The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics provides students additional breadth and depth of knowledge of mathematics beyond the course of study required for the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, as well as the chance to pursue a minor related to mathematics. The program prepares students for either graduate school or an immediate career in business, industry, or government.
A decision to pursue the BS in Mathematics should be made in a student’s first year of study if the program is to be completed in four years. Students should both meet with a mathematics advisor and take MATH-211 Calculus I as soon as possible.
Integrative Studies Requirements
40 credits minimum
|Major Requirements (80-88 credits)|
|MATH-181||Computer Tools for Problem Solving||4|
|MATH-235||Discrete Mathematics With Proof||4|
|INPHYS-241||University Physics I||4|
|Select three of the following:||12|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Data Analysis for Scientists|
|Minor in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Economics, Management, Physics or another related field approved by the Mathematics Department; the Statistics Minor cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.||20-28|
Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.
40 credits at the upper-level
Upon completion of the Math major students will possess:
- Technical skill in completing mathematical processes.
By technical skill we mean both the ability to correctly apply standard algorithms found in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum as well as the ability yo choose an appropriate algorithm.
- Breadth and depth of knowledge of mathematics.
By breath we mean work accross a spectrum of mathematical areas as geometry, algebra, probability and statistics, analysis, history, and apllications/modeling.
By depth we mean the ability to recognize, represent, and connect mathematical ideas in multiple ways; the ability to reason both inductively and deductively; and the ability to meaningfully engage in the process of mathematical problem solving.
- An understanding of the relationship of mathematics to other disciplines.
- An ability to communicate mathematics effectively, both orally and in writing.
- A capability of understanding and interpreting written materials in mathematics.
- An ability to use technology to do mathematics.