Major
The requirements for a major in mathematics vary according to the objectives of the student. There are seven courses required of all mathematics majors.
An additional four courses are required, selected from one of the following track options:
 Core Mathematics
 Applied Analysis
 Computational Mathematics
 Probability and Statistics
 Secondary School Teaching
 Mathematical Economics
Writing Requirement
In order to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences writing requirement, students majoring in mathematics must obtain writing credit in one of the following courses: MTH 433, MTH 461, MTH 502, MTH 504, MTH 520, MTH 533, MTH 561, and in three more writing courses from other departments.
Curriculum Requirements
The requirements of a major in mathematics vary according to the objectives of the student. There are seven courses required of all mathematics majors. An additional four courses are required selected from one of six track options:
Core Courses and Track Options
Code  Title  Credit Hours 

Courses Required for All Mathematics Majors  
MTH 161  Calculus I  4 
or MTH 171  Calculus I  
MTH 162  Calculus II  4 
or MTH 172  Calculus II  
MTH 210  Introduction to Linear Algebra  3 
MTH 230  Introduction to Abstract Mathematics  3 
MTH 310  Multivariable Calculus  3 
MTH 461  Survey of Modern Algebra  3 
or MTH 561  Abstract Algebra I  
MTH 433  Advanced Calculus  3 
or MTH 533  Introduction to Real Analysis I  
Track Options  
Select four courses from one of the following Tracks:  12  
Core Mathematics Track:  
Select four of the following:  
Linear Algebra  
Elementary Complex Analysis  
Topology I  
Topology II  
Introduction to Real Analysis II  
Introduction to Differential Geometry  
Abstract Algebra II  
Applied Analysis Track: ^{1}  
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations  
Elementary Complex Analysis  
Select one of the following sequences:  
Partial Differential Equations I and Partial Differential Equations II  
Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamics and Bifurcations  
Computational Mathematics Track:  
Introduction to Numerical Analysis  
Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis  
Numerical Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods in Differential Equations  
Probability and Statistics Track:  
Introduction to Probability and Statistics  
Introduction to Probability and Introduction to Mathematical Statistics  
Statistical Analysis  
Secondary School Teaching Track: ^{2}  
Introduction to Probability and Statistics  
Discrete Mathematics I  
Select two of the following:  
History of Mathematics  
Foundations of Geometry  
Theory of Numbers  
Mathematical Economics Track:  
Introduction to Probability and Introduction to Mathematical Statistics  
Advanced Microeconomic Theory  
Select one of the following:  
Topics in Mathematical Economics  
Econometrics  
Advanced Macroeconomic Theory  
Other Requirements  
University and School/College Specific General Education Requirements and Electives ^{3, 4, 5}  85  
Total Credit Hours  120 
^{1}  Course work in physics is desirable. 
^{2}  This option is only for those obtaining a teaching credential. 
^{3}  Students should satisfy the General Education Requirements stipulated by the University as well as their specific School/College. These requirements typically include proficiency requirements in language, along with requirements for advanced writing and communication skills. 
^{4}  All students must satisfy University cognate requirements. A mathematics major satisfies the STEM Cognate requirement. 
^{5}  Elective courses selected must include courses that satisfy the requirements of an additional major or a minor outside of mathematics. 
*  Notes

Requirements for Departmental Honors in Mathematics:
Code  Title  Credit Hours 

Select three of the following sequences  18  
MTH 513 & MTH 514  Partial Differential Equations I and Partial Differential Equations II  6 
MTH 515 & MTH 516  Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamics and Bifurcations  6 
MTH 520 & MTH 521  Numerical Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods in Differential Equations  6 
MTH 524 & MTH 525  Introduction to Probability and Introduction to Mathematical Statistics  6 
MTH 531 & MTH 532  Topology I and Topology II  6 
MTH 533 & MTH 534  Introduction to Real Analysis I and Introduction to Real Analysis II  6 
MTH 561 & MTH 562  Abstract Algebra I and Abstract Algebra II  6 
*  The student must attain at least a B in each course used to fulfill this requirement. In addition, the student must attain at least a 3.5 average over all courses counted toward the mathematics major and an overall (universitywide) average of at least 3.3. 
Possible Plan of Study
The B.A. and B.S. degrees in Mathematics differ only in the College of Arts and Sciences general education requirements. Here is a possible plan of study.
Year One  

Fall  Credit Hours  
MTH 161  Calculus I  4 
ENG 105  English Composition I  3 
Language course  3  
Select one of the following  3  
Natural Science  
Elective  
Select one of the following  3  
Cognate  
Elective  
Credit Hours  16  
Spring  
MTH 162  Calculus II  4 
MTH 210  Introduction to Linear Algebra  3 
ENG 106  English Composition II  3 
Language course  3  
Select one of the followng  3  
Natural Science  
Cognate  
Elective  
Credit Hours  16  
Year Two  
Fall  
MTH 230 or 310  Introduction to Abstract Mathematics or Multivariable Calculus  3 
Language course  3  
Select one of the following  3  
Natural Science  
Cognate  
Elective  
Select one of the following  3  
Cognate  
Elective  
Elective  3  
Credit Hours  15  
Spring  
MTH 310 or 230  Multivariable Calculus or Introduction to Abstract Mathematics  3 
Select one of the following  3  
Mathematics 200 0r 300 level track course  
Cognate  
Elective  
Cognate  3  
Electives  6  
Credit Hours  15  
Year Three  
Fall  
Select one of the following  3  
Advanced Calculus  
Introduction to Real Analysis I  
Mathematics track course  
Select one of the following  3  
Abstract Algebra I  
Mathematics track course  
Elective  
Select one of the following  3  
Mathematics track course  
Elective  
Cognate  3  
Elective  3  
Credit Hours  15  
Spring  
Select one of the following  3  
Survey of Modern Algebra  
Mathematics track course  
Elective  
Select one of the following  3  
Mathematics track course  
Elective  
Select one of the following  3  
Cognate  
Elecitve  
Electives  6  
Credit Hours  15  
Year Four  
Fall  
Select one of the following  3  
Advanced Calculus  
Introduction to Real Analysis I  
Mathematics track course  
Select one of the following  3  
Abstract Algebra I  
Mathematics track course  
Elective  
Select one of the following  3  
Mathematics track course  
Elective  
Select one of the following  3  
Mathematics track course  
Cognate  
Elective  
Elective  3  
Credit Hours  15  
Spring  
Select one of the following  3  
Survey of Modern Algebra  
Mathematics track course  
Elective  
Select one of the following  3  
Mathematics track course  
Elective  
Select one of the following  3  
Cognate  
Elective  
Electives  6  
Credit Hours  15  
Total Credit Hours  122 
Mission
The objective of the Bachelor’s degree in mathematics is to provide students with a core knowledge of mathematics essential to the understanding of science and other disciplines.
Goals
Students should gain substantial problem solving and critical reasoning skills, and they should develop an understanding of the conceptual underpinnings of mathematics. The knowledge gained through this program should provide the necessary background in mathematics for those students planning to go on to graduate study in mathematics and related fields. This knowledge should also prepare those students who will be immediately entering careers in science, business, education or other fields which are increasingly making use of mathematics.
Student Learning Outcomes
 Students will demonstrate an understanding of elementary real analysis and advanced calculus. They will understand the nature of analytic reasoning and logical analytic proofs. They will develop the ability to communicate ideas in analysis, and, in particular, the ability to formulate and present abstract arguments in analysis.
 Students will demonstrate an understanding of modern abstract algebra. They will understand the nature of algebraic reasoning and logical algebraic proofs. They will develop the ability to communicate algebraic ideas, and, in particular, the ability to formulate and present abstract algebraic arguments.
 Students will acquire a solid understanding of advanced material within a mathematics “specialty path” which synthesizes and extends their lowerdivision work. The path is selected by the individual student depending on his/her particular interests.