Bachelor of Science 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.

Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Mathematics will be able to demonstrate:

  • A broad overview of mathematical concepts, theories, and applications.
  • Critical-thinking skills and the ability to understand the fundamentals of mathematical theories.
  • A broad-based education in the liberal arts, including exposure to the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, that may be considered complete in itself or suitable as preparation for graduate study.

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

A total of 48 credits is required.

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)

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Specialization and Related Courses

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

Specialization Courses

Choose ten courses (40 credits), including the four courses below:

CAS MA 226 Differential Equations
Fall ‘14

First-order linear and separable equations. Second-order equations and first-order systems. Linear equations and linearization. Numerical and qualitative analysis. Laplace transforms. Applications and modeling of real phenomena throughout. (Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS MA 231.)  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Devaney STO B50 TR 9:30 am – 11:00 am
A2 DIS Devaney MCS B25 T 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
A3 DIS Devaney MCS B33 T 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
A4 DIS Devaney PSY B49 W 9:00 am – 10:00 am
A5 DIS Devaney CAS B25B W 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A6 DIS Devaney PSY B37 W 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
B1 LEC Deutsch CAS 314 TR 8:00 am – 9:30 am
B2 DIS Deutsch MCS B21 W 9:00 am – 10:00 am
B3 DIS Deutsch MCS B23 W 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MET MA 123 Calculus I
Fall ‘14

Students may receive credit for either MET MA 121 or MA 123 or CAS MA 121 or MA 123, but not both. Limits; derivatives; differentiation of algebraic functions. Applications to maxima, minima, and convexity of functions. The definite integral; the fundamental theorem of integral calculus; applications of integration.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Shah PSY B49 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
C1 IND Snyder MCS B19 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET MA 124 Calculus II
Fall ‘14

Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: MA 122, MA 124, MA 127, or MA 129. Logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Sequences and series; Taylor's series with the remainder. Methods of integration. Calculus I and II together constitute an introduction to calculus of a function of a single real variable.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Kon PSY B47 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET MA 225 Multivariate Calculus

Vectors, lines, and planes. Multiple integration and cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Partial derivatives, directional derivatives, scalar and vector fields, the gradient, potentials, multivariate Taylor series, approximation, and multivariate minimization.   [ 4 cr. ]

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

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

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