Majors & Minors

This is a general overview of the majors & minors. For more information, please consult the current college catalogue, or contact the department.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers two majors and one minor:

A student majoring in mathematics may not major in applied mathematics. A student majoring in applied mathematics may not minor in mathematics.

All entering students are advised to take the core mathematics requirement in their first year. Whenever possible, students are placed in mathematics courses on the basis of their secondary school backgrounds and, when available, ACT or SAT scores in mathematics.

Mathematics Major & Minor

A field of concentration in mathematics requires a minimum of 29 semester hours. Required courses include:

  • Mathematics 220: Calculus II
  • Mathematics 310: Linear Algebra
  • Mathematics 320: Multivariable Calculus
  • Mathematics 403: Real Analysis
  • Mathematics 410: Abstract Algebra

The remaining 12 hours are to be selected from three-hour mathematics courses at the 300 level or higher, at least three hours of which are selected from the 400 level or higher. Mathematics courses of one hour do not count toward the 12 hours of electives. In addition, students majoring in mathematics are required to take the ETS mathematics major assessment test.

A minor in mathematics requires a minimum of 20 semester hours. Required courses include:

  • Mathematics 120: Calculus I or Mathematics 113: Integrated Calculus I-B
  • Mathematics 220: Calculus II

In addition, students must take four elective courses selected from three-hour or four-hour mathematics courses numbered 300 or higher. Mathematics courses of one hour do not count toward the 12 hours of electives.

Applied Mathematics Major & Minor

A field of concentration in computational mathematics requires a minimum of 29 semester hours. Required courses include:

  • Mathematics 220: Calculus II
  • Mathematics 310: Linear Algebra
  • Mathematics 320: Multivariable Calculus
  • Mathematics 370: Theory of Probability
  • Mathematics 380: Mathematical Modeling
  • Mathematics 406: Numerical Analysis
  • Mathematics 403: Real Analysis or Mathematics 410: Abstract Algebra

The remaining 6 hours are to be selected from three-hour mathematics courses at the 300 level or higher, at least three hours of which are selected from the 400 level or higher. Mathematics courses of one hour do not count toward the 12 hours of electives. Also, students majoring in applied mathematics are required to take the ETS mathematics major assessment test.