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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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Mathematical Sciences, B.S.

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Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

General Requirements (Core A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major Credit Hours: 18

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 D

Specific Requirements Credit Hours: 7-13

  • Lab Science Course in addition to those taken in Area D

Select one of the following Computer Sciences Courses or a course approved by Mathematics Advisor:

Foreign Language course(s) through 2001 or INTS 2130  if not completed above

Additional Free Electives

Students must complete at least 39 credit hours of upper division course work overall.

Select 12-24 credit hours of additional free Electives. 

Carryover from Area A2(1) if MATH 1113  is taken in Area A2. 

Total Credit Hours: 124

1 While MATH 1441 Calculus I  is 4 credit hours, only 3 credit hours will count toward fulfilling Area A2. The remaining credit hour will be applied toward Area F.

2 MATH 1441 Calculus I  if not taken in Area A2, otherwise MATH 2242 Calculus II  is recommended

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).
  • Students must successfully complete the Major Field Test as a departmental exit exam.

Honors in Mathematical Sciences

To graduate with Honors in Mathematical Sciences, a student must:

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

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


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit Academic Advisement .

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