Mathematics Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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The program leading to a BS in Mathematics is rigorous, but flexible. All students enroll in the core of 55 credits of mathematics, and also choose at least three electives in mathematics. Then, there is a choice of electives outside of mathematics that gives students a background in fields where mathematics is heavily used in industry and government. Therefore, this degree prepares students for a career in industry or government or for graduate study in mathematics or a closely related field.

Required Courses
MATH 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
MATH 225FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS5
MATH 231LINEAR ALGEBRA5
MATH 241CALCULUS IV5
MATH 347INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS4
MATH 385PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE I5
MATH 432RINGS AND POLYNOMIALS5
MATH 460CONTINUOUS FUNCTIONS5
MATH 491SENIOR THESIS5
Required Electives–choose from the following.35
A maximum of 20 credits of electives may be counted from outside the MATH Department. Some of these courses may require completion of additional prerequisites.
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES I
PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES II
DATA STRUCTURES
C++ PROGRAMMING
ALGORITHMS
OPERATING SYSTEMS
AUTOMATA
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS
ADVANCED ALGORITHMS
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY
ECONOMETRICS
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS I
SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS II
DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
CONTROL SYSTEMS
DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS
NUMBER THEORY
ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA
APPLIED GROUP THEORY
GALOIS THEORY
NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
ADVANCED CALCULUS I
ADVANCED CALCULUS II
FOUNDATIONS OF GEOMETRY
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE II
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE III
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
CLASSICAL MECHANICS I
CLASSICAL MECHANICS II
SPECIAL RELATIVITY
INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM PHYSICS
ELECTROMAGNETISM I
ELECTROMAGNETISM II
ELECTROMAGNETISM III
Total Credits89

Student Learning Outcomes—students will:

  • demonstrate the ability to create and understand mathematical arguments and proofs;
  • demonstrate the ability to communicate mathematical concepts both technically and non-technically;
  • demonstrate the ability to use numerical and symbolic mathematical technology/software;
  • demonstrate knowledge of mathematical applications in industry and the sciences.