Mathematics B.S.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
MATH   1112College Trigonometry 13
or MATH   1113 Pre-Calculus
or MATH   1441 Calculus I
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
MATH   1441Calculus I 23
or MATH   2242 Calculus II
Select 8 additional credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum8
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Carryover from Area A2 or Area D (1) 3 of the 4 credit hours of MATH   1441 are taken in either Area A2 or Area D1
MATH   2242Calculus II (1 credit hour carryover from Area D if 3 of the 4 credit hours of MATH   2242 are taken in Area D)1,4
MATH   2243Calculus III4
MATH   2331Elementary Linear Algebra3
MATH   2332Mathematical Structures3
Select one of the following Computer Science Courses or a course approved by Mathematics Advisor:3-4
Introduction to FORTRAN Programming
Introduction to Java Programming
Programming Principles I
Programming Principles II
INTS   2130Introduction to International Studies (OR Foreign Language up to 2001)3
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Specific Requirements (4-10 Credit Hours)
Lab Science Course in addition to those taken in Area D4
Foreign Language course(s) through 2001 (3-6) OR INTS   2130 - Introduction to International Studies (3) if not completed above3-6
Major Requirements
Required courses
MATH   3230Ordinary Differential Equations3
MATH   3337Probability3
MATH   4920Undergraduate Seminar2
MATH   5331Analysis I3
MATH   5333Modern Algebra I3
Select six elective courses from MATH or STAT upper-level courses (3000 and above) not including MATH   3032, MATH   5130, MATH   5135, MATH   5137, MATH   5232, MATH   5530, or STAT   3130. 318
Concentration in Mathematics Education:
Students who choose the option of a Concentration in Mathematics Education are required to take MATH   3130, MATH   5136, MATH   5234 and STAT   5531 as four of their six mathematics electives. These four courses are also a requirement for admission to the M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching) program with a concentration in Mathematics.
Select 18-24 credit hours of Electives18
Carryover from Area A2 (1) if MATH   1113 is taken in Area A2
For the Concentration in Mathematics Education, the courses that are listed in the Pre-Professional Block (PPB) are recommended for the M.A.T.
Total Credit Hours126

While Pre-Calculus (MATH   1113) and Calculus I (MATH   1441) are 4 credit hours, only 3 credit hours will count toward fulfilling Area A2. The remaining credit hour will be applied toward Area F.


Calculus I (MATH   1441) if not taken in Area A2, otherwise recommend Calculus II (MATH   2242) 


(must include at least Analysis II (MATH   5332), Modern Algebra II (MATH   5334), or Intermediate Linear Algebra (MATH   5335))

Other Program Requirements

A minimum grade of “C” is required for each CSCI, MATH, and STAT course taken in the major. This applies to all courses (lower and upper division). The mathematics major may not subsequently take for credit toward graduation a lower level MATH or STAT course after earning credit hour for a course that has the lower level course as a prerequisite (except by advisor’s permission).

Honors in Mathematics

To graduate with Honors in Mathematics, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program at least three semesters prior to graduation;
  • successfully complete Honors Research (MATH   4825H) for two semesters and Honors Thesis (MATH   4929H) for a total of six credit hours;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.

Note: Students earning the B.S. with a major in Mathematics and “Honors in Mathematics” may use the six credit hours earned through Honors Research (MATH   4825H) and Honors Thesis (MATH   4929H) as part of the Mathematics Electives. Therefore, these students will select four courses instead of six courses from the Mathematics Electives.


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