Department of Mathematics

§ Major and Minor Requirements§

You want to be a math major, math minor, or statistics minor? Excellent! We are glad to have you! The Department offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees as well as a minor. All students are required to complete the CLA Core and depth requirements. The additional requirements for math majors and minors are below.

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Bachelor of Arts Requirements

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  • Coure Courses (22 hours)
    • MAT 191: Calculus I
    • MAT 192: Calculus II
    • MAT 260: Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
    • MAT 293: Multivariable Calculus
    • MAT 340: Linear Algebra
    • MAT 499: Senior Seminar (Fall)
    • CSC 204: Programming 1
  • Sequence Courses (6 hours): Complete ONE complete sequence
    • MAT 461 & 462: Abstract Algebra I & II
    • MAT 481 & 482: Real Analysis I & II
  • Electives (6 hours)
    • Two required at the 320+ level

Bachelor of Science Requirements

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  • Coure Courses (22 hours)
    • MAT 191: Calculus I
    • MAT 192: Calculus II
    • MAT 260: Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
    • MAT 293: Multivariable Calculus
    • MAT 340: Linear Algebra
    • MAT 499: Senior Seminar (Fall)
    • CSC 204: Programming 1
  • Sequence Courses (9 hours): Complete three of the following courses
    • MAT 461: Abstract Algebra I
    • MAT 462: Abstract Algebra II
    • MAT 481: Real Analysis I
    • MAT 482: Real Anaylsis II
  • Electives (9 hours)
    • Three required at the 320+ level
  • Physics (8 hours)
    • PHY 161 & 121L: General Physics I (Mechanics & Thermodynamics) and Lab
    • PHY 162 & 162L: General Physics II (Electricity & Magnetism, Wave Motion & Optics) and Lab

Elective Suggestions

  • If you are planning to pursue graudate study in mathematics, it is recommended that your electives are selected from MAT 320, 330, 335, 350, 462, and 482
  • If you are planning to pursue a doctoral degree, it is recommended that you take GER 111-112 or FRE 111-112.
  • If you are planning a career in applied mathematics, it is recommended that your electives are selected from MAT 320, 330, and 335. In addition, MAT 225 is recommended.
  • If you are planning to teach secondary mathematics, you must take MAT 320 and MAT 350. MAT 225 is recommended. See the page for educators of mathematics for more details.

Math Minor Requirements

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  • MAT 191: Calculus I
  • MAT 192: Calculus II
  • Complete either:
    • MAT 260: Introduction to Abstract Mathematics, plus two 320+ electives
    • MAT 225: Topics in Discrete Mathematics, MAT 340: Linear Algebra, plus one 320+ elective

Statistics Minor Requirements

  • STA 126: Introduction to Statistics
  • STA 227: Statistical Methods
  • STA 330: Applied Experimental Design
  • STA 340: Applied Regression Analysis
  • Complete either:
    • STA 390, MAT 320, ECN 353, POL 295, BIO 421, PSY 302, SOC 304 or GHS 330

Department Honors

Majors may attain Department Honors in mathematics by satisfying:

  • Apply for admission to the honors program during second semester of the junior year
  • GPA of 3.50 in all mathematics courses applied toward the major
  • Enroll in MAT 402 and complete a research paper under the direction of a faculty member in the department
  • Present results of the research in colloquium
  • Receive departmental approval for the research project