Operations Research Concentration


For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Mathematics, Operations Research Concentration


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.

Required Core Courses
MATH 241Calculus III 14
MATH 347Fundamental Mathematics3-4
or MATH 348 Fundamental Mathematics-ACP
MATH 416Abstract Linear Algebra 23
MATH 417Intro to Abstract Algebra3
or MATH 427 Honors Abstract Algebra
MATH 424Honors Real Analysis 33
or MATH 444 Elementary Real Analysis
or MATH 447 Real Variables
STAT 400Statistics and Probability I4
CS 101Intro Computing: Engrg & Sci3-4
or CS 125 Intro to Computer Science
Approved supporting coursework or any minor12
Operations Research Courses
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
MATH 412Graph Theory3
or MATH 484 Nonlinear Programming
STAT 410Statistics and Probability II3
or STAT 420 Methods of Applied Statistics
MATH 482Linear Programming3
Total Hours47-49