Department of Mathematical Sciences
Don Nelson, program coordinator
A major in Mathematics requires the mathematics core of 21 hours plus 15 hours of specified upper-level courses in the department and at least 12 hours of supporting coursework (either in or out of the department). The supporting coursework must complement the student’s program and be approved by the mathematics advisor.
Each Mathematics major is required to declare a concentration. Concentrations include Professional Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Actuarial Science.
Each Mathematics major is required to complete the Seminar in Mathematics, MATH 4990 . All courses in the Mathematics major or minor (including supporting coursework) must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better. All courses transferred from other institutions for credit in the Mathematics major or minor must carry a grade of C (2.00) or better and be approved by the department chair.
Students opting to study the discipline of mathematics will choose between tracks in general mathematics, advanced mathematics, business, statistics, and industrial mathematics. In addition to the mathematics core, they will take 9 additional upper-level courses in the department chosen with the approval of the mathematics advisor. A single minor outside of the department and CSCI 1170 are required.
The following specialized courses do not count toward a Mathematics major or minor: MATH 1010 , MATH 1410 , MATH 1420 , MATH 1530 , MATH 1630 , MATH 1710 , MATH 1720 , MATH 1730 , MATH 1810 , and MATH 4010 . However, MATH 1630 , MATH 1730 , and MATH 1810 may count toward a minor in Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences.
Advanced Mathematics Track
Students interested in preparing for a graduate degree in mathematics should pursue this track. In addition to the mathematics core, they must take MATH 3120 , MATH 4250 , MATH 4510 ; two courses from MATH 3260 , MATH 4230 , MATH 4270 , MATH 4420 , MATH 4530 , MATH 4700 ; and 9 hours of approved supporting coursework chosen from among upper-level courses in the department. The program must include at least one sequence in either algebra (MATH 4420 /MATH 4510 ), analysis (MATH 4230 -MATH 4250 ), or differential equations (MATH 3120 -MATH 3260 ). Six hours of a foreign language are recommended.