Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics, B.S. (R) or (R, L)*



The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a broad curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Traditional Mathematics, and Mathematics as a Second Major are available. (Students seeking secondary education licensure to teach mathematics should take the Traditional Mathematics concentration.) Depending upon the particular course of study taken, the student will be prepared for a career in industry, government, or education. Mathematics and statistics are needed to solve a variety of real-world problems, not only in physical science and engineering, but also in computing, business, economics, medicine, social sciences, and many other fields.

REAL Curriculum


This major’s fulfillment of the REAL Curriculum differs by concentration. All four concentrations fulfill the R area through courses that apply scientific and quantitative reasoning to questions about the natural world, mathematics, or related areas. These requirements are accomplished through a wide variety of courses that train students to logically analyze and solve problems in a variety of mathematical areas. The Applied Mathematics and Statistics concentrations also fulfill the L area through courses that apply mathematical knowledge and skill to explore how mathematics is used in professional practice. Students develop these skills by applying programming and numerical solutions to analyze practical applications of mathematics and developing statistical models of real-life data.

REAL Foundational Requirements


Foundational Math (3 credits)


REAL Cornerstone Requirements


Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)


Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level. The Mathematics major includes 0-6 credits of writing intensive courses

General Education Requirements


General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Mathematics major includes 10-23 general education credits.

Major Requirements (54-66 credits)


B.S. Requirements


B.S. requirements are listed with the respective concentrations.

Note(s):


A grade of at least a “C” is required in MATH 172  and MATH 271 . Any departmental majors receiving credit for MATH 271  cannot subsequently receive credit for any 100-level mathematics course unless the course is required for their concentration.

Concentrations


Applied Mathematics Concentration (R, L) (29 credits)


Six credits chosen from the following:

  • MATH 280  or any 300- or 400-level mathematics or statistics course, except MATH 306  or MATH 312 
  • Any ITEC course numbered 200 or above with the exception of INSY 200 , ITEC 202 , and INSY 281 .
  • Any physics course numbered 300 or above
  • Any chemistry course
  • Any astronomy course
  • GEOS 250  or GEOS 380  
  • Other courses approved by the department.
B.S. Requirements (7 credits)

Three credits from:

  • Any physics course numbered 300 or above
  • Any astronomy course
  • Any biology course
  • Any chemistry course
  • Any geology course
  • GEOS 130 

Statistics Concentration (R, L) (21 credits)


B.S. Requirements (6 credits)

Traditional Mathematics Concentration (R) (21 credits)


B.S. Requirements (6 credits)

Six credits in:

  • Any physics course numbered 200 or above
  • Any astronomy course
  • Any biology course
  • Any chemistry course
  • Any geology course
  • GEOS 130  
  • CS 119 , CS 120  or any ITEC course numbered 200 or above with the exception of INSY 200  or ITEC 202  
  • EDUC 467  
  • Other courses approved by the department
Note(s):

Students who wish to pursue Secondary Education  Licensure must take MATH 321 , MATH 335 , and MATH 412 . Additional courses in professional education are required for licensure. Students should contact the College of Education and Human Development for details.

Mathematics as a Second Major Concentration (R) (27 credits)


  • MATH 431  or MATH 434  or MATH 428 
  • Twelve additional credits of 300 or 400-level MATH or STAT courses, excluding MATH 306  and MATH 312 , with at least three credits at the 400 level
  • Twelve credits in 300 or 400-level ITEC or PHYS courses or other courses approved by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S. Requirements (6 credits)

Six credits in:

  • Any physics course numbered 200 or above
  • Any astronomy course
  • Any biology course
  • Any chemistry course
  • Any geology course
  • GEOS 130 
  • Other courses appoved by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Note(s):

Students may not simultaneously receive the Mathematics as a Second Major concentration and a different concentration of the major in mathematics.

Open Credit Hours (54-66 credits)


These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements, including Foundational Writing and Foundational Math.

Additional Degree Requirements


To graduate with a major in Mathematics, a student must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all required MATH, STAT, ITEC, and PHYS courses for the Applied Mathematics Concentration; MATH, STAT and ITEC courses for the Statistics Concentration; MATH and STAT courses for Traditional Mathematics and Mathematics as a Second Major concentrations.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120