Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Mathematics (BS)

Pre-Major Requirements: 22-25 credits

(10 credits)

MTH 229Calculus Computer Laboratory(RLA)

1

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(MQ)

3

MTH 232Analytic Geometry and Calculus II(MQ)

3

MTH 233Analytic Geometry and Calculus III(MQ)

3

OR

(13 credits)

MTH 229Calculus Computer Laboratory(RLA)

1

MTH 230Calculus I with Pre-Calculus(MQ)

6

MTH 232Analytic Geometry and Calculus II(MQ)

3

MTH 233Analytic Geometry and Calculus III(MQ)

3

One of the following

CSC 126Introduction to Computer Science(SW)

4

OR

CSC 270Introduction to Scientific Computing(SW)

4

OR

MTH 214Applied Statistics Using Computers(MQ)

4

AND

A one-year science sequence chosen from the following list of courses:

Space Science I and II

AST 120Space Science I(LP)

4

AST 160Space Science II(SW)

4

General Biology I and II with Laboratories

BIO 170General Biology I(LP)

3

BIO 171General Biology I Laboratory(RLA)

1

BIO 180General Biology II(SW)

3

BIO 181General Biology II Laboratory(RLA)

1

General Chemistry I and II with Laboratories

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)

3

CHM 121General Chemistry I Laboratory(RLA)

1

CHM 142General Chemistry II(SW)

3

CHM 127General Chemistry II Laboratory(RLA)

1

Physical and Historical Geology with Laboratories

GEO 115Fundamentals of Physical Geology(RLA)(LP)

3

GEO 116Fundamentals of Physical Geology Laboratory(RLA)

1

GEO 102Earth Systems History(SW)

3

GEO 103Earth Systems History Lab(RLA)

1

Physical Geology and Meteorology and Climatology with Laboratories

GEO 115Fundamentals of Physical Geology(RLA)(LP)

3

GEO 116Fundamentals of Physical Geology Laboratory(RLA)

1

ESC 110Meteorology and Climatology(RLA)(SW)

3

ESC 111Meterology and Climatology Laboratory(CO)

1

General Physics I and II with Laboratories

PHY 120General Physics I(LP)

3

PHY 121General Physics I Laboratory(RLA)

1

PHY 160General Physics II(SW)

3

PHY 161General Physics II Laboratory(RLA)

1

Major Requirements: 36 credits

Required Courses

MTH 311Probability Theory and an Introduction to Mathematical Statistics(RLA)

4

AND

MTH 330Applied Mathematical Analysis I(RLA)

4

OR

MTH 334Differential Equations(RLA)

4

AND

MTH 338Linear Algebra(RLA)

4

MTH 339Applied Algebra(RLA)

4

MTH 341Advanced Calculus I(RLA)

4

In addition, four other mathematics courses at the 300 or 400 level chosen with the approval of an advisor. (16 credits)

Note: Whenever possible all Mathematics majors are strongly advised to include in their curriculum a Computer Science course (CSC 126 or CSC 270) and MTH 214 (one of them as an elective.)

Electives: 14-17 credits

(including courses in education, required for students interested in secondary education teacher certification)

Total Credits Required: 120

Following are three different emphases for a BS degree in Mathematics.

Pure Mathematics Emphasis

Students who wish to focus on theoretical aspects of mathematics are advised to include courses from Differential Equations, Real and Complex Analysis (MTH 331, MTH 342, MTH 431), Number Theory and Algebra (MTH 347, MTH 442), Geometry and Topology (MTH 329, MTH 441), or Logic and Foundations (MTH 350, MTH 440).

Applied Mathematics Emphasis

Students who wish to explore mathematical topics that have applications to other fields, including sciences, engineering, medicine, economics, or business, are advised to include courses that emphasize Mathematical Modeling such as Combinatorics/Graph Theory, Actuarial Mathematics, Operations Research and Mathematical Biology (MTH 337, MTH 360, MTH 370, MTH 415), Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems (MTH 331, MTH 435), Numerical Analysis (MTH 335), Mathematical Statistics (MTH 410, MTH 411), or Mathematics of Finance (MTH 416).

Honors

To graduate with honors in Mathematics a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average in Mathematics courses and must complete an honors thesis or project. The student must work closely with a Mathematics faculty member to define the project, carry out the research and investigation, and write the final report or prepare the final project. The student may receive credit through Independent Study for work on an honors project. The project must be accepted by the Honors Committee of the Department of Mathematics.