Mar 29, 2020
Freshman and Transfers
- Minimum GPA: 2.0
- Prerequisite Courses: GPA of at least 2.0 in each of the following categories:
- All MATH, STAT, and OPRS courses taken
- All 2000-level and above MATH, STAT, and OPRS courses taken
- Declaration of Major: Change of Major forms accepted year-round; orientation/advising session required after declaration
- Transferable Credit Hours: 24
A Major in Mathematics for Business for the B.S. degree consists of a minimum of 45 hours of approved Mathematics (MATH), Operations Research (OPRS), or Statistics (STAT) courses, one programming course in Computer Science (ITCS), and 18 hours of approved related coursework in an area outside of the department or an approved University minor from outside the department.
Major Courses (37 credit hours)
Concentration Courses (12 credit hours)
Students majoring in Mathematics for Business must select from one of three concentrations:
Concentration in Economics/Finance
Concentration in Actuarial Science
Concentration in Operations Research
Restricted 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.
Students in the Actuarial Science Concentration must take the following related courses for which, with a grade of B or above in these courses, they will receive Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) credit in Economics, Financial Management, and Applied Statistics:
Unrestricted Elective Courses
As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.
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.
An overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a GPA of at least 2.0 in all math courses is required.
For details about the Honors Program in Mathematics, visit the program page .