B.S. Degree in Mathematics {17-18}
B.S. Degree in Mathematics
Description
A BS Degree in Mathematics with the Computational emphasis includes courses from several areas of mathematics, including mathematical analysis, statistics, and computer modeling and simulation. Many of the courses will involve heavy use of computers. Computational mathematics is focused on the skills needed to solve real-world problems.
The program includes 41 credits of required Math courses, starting with the Calculus sequence, as well as two other Math courses chosen from specific lists. At least one of those two additional Math courses must be chosen to complete a two-semester upper level sequence. Typical choices for that upper level sequence for Computational majors would be Math 335/Math 435 or Math 366/466, although other options are available. Students should see their advisor for additional discussion. In addition, 15 credits of CSIS courses are required for this program.
Students pursuing this degree have enough free electives to pursue a minor or to explore other academic interests.
To receive the B.S. Degree in Mathematics, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).
Student Learning Outcomes
- Understand the theory and applications of calculus and linear algebra.
- Develop the capacity for rigorous analytical thought and the ability to communicate ideas in a precise manner.
- Possess an awareness of the abstract nature of theoretical mathematics and the ability to write proofs.
- Possess an understanding of the breadth of the mathematical sciences and their deep inter-connecting principles.
- Ability to solve multi-step problems and perform complex tasks.
- Develop the ability to detect basic mathematical structures (patterns) and make generalizations from them.
Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required
Core Requirements
( 23 credits )
All majors must complete the ETS Major Field Test in Mathematics.
MATH 260 Computer Calculus (1)
MATH 261 Calculus I (4)
MATH 262 Calculus II (4)
MATH 311 Introduction to Proof and Abstract Mathematics (3)
MATH 323 Multi-Variable and Vector Calculus (4)
MATH 327 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
MATH 335 Intermediate Probability and Statistics I (4)
Emphasis in Computational Math
Program Requirements
( 18 credits )
MATH 291 LaTex (1)
MATH 355 Mathematical Modeling (3)
MATH 361 Intermediate Analysis I (4) or
MATH 435 Mathematical Statistics I (4)
MATH 366 Differential Equations (3)
MATH 450 Numerical Analysis I (4)
MATH 491 Mathematical Writing (3)
Students completing a BS in Mathematics with a Computational emphasis must take an upper level sequence chosen from the following list.
MATH 335 AND MATH 435, OR
MATH 366 AND MATH 466, OR
MATH 311 AND MATH 411, OR
MATH 327 AND MATH 427
The first course in each of these sequences is a required course for the emphasis, and the second course is an allowed option or upper level Math elective in the program.
Related Requirements
( 15 credits )
Students must take fifteen credits of approved Computer Science and Information Systems courses. These must include the following courses:
CSIS 152 Introduction to Computers and Programming Ia (3) and
CSIS 153 Introduction to Computers and Programming Ib (3) and
CSIS 252 Introduction to Computers and Programming II (3)
plus any two of the following CSIS courses:
CSIS 304 Databases (3)
CSIS 335 Graphical User Interface Programming (3)
CSIS 336 C#.Net Programming (3)
CSIS 349 Networks and Data Communications (3)
CSIS 352 Advanced Concepts in Programming (3)
CSIS 360 Linux Programming and Development Tools (3)
CSIS 446 Decision Support Systems (3)
CSIS 450 Programming Languages (3)
Restricted Electives
( 3 credits )
Students must take three credits in mathematics at the level of Math 300 or higher and may not include Math 302, 303, 304, 316, 402, 406, 416, or 486.