Academic Programs Catalog

College of Natural Science

Department of Mathematics

Undergraduate Programs
Mathematics, Advanced - Bachelor of Science

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, Advanced

  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, Advanced.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Mathematics, Advanced major is met by completing Mathematics 418H and 496.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. 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 (17 to 21 credits):
    (1) One course of at least 3 credits in biological science, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology.
    (2) One of the following groups of courses (8 or 10 credits):
    (a) CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    (b) CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
    CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    (c) CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4
    CEM 182H Honors Chemistry II 4
    CEM 185H Honors Chemistry Laboratory I 2
    (d) LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4
    LB 172 Principles of Chemistry II 3
    LB 171L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    (3) One of the following groups of courses (6 or 8 credits):
    (a) PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
    PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
    (b) PHY 193H Honors Physics I – Mechanics 4
    PHY 294H Honors Physics II – Electromagnetism 4
    (c) LB 273 Physics I 4
    LB 274 Physics II 4
    (4) A minimum of  2 credits in laboratory courses in biological science, chemistry, entomology, microbiology, physics, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology.
    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 34 to 37 credits in courses in the Department of Mathematics including:
    (1) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 3
    LB 118 Calculus I 4
    (2) One of the following courses (4 credits):
    MTH 133 Calculus II 4
    MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 4
    LB 119 Calculus II 4
    (3) One of the following courses (4 credits):
    MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4
    MTH 254H Honors Multivariable Calculus 4
    LB 220 Calculus III 4
    (4) All of the following courses (25 credits):
    MTH 317H Honors Linear Algebra 4
    MTH 327H Honors Introduction to Analysis 3
    MTH 347H Honors Ordinary Differential Equations 3
    MTH 418H Honors Algebra I 3
    MTH 419H Honors Algebra II 3
    MTH 428H Honors Complex Analysis 3
    MTH 429H Honors Real Analysis 3
    MTH 496 Capstone in Mathematics (W) 3
    The completion of Mathematics 496 fulfills the department’s capstone course requirement.
    d. A minimum of 12 credits in electives. Two courses must be selected from group (1) and two courses from group (2). Any MTH course at the 800-level or above may also satisfy the requirement from group (1). Any MTH course at the 400-level or above may also satisfy the requirement from group (2). Students in the teacher certification program must take MTH 432 to fulfill part of this elective requirement and may not use STT 430 towards fulfillment of this requirement. Any other substitutions must be approved by an advisor for the Mathematics, Advanced program.
    (1) Two of the following courses (6 credits):
    MTH 416 Introduction to Algebraic Coding 3
    MTH 417 Topics in Number Theory 3
    MTH 441 Ordinary Differential Equations II 3
    MTH 442 Partial Differential Equations 3
    MTH 451 Numerical Analysis I 3
    MTH 452 Numerical Analysis II 3
    MTH 461 Metric and Topological Spaces 3
    MTH 481 Discrete Mathematics I 3
    MTH 482 Discrete Mathematics II 3
    MTH 492H Undergraduate Thesis (W) 3
    (2) Two of the following courses (6 to 8 credits):
    CMSE 820 Mathematical Foundations of Data Science 3
    CMSE 821 Numerical Methods for Differential Equations 3
    CMSE 823 Numerical Linear Algebra 3
    CSE 425 Introduction to Computer Security 3
    CSE 450 Translation of Programming Languages 3
    CSE 460 Computability and Formal Language Theory 3
    CSE 472 Computer Graphics 3
    CSE 802 Pattern Recognition and Analysis 3
    CSE 803 Computer Vision 3
    CSE 814 Formal Methods in Software Development 3
    CSE 830 Design and Theory of Algorithms 3
    CSE 835 Algorithmic Graph Theory 3
    CSE 847 Machine Learning 3
    CSE 860 Foundations of Computing 3
    CSE 881 Data Mining 3
    EC 820A Econometrics IA 3
    EC 820B Econometrics IB 3
    PHL 432 Logic and its Metatheory 4
    PHY 410 Thermal and Statistical Physics 3
    PHY 415 Methods of Theoretical Physics 4
    PHY 422 Classical Mechanics II 3
    PHY 471 Quantum Physics I 3
    PHY 472 Quantum Physics II 3
    PHY 480 Computational Physics 3
    PHY 481 Electricity and Magnetism I 3
    PHY 482 Electricity and Magnetism II 3
    STT 861 Theory of Probability and Statistics I 3
    STT 862 Theory of Probability and Statistics II 3
    STT 881 Theory of Probability I 3
    STT 882 Theory of Probability II 3
    STT 886 Stochastic Processes and Applications 3