The bachelor of science in mathematics program prepares you for graduate study, secondary teaching, or a career in mathematics or a mathematically-related field. The courses required for the major provide a solid foundation in the major areas of mathematics, while giving you the flexibility to study topics pertinent to your career goals. In each of the following programs, the curriculum consists of courses in mathematics and related disciplines.
The Mathematics major curriculum consists of eleven core courses:
MA-121 Calculus I
MA-122 Calculus II
MA-223 Calculus III
MA-224 Calculus IV
MA-231 Discrete Mathematics
MA-243 Differential Equations
MA-301 Mathematical Statistics
MA-331 Linear Algebra
MA-453 Senior Coordinating Seminar
CS-121 Introduction to Computer Science I
PH-201 or PH-211 General Physics I
Additionally, one of the following courses is required:
MA-445 Advanced Calculus
MA-471 Abstract Algebra
For a total of sixteen required courses for the Mathematics major, four elective courses are selected from the following:
CS-122 Introduction to Computer Science II
MA-260 History of Mathematics
or any mathematics courses at the 300 and 400 levels, such as
MA-351 Fundamentals of Modern Geometry
MA-381 Numerical Analysis
MA-383 Complex Variables
MA-385 Elementary Number Theory
MA-399 Mathematical Internship
MA-400 Special Topics in Mathematics
There are three special concentrations in Mathematics.
Mathematics – Actuarial Science Option
Actuarial science is the application of mathematics and statistics to the study of risk management. This program option in the mathematics major is designed to prepare students for the first two exams offered by the Society of Actuaries/Casualty Actuarial Society.
In addition to the eleven core courses in the mathematics major, degree candidates in this program track are required to complete the following four courses:
MA-311 Basic Actuarial Mathematics I
MA-312 Basic Actuarial Mathematics II
CS-105 Introduction to Computer Applications
EC-209 Principles of Macroeconomics
or EC-210 Principles of Microeconomics
and one additional mathematics course at the 300 or 400 level (MA-399 is recommended when possible).
Mathematics – Graduate School Preparation Option
Providing a broad foundation in the theoretical branches of mathematics, this program is designed for students who plan to pursue graduate study in mathematics.
In addition to the eleven core courses in the mathematics major, degree candidates in this program track are required to complete the following:
MA-351 MA-445 MA-471
and two additional mathematics courses at the 300 and 400 levels.
Mathematics – Teacher Certification Option
Certification for teaching mathematics at the secondary level may be obtained through the education department. Degree candidates seeking secondary school certification are required to complete the following fourteen courses:
MA-121 MA-243 MA-445
MA-122 MA-260 MA-471
MA-223 MA-301 CS-121
MA-224 MA-331 PH-201
and one elective course selected from the following: CS-122 or any mathematics course at the 300 or 400 level