The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Computer Science & Mathematics

B.S. in Mathematics

The B.S. in Mathematics program is designed to offer a quality education in mathematics in addition to a solid foundation in the liberal arts by providing students with a strong background in the skills of logic, reasoning, critical thinking, and technology.

The program covers the traditional aspect of any mathematics major in addition to courses that cover contemporary topics in mathematics. In addition, it offers a combination of pure and applied mathematics courses, thus exposing the learner to mathematical fields that are useful in a multitude of applications such as the physical sciences and engineering, among others.

The program prepares students for a wide range of careers such as teaching, but also careers in banking and finance, and engineering. It also prepares students to pursue graduate studies in mathematics, applied mathematics, or other related fields.

Students enrolled in the B.S. in Mathematics program may also earn a minor in Actuarial Studies or in Computer Science.

Curriculum

The required areas of study include core mathematics courses to form a solid foundation in the areas of real analysis, complex analysis, linear algebra, abstract algebra, probability and statistics. Electives vary between the pure and applied mathematics courses. In addition, students are required to complete three credits in computer programming and nine credits chosen in the fields of actuarial science, the natural sciences, computer science, engineering, or business.

I. Core requirements (27 credits)

Number

Course

Cr

MTH201

Calculus III

3

MTH207

Discrete Structures I

3

MTH301

Linear Algebra

3

MTH305

Probability and Statistics

3

MTH311

Abstract Algebra

3

MTH401

Real Analysis I

3

MTH409

Introduction to Topology

3

MTH403

Introduction to Complex Analysis

3

Choose either

MTH410

Real Analysis II

3

Or

MTH411

Advanced Topics in Abstract Algebra

3

II. Mathematics electives (18 credits)

Number

Course

Cr

MTH206

Calculus IV

3

MTH302

Geometry

3

MTH303

Numerical Methods

3

MTH304

Differential Equations

3

MTH306

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

3

MTH308

Number Theory

3

MTH309

Graph Theory

3

MTH310

Set Theory

3

MTH400

Advanced Linear Algebra

3

MTH498

Topics in Mathematics

3

MTH410

Real Analysis II

3

MTH411

Advanced Topics in Abstract Algebra

3

III. Computer Science requirement (3 credits)

Number

Course

Cr

CSC243

Object Oriented Programming

3

IV. Restricted electives (6 credits)

Students are required to complete six credits numbered 200 and above from the actuarial science, natural sciences, computer science, engineering, and business.1

V. Free electives (4 credits)

 

1 The following is a suggested list of courses for the restricted electives from the Business School and from the School of Engineering:

 

 


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