Mathematical Sciences Bachelor of Science Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences with Computer Science Minor

The curriculum for a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences consists of a minimum of 120 semester hours which must include at least 42 hours at the 3000 or 4000 level.  Along with 43 semester hours of General Education requirements including Calculus I (4 hours), a minimum of 60 semester hours must be in Mathematics with at least 45 hours of these being at the 3000 or 4000 level.

The Mathematical Sciences core consists of a 12 hour calculus sequence, a two semester sequence in analysis, a two semester sequence in modern algebra, and courses in the areas of combinatorics, number theory, geometry, differential equations, linear algebra, math. software, probability and statistics, history of mathematics, and a senior project.  Due to the tight prerequisite structure, each student choosing Mathematical Sciences as a major should consult a major advisor within the department.  No Mathematics course in which a grade below C is earned will be counted towards meeting requirements for the Mathematics major core.

The Computer Science Minor consists of 17 hours of course work including a two semester sequence in introductory programming along with courses in Computer Organization, Data Structures, and Python Programming.  This work will serve to provide a solid foundation and background in programming.

Courses labeled with an asterisk (*) represent approved general education courses from the areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.  Such courses may be substituted with other courses from their respective areas of the approved general education course list found in the undergraduate catalog.  Students seeking a degree in Mathematical Sciences should consult the Chair of the department, Dr. Michael Reed, for guidance in developing a specific plan of matriculation.

Fall             Spring  
ENGL 1010 Freshman English I                 3   ENGL 1020 Freshman English II         3
MATH 1910 Calculus I 4   MATH 1920 Calculus II 4
COMM 2200 Public Speaking 3   HPSS 1510 Health and Wellness* 3
ART 1010 Art Appreciation* 3   MUSC 1010 Music Appreciation* 3
UNIV 1000 1   Elective 3
  14     16
Fall     Spring  
MATH 2110 Calculus III 4   MATH 2600 Intro. to Adv. Math 3
PHYS 2110 Calculus-Based Physics I* 3   PHYS 2120 Calculus-Based Physics II* 3
PHYS 2111 Calculus-Based Physics I Lab* 1   PHYS 2121 Calculus-Based Physics II Lab* 1
HIST 2010 American History I* 3   HIST 2020 American History II* 3
ENGL 2013 Black Arts and Literature I*  3   MATH 3120 Differential Equations 3
  14   Elective 1
Fall     Spring  
MATH 3610 Linear Algebra 3   MATH 3100 Prob. & Stat. 3
MATH 3640 Modern Algebra I 3   MATH 3650 Modern Algebra II 3
MATH 3810 Geometry 3   MATH 3210 Intro. to Num. Theory 3
AFAS 2010 Intro. to Africana Studies* 3   MATH 3130 Intro. to Math. Software  3
COMP 2140 Computer Programming I 4   COMP 2240 Computer Programming II 4
  16     16
Fall     Spring  
MATH 4500 Senior Project   3   MATH 4420 Advanced Calculus II  3
MATH 4410 Advanced Calculus I 3   MATH Elective (3000/4000) 3
MATH 3200 Combinatorics 3   MATH 4750 History of Mathematics 3
MATH Elective (3000/4000) 3   COMP 3040 Data Structures 3
COMP 2400 Computer Organization 3   COMP 3140 Python Programming 3
  15     15