Mathematics Major (B.A.)

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
Concentration requirements 212-36
Select one of the following:6-7
Introduction to Algorithms and Program Design
and Object Oriented Programming
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
and Data Structures and Algorithms
MTH 145Calculus I4
MTH 146Calculus II4
MTH 245Calculus III4
MTH 261Linear Algebra3
MTH 311Introduction to Probability Theory3
MTH 332Real Analysis4
MTH 341Abstract Algebra3
MTH 494Preparation for Mathematical Research1
MTH 495Senior Research Project3
Major Support Requirements
Select one of the PHY, CHM, or BIO science course sequences:8
General Physics Scientists/Engineers I
and General Physics Laboratory
General Physics Scientists/Engineers II
and General Physics Laboratory
Chemical Principles I
and Chemical Principles I Laboratory
Chemical Principles II
and Chemical Principles II Lab
General Biology I
General Biology II
Foreign Language (intermediate or advanced level recommended)3
Free Electives (depends on concentration)0-27
Total Credit Hours127-136
1

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

2

By the end of the second semester of the sophomore year, the student is expected to select a concentration. The concentrations, and their requirements, are listed separately.

Pure Mathematics Concentration

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Concentration Courses
MTH 260Discrete Mathematics3
Select four additional MTH courses, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:12
Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling
Topics in Number Theory
Combinatorial Mathematics and Graph Theory
Modern Geometry
Intermediate Problem Solving
Intro to Complex Variables
Topology
Total Credit Hours15

Applied Mathematics Concentration

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Concentration Courses
MTH 260Discrete Mathematics3
MTH 303Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling3
MTH 421Numerical Methods3
MTH 312Mathematical Statistics3
One additional MTH course, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:3
Combinatorial Mathematics and Graph Theory
Mathematical Statistics
Applied Statistics
Intro to Complex Variables
Completion of a minor, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:
Computer Science (partially fulfilled by major and concentration requirements) 115
Biology (may be partially fulfilled by major support) 215
Chemistry (may be partially fulfilled by major support) 215
Physics (may be partially fulfilled by major support) 223
Total Credit Hours30-38
1

Since MTH 260 is cross listed as CSC 281, only 6 additional credit hours are needed to complete this concentration

2

If this is the same field of study as the science sequence, only 7 additional credit hours are needed to complete this minor.

Statistics Concentration

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Concentration Courses
MTH 260Discrete Mathematics3
MTH 312Mathematical Statistics3
MTH 313Applied Statistics3
Select two additional MTH courses, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:6
Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling
Combinatorial Mathematics and Graph Theory
Numerical Methods
Intro to Complex Variables
Total Credit Hours15

Actuarial Science Concentration

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Concentration Courses
MTH 313Applied Statistics3
Select three additional MTH courses, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:9
Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling
Mathematical Statistics
Intermediate Problem Solving
Numerical Methods
ECO 113Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 114Principles of Macroeconomics3
ACT 203Principles of Accounting I3
FIN 301Managerial Finance3
FIN 401Investments3
Total Credit Hours27

The following courses are approved for Validation of Educational Experience credits by Society of Actuaries, Canadian Institute of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society:

MTH 313Applied Statistics3
FIN 301Managerial Finance3
FIN 401Investments3
ECO 113Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 114Principles of Macroeconomics3

Adolescent Education Concentration (Grades 7-12)

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Concentration Courses
MTH 361Modern Geometry3
MTH 370Intermediate Problem Solving3
Select two additional MTH courses, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:6
Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling
Topics in Number Theory
Combinatorial Mathematics and Graph Theory
Mathematical Statistics
Total Credit Hours12

For courses required for teacher certification, refer to the Department of Education.

Dual Childhood/Special Education Concentration (Grades 1-6)

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Concentration Courses
MTH 361Modern Geometry3
MTH 370Intermediate Problem Solving3
Select two additional MTH courses, either from the following list or approved by the department chair:6
Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling
Topics in Number Theory
Combinatorial Mathematics and Graph Theory
Mathematical Statistics
Total Credit Hours12

For courses required for teacher certification, refer to the Department of Education. 

NOTE: This typical program is for all concentrations except education and applied mathematics.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
CSC 175 Introduction to Algorithms and Program Design 4
Foreign Language 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
CSC 176 Object Oriented Programming 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
MTH 245 Calculus III 4
MTH 261
Linear Algebra
or Discrete Mathematics
3
HST 110 World Civilization I 1 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
Elective 2 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
MTH 332 Real Analysis 4
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Theology 3
Social Science 3
Select one of the following: 2 3
Linear Algebra 2  
Elective
 
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
First Semester
MTH 311 Introduction to Probability Theory 3
Science Elective 4
Select one of the following: 3
Abstract Algebra  
MTH Concentration
 
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Elective 2 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
MTH Concentration 3
Science Elective 4
MTH Concentration 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Elective 2 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
First Semester
Select one of the following: 3
Abstract Algebra  
MTH Concentration
 
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Elective (DIV) 3
Elective 3
Elective 2 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
MTH 495 Senior Research Project 3
MTH Concentration 3
Religion 3
Elective (VPA) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours127
1

HST 110 World Civilization I and HST 111 World Civilization II can be taken in either order.

2

For the actuarial science concentration, the electives must include ECO 113 Principles of Microeconomics, ECO 114 Principles of Macroeconomics, ACT 203 Principles of Accounting I, FIN 301 Managerial Finance, and FIN 401 Investments.

Typical Program for Applied Mathematics Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
CSC 175 Introduction to Algorithms and Program Design 4
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
Foreign Language 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
CSC 176 Object Oriented Programming 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
MTH 245 Calculus III 4
MTH 260 Discrete Mathematics 3
MTH 261 Linear Algebra 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 303 Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling 3
MTH 332 Real Analysis 4
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
First Semester
MTH 311 Introduction to Probability Theory 3
MTH 341
Abstract Algebra
or Numerical Methods
3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Minor Course 3-4
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Semester
MTH 312
Mathematical Statistics
or Applied Statistics
3
Theology 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Minor Course 3-4
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Senior Year
First Semester
MTH 341
Abstract Algebra
or Numerical Methods
3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Social Science 3
Elective (DIV Diversity) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
MTH 495 Senior Research Project 3
MTH Concentration 3
Religion 3
Elective (VPA Visual & Performing Arts) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours127-129

Typical Program for Adolescent Education Concentration (Grades 7-12)

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
Foreign Language 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
CSC 175 Introduction to Algorithms and Program Design 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
CSC 176 Object Oriented Programming 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
Science Elective 4
MTH 261 Linear Algebra 3
MTH 245 Calculus III 4
EDU 215 Learning in a Sociocultural Context 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
Science Elective 3
MTH Concentration 3
MTH 332 Real Analysis 4
EDU 150 Contemporary Perspectives on Special Ed 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
First Semester
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
Theology 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Probability Theory 3
Select one of the following: 3
Abstract Algebra  
MTH Concentration
 
EDU 303 Multicultural Literacy Methods 3
EDU 315 Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclusive Clsrm 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Religion 3
MTH Concentration 3
MTH Concentration 3
EDU 325 Teach/Adapt Curric Content Specialists 3
EDU 335 Literacy Development in the Content Area 3
 Credit Hours18
Senior Year
First Semester
MTH 495 Senior Research Project 3
Select one of the following: 3
Abstract Algebra  
MTH Concentration
 
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
EDU 401 Adolescent Education Strategies & Technology 4
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
 Credit Hours19
Second Semester
EDU 120 Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev 0
EDU 121 Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Teacher Certification 0
EDU 122 Dignity for All Student Act (dasa) Training for Teacher Certification 0
EDU 405 Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar 3
EDU 460 Supervised Preservice Teaching (10-12) 6
EDU 450 Supervised Preservice Teaching (7-9) 6
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours136

NOTE: Students in the Adolescent/Special Education Concentration should consult with their advisor about taking EDU 225 Assessment & Decision Making for Equity/Inclusion and EDU 345 Collabor&Transition Plan Stu Spec Needs

Typical Program for Dual Childhood/Special Education Concentration (Grades 1-6)

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
Foreign Language 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
CSC 175 Introduction to Algorithms and Program Design 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
CSC 176 Object Oriented Programming 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
Science Elective 4
MTH 261 Linear Algebra 3
MTH 245 Calculus III 4
EDU 205 Childhood Learning and Special Needs 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
Science Elective 4
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
MTH Concentration 3
MTH 332 Real Analysis 4
EDU 225 Assessment & Decision Making for Equity/Inclusion 3
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
First Semester
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
Theology 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Probability Theory 3
MTH 341 Abstract Algebra 3
EDU 305 Prin & Methods of Multicultural Literacy 3
EDU 315 Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclusive Clsrm 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
EDU 150 Contemporary Perspectives on Special Ed 3
Religion 3
MTH Concentration 3
EDU 365 Adapting Literacy Lrn Stu W/Spec Needs 3
EDU 375 Strategies & Technol for Inclusive Clsrm 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
 Credit Hours18
Senior Year
First Semester
EDU 120 Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev 0
EDU 121 Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Teacher Certification 0
EDU 122 Dignity for All Student Act (dasa) Training for Teacher Certification 0
EDU 405 Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar 3
EDU 430 Supervised Preservice Teach/Grades 1-6 6
EDU 431 Supervised Preservice Teach (SPE 1-6) 6
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
MTH Concentration 3
MTH 495 Senior Research Project 3
MTH Concentration 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
 Credit Hours18
 Total Credit Hours136