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2013-2014 Catalog

School of Arts and Sciences

Mathematical Sciences (B.A. or B.S.)



1. Satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements for students entering college in Fall 1999 or after. See “General 
    Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree.”
2. Satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science.
    Bachelor of Arts option – 6 semester hours of sophomore foreign language
    Bachelor of Science option - natural sciences with lab (for a total of 11 semester hours of natural sciences)
3. General Requirements:

  • Lower Division - COSC 1436 and COSC 1437;MATH 2413 Calculus I; MATH 2414 Calculus II; MATH 2415 Calculus III or MATH 2320 Differential Equations;
  • Upper Division – ENGL 3430 Professional Writing; MATH 3347 Operations Research; MATH 3361 Linear Algebra; MATH 3391 Probability and Statistics; MATH 4310 Fundamental Concepts of Analysis; MATH 4378 Numerical Analysis; MATH 4391 Probability and Statistics II, MATH 4311 Modern Algebra.

4. Concentration/Specialization:
    Mathematics 
            Lower Division or Upper Division - 3 semester hours electives (LD electives must have minimal 
            prerequisite of 6 semester hours of calculus.)
            Upper Division - 18 semester hours, including MATH 3362 Discrete Structures; MATH 3357 
            introduction to Higher Geometry; 9 semester hours of mathematics or computer science courses by 
            advisement.
5. Students seeking teaching certification should see the section on “Secondary Teacher Certification Programs”.
6. Free electives - Enough electives to fulfill the 120 semester hour requirement and the 54 semester hours of 
    upper division courses.
7. Students must earn a grade of C or better in any computer science or math course to fill prerequisite 
    requirements.
8. Students may not transfer any course in computer science or math with a grade of D or F.

These requirements are summarized in the following table:


Mathematical Sciences Plan

I. CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

(42 total core hours required).

LD

LD/UD

UD

TOTAL

English Composition

6

6

College Math or higher

3

3

Natural Sciences

6

6

Humanities

3

3

Visual/Performing Arts

3

3

U.S. History

6

6

Political Science

6

6

Social/Behavioral Science

3

3

Speech

3

3

Computer Literacy

3

3

II. PLAN PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

LD

LD/UD

UD

TOTAL

A. General

ENGL 3430 Professional Writing

4

4

(B.A. option) Foreign Language -- (6 s.h. in sophomore level

foreign language)

6

6


(B.S. option) Additional Natural Science with Labs

5

5

MATH 2413 and MATH 2414 Calculus I & II for MATH plans

8

8

MATH 2415 Calculus III or MATH 2320 Differential Equations

3

3

COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I

4

4

COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II

4

4

MATH 3347 Operations Research

3

3

MATH 3361 Linear Algebra

3

3

MATH 3391 Probability & Statistics

3

3

MATH 4310 Fundamental Concepts of Analysis

3

3

MATH 4378 Numerical Analysis

3

3

MATH 4391 Probability and Statistics II

3

3

MATH 4311 Modern Algebra

3

3

B. Concentration / Specialization

Mathematics

3 s.h. LD/UD electives (w/ prerequisite of 6 s.h. calculus)

3

3

MATH 3362 Discrete Structures

3

3

MATH 3357 Introduction to Higher Geometry

3

3

9 s.h. UD mathematics or computer science courses

by advisement

9

9

III. FREE ELECTIVES (to fulfill hours requirement)

*TOTAL

**120

* Total must be minimum of 120 s.h. with minimum of 54 s.h. at upper division level.

** Students seeking secondary certification may be required to take additional hours.