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 , MATH 1810 , and may count toward a minor in Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences.
This track is appropriate for students who seek a broad background from such diverse but mutually supportive areas as mathematics, statistics, computer science, and business. The program offers preparation for the job market or for further study in the more specialized areas of actuarial science, operations research, statistics, computer science, or finance.
In addition to the mathematics core, students pursuing this track must take STAT 4190 , ACSI 4200 , and either STAT 4200 or STAT 4360 . The supporting coursework consists of 11 hours of computer science or information systems courses. The student must complete a minor in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business as well as ACTG 2110 and ACTG 2120 or ACTG 3000 and ECON 2410 , ECON 2420 .