Students must complete a minimum of 29 credit hours in order to complete a field of concentration in mathematics.
The following courses are required:
MTH 220 Calculus II
MTH 310 Linear Algebra
MTH 320 Multivariable Calculus
MTH 403 Real Analysis
MTH 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.
Students are also required to take the ETS mathematics major assessment test.
Students majoring in mathematics or 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 his thesis to the Department.
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