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B.S. in Mathematics

Purpose: To provide the student with a basic background in mathematics and to allow a student to place some emphasis on an area of mathematics that is closely related to engineering or the biological, physical, or social sciences. Students planning to attend graduate school in mathematics (or one of the many quantitative disciplines) are advised to pursue this degree.

For Catalogs Prior to 2013

Mathematics requirements:
  • Each of:
    MTH 1321, 1322, 2321 Calculus I-III
    MTH 2311 Linear Algebra
    MTH 3312 Foundations of Combinatorics and Algebra
    MTH 3323 Intro to Analysis
    MTH 3325 Differential Equations
    MTH 4314 Abstract Algebra
    MTH 4316 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
    MTH 4326 Advanced Calculus I
  • One of:
    MTH 4327 Advanced Calculus II
    STA 4386 Mathematical Statistics II
  • Advanced mathematics electives to bring the total to 39 hours.

Other requirements:
  • Foreign language must be a modern foreign language.

  • Twelve semester hours including Computer Science CSI 1430
and eight semester hours of science courses with associated labs chosen from among Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Neuroscience, or Physics. Each course must apply to a major in its department.

For Catalogs 2013 and Later

Mathematics requirements:
MTH 1321, 1322, 2321 Calculus I-III
MTH 2311 Linear Algebra
MTH 3300 Foundations of Mathematics
One of MTH 3312 Foundations of Combinatorics and Algebra or MTH 4314 Abstract Algebra
One of MTH 3323 Intro to Analysis or MTH 4326 Advanced Calculus I
One of MTH 3325 Differential Equations, MTH 4312 Cryptology or MTH 4322 Numerical Analysis
An additional 15 hours of advanced MTH or STA courses
At least 6 hours of the above courses must be at the 4000 level
A grade of C or better is required in the mathematics courses counting toward the major.
Other requirements:
CSI 1430