# Mathematics, B.S.

**Credits:** 122

**CIP Code:** 270101

## Program Description

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics is a rigorous mathematics program designed to prepare students for successful graduate study in mathematics and mathematically related areas, or for a successful career in private industry, government, and education domains.

## Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics must meet the General Admissions Requirements as published in this Catalog.

## Special Requirement for Mathematics Majors

Undergraduate Mathematics Majors are required to take a departmental exit exam in the second semester of their senior year. Data from this exam is used for program review and advising.

### Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the BS Mathematics program, students should be able to:

- Recognize that mathematics is an art and a powerful language of the sciences with limitless applications.
- Effectively communicate mathematical research results in both written and oral forms to scientific and general audiences.
- Demonstrate a high level of competency in mathematical proofs and mathematical modeling of complex phenomena.
- Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in computing skills using standard mathematical software and other advanced technologies to model and communicate quantitative concepts.

## Degree Requirements

In addition to the General Degree Requirements published in this Catalog, students pursuing the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics must earn a minimum final grade of "C" in all required and elective mathematics courses (total 60 credit hours), in the General Education areas in the categories of A, B, C, D and E (total 36 credit hours) and Elective courses (Free electives: 6 credit hours Minor elective courses: 18 credit hours). Students are encouraged to pursue a minor, but not required. A total of 122 credit hours are required to graduate with a BS degree in Mathematics including University required Seminars. Students must satisfy the following required credits listed under different categories:

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Required Mathematics Courses | ||

CMAT 111 | Calculus I | 4 |

CMAT 112 | Calculus II | 4 |

CMAT 211 | Calculus III | 4 |

CMAT 212 | Differential Equations | 3 |

CMAT 214 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

CMAT 311 | Mathematical Logic | 3 |

CMAT 321 | Mathematical Prob & Stat I | 3 |

CMAT 322 | Mathematical Prob & Stat II | 3 |

CMAT 325 | Modern Algebra | 3 |

CMAT 421 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

CMAT 422 | Advanced Calculus II | 3 |

CMAT 423 | Intro to Complex Variables I | 3 |

CMAT 427 | Intro to Toplogy I | 3 |

CMAT 475 | Seminar I | 3 |

CMAT 476 | Seminar II | 3 |

Math Electives | ||

Select 12 credits of the following: | 12 | |

Intro to Operations Research | ||

Numerical Analysis | ||

Discrete Mathematical Stucture and Pre-Calculus II | ||

CMAT XXX | Elective (200 level or higher) | |

CMAT XXX | Elective (300 or 400 level) | |

Total Hours | 60 |

### General Education Courses

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Area A: Humanities/Fine Arts | ||

Select two of the following: | 6 | |

United States,Africa & World | ||

United States, Africa & World | ||

History of the United States | ||

History of the United States | ||

Art Appreciation | ||

CHUM 230 | ||

World Music | ||

Music Appreciation | ||

Theater Appreciation | ||

CPHIL 105 | ||

Introduction to Philosophy | ||

Philosophy of Religion | ||

The Biblical Heritage | ||

Afr Amer Religious Experiences | ||

Afr Amer Religious Experience | ||

Comparative Religion | ||

Area B: Social/Behavioral Sciences | ||

Select two of the following: | 6 | |

CPSC 106 | Politics and Global Issues | 3 |

American Govern & Politics | ||

General Psychology | ||

Human Growth & Development | ||

Intro. to Sociology | ||

Intro. to Anthropology | ||

Contemporary Social Problems | ||

Area C: Natural Science/Mathematics/Statistics | ||

Select two of the following: | 8 | |

General Biology I & Lab | ||

General Biology II & Lab | ||

Gen Chem 1 & Recitation | ||

Gen Chem II Lec & Recitation | ||

Physics I: Mechanics | ||

Physics II: Elec & Magnetism | ||

Physics III:Optics/Modern Phys | ||

Area D: Communication | ||

Select nine credits of the following: | 9 | |

College Composition I | ||

College Composition II | ||

CART 101 | Art Foundation I | 3 |

Intro to World Literature I | ||

Intro to World Literature II | ||

CFLX 101 | Elementary Foreign Language I | |

CFLX 102 | Elementary Foreign Language II | |

CFLX 201 | Intermediate I | |

CFLX 202 | Intermediate II | |

Area E: Financial/Technological | ||

CCIS 105 & 105L | Programming Principles I and Programming Principles I Lab | 4 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Introduction to Computers | ||

Intro. to Comp. Sim/Analysis | ||

Programming Principles I | ||

Introduction to Computer Sys | ||

Introduction to Economics | ||

CECO 250 | Principles of Economics | 3 |

Principles of Macroeconomics | ||

Sci, Tech, & Human Values | ||

Educational Technology | ||

Total Hours | 45 |

### Other University Requirements

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

CGED 100 | First Year Seminar | 1 |

CGED 101 | 1st-Year Seminar | 1 |

Total Hours | 2 |

**Free Electives: 6 Credits**

Any number of courses in Area A, Area B, Area C, Area D, or Mathematics courses which the student has not taken as a required Mathematics elective or general course can be a free elective. Courses that are not listed in areas of A, B,C,D or E may also qualify as free elective courses, but for such courses, the student is required to get approval from his/her departmental advisor.

**Minor or Elective Courses: 18 Credits**

Minor courses or Elective courses should be chosen in consultation with the advisor.

__Special Considerations__

The Department of Mathematical Sciences encourages undergraduate students majoring in Mathematics

to choose a minor field in other “STEM” or Business areas by streamlining their choices in the General

Education and Free Elective courses so that they satisfy the requirements of the program (usually 18 credit Hours) the student may choose to minor in. In particular, the Department of Mathematics encourages students to choose their minors in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Computer Science by streamlining their choices of General Education Courses in the areas of C and E. The Minor is encouraged but not required.

## Sequence for Mathematics, B.S.

Electives should be chosen in consultation with the advisor depending on the choice of minor.

First Year | ||
---|---|---|

First Semester | Hours | |

CENG 105 | College Composition I (Area D) | 3 |

CGED 100 | First Year Seminar | 1 |

Area A: Humanities/Fine Art (see list) | 3 | |

CMAT 106 | Pre-Calculus II | 3 |

Area B: Social/Behavioral Sciences (see list) | 3 | |

Area E: Financial/technological (see list) | 3 | |

Hours | 16 | |

Second Semester | ||

CENG 106 | College Composition II (Area D) | 3 |

CGED 101 | 1st-Year Seminar | 1 |

Area A: Humanities/Fine Arts | 3 | |

CMAT 111 | Calculus I | 4 |

Free Elective | 3 | |

CXXX | Minor/ Free Elective | 3 |

Hours | 17 | |

Second Year | ||

First Semester | ||

CMAT 112 | Calculus II | 4 |

CMAT 214 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

Area C: Natural Science | 4 | |

CMAT XXX | Math Elective (200 or Higher) | 3 |

CXXX | Minor/ Free elective | 3 |

Hours | 17 | |

Second Semester | ||

CMAT 212 | Differential Equations | 3 |

CMAT 211 | Calculus III | 4 |

CCIS 105 & 105L |
Programming Principles I and Programming Principles I Lab (Area E) |
4 |

CMAT 311 | Mathematical Logic | 3 |

CXXX | Minor/ Free Elective | 3 |

Hours | 17 | |

Third Year | ||

First Semester | ||

Area D: Communication | 3 | |

CXXX | Minor/ Free Elective | 3 |

CMAT 321 | Mathematical Prob & Stat I | 3 |

CMAT 325 | Modern Algebra | 3 |

CMAT 421 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

Hours | 15 | |

Second Semester | ||

CMAT 322 | Mathematical Prob & Stat II | 3 |

CMAT 422 | Advanced Calculus II | 3 |

Area C: Natural Science | 4 | |

Area B: Social/ Behavioral Sciences (see list) | 3 | |

CXXX Minor/ Free Elective | 3 | |

Hours | 16 | |

Fourth Year | ||

First Semester | ||

CXXX | Minor/ Free Elective | 3 |

CMAT 423 | Intro to Complex Variables I | 3 |

CMAT 427 | Intro to Toplogy I | 3 |

CMAT 475 | Seminar I | 3 |

Hours | 12 | |

Second Semester | ||

CXXX Minor/ Free Elective | 3 | |

CMAT XXX | Math elective (300 or 400 level) | 3 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Intro to Operations Research | ||

Numerical Analysis | ||

Discrete Mathematical Stucture | ||

CMAT 476 | Seminar II | 3 |

Hours | 12 | |

Total Hours | 122 |