A field of concentration in computational mathematics requires a minimum of 35 semester hours.
The following courses are required:
MTH 220 Calculus II
MTH 310 Linear Algebra
MTH 320 Multivariable Calculus
MTH 406 Numerical Analysis
And one of the following two courses:
MTH 403 Real Analysis
MTH 410 Abstract Algebra
In addition, the student must select two elective courses (six hours) from three-hour mathematics courses numbered 300 or higher. Mathematics courses of one hour do not count toward the six hours of electives.
The computational mathematics major also requires the following computer science courses:
CMP 101 Computer Programming I (C)
CMP 201 Computer Programming II (C)
CMP 301 Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis
And one three-hour elective course in a computer science course numbered 300 or higher.
Also, students majoring in computational mathematics are required to take the ETS mathematics major assessment test.
Students majoring in computational mathematics should complete the Mathematics 120 (or 113) and 220 sequence and the Computer Science 101 and 201 sequence by the end of their sophomore year.
Students majoring in computational mathematics may select an honors thesis option. Students who successfully complete this option will graduate with the designation of honors in mathematics or honors in computational mathematics. This option requires that a student have a 3.250 grade-point average in their mathematics major or computational mathematics major at the time of graduation. Also, beginning no later than the first semester of their senior year, the student must enroll in a Mathematics 575 honors thesis course for one or two hours (this course may be repeated once for a maximum of three hours in Mathematics 575 courses) and, in conjunction with this course, write a thesis in a mathematical field acceptable to the course instructor. In order to receive the honors designation, the student must receive a grade of “B” or better in each Mathematics 575 course and must give an oral presentation of their thesis to the Department.
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