differential Geometry
    Selected Topics in Mathematics

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

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