Academic Programs Catalog

College of Natural Science

Department of Mathematics

Undergraduate Programs
Mathematics - Bachelor of Science

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Mathematics major is met by completing Mathematics 396 or 496 and Mathematics 309 or 310 or 418H.  Those courses are referenced in item 3.c. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. The following courses outside the Department of Mathematics (20 or 21 credits):
    (1) One course of at least 3 credits in biological science, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology. At least 2 credits in laboratory in biological science, chemistry, entomology, microbiology, physics, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology.
    (2) One course from each of the following groups (8 or 10 credits):
    (a) CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
    CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4
    LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4
    (b) CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
    CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
    CEM 182H Honors Chemistry II 4
    LB 172 Principles of Chemistry II 3
    (c) CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    CEM 185H Honors Chemistry Laboratory I 2
    LB 171L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I 2
    (3) One course from each of the following groups (8 credits):
    (a) PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
    LB 273 Physics I 4
    (b) PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
    LB 274 Physics II 4
    b. First–year competency in a foreign language
    or
    For students who have been admitted to the teacher certification program, completion of the Professional Education Courses in the Department of Teacher Education.
    c. A total of 36 to 43 credits in courses in the Department of Mathematics including
    (36 to 43 credits):
    (1) One course from each of the following two groups (6 to 8 credits):
    (a) MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    MTH 152H Honors Calculus 3
    LB 118 Calculus I 4
    (b) MTH 133 Calculus II 4
    MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 3
    LB 119 Calculus II 4
    (2) One of the following courses (4 credits):
    MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4
    MTH 254H Honors Multivariable Calculus 4
    LB 220 Calculus III 4
    (3) One of the following two groups (4 or 7 credits):
    (a) MTH 299 Transitions 4
    MTH 309 Linear Algebra I 3
    (b) MTH 317H Honors Linear Algebra 4
    (4) The following course (3 credits):
    MTH 496 Capstone in Mathematics (W) 3
    The completion of Mathematics 496 fulfills the department's capstone course requirement. Students in the teacher certification program may substitute Mathematics 396 Capstone in Mathematics for Secondary Education for Mathematics 496.
    (5) A total of 27 credits in approved Mathematics courses at the 300-level or above. At least four of the approved Mathematics courses must be at the 400-level or above.  Mathematics 415 may not be used to fulfill the requirements of the major.  Students may use no more than one of  Mathematics 309, 314, 317H to satisfy this requirement. One course from a list of approved cognates available in the Department of Mathematics may be used to satisfy this requirement. Statistics and Probability 430 is required for students in the teacher certification program. Either Statistics and Probability 430 or 441 may be substituted for one 300-level mathematics course. The 300-400 level courses as referenced in item 3. c. partially satisfy this requirement.
    (6) Two of the following courses (6 credits):
    MTH 310 Abstract Algebra I and Number Theory 3
    MTH 411 Abstract Algebra II 3
    MTH 418H Honors Algebra I 3
    MTH 419H Honors Algebra II 3
    Students may not satisfy this requirement with the combination of MTH 411 and MTH 418H. 3
    (7) One course from each of the following groups of courses (6 credits):
    (a) MTH 320 Analysis I 3
    MTH 327H Honors Introduction  to Analysis 3
    (b) MTH 421 Analysis II 3
    MTH 429H Honors Real Analysis 3
    (8) One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MTH 330 Higher Geometry 3
    MTH 340 Ordinary Differential Equations I 3
    MTH 347H Honors Ordinary Differential Equations 3
    MTH 432 Axiomatic Geometry 3
    Students in the teacher certification program must take either Mathematics 330 or 432. Students not in the teacher certification program must take Mathematics 340 or 347H. Students not in the teacher certification program with prior credit in Mathematics 235 may substitute an approved 400-level Mathematics course for Mathematics 340.