Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Programs.

Graduation Requirements

Major Requirements

Core Courses
MATH A251Calculus I4
MATH A252Calculus II4
MATH A253Calculus III4
MATH A264Introduction to the Mathematics Major1
MATH A265Fundamentals of Mathematics3
MATH A303Introduction to Abstract Algebra3
MATH A306Discrete Methods3
MATH A314Linear Algebra3
MATH A324Introduction to Real Analysis3
Analysis and Topology
Select one of the following:3
Analysis of Several Variables
Introduction to Complex Analysis
Concepts of Topology
Introduction to Differential Geometry
Applied Math
Select one of the following:3
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations
Numerical Analysis
Select one of the following:3-4
Stochastic Processes
Mathematical Statistics
Probability and Statistics
Intermediate Statistics for the Sciences
Statistical Methods
Scientific Sampling
Regression Analysis
Analysis of Variance
Time Series Analysis
Multivariate Statistics
Other Mathematics Courses
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Geometries
Introduction to Number Theory
Historical Mathematics
Selected Topics in Mathematics
Select 6 additional credits from the four categories above.6
Select from one of the following options:12-18
Option 1: Statistics (12 credits)
Complete 12 additional credits not already selected from the statistics list above
Option 2: Computer Science (13 credits)
Computer Programming I
Complete 9 additional credits from CSCE with at most 3 credits from the 100-level
Option 3: Physics (14 credits)
General Physics I
General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics II
General Physics II Laboratory
Complete 6 additional credits of upper-division PHYS courses not applied above
Option 4: Finance (18 credits)
Computer Concepts in Business
Introduction to Statistics for Business and Economics
Corporate Finance
Complete 9 credits of upper-division finance courses from the list below:
Investment Management
Intermediate Financial Management
International Finance
Advanced Investment Strategies
Financial Derivatives
Mathematics Capstone Experience1
Select from one of the following options.
Mathematics Practicum
Mathematics or Statistics Internship
Advanced Readings in Mathematics
Individual Research
Total Credits59-66

A maximum of 6 credits of MATH A490, MATH A495A, MATH A495B, MATH A496 and MATH A498 may be applied to the degree requirements.

Additional Requirements

  • All mathematics majors must take a standardized test of knowledge of mathematics approved by the mathematics faculty for the purpose of evaluating program effectiveness. There is no minimum score required for graduation. This test will normally be taken during the senior year.
  • All mathematics majors must complete a portfolio demonstrating their mathematics knowledge. There is no grade for this requirement. The portfolio will normally be submitted in the semester of graduation.

A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper-division.

Honors in Mathematics

Students majoring in mathematics are eligible to graduate with departmental honors if they satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Meet the requirements for Graduation with Honors.
  2. Meet the requirements for a BA/BS in Mathematics.
  3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above in the major requirements.
  4. Complete a minimum of 12 upper-division credits required for the major in residence.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the techniques of modern mathematical subjects including calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, real analysis, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics.
  • Demonstrate an ability to construct proofs and solve problems using deductive logic, data analysis, computation, modeling, and connections.
  • Demonstrate an ability to read, write, and speak mathematics.
  • Demonstrate cognizance of their mathematical knowledge, of mathematics around them, and the need for life-long learning.