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The information on this page pertains to program requirements for students who matriculated in the 20232024 academic year. View requirements for previous catalog years here.
Students majoring in mathematics can create a plan within the program appropriate for a variety of careers that require an understanding of structures, patterns, and analysis. Students may also prepare for further graduate study in theoretical or applied mathematics or related fields such as other scientific disciplines, economics, and business administration. Opportunities for mathematics majors arise in computing or hightechnology firms, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers, government agencies, financial institutions, and the insurance industry to name a few.
Students who desire a more scientific emphasis will complete the College of Arts and Sciences requirements for a B.S. degree.The mathematics requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees are the same.
All programs should be planned in careful consultation with a faculty mentor.
The Bachelor of Arts degree is intended for students who desire less of a scientific emphasis. Students who desire more of a scientific emphasis should consider the Bachelor of Science degree.
Course  Credits 
Core Courses  
CS 065  Introduction to Computer Science I  3 
MATH 050  Calculus I  3 
MATH 070  Calculus II  3 
MATH 080  Linear Algebra  3 
MATH 100  Calculus III  3 
MATH 101  Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning  3 
MATH 110  Vector Calculus  3 
MATH 191  The Capstone Course  3 
Upper Level Courses  Upper Level Courses  Students must select three sequences from below, one of which must be either sequence 1 or 2. Students cannot count a course in more than one sequence. An advisor may, in consultation with the Department, substitute an alternative sequence of paired courses from another major that has a significant and appropriate emphasis on the mathematical aspects of that major. The limit on sequences from another major (Sequence 8) is one.  
Sequences 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8. Courses in these sequences help students who want to develop theoretical skills in preparation for graduate programs in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. Applications of the theory will be included within the courses.  
Sequences 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8. Courses in these sequences are help students develop computational skills that are useful in the workplace. Courses include a theoretical grounding in computational and applied mathematics. These courses complement other majors such as Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Physics, and other science majors.  
Sequences  
1. Algebra Sequence – Select two of the following 

MATH 155 – Abstract Algebra I 
3 
MATH 156 – Abstract Algebra II 
3 
MATH 176 – Advanced Linear Algebra 

2. Analysis Sequence – Select two of the following 
3 
MATH 184 – Introduction to Real Analysis I 
3 
MATH 185 – Introduction to Real Analysis II 
3 
MATH 187 – Complex Analysis 

3. Differential Equations Sequence 
3 
MATH 120 – Applied Differential Equations I 
3 
MATH 121 – Applied Differential Equations II 

4. Mathematical Modeling Sequence – Select two of the following courses 
3 
MATH 120 – Applied Differential Equations I 

MATH 125 – Math Modeling 
3 
MATH 126 – Industrial Mathematics 
3 
MATH 127 – Introduction to Game Theory 

5. Computational Mathematics Sequence 
3 
MATH 165 – Introduction to Numerical Analysis 
3 
MATH 176 – Advanced Linear Algebra 

6. Computational Science Sequence – Select two of the following courses 

MATH 139 – Theory of Computation 
3 
MATH 148 – Counting with Combinatorics 
3 
MATH 150 – Graph Theory 
3 
7. Geometry/History Sequence (Note: These courses are not regularly scheduled) 

MATH 153 – Modern Geometry 
3 
MATH 157 – The History of Mathematics 
3 
8. Physics or Actuarial Science/Data Analytics Sequence – Select one set below 

PHY 121 – Theoretical Mechanics, and 
8 
MATH/ACTS 131/131L – Introduction to Probability I, and 
6.5 
STAT/MATH 130 – Probability for Analytics, and 
6 
TOTAL  42 
The Bachelor of Science degree is intended for students who desire a more scientific emphasis. Students who desire less of a scientific emphasis should consider the Bachelor of Arts degree. There are special requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree. See the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog for details.
Course  Credits 
Core Courses  24 
CS 065  Introduction to Computer Science I  3 
MATH 050  Calculus I  3 
MATH 070  Calculus II  3 
MATH 080  Linear Algebra  3 
MATH 100  Calculus III  3 
MATH 101  Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning  3 
MATH 110  Vector Calculus  3 
MATH 191  The Capstone Course  3 
Upper Level Courses  Upper Level Courses  Students must select three sequences from below, one of which must be either sequence 1 or 2. Students cannot count a course in more than one sequence. An advisor may, in consultation with the Department, substitute an alternative sequence of paired courses from another major that has a significant and appropriate emphasis on the mathematical aspects of that major. The limit on sequences from another major (Sequence 8) is one. 

Sequences 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8. Courses in these sequences help students who want to develop theoretical skills in preparation for graduate programs in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. Applications of the theory will be included within the courses. 

Sequences 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8. Courses in these sequences are help students develop computational skills that are useful in the workplace. Courses include a theoretical grounding in computational and applied mathematics. These courses complement other majors such as Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Physics, and other science majors. 

Sequences  
1. Algebra Sequence – Select two of the following 

MATH 155 – Abstract Algebra I  3 
MATH 156 – Abstract Algebra II  3 
MATH 176 – Advanced Linear Algebra  3 
2. Analysis Sequence – Select two of the following  
MATH 184 – Introduction to Real Analysis I  3 
MATH 185 – Introduction to Real Analysis II  3 
MATH 187 – Complex Analysis  3 
3. Differential Equations Sequence  
MATH 120 – Applied Differential Equations I  3 
MATH 121 – Applied Differential Equations II  3 
4. Mathematical Modeling Sequence – Select two of the following courses  
MATH 120 – Applied Differential Equations I  3 
MATH 125 – Math Modeling  3 
MATH 126 – Industrial Mathematics  3 
MATH 127 – Introduction to Game Theory  3 
5. Computational Mathematics Sequence  
MATH 165 – Introduction to Numerical Analysis  3 
MATH 176 – Advanced Linear Algebra  3 
6. Computational Science Sequence – Select two of the following courses  
MATH 139 – Theory of Computation  3 
MATH 148 – Counting with Combinatorics  3 
MATH 150 – Graph Theory  3 
7. Geometry/History Sequence (Note: These courses are not regularly scheduled)  
MATH 153 – Modern Geometry  3 
MATH 157 – The History of Mathematics  3 
8. Physics or Actuarial Science/Data Analytics Sequence – Select one set below  
PHY 121 – Theoretical Mechanics and PHY 122 – Electromagnetic Theory  8 
MATH/ACTS 131/131L – Introduction to Probability I, and ACTS 135 – Mathematical Statistics 
6.5 
STAT/MATH 130 – Probability for Analytics, and STAT 170 – Regression and Time Series 
6 
TOTAL  42 
The student must have a departmental minor adviser and complete 24 credit hours of mathematics and related courses as stipulated in the catalog requirements.
Course  Credits 
CS 065  Introduction to Computer Science I  3 
MATH 050  Calculus I  3 
MATH 070  Calculus II  3 
MATH 080  Linear Algebra  3 
MATH 100  Calculus III  3 
MATH 101  Mathematical Reasoning  3 
Upper Level Courses  Select two additional Math courses numbered 100 or above, excluding MATH 140 and excluding the capstone course. Must be approved by advisor.  6 
TOTAL  24 
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