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2021-2023 - Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2023 - Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.S.

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The B.S. degree is designed to give the student a broad knowledge of mathematics as well as a firm grasp on the application of mathematics to other disciplines. The most typical applications include computer science, statistics, actuarial science, physical and biological sciences, and teacher certification at the secondary level. Students take a significant number of upper level courses outside the mathematics department to strengthen their knowledge in one or more application disciplines.

To complete the degree a student must take all of the core courses and complete either a concentration or a general program of study which includes at least five courses at the 300 level or above of which at least two are at the 400 level along with either a minor, a major, or three allied electives.


Currently there are four pre-approved concentrations: applied math, statistics, secondary education certification in mathematics, or a dual certification in mathematics and special education. A course of study without concentration is also available. The concentrations allow for a student to complete either a minor or second major in a related discipline or a series of allied electives to explore how mathematics can be applied to other disciplines.

Allied Electives

In general, allied electives are courses numbered 300 or above from ACC, BIO, CHM, CSC, CMPE, ECO, ESS, FIN, MAT, MIS, PHY, SCM, or SWE. Other courses will be considered by the department chair on a case-by-case basis. Students not in the Secondary Certification concentration must complete three allied electives, at least one of which must be from disciplines other than MAT. This requirement is waived for students completing a minor or second major.

Required Computer Science (3-4 crs.)

B.S. without concentration (24 - 32 crs.)

  • MAT3xx or 4xx elective
  • MAT3xx or 4xx elective
  • MAT3xx or 4xx elective
  • MAT4xx elective
  • MAT4xx elective
  • Three-Allied-Electives

Three Allied Electives may be replaced by a minor/second major in any discipline.

Course Sequencing

The department maintains a suggested sequence for scheduling the required core math courses and the courses required by the various concentrations. To ensure graduating in four years, each student should take the courses in the semesters indicated on the departmental list. The list is available in the department office.

A typical first year sequence for all mathematics majors is given below:

General Education

General Education Requirements


General Education Requirements Specific for this major

  • Quantitative (Q): MAT 211  
  • Critical Reasoning (R): MAT 225  
  • Technology (T): CSC 104  OR CSC 180  OR Students can take CSC 110  which will count for the major

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