Mathematics, B.S.

The BS is designed for students interested in continuing studies in math intensive fields after graduation. By completing the core, students will develop knowledge and skills in the major areas of mathematics (discrete and continuous, deterministic and probabilistic). By designing a concentration, students will explore in depth mathematics of their own choosing. The math faculty is committed to working with all students to ensure success by providing a supportive environment that stresses critical thinking, intellectual challenge, and complex problem solving.

Policy on prerequisites: A grade of C- or better is required for a course in mathematics to fulfill a prerequisite for another mathematics course. A student must receive the permission of the mathematics department to take a mathematics course that is a prerequisite for a mathematics course for which he or she has previously received credit.

Summary

Mathematics B.S. Major Requirements56
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 128-40
Electives24-36
Total Credits120
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 See Integrative Core Curriculum requirements, with information about the H&S CLA requirement.

Degree Requirements

An overall GPA of C (2.00) or above is required in mathematics courses that are being used to fulfill the minimum course requirements for the mathematics major. No more than one passing grade below C- in mathematics courses may be used.

REQUIRED COURSES IN THE DEPARTMENT
MATH 11100Calculus I4
MATH 11200Calculus II4
MATH 18500Math Experimentation3
MATH 19100World of Mathematics1
MATH 21600Statistical Analysis3
or MATH 24600 Intermediate Statistics
MATH 23100Linear Algebra3
MATH 30300Abstract Algebra4
or MATH 30500 Introduction to Analysis
MATH 39700Junior Seminar1
MATH 49800Capstone in Mathematics I1
MATH 49900Capstone in Mathematics II2
MATH xxxxx12 additional MATH credits at level 17000 or above12
CONCENTRATION REQUIRMENT
The concentration must be planned with the adviser and approved by the department by the end of the student's fourth semester. The concentration design must meet the following criteria:18
1) All courses must be at level 3 or above
2) At least 6 credits must be MATH courses
3) At least 3 of the MATH credits must be at level 4
Total Credits56