# Requirements for the B.S. in Mathematics

# Requirements for the B.S. in Mathematics

A total of 120 hours is required to graduate with a B.S. in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The requirements below account for 96 - 99 of them. The remaining credits are electives.

**Hours and GPA requirements:**

Minimum hours required in mathematics courses: 42

Minimum hours of course requirements: 96

Minimum grade-point average in math courses numbered 300 and above: 2.0

**Other College requirements:**

Minimum hours required for degree: 120

Minimum hours in all courses numbered 300 and above: 45

Minimum overall grade-point average for degree: 2.0

## Required Courses

The required courses fall into three categories:

**Mathematics Courses**(42 credits)**Concentration in Applied Mathematics and Related Fields**(8-9 credits)**General Education Requirements**(46-49 credits)

### I. Mathematics Courses (42 credits)

1. | Preparation |
Through MATH 223 and 290, or MATH 143 | (15 credits) |

2. | Differential Equations |
MATH 320 or MATH 220 | (3 credits) |

3. | Linear Algebra |
MATH 590 or 790 | (3 credits) |

4. | Analysis |
MATH 500 or 765 | (3 credits) |

5. | Modern Algebra |
MATH 558 or 791 | (3 credits) |

6. | Statistics |
Math 526, 628, or 728, | (3 credits) |

or DSCI 301 | (4 credits) | ||

7. | One sequence from List A |
(6 credits) | |

8. | Second sequence from List A or List B |
(6 credits) | |

9. | Electives, if needed, to bring up to 24 the total credit hours in mathematics courses numbered 450 and above. (Mathematics courses used to satisfy requirements #3 through #8 above count towards this 24 credit hour total.) |

### II. Concentration in Applied Mathematics and Related Fields (8-9 credits)

### III. General Education Requirements (46-49 credits)

1. |
English:ENGL 101 - 102 and one of ENGL 203, 205, 209, 210, 211 |
(9 credits) |

2. |
Oral Communication or Logic:one of COMS 130, 131, 230 or PHIL 148, 310 or COMS Exemption or Proficiency Exam |
(3 credits) |

3. |
Western Civilization:HWC 204 - 205 or HWC 114 - 115 |
(6 credits) |

4. |
Humanities and Foreign Language:four courses, at least two courses (6 credits) of which must be designated humanities (H) in the undergraduate catalog |
(12 credits) |

5. |
Social Science:two courses designated S in the undergraduate catalog |
(6 credits) |

6. |
Computer Science:EECS 138 or 168 |
(3 credits) |

7. |
Natural Science:one laboratory science course (4 - 5 credits), and one additional course (3 - 5 credits) in biological sciences, earth sciences, or physical sciences |
(7-10 credits) |

### Specific policies regarding requirements

- A mathematics course used to satisfy requirements #3 through #6 may also be used as part of a sequence for requirements #7 or #8.
- Higher level courses may be substituted for mathematics courses in requirements #3 through #8. (e.g., Math 727-728 for Math 627-628; Math 790 for Math 590; Math 810 for Math 500 or 765; or Math 830 for Math 558 or 791)
- A student who plans to attend graduate school in the mathematical sciences is encouraged to take two sequences from List A. Such a student is also encouraged to take courses in French, German, or Russian. (Two language courses can count for the Humanities requirement.)
- A course cannot count towards both the Mathematics Courses requirement and the Concentration in Applied Mathematics and Related Fields.
- In order to use two or more statistics courses for the Concentration in Applied Mathematics and Related Fields, a student must take Math 627-628. (Math 627-628 will then count as a List A sequence, not as courses in the Applied Concentration.)