Accelerated Master's Program
The Department of Mathematics offers a curriculum leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in Mathematics. This program allows students to count 9 credit hours of mathematics courses toward both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. As a result, a student can obtain both degrees in 5 years--more quickly than if completing the B.S. and M.S. individually.
An undergraduate student interested in the Accelerated Master's program should declare Mathematics as a major, thereby entering the department's B.S. program.
The student should then complete the following courses, totaling 37 credit hours.
- 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
- MATH 4040 - Senior Math Seminar
- MATH 4140 - Modern Algebra I
- MATH 4310 - Modern Analysis I
After completing the 3000-level courses in the above list, the student should submit an intent application, which can be found on the Graduate School Accelerated and Dual Degree Programs page. Once it is approved, the student may take the dual-counted courses, namely 9 credit hours of MATH courses numbered 5130 or higher.
Upon completing the above 46 hours of MATH coursework, the student will have satisfied the primary requirements of the Mathematics B.S. program (specifically, the Pure Math Option or the Flexible Option), provided that each MATH course is passed with a grade of C or better, and an overall GPA of 2.0 is maintained.
The student should then contact the mathematics department's Graduate Chair to arrange a mid-program review. The student will be recommended to the Graduate School for admission to the M.S. in Applied Mathematics program, if the following requirements are met.
- MATH 4310 and the three 5000-level courses are completed with a grade of B or better.
- The GPA in MATH courses is at least 3.25.
- The overall GPA is at least 3.0.
Once admitted to the M.S. program, the student will only need 21 credit hours of graduate courses to complete that degree, instead of the normal 30 credit hours. However, all other requirements for the M.S. program apply.
Please refer to the Graduate School Accelerated and Dual Degree Programs page for more information.