The study of Mathematics provides not only the tools for understanding the world but also preparation for exciting and varied careers. All branches of research, actuarial science, engineering and medicine are just a few of the areas that are today employing mathematicians.

 


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS



Entering freshmen will usually take MATH 140; students needing additional preparation may take MATH 110.

All mathematics majors must complete the following courses:

Code Course  Credit 
CS 170
 
Introduction to Scientific & Engineering Programming  3
 
MATH 140 Calculus I  4
MATH 141 Calculus II  4
MATH 220WI Mathematics & Reasoning  3
MATH 300 Calculus III  4
MATH 305 Mathematical Statistics  3
MATH 320  Linear Algebra  3
MATH 331 Differential Equations  3
MATH 400SI History of Mathematics  3
MATH 430 Reading List  2
 

 Total:

 32

Additional Requirements

  • Choose two (2) from the following: CHEM 103-104, PHYS 150, PHYS 151 or PHYS 152
  • Two (2) courses from MATH 307, 411, 412, 423
  • One (1) course from MATH 306, 351, 354
  • Six (6) additional credit hours in MATH courses numbered above 300
  • A departmental examination in their senior year



MATHEMATICS CONCENTRATIONS


Mathematics majors may elect to add a concentration to their program.

Actuarial Science
A student who wants to prepare for a career in actuarial science and to take the first two (2) actuarial examinations should complete the requirements for a major in mathematics, including MATH 306 and MATH 354. Instead of taking the departmental examination, the student must pass at least one actuarial examination.

Engineering Mathematics
Students interested in the engineering mathematics concentration within the Department of Mathematics should complete the requirements for a major in mathematics, including:

Code Course Credit
EE 340  Instrumentation Lab  1
EE 370 Circuit Analysis  3
ME 100  Engineering Orientation  2
ME 170 Engineering Graphics  2
ME 201 Mechanics, Statics  3
ME 300WS  Technical Communication   3
ME 301  Mechanics, Dynamic  3
ME 322  Thermodynamics  3
PHYS 151/152  General Physics  4/4
PHYS 203  Intermediate Modern Physics  4

 Total:

 32

Students interested in Engineering Mathematics in the Dual Degree Program should refer to the Engineering section of the catalog.

 


MINOR REQUIREMENTS



There are two (2) minors in Mathematics – Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. Students planning to attend graduate school in Engineering, Physics or Chemistry are encouraged to pursue the minor in Mathematics due to the theoretical nature of the mathematics they may encounter in graduate school.
 
Mathematics Minor
Eighteen (18) semester hours in mathematics courses, including:

Code Course Credit
MATH 220WI  Mathematics & Reasoning  3
MATH 300  Calculus III  4
MATH 3xx  At least six (6) additional hours in mathematics courses numbered above 300  6
MATH xxx Additional 5 credits in mathematics courses  5 
 

Total:

18

Applied Mathematics Minor
Eighteen (18) semester hours in mathematics courses, including:

Code Course Credit
MATH 300  Calculus III  4
MATH 320   Linear Algebra  3
MATH 331  Differential Equations   3
MATH 3xx  At least three (3) additional hours in mathematics courses numbered above 300  3
MATH xxx Additional 5 credits in mathematics courses  5 
 

Total:

18

 


MATHEMATICS EDUCATION - SECONDARY LEVEL


Students who plan to teach Mathematics on the secondary level should complete the education minor after consulting with the School of Education early in their academic careers to determine the specific requirements.​