The Bachelor of Science in mathematics gives students a broad background in classical mathematics, while remaining flexible enough to allow students to tailor the program to meet the needs of their career objectives, or to prepare them for graduate study in math, statistics, or a related field.

Options within the B.S. program in mathematics include the minor in computer science, the minor in probability and statistics, and a five-year program leading to both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in mathematics.

Program Requirements

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)
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics and Engineering (EP 217)
  • 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 Real Analysis (MT 331)
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra (MT 342)
  • Introduction to Abstract Algebra (MT 343)
  • 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)
  • Two courses from Category C:
    • Mathematical Statistics (MT 421)
    • Applied Statistics (MT 422)
    • Complex Analysis (MT 436)
    • Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry (MT 450)
    • Topology (MT 452)
    • History of Mathematics (MT 469)
    • Topics in Mathematics; selected from Number Theory, Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Operations Research, Advanced Calculus of Several Variables, Fractal Geometry, Advanced Abstract Algebra, and other topics of interest to students and faculty (Various course numbers)

Notes:

  • Students may not use the same course to satisfy a requirement in multiple categories.
  • Students earning the minor in probability and statistics may not use MT 421 or MT 422 to satisfy the requirements for Categories B or C.
  • A third 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.

Sample Schedules

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