# Bachelor of Science Mathematics Major

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mathematics is recommended for the student desiring considerable specialization in mathematics. Courses selected according to the student's objective will prepare him/her for employment as a mathematician in industry or government, in the fields of science, engineering, computers, statistics, business, economics, and actuarial science.

#### See Liberal Arts and Sciences general education requirements in the General Education section of the undergraduate catalog.

Required Core Courses (35 hours): | ||
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MA 125 | Introduction to Mathematics | 1 hour |

MA 161 | Calculus I* | 5 hours |

MA 240 | Discrete Mathematics | 3 hours |

MA 262 | Calculus II | 5 hours |

MA 363 | Calculus III | 3 hours |

MA 322 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 3 hours |

MA 380 | Probability and Statistics | 3 hours |

MA 425 | Abstract Algebra | 3 hours |

MA 735 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 hours |

Select one of the following (3 hours): | ||

MA 130 | Problem Solving with Computers | 3 hours |

CS 260 | Programming & Problem Solving | 3 hours |

Select one of the following (3 hours): | ||

MA 291 | Mathematical Modeling | 3 hours |

MA 731 | Statistics Using SAS | 3 hours |

Additional Required Courses (12 hours): | ||

Select two of the following (3 hours each): | ||

MA 335 | Differential Equations I | |

MA 734 | Complex Variables | |

MA 760 | Numerical Analysis | |

MA 762 | Optimization Techniques | |

MA 765 | Numerical Linear Algebra | |

Select two of the following (3 hours each): | ||

MA 728 | Vector Spaces | |

MA 736 | Advanced Calculus II | |

MA 740 | Number Theory | |

MA 741 | Group Theory | |

MA 742 | Ring Theory | |

MA 743 | Field Theory | |

Electives (3 hours each): | ||

MA 291 | Mathematical Modeling | |

MA 335 | Differential Equations I | |

MA 421 | College Geometry | |

MA 532 | Mathematical Statistics I | |

MA 542 | Discrete Structures | |

MA 591 | Topics in Mathematics | |

MA 715 | Topology | |

MA 728 | Vector Spaces | |

MA 733 | Mathematical Statistics II | |

MA 734 | Complex Variables | |

MA 736 | Advanced Calculus II | |

MA 740 | Number Theory | |

MA 741 | Group Theory | |

MA 742 | Ring Theory | |

MA 743 | Field Theory | |

MA 760 | Numerical Analysis | |

MA 762 | Optimization Techniques | |

MA 763 | Simulation Techniques | |

MA 764 | Regression Analysis | |

MA 765 | Numerical Linear Algebra | |

MA 791 | Topics in Mathematics |

*A student not sufficiently prepared for MA 161 may be required to take MA 160 (Functions of Calculus) first. In addition to the required courses above, students are encouraged to consult with their advisor about selecting additional courses from computer science, mathematics, statistics, business, accounting, economics, physics, biology, and chemistry in order to complete the 70 hour major.