Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science with a Major in Mathematical Sciences
Students wishing to specialize in mathematics and intending to do either graduate work in mathematics or work in business and industry will be interested in this degree. The degree with a major in the mathematical sciences consists of 47 hours of required courses in mathematics and computer science, combined with either (1) for the Bachelor of Science degree, 18 hours in related cognate courses outside the department (which must be developed with an adviser and specifically approved by the Mathematics and Statistics Curriculum Committee of the department of mathematics) or (2) for the Bachelor of Arts degree, 16 hours in a foreign language. Specifically, the requirements are as follows:
- Required mathematics courses - 1950, 1960, 1970; 2230; 2050; 2350; 3100; 3230; 4740 and three upper division (courses numbered 3000 or above) mathematics electives (nine hours) including two 4000-level courses.
- Two 3-hour courses in computing from the following: CIST 1400, CSCI 1620, MATH 2200, or MATH 3200, but cannot include both CIST 1400 and MATH 2200.
- For the Bachelor of Science degree, 18 hours in cognate courses outside the department and approved by the department as a cohesive group of courses.
- For the Bachelor of Arts degree, 16 hours in a foreign language.
- There are five suggested alternatives for the upper division mathematics electives: applied mathematics, computer science, operations research, statistics, and traditional mathematics.
- Further information is available in the degree brochure which can be obtained in DSC 203.
- The MFAT national exam must be taken in one of the two semesters prior to graduation.
- Completion of the required computer algebra competency typically in MATH 2050.
- All courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
- Note the following exception to the natural science distribution requirement; a student must complete two approved courses for a total of at least eight credit hours. Each course must be from a different category and each must include a laboratory course.