BS in Mathematics

Recognizing that mathematical expertise is more important than ever, particularly in the computer and high-technology arenas, the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics degree program prepares students for employment in the mathematical sciences or for future study. Mathematics degree concentration opportunities combine math study with philosophy, economics, computer science, and math education. Faculty focuses include dynamical systems, number theory, and geometry.

Note: Students wishing to pursue a mathematics degree program may have to cross-register and take upper-level mathematics and/or related courses in the College of Arts & Sciences at day tuition rates.

Distribution Requirements

(total 48 credits)

English

  • MET EN 104 English Composition
  • MET EN 201 Intermediate Composition

Computer Science

  • MET CS 101 Computers and Their Applications

Natural Science

  • Eight credits in the natural sciences

Literature

  • Four credits in a 100- or 200-level MET EN literature course or MET HU 221

Philosophy

  • Four credits

History

  • Four credits

Additional Courses

  • Four credits in the humanities (H)
  • Four credits in the social sciences (S)
  • Four credits in the humanities (H), natural sciences (N), or social sciences (S)
  • Four credits in the humanities (H) or social sciences (S)

Specialization and Related Courses

(total 56 credits)

A total of 14 courses (56 credits), completed with a grade of C or higher, is required.

Specialization Courses

Choose 10 courses (40 credits), including the four listed below.

  • MET MA 123 Calculus I
  • MET MA 124 Calculus II
  • MET MA 225 Multivariate Calculus
  • CAS MA 226 Differential Equations

The remaining six mathematics courses must include two at the 200 level or above, and four at the 300 level or above.

Related Courses

Choose four courses (16 credits), including at least one in computer science, with the advice and approval of the department coordinator.

Electives

(total 24 credits)

Usually six courses (24 credits), but possibly more depending on transfer credits, chosen with the advice of an academic counselor.