B.S. Program

Program

Bachelor of Science

Program Description

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.

In the Mathematics B.S. program each student is expected to take ten Core courses, which serve as an introduction to the various subfields of mathematics, and then select one of the following five Options for completing the degree.

  • Pure Math
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Secondary Teaching
  • Flexible

The courses required by each of the Options can be found below, as well as information on the Honors Track within the program and the Accelerated Master's program. Please contact the department's Undergraduate Chair with any questions.

In addition to the requirements listed on this page students must satisfy requirements of the relevant colleges, as well as those of the UCCS Compass Curriculum. Please see the advising guides for the Mathematics B.S. degree for further information. These can be found on the Academic Advising web page, under College of Education (for the Teaching Option) and College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences (for the other four Options).

General Requirements

  • 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.
  • Comple 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.

Core Courses (30 Credit Hours)

The Core courses allow students to become familiar with the different subfields of mathematics before choosing their focus.

  • 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

Options

Pure Math Option
Applied Math Option
Statistics Option
Secondary Teaching Option
Flexible Option

Honors Track

The Mathematics Department offers a special Honors Track which leads to departmental honors, noted on the diploma and transcript, upon graduation, to qualified students pursuing a B.S. degree in Mathematics.

Accelerated Master's Program

The Accelerated Master's program allows students to obtain a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Mathematics by taking only 21 credit hours of courses beyond those required for the B.S. degree.