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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Degree

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The Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. The degree provides students a mathematics education in the context of a liberal arts and sciences College. A mathematics major is excellent preparation for professional employment in a variety of areas such as business, technology and actuarial science, for teaching at the secondary school level and for entry into medical or law school. The program is also designed to give mathematics majors a solid background for graduate study, not only in mathematics but in related areas as well.

Degree Requirements

A.

General Education Requirements

38-41 sem. hrs

  Ethics Course Requirement

3 hrs

  PHIL 330View Syllabus Ethics 3 hrs

B.

Multicultural Requirement

3 sem. hrs

  (Courses from this list are noted in the major requirements below with an asterisk.)

C.

Core Requirements

38 sem. hrs

  (All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.)
  MATH 201View Syllabus Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5 hrs
  MATH 222View Syllabus Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 5 hrs
  MATH 225View Syllabus Discrete Mathematics I 3 hrs
  MATH 300View Syllabus Multivariate Calculus 3 hrs
  MATH 303View Syllabus Linear Algebra 3 hrs
  MATH 304View Syllabus Introduction to Abstract Algebra 3 hrs
  MATH 338View Syllabus Mathematical Statistics and Probability 3 hrs
  MATH 380View Syllabus Advanced Calculus I 3 hrs
  MATH 381View Syllabus Advanced Calculus II 3 hrs
  MATH 493View Syllabus Senior Seminar in Mathematics for Teachers * or 3 hrs
  MATH 494View Syllabus Senior Seminar in Mathematics
  CISS 240View Syllabus Introduction to Programming or (CISS 241 and CISS 242) 4 hrs

D.

Mathematics Electives

12 sem. hrs

  Six semester hours selected from the following:
  MATH 305View Syllabus Number Theory 3 hrs
  MATH 330View Syllabus History of Mathematics* 3 hrs
  MATH 331View Syllabus Foundations of Geometry 3 hrs
  MATH 390View Syllabus Introduction to Topology 3 hrs
  Six semester hours selected from the following:
  MATH 325View Syllabus Discrete Mathematics II 3 hrs
  MATH 362View Syllabus (CISS 362) Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages and Computation 3 hrs
  MATH 370View Syllabus Differential Equations 3 hrs
  MATH 371View Syllabus Introduction to Complex Variables 3 hrs
  MATH 451View Syllabus (CISS 451) Introduction to Cryptography and Computer Security 3 hrs

E.

Other Electives

26-29 sem. hrs

 

120 sem. hrs

  The courses MATH 494 Senior Seminar in Mathematics and MATH 493 Senior Seminar in Mathematics for Teachers are culminating evaluative courses for the Mathematics program and include the assessment of outcomes of the major. MATH 493 is open only to students pursuing teacher certification. All students majoring in mathematics must pass one of these courses.

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