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Mathematics Major

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Courses

The Majors and Minors section of the academic catalog explains graduation requirements. You can also read more about courses in the Undergraduate Course Listings section of the academic catalog.

Degree Plans

Sample degree plans provide a glimpse of what your schedule may look like as you complete this program.

Mathematics Major Courses

MATH115 Calculus I (4 Credits)
The first course in the regular calculus sequence. Basic techniques of differentiation and integration are covered. Topics from Analytic Geometry are introduced. Prerequisite: MTH 111 or equivalent background. (Offered fall semester.)
MATH116 Calculus II (4 Credits)
Techniques of integration, sequences and series, parametric equations, vector valued functions. Prerequisite: MTH 115. (Offered spring semester.)
CIST210 Programming and Data Structures I (3 Credits)
Using a modern high-level programming language, this course introduces algorithmic problem solving, basic control structures, basic data structures, and procedural abstraction. Prerequisites: MTH 111 and CIS 140, or MTH 115. (Offered fall semester.)
MATH217 Multivariable Calculus (3 Credits)
The differential and integral calculus of multi-variate functions, line and surface integrals, Green's Theorem, Divergence Theorem, Stokes' Theorem. Prerequisite: MTH 116. (Offered fall semester.)
MATH218 Differential Equations (3 Credits)
First-order differential equations, linear equations, and linear systems, power series solutions, Laplace Transforms. Prerequisite: MTH 116. (Offered fall semester.)
MATH312 Linear Algebra (4 Credits)
This course is designed to give the mathematics student his or her first serious encounter with mathematical systems. Elements of the theory of vector spaces are developed. The student gains experience in matrix algebra, vectors, and linear transformations. Meets the general education writing intensive requirement. Prerequisite: MTH 115. (Offered spring semester.)
Upper Division Mathematic - Complete 12 Credit Hours (Credits Required: 9.00)
MATH301 Probability And Statistics (4 Credits)
Treatment of probability applied to discrete and continuous distributions; tests of hypotheses; independence and correlation; sampling theory. Prerequisite: MTH 115. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
MATH302 Non-Euclidean Geometry & History (4 Credits)
Includes an introduction to history of mathematics, particularly contributions of Greek scholars; study of Euclid 's elements; transition to Non-Euclidean geometrics developed by Gauss, Bolyai, Lobachevski, and Riemann; history of calculus and mathematical structures. Prerequisite: MTH 115. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
MATH304 Applied Mathematics (4 Credits)
Provides an experience in the uses of mathematics. Use and development of mathematical models will be considered. Topics will range from applications in the social sciences to physics and engineering. The choice of material will be based on current trends in mathematics applications and on student's needs. Prerequisite: MTH 212, 217, 218. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
MATH306 Numerical Analysis (4 Credits)
Introduces basic theory in the numerical solution of mathematical problems. Topics include nonlinear equations, systems of linear equations, interpolating polynomials, numerical differentiation, integration, and solution of differential equations. Prerequisite: CIS 210 and MTH 212, 217, 218. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
MATH308 Abstract Algebra (4 Credits)
Axiomatic treatment of selected algebraic structures, including rings, integral domains, fields and groups, including an introduction to number theory. Prerequisite: MTH 212. (Offered fall semester of odd calendar years.)
MATH312 Linear Algebra (4 Credits)
This course is designed to give the mathematics student his or her first serious encounter with mathematical systems. Elements of the theory of vector spaces are developed. The student gains experience in matrix algebra, vectors, and linear transformations. Meets the general education writing intensive requirement. Prerequisite: MTH 115. (Offered spring semester.)
MATH319 Advanced Calculus (4 Credits)
The language, fundamental concepts, and standard theorems of analysis are explored. The student learns to read the literature and investigates applications. Ideas from elementary calculus are revisited. Prerequisite: MTH 212, 217. (Offered fall semester of even calendar years.)
MATH389 Jr Departmental Honors Research (2 Credits)
MATH405 Practicum (4 Credits)
MATH489 Departmental Honors Research (2 Credits)
MATH490 Departmental Honors Thesis (2 Credits)

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