# 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 263 | 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 | |

CS 760 | Numerical Analysis | |

CS 762 | Optimization Techniques | |

CS 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 715 | Topology | |

CS 315 | Java Programming | |

MA 727 | Groups, Rings, and Fields | |

MA 335 | Differential Equations I | |

MA 728 | Vector Spaces | |

CS 340 | Algorithms and Data Structures I | |

MA 733 | Mathematical Statistics II | |

CS 345 | Algorithms and Data Structures II | |

MA 734 | Complex Variables | |

MA 421 | College Geometry | |

MA 736 | Advanced Calculus II | |

CS 501 | Advanced Computer Programming | |

MA 740 | Number Theory | |

MA 532 | Mathematical Statistics I | |

MA 760 | Numerical Analysis | |

CS 542 | Discrete Structures | |

MA 762 | Optimization Techniques | |

CS 552 | Principles of Software Engineering | |

MA 763 | Simulation Techniques | |

CS 555 | Principles of Computer Organization | |

MA 764 | Regression Analysis | |

CS 561 | System Programming | |

MA 765 | Numerical Linear Algebra | |

MA 591 | Topics in Mathematics | |

MA 791 | Topics in Mathematics | |

CS 557 | Operating Systems |

*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.