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2011-2012 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 
        courses in same foreign language)
  6   6
        (B.S. option) Additional Natural Science with Labs 5     5
        MATH 2413 and MATH 2414 Calculus for MATH plans 8     8
        MATH 2315 or MATH 2320 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’ requirements)
* 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.