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Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 Previous Edition

Mathematics, B.S.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students applying for either the B.A. or B.S. degree in Mathematics or Mathematics for Business must have a GPA of at least 2.0 in each of the following categories: (1) all MATH, STAT, and OPRS courses taken and (2) all 2000-level and above MATH, STAT, and OPRS courses taken.

Degree Requirements

A Major in Mathematics for the B.S. degree consists of a minimum of 40 credit hours of approved Mathematics (MATH), Operations Research (OPRS), or Statistics (STAT) courses. In addition to the requirements for the B.A. in Mathematics degree , the Major in Mathematics for the B.S. degree requires the completion of six additional hours of approved MATH, OPRS, or STAT courses numbered 3000 or above (exclusive of MATH 3163 ), and a minimum of 11 hours of science courses.

General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program .

Restricted Mathematics Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Select from the following:

Restricted Science Elective Courses (11 credit hours)

Select a minimum of 11 credit hours of approved science courses.  Any science course from BIOL, CHEM, ESCI, GEOL, PHYS, or PSYC 1101  and PSYC 1101L  is permissible. 

Restricted Related Elective Courses (18 credit hours)

Select 18 credit hours of electives in related courses.  Elective courses should be chosen from related disciplines or an approved minor in another discipline.  Students should select courses in consultation with the department and/or their advisor. 

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Cooperative Education Program

Students may participate in the Mathematics Cooperative Education Program in either the parallel or alternate track. The parallel track combines part-time academic study and part-time cooperative experience during the same semester, while the alternate track alternates semesters totally devoted to work with semesters totally devoted to academic study. Students in the Mathematics Cooperative Education Program must participate in a minimum of two semesters in the program. Students who are in good standing with the University, have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5, and have completed 30 credit hours are eligible to apply. Transfer students are required to complete 12 credit hours at the University prior to application. Students interested in participating in the program should contact the Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics or the University Career Center for information.

Grade Requirements

An overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a GPA of at least 2.0 in all math courses is required.

Honors Program

For details about the Honors Program in Mathematics, visit the program page .

Suggested Curriculum

For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at  Consultation with an advisor is required each semester.