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 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I OR MT 133-134 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1A-1B
  • MT 136 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MT 233 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
  • Foundations for Applied Mathematics (9-10 cr.):
  • MT 229 Probability and Statistics (DATA 229)
  • MT 234 Elementary Differential Equations
  • MT 242 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • CS 128 and CS 128L Introduction to Software Application Development, with lab OR CS 150 Database Systems
  • Fundamentals of Pure Mathematics (9 cr.):
  • MT 301 Methods in Pure Mathematics
  • MT 431 Introduction to Real Analysis
  • MT 441 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  • Mathematics Capstone (3 cr.):
  • MT 469 History of Mathematics OR MT 491 Senior Seminar in Mathematics
  • Electives (9 cr.): Three of the following elective courses.
    • MT 421 Mathematical Statistics
    • MT 425 Operations Research
    • MT 432 Advanced Calculus of Several Variables
    • MT 436 Introduction to Complex Analysis
    • MT 442 Linear Algebra and Vector Spaces
    • MT 450 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry
    • MT 452 Elementary Topology
    • MT 453 Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
    • MT 468 Theory of Numbers
    • MT 469 History of Mathematics*
    • MT 479 Combinatorics and Graph Theory
    • MT 480 Special Topics
    • MT 499 Independent Study in Mathematics

*Note: B.S. majors in Mathematics may take MT 469 either as an elective or as their capstone, but not both.

A comprehensive examination is required.


THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO DECLARED PRIOR TO JUNE 2017

Major in Mathematics: 49 semester hours.

  • CS 128 and CS 128L Introduction to Software Application Development, with lab OR CS 150 Database Systems
  • MT 135 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MT 136 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MT 200 Explorations in Mathematics
  • MT 229 Probability and Statistical Inference
  • MT 233 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
  • MT 271 Discrete Mathematics and Matrix Algebra
  • MT 342 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MT 431 Introduction to Real Analysis
  • MT 441 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  • One course from Category A:
  • MT 450 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • MT 452 Topology
  • One course from Category B:
  • MT 421 Mathematical Statistics
  • MT 436 Complex Analysis
  • MT 452 Topology
  • Three courses from Category C:
  • MT courses numbered 400-480

Notes:

  • 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.

A comprehensive examination is required.

Program Requirements, Prerequisites, and Suggestions for Scheduling

Planned Math course offerings through Spring 2022, click here.

See the sample block schedules for graduation in spring of even-numbered years or spring of odd-numbered years, starting in 2015.