2011-2013 Catalog (without addenda) 
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2011-2013 Catalog (without addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.S.

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Requirements for the Bachelor of Science

Total: 128 Credits


* Minor specialty: at least 9 credits beyond the required courses in a single area of study other than mathematics. The sequence must be well integrated and consistent, thereby enabling the student to gain knowledge in an area other than mathematics. Students should consult the faculty adviser of the department of interest when selecting electives. This requirement may be satisfied by either two minor specialties or one 18-credit specialty. This work must be in addition to courses taken under other categories of the programs (e.g., required courses in physics do not count toward a minor in physics).

The following are possible specialties:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Transportation

Advanced placement credits may be given toward the first year of calculus. Students receiving grades of 4 or 5 in Calculus BC on advanced placement examinations in calculus conducted by the College Entrance Examination Board may be granted a maximum of 8 credits to be applied toward the 128-credit requirement for bachelor’s degrees in mathematics.

Typical Course of Study for the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: 17.5 Credits

Spring Semester: 17.5 Credits

Junior Year

Fall Semester: 16 Credits

Spring Semester: 18 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester: 15 Credits

Spring Semester: 16 Credits

Total credits required for the degree: 128 Credits


1 Students placed by examination or by an adviser into MA 902 , MA 912  or MA 914  must defer registration for MA 1024 .

2 The Free Elective can be a course offered by any department, provided it does not duplicate material studied in other courses. Students must meet the prerequisites for the courses.

3 May be substituted by another course with adviser’s approval.

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