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2012-2013 Catalog

School of Arts and Sciences

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



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
        (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.