College of Science

The 120-credit Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is an excellent choice for students interested in pre-engineering, computer science or teaching. It includes higher-level math courses and additional credits in science or computer science.

Graduates with degrees in mathematics are in demand by the best employers and graduate schools. The program combines rigorous coursework with outstanding academic support from both professors and peers. Graduates can expect to be seen as attractive candidates by graduate schools or by employers in a variety of industries such as insurance, technology, engineering, education and manufacturing.

Course # | Course Name | Credits |

Required Mathematics Courses (35-37 credits) |
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MTH 7 | Calculus and Analytic Geometry I | 4 |

MTH 8 | Calculus and Analytic Geometry II |
4 |

MTH 9 | Calculus and Analytic Geometry III |
4 |

MTH 20 | Introduction to Sets, Logic, and Mathematical Structures | 3 |

MTH 21 | Differential Equations | 4 |

MTH 22 | Applied Linear Algebra | 3 |

MTH 31 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

MTH 32 | Advanced Calculus II | 3 |

MTH 52 | Probability | 3 |

MTH 71 | Algebraic Structures | 3 |

One of the following |
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MTH 90 | Mathematics Seminar | 1-3 credits |

MTH 389 | Honors Thesis | |

MTH 390 | Honors Thesis | |

Elective Mathematics or Science Courses (11 credits) |
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At least six (6) credits in MTH courses numbered 23 or above (excluding 25 and 41) OR any AST, BIO, CHM, CS, ERS, GLY, OR PHY courses | ||

Required Co-Related Science Courses (11 credits) |
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CS 101 | Invitation to Computer Science | 3 |

PHY 3 | University Physics I | 4 |

PHY 4 | University Physics II | 4 |

Course # | Course Name | Credits |

POST 101 | Post Foundations | 1 |

FY | First-Year Seminar | 3 |

ENG 1* | Writing 1 | 3 |

ENG 2* | Writing 2 | 3 |

MTH | Quantitative Reasoning: fulfilled with any MTH course (MTH 7 required for major) |
3-4 |

Choose one course from each of the five below course clusters and one additional course from one of the clusters. |
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Scientific Inquiry & the Natural World |
4 | |

Creativity Media & the Arts | 3 | |

Perspectives on World Culture | 3 | |

Self, Society & Ethics | 3 | |

Power, Institutions & Structures | 3 | |

One additional course from one of the five above clusters. |
3-4 |

* In addition to ENG 1 and 2, students take at least 3 more writing intensive (WAC) courses as part of their major, core, or elective courses.

ENG 303 and 304 can satisfy the ENG 1 and 2 requirement for students in the Honors College.

Credit Requirements | |

Total Major Requirement Credits | 37 |

Elective Major Credits | 17 |

Total Core Requirement Credits | 32 |

Elective Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits | 34 |

Total Degree Credits | 120 |

**MTH 7 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I**

This course covers the derivative of algebraic and trigonometric functions with applications to rates, maximization and graphing and integration, the Fundamental Theorem, and logarithmic and exponential functions. Cannot be taken for credit by any student who has completed or is currently taking MTH 1.

Pre requisite of MTH 3 or MTH 3S with a grade of C- or better; or sufficiently high math SAT or ACT score as set by the department; or passing grade on the departmental placement test; or permission of department.

Credits: 4

**MTH 8 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II**

This course covers the applications of the definite integral, the calculus of trigonometric methods of integration, improper integrals and infinite series. Prerequisite of MTH 7 with a grade of C- or better or permission of Dept. is required.

Credits: 4

**MTH 9 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III **

This course covers polar coordinates, vector and matrix algebra, parametric equations and space curves, multivariable calculus (gradients, relative extrema, Lagrange multipliers), surface areas and volumes by double and triple integrals, orthogonal coordinate systems and their Jacobian transformations, potential functions, compressibility, and the theorems of Gauss, Green, and Stokes. This course can fulfill an additional requirement the Scientific inquiry and the Natural World thematic cluster of the core curriculum alongside the laboratory science requirement.

Prerequisite of MTH 8 with a grade of C- or better or permission of Dept. is required.

Credits: 4

**MTH 20 Introduction to Sets, Logic, and Mathematical Structures**

This course covers connectives, truth tables, arguments, quantifiers in addition to the meaning of proof and valid proof, mathematical induction, set operations, properties of relations, equivalence relations, functions, 1-to-1, on to, 1-1 correspondence and mathematical systems. This course can fulfill an additional requirement the Scientific inquiry and the Natural World thematic cluster of the core curriculum alongside the laboratory science requirement.

Prerequisite of MTH 8 is required.

Credits: 3

**MTH 21 Differential Equations**

This course covers linear and non-linear first order differential equations, homogeneous and non-homogeneous equations of higher order, power series and the methods of Frobenius, Laplace transforms, separation of variables and Fourier series. This course can fulfill an additional requirement the Scientific inquiry and the Natural World thematic cluster of the core curriculum alongside the laboratory science requirement.

Prerequisite of MTH 9 is required.

Credits: 4

**MTH 22 Applied Linear Algebra**

This course is an introduction to linear algebra that stresses applications and computational techniques. Topics covered include matrices, systems of linear equations, determinants, vector spaces and linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. This course can fulfill an additional requirement the Scientific inquiry and the Natural World thematic cluster of the core curriculum alongside the laboratory science requirement.

Prerequisite of MTH 8 is required.

Credits: 3

**MTH 31 Advanced Calculus I**

This course begins a careful treatment of the fundamental theorems of differential and integral calculus: limits of sequences, series, functions, continuity, differentiation and the Reimann integral.

Prerequisite of MTH 9 and MTH 20 or permission of Dept are required.

Credits: 3

**MTH 32 Advanced Calculus II**

This course continues a careful treatment of the fundamental theorems of differential and integral calculus: transformations of n-dimensional vector spaces, differentials and differentiation, integration and functions of several variables, line and surface integrals, and the theorems of Gauss and Stokes. Prerequisite of MTH 31 is required.

Credits: 3

**MTH 51 Probability**

This course covers probability theory with applications to discrete and continuous random variables.

Prerequisites of MTH 9 and 20 or department

permission are required.

Credits: 3

**MTH 71 Algebraic Structures**

This course covers the real and complex number systems, integral domains, groups, rings, and fields. Prerequisite of MTH 20 or the permission of the department is required.

Credits: 3

**MTH 90 Mathematics Seminar**

This course is the preparation and presentation by students of selected topics from the undergraduate mathematics curriculum.

Prerequisite of Senior class standing and any 3 of the following MTH 20, 21, 22, 51, 61, 73 are required

Credits: 1

**CS 101 Problem Solving**

This course is an introduction to problem solving and computer programming with practical exercises.

Credits: 3

**PHY 3 University Physics I**

Physics 3 is the first half of an introductory, calculus-based, physics course for science and mathematics majors, covering the laws and principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves.

Four hours lecture, two hours laboratory. This course fulfills the Scientific Inquiry and the Natural World thematic cluster requirement in the core curriculum.

Prerequisite or co-requisite of MTH 7 is required.

Credits: 4

**PHY 4 University Physics II**

Physics 4 is the second half of an introductory, calculus-based physics course for science and mathematics majors. It is concerned with the laws and principles of electricity, magnetism,and optics, and includes and introduction to modern physics. Four hours lecture, two hours laboratory. This course fulfills the Scientific Inquiry and the Natural World thematic cluster requirement in the core curriculum.

Prerequisites of PHY 3 and MTH 7 and corequisite of MTH 8 are required.

Credits: 4

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