Major in Mathematics: Traditional Mathematics Concentration

For students who wish to prepare for graduate school or to pursue a mathematically oriented professional career, the major in mathematics with traditional mathematics concentration consists of 46 hours, including

  • CSC 1232-1232L;
  • MATH 202*, 221*, 301, 302, 305, 307, 309, 313, 314, 405, 406, 440,
  • and six additional hours of MATH electives taught at or above the 300-level.

*Note: Math majors must make a grade of “C” or better in MATH 202 and 221. It is highly recommended that students complete MATH 221 no later than their sophomore year.

Major in Mathematics: Applied Mathematics Concentration

For students who wish to combine a strong background in mathematics with in-depth study in another area, the mathematics with applied mathematics concentration consists of 40 to 41 hours, including

  • CSC 1232-1232L;
  • MATH 202*, 221*, 301, 302, 307, 311, 401, and 440;
  • MATH 305 or CSC/MATH 350;
  • MATH 210 or STAT 319;
  • and six additional hours of MATH electives taught at or above the 300-level.

Students who choose this major MUST select a major or minor in accounting, biology, business administration, chemistry, computer science, economics, physics, political science, psychology, or sociology.

*Note: Math majors must make a grade of “C” or better in MATH 202 and 221. It is highly recommended that students complete MATH 221 no later than their sophomore year.

Major in Mathematics with a Minor in Secondary Education Certification to Teach High School Mathematics

For students who want to be certified to teach mathematics in the high school setting, the mathematics education major requires a total of 72 hours, including

  • MATH 201, 202*, 210, 221*, 301, 302, 307, 308, 309, 313, 430, and 441;
  • Additionally, students must complete the minor in secondary education and all other requirements for teacher certification and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

Candidates are highly encouraged to consult with their faculty advisor in the Mathematics Department during their freshman year.

Note: Math majors must make a grade of “C” or better in MATH 202 and 221. It is highly recommended that students complete MATH 221 no later than their sophomore year.

Minor in Mathematics

Students minoring in mathematics must complete 18 hours, including

  • MATH 201, 202, 221, 301,
  • and six additional hours of MATH electives taught at or above the 300-level

CO = Co-requisite, POI = Permission of Instructor, PR = Prerequisite, RE = Recommended, XL = Cross-listed

110 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts (3)

(Students with credit for any MATH course numbered 200 or higher may not enroll in MATH 110) This course provides a survey of mathematics emphasizing problem solving, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning.Topics vary and are chosen by the instructor.The focus is on mathematics as encountered in the world and the connections between mathematics and the liberal arts. (Fall and Spring)

199 Applied Calculus (3)

(Students may not receive credit for both MATH 199 and MATH 201) A one-semester introduction to the differential and integral calculus of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions with applications in the social and biological sciences, including business and economics. This is a terminal course and does not prepare the student for MATH 202. (Fall and Spring)

201 Calculus I and Analytic Geometry (3)

(Students may not receive credit for both MATH 199 and MATH 201) The first of a four-course sequence of calculus and analytic geometry. Although topics covered in each of the four-courses will vary with the textbook used, this course includes topics from analytic geometry, limits, continuity of functions, the derivative, differentiation techniques for algebraic and trigonometric functions, and applications of the derivative to graphing, maxima/minima problems, and related rates. (Fall and Spring)

202 Calculus II (3)

(Majors and minors must make a grade of “C” or better) A continuation of MATH 201 with the definite integral; applications of the definite integral in finding areas, volumes, work, and arc length; differentiation and integration of exponential, logarithmic, and other transcendental functions; and techniques of integration, including integration by parts, substitutions, partial fractions, and tables. (Fall and Spring)

210 Applied Statistics (3)

(Mathematics majors may not receive credit for both MATH 210 and either of STAT 319 or 320.) This course is a data-oriented approach to analyzing data by arguing from the sample to the population.Topics include numeric and graphical measures of describing data, density curves, the normal random variable, interpreting scatterplots, correlation, least squares regression, sampling, experimental design, discrete and continuous probability models, random variables, sampling distribution for counts, proportions and sample means, inference about means and proportions, analysis of two-way tables, analysis of variance, bootstrap methods, and nonparametric methods. (Fall and Spring)

221 Transition to Advanced Mathematics (3)

(PR: MATH 202 or MATH 201 with POI • Math majors and minors must make a grade of “C” or better) This course is 145 designed to prepare a student for advanced math courses and covers concepts and techniques used in studying logic, proofs, set theory, relations, functions, and cardinality of sets. (Fall and Spring)

258 Special Topics (1-6)

301 Calculus III (3)

(PR: MATH 202) A continuation of MATH 201 and 202. Topics covered include indeterminate forms, improper integrals, sequences and series, power series, conic sections, and curves given by parametric and polar equations with applications of derivatives and integrals to these curves. (Fall and Spring)

302 Calculus IV (3)

(PR: MATH 202) The last course in the four-course calculus sequence.Topics are multivariate calculus, including solid analytic geometry; vectors in three dimensions; vector valued functions, functions of several variables; partial derivatives; and multiple integrals. (Fall and Spring)

305 Complex Variables (3)

(PR: MATH 221 and 302) This course is a study of the complex plane and the calculus of functions of a complex variable.Topics include the algebra and geometry of complex numbers, limits and derivatives of functions of a complex variable, the Cauchy-Riemann equations, contour integrals,Taylor and Laurent series, and residues. (Fall, even years)

307 Linear Algebra (3)

(PR: MATH 202 and 221) A study of vector spaces, subspaces, bases, and dimension with applications to solving systems of equations. Also includes linear transformations, representation of linear transformations by matrices, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalizing matrices. (Spring)

308 Discrete Mathematics with Graph Theory (3)

(PR: MATH 221 or POI) An introduction to Discrete Mathematics.Topics include set theory and foundations, mathematical induction, recurrence relations, algorithms, graph theory, and combinatorics. (Fall, even years)

309 Modern College Geometry (3)

(PR: MATH 202 and 221) A study of the axiomatic method, neutral geometry, plane Euclidean geometry, and plane hyperbolic geometry. (Fall, odd years)

311 Probability Theory (3)

(PR: MATH 221 and 302, or MATH 221 and 301 with POI) A calculus-based introduction to probability with application to statistics. (Spring, odd years)

313 Abstract Algebra I (3)

(PR: MATH 202 and 221, or POI) This course covers algebraic structures such as groups, subgroups, quotient groups, rings, ideals, integral domains, fields, and polynomial rings and the relationships of these structures to the number system. (Fall, even years)

314 Abstract Algebra II (3)

(PR: MATH 313 or POI) A continuation of MATH 313. (Spring, odd years)

317 Number Theory with Math History (3)

(PR: MATH 221) This course serves as an introduction to the theory of numbers.Topics include congruencies, the distribution of primes, properties of Euler’s phi-function, primitive roots of primes and certain composite numbers, quadratic reciprocity, perfect numbers, and the history of Fermat’s Last Theorem. (Fall, odd years)

350 Numerical Methods (3)

(PR: CSC 1232-1232L and MATH 202, or POI; XL: CSC 350) A study of the use of the computer to solve mathematical problems of interest to scientists and engineers. Topics include root finding (bisection, secant, Newton, Muller), numerical differentiation (Richardson extrapolation), integration (Gaussian quadrature, adaptive methods), systems of linear equations (Gaussian, pivoting), and ordinary differential equations (Taylor, Runga-Kutta). Special emphasis is placed on using matrix methods where appropriate. Students are expected to write at least 10 programs illustrating these topics. (Spring, even years)

398 Honors Research (3-6)

401 Differential Equations (3)

(PR: MATH 301 or 302 and POI) This course includes first and second order differential equations and linear equations with constant and variable coefficients. Topics will include separable equations, exact equations, integrating factors, method of undetermined coefficients, reduction of order, variation of parameters, series solution near an ordinary point, and series solution near a regular singular point. (Spring)

405 Introduction to Analysis I (3)

(PR: MATH 221 and 302) This course include topics such as the real number system, the completeness property, numerical sequences and series, continuity and uniform continuity of functions, differentiation, the Riemann integral, sequences and series of functions, and metric spaces (Fall, odd years)

406 Introduction to Analysis II (3)

(PR: MATH 405) A continuation of MATH 405. (Spring, even years)

430 Senior Seminar for Mathematics Teachers (1)

(PR: Senior Mathematics Education Majors) Students will explore secondary school mathematics using peer teaching and peer review. The course will help prepare students for student teaching and provide a review of topics typically covered on the standardized test used for teacher certification.

440 Senior Capstone in Mathematics (3)

(PR: Senior Traditional or Applied Mathematics Majors) A seminar for senior Traditional and Applied Mathematics majors, emphasizing the application of previous content to the study of new topics. Supervising faculty member(s) facilitate students’ projects, including both written and oral presentations. (Spring)

441 Senior Capstone in Teaching Mathematics (1)

(PR: Senior Mathematics Education Majors • CO: EDSD 400, 401, 402) The capstone for senior Mathematics Education majors is taken in conjunction with student teaching. Students keep a journal to reflect upon their mastery of mathematical knowledge and their understanding of teaching and learning. The supervising faculty member(s) observe and assess the majors’ content knowledge and student teaching. (Spring)

442 Directed Study in Mathematics (1-3)

Hours and credit arranged to meet the needs of the student. Open to junior and senior departmental majors by special permission. Subject matter pertaining to the student’s field of interest.

444 Internship (1-6)

446 Readings (1-9)

448 Research (1-9)

450 Seminar (1-9)

452 Special Projects (1-9)

458 Special Topics (1-6)