The major in Mathematics leading to the Bachelor of Science prepares students for immediate employment after completion of the degree or for graduate study. It is designed to give students a broad background in all the major areas of mathematics, while remaining flexible enough to allow students to tailor the program to meet their career objectives. Graduates have entered graduate programs in mathematics, statistics, and operations research/supply chain management at many leading universities, while others have entered into a variety of employment situations—as actuaries, statisticians, analysts, computer programmers, systems analysts and teachers. Other graduates have entered professional schools in law, medicine, and business.
STUDENTS WHO DECLARE A MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS JUNE 2017 OR LATER SHOULD FOLLOW THESE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS, PREREQUISITES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR SCHEDULING:
Major in Mathematics: 45-46 credit hours.
- Calculus stream (12-14 cr.): MT 135 or MT 133-134; MT 136; MT 233.
- Foundations for Applied Mathematics (12-13 cr.): MT/DATA 229; MT 234; MT 242; CS 128-128L or CS 150.
- Fundamentals of Pure Mathematics (9 cr.): MT 301; MT 431; MT 441.
- Mathematics Capstone (3 cr.): MT 469 OR MT 491.
- Electives (9 cr.): See list below.
A comprehensive examination is required.
List of Electives for B.S. in Mathematics and Minor in Mathematics:
- MT421 Mathematical Statistics 3 cr. Prerequisites: MT 229, 233.
- MT425 Operations Research 3 cr. Prerequisite: MT 301 or 271.
- MT432 Advanced Calculus of Several Variables 3 cr. Prerequisites: MT 233, 301, or 271.
- MT436 Introduction to Complex Analysis 3 cr. Prerequisites: MT 301 or 271 or permission.
- MT442 Linear Algebra and Vector Spaces 3 cr. Prerequisites: MT 242; MT 301 or 271.
- MT450 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry 3 cr. Prerequisite: MT 301 or 271 or permission.
- MT452 Elementary Topology 3 cr. Prerequisite: MT 301 or 271.
- MT453 Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems 3 cr. Prerequisites: MT 233, 234.
- MT468 Theory of Numbers 3 cr. Prerequisite: MT 301 or 271.
- MT469 History of Mathematics* 3 cr. Prerequisite: MT 301 or 271.
- MT479 Combinatorics and Graph Theory 3 cr. Prerequisites: MT 301 or 271.
- MT480 Special Topics cr. TBA.
- MT499 Independent Study in Mathematics 1-4 cr. Prerequisites: consent of chair and instructor
*Note: B.S. majors in Mathematics may take MT 469 either as an elective or as their capstone, but not both.
THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO DECLARED PRIOR TO JUNE 2017
In addition to the University’s core curriculum, the following courses are required for the B.S. degree in mathematics:
- Introduction to Software Application Development, with lab (CS 128 and CS 128L)
- or Database Systems (CS 150)
- Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (MT 135)
- Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (MT 136)
- Explorations in Mathematics (MT 200)
- Probability and Statistical Inference (MT 229)
- Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (MT 233)
- Discrete Mathematics and Matrix Algebra (MT 271)
- Introduction to Linear Algebra (MT 342)
- Introduction to Real Analysis (MT 431)
- Introduction to Abstract Algebra (MT 441)
- One course from Category A:
- Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry (MT 450)
- Topology (MT 452)
- One course from Category B:
- Mathematical Statistics (MT 421)
- Complex Analysis (MT 436)
- Topology (MT 452)
- Three courses from Category C:
- MT courses numbered 400-480
- Students may not use the same course to satisfy a requirement in multiple categories.
- Students earning the minor in Statistics may not use MT 421 or MT 422 to satisfy the requirements for Categories B or C.
- An additional course from Category C may be substituted for MT 200.
- Students obtaining a B.S. in mathematics must also pass a comprehensive exam.
- Students who are considering further study in mathematics should take MT 452.
Planned Math course offerings through Spring 2019, click here.