Mathematics Concentration
For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum
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Minimum required major and supporting course work normally equates to 46-57 hours including 27-35 hours of mathematics beyond calculus, 3-4 hours of computer science, and 12 hours of supporting coursework.
General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.
Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.
A Major Plan of Study form, declaring concentration and supporting coursework, must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office except for students in the Teaching of Mathematics concentration. Please complete this form with an advisor in the Mathematics Undergraduate Office within 1-2 semesters of completing MATH 347 or MATH 348.
Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours
Departmental distinction: Distinction will be awarded on the basis of selection of 400-level courses in mathematics and the grade point average. Graduation with High Distinction or Highest Distinction in Mathematics requires participation in the Program for Distinction in Mathematics or Mathematics Education. Full details are available at the departmental website.
Code | Title | Hours |
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Required Core Courses | ||
MATH 241 | Calculus III ^{1} | 4 |
MATH 347 | Fundamental Mathematics | 3-4 |
or MATH 348 | Fundamental Mathematics-ACP | |
MATH 416 | Abstract Linear Algebra ^{2} | 3 |
MATH 417 | Intro to Abstract Algebra | 3 |
or MATH 427 | Honors Abstract Algebra | |
MATH 424 | Honors Real Analysis ^{3} | 3 |
or MATH 444 | Elementary Real Analysis | |
or MATH 447 | Real Variables | |
MATH 461 | Probability Theory ^{4} | 3-4 |
or STAT 400 | Statistics and Probability I | |
CS 101 | Intro Computing: Engrg & Sci | 3-4 |
or CS 125 | Intro to Computer Science | |
Approved supporting coursework or any minor | 12 | |
Mathematics Concentration Courses | ||
Select a total of two courses from two of the following three lists: | 6 | |
Geometry | ||
Non Euclidean Geometry | ||
Euclidean Geometry | ||
Differential Geometry | ||
Vector and Tensor Analysis | ||
Differential Equations and Complex Analysis | ||
Differential Equations | ||
Applied Complex Variables | ||
Complex Variables | ||
Number Theory | ||
Elementary Theory of Numbers | ||
Two additional 400- or 500-level Math courses | 6 | |
Total Hours | 46-49 |
^{1} | Students should have credit for MATH 220/MATH 221 and MATH 231 before enrolling in MATH 241. |
^{2} | Beginning in Fall 2012, students may not receive credit for both MATH 416 and either MATH 410 or MATH 415. However, if one course is taken prior to Fall 2012, credit may be earned for both MATH 416 and either of MATH 410 or MATH 415. |
^{3} | If MATH 424 or MATH 447 is completed, a requirement for the Graduate Preparatory concentration has been satisfied. |
^{4} | If STAT 400 is completed, a requirement for the Operations Research concentration has been satisfied. |