
Description
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is uniquely qualified to offer programs that blend theory and practice in an innovative way, preparing students for career options in academic, corporate, and government areas. Classes are deliberately structured to enable students who pursue a major in Mathematics or Computer Science to learn in concert with Engineering and Science majors. In this setting, the student’s appreciation of the inherent power and cohesiveness of mathematics is enhanced by the highlighted role that mathematics plays in all fields.
Degree Requirements
Mathematics Major  Bachelor of Arts
This program is designed to give the student a classical mathematics education in the liberal arts tradition. In addition to the standard topics in mathematics, a student must select courses in advanced mathematics, computer science, and/or statistics. A student preparing for secondary education should contact an advisor from the College of Liberal Arts & Education early in the program and must take the professional education sequence of courses. A twentyhour cognate is also required. The student must earn at least a C grade in each required course and a 2.0 GPA overall in the major. Prospective teachers must earn a 2.7 GPA in the major. There are 36 credit hours in the major including:

   cr.  rec./lec.  lab. 
MTH 140  Elementary Functions   3  3  
MTH 141  Analytic Geometry and Calculus I   4  4  
MTH 142  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II   4  4  
MTH 241  Analytic Geometry and Calculus III   4  4  
MTH 481  Modern Algebra for Teachers or   3  3  
MTH 405  Introduction to Modern Algebra I   3  3  
MTH 482  Linear Algebra for Teachers or   3  3  
MTH 402  Linear Algebra with Applications   3  3  
MTH 483  Fundamental Concepts of Geometry   3  3  
MTH 484  History of Mathematics   3  3  
MTH 485  Statistics for Teachers   3  3  
Total: 36 Credits. Electives described below.
Electives  flexibility and focus
To allow maximum flexibility to address personal interests and to focus on career oriented objectives, students choose four courses from the following:

   cr.  rec./lec.  lab. 
MTH 276  Discrete Structures   3  3  
MTH 372  Differential Equations with Linear Algebra   4  4  
MTH 406  Introduction to Modern Algebra II   3  3  
MTH 415  Theory of Numbers   3  3  
MTH 423  Probability   3  3  
MTH 427  Applied Probability and Statistics   3  3  
MTH 428  Analysis of Variance   3  3  
MTH 451  Techniques of Advanced Calculus   3  3  
MTH 458  Applied Analysis   3  3  
MTH 459  Model Building   3  3  
MTH 460  Graph Theory   3  3  
MTH 461  Transformational Geometry   3  3  
MTH 462  The Projective Plane   3  3  
MTH 484  History of Mathematics   3  3  
MTH 485  Statistics for Teachers   3  3  
MTH 486  Higher Arithmetic for Teachers   3  3  
MTH 487  Finite Mathematics   3  3  
The student must earn at least a C grade in each required course and a C average for the 64 credit hours required for the major. The cooperative education program is highly recommended.



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