Bachelor of Science (BS)
On Campus, Online, Hybrid
About the Program
Mathematics is a dynamic ﬁeld of study, which is constantly evolving in response to external challenges coming from applications and internal challenges coming from unsolved problems. It plays a central role in science and engineering, and a key supporting role in economics, business, and government.
Focus of Study
Students who are analytical by nature, who enjoy thinking critically, and who appreciate a deep understanding of what they study may find mathematics attractive, stimulating, and challenging.
The Department of Mathematics offers a curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics; this degree is well-suited for students aiming toward a variety of mathematical careers in industry or secondary education, or planning for graduate education.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics requires the following:
- A minimum of 46 credit hours of MATH coursework. At least 31 of those hours must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 or higher)
- A grade of C or better in courses applied to the major
- A minimum 2.0 GPA must be maintained in all MATH coursework
- No more than 60 credit hours of MATH coursework may apply to the bachelor’s degree
- An Exit Interview with the Mathematics department is required prior to graduation
- All Mathematics majors are required to meet with a faculty advisor in the Mathematics department during their first year as Mathematics majors
Specialization Track Options
General requirements for all students in the Mathematics B.S. program include the following:
- Complete at least 45 credit hours of MATH courses
- Complete each required MATH course with a grade of C or better
- Maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.0
- Complete an exit interview with the mathematics department prior to graduation
- Meet with a faculty advisor in the mathematics department during the first year as a mathematics major
- Fulfill the specific requirements for the Option selected
All students are expected to take ten core courses, which allow students to become familiar with the different subfields of mathematics before choosing their focus. Core courses include:
- MATH 1350 - Calculus I
- MATH 1360 - Calculus II
- MATH 2150 - Discrete Mathematics
- MATH 2350 - Calculus III
- MATH 3110 - Theory of Numbers
- MATH 3130 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
- MATH 3400 - Introduction to Differential Equations
- MATH 3410 - Introduction to Analysis
- MATH 3810 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
For details on program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.