20132014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mathematics (MATH)  BS Major


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The BS Mathematics Program provides students with an extended program in the techniques, applications, and theories of mathematics. Consequently, all BS mathematics majors must complete a significant amount of course work beyond the Departmental Core. These additional courses are designed to expose the student to a diverse range of mathematical topics, provide indepth rigorous study in a focused area, and supply the experience of an independent project. The BS Mathematics major is designed to prepare students for graduate school in mathematics, but also is suitable to prepare them to enter other technical disciplines. Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in MATH 212  Calculus I and MATH 213  Calculus II and a grade of “C” or higher in all required departmental courses. 
Departmental Core (23 S.H.)
Techniques of Continuous Mathematics – MATH (12 S.H.)
Introduction to Theoretical and Discrete Mathematics – MATH (8 S.H.)
Statistics – STAT (3 S.H.)
Choose one: Note:
† MATH 313 is required for the mathematics major.
‡ With the academic advisor’s approval, a different upperdivision MATH or STAT course may be substituted for the mathematics major. CONTINUOUS MATHEMATICS (6 S.H.)
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (6 S.H.)
INDEPENDENT PROJECT – MATH (3 S.H.)
An independent project in mathematics is required for all students earning a Mathematics (MATH)  BS Major in mathematics. The project will address a topic that is significantly beyond the standard undergraduate curriculum and will result in a product that is disseminated both orally and in written form. Such an experience will require students to complete a total of 3 S.H. of MATH 490  Independent Problems in Mathematics (Independent Problems in Mathematics), possibly taken over the course of several semesters, even if the experience includes an REU or an internship in mathematics. Students completing an independent project in another technical discipline may, in close consultation with their academic advisors, choose to substitute an additional MATH elective course (numbered ◆ MATH 347  Number Theory or above) for this requirement. ELECTIVES  MATH (9 S.H.)
Three upperdivision electives chosen from courses numbered MATH 337  Probability and above or ◆ STAT 320  Statistical Quality Control and above. At least 3 semester hours must be chosen from List A and at least 3 semester hours from List B. (See course descriptions for schedule of offerings.) PROGRAMMING ELECTIVE (34 S.H.)
APPLICATIONS OF MATH ELECTIVES (6 S.H.)
Two courses involving the applications of mathematics. Note:
◎ = Oral Intensive
◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive
△ = Writing Intensive
✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement 
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