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
In order to qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, a student must complete 42 hours of required mathematics courses as follows: MTH 161, 162, 255, 263, 271, 361, 371, and 497; at least three of MTH 321, 341, 362, 372; and, two other 400-level or one other 300-level and one other 400-level math- ematics courses. . Mathematics majors, especially those preparing for graduate school, are recommended to take both MTH 362 and 372, but Dual Degree Engineering Program students, who have already taken MTH 321 and 341, may find it expedient to take only one of MTH 362 and MTH 372. 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, MTH 341 and 342; BIO 111 and 112; PHY 154 and 253; or CS 110 and 160) selected by the student in consultation with his adviser and approved by the department. Finally, the student must 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 coursework applied to the mathematics major is restricted to 54 hours. Thus, the total course load required for the B.S. degree in mathematics is 60 hours.
B.A. Degree Requirements
In order to qualify for a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, a student must complete 42 hours of re- quired mathematics courses as follows: MTH 161, 162, 255, 263, 271, 361, 371, and 497; either MTH 321 or 341; either MTH 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. In addition, the student is required to complete 18 hours of cognate electives selected by the student in consultation with his adviser and ap- proved by the chairman of the mathematics department. A three-hour course in computer programming must be included in the 18 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 coursework ap- plied to the mathematics major is restricted to 54 hours. Thus, the total course load required for the B.A. in mathematics is 60 hours.
Mathematics Minor Requirements
To qualify for a minor in mathematics, a student must complete the following mathematics courses: MTH 161, 162, 255, 263 and 271. Thus, the total course load required for the minor in mathematics is 18 hours.
Core Mathematics Classes |
Mathematics Electives |
Math 161: Calculus I | Math 325: Applied Mathematics I |
Math 162: Calculus II | Math 327: Applied Mathematics II |
Math 255: Introduction to Set Theory | Math 342: Probability and Statistics II |
Math 263: Calculus III | Math 375: Advanced Linear Algebra |
Math 271: Linear Algebra | Math 391: Special Topics in Mathematics |
Math 321: Differential Equations | Math 463: Real Variables |
Math 341: Probability and Statistics I | Math 465: Complex Variables |
Math 361: Real Analysis I | Math 467: Numerical Analysis |
Math 362: Real Analysis II | Math 475: Number Theory |
Math 371: Abstract Algebra I | Math 485: Topology |
Math 372: Abstract Algebra II | Math 487: Differential Geometry |
Math 497: Senior Seminar |