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Department: Mathematics

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
MA 130 Calculus I
4
N
QM
MA 160 Linear Algebra
3
N
QM
PL/MA 208 Symbolic Logic
3
high school algebra
HN
MA 210 Foundations of Mathematics
3
MA 116 or MA 160 or PL/MA 208 or permission
CW
MA 220 Intro. to Probability & Statistics
4
MA 130
N
QS
MA 230 Calculus II
4
MA 130
N
QM
MA 235 Calculus III
4
MA 230
N
QM
CS 110 Computer Science I
4
N
MA 480 Mathematics Seminar I
1
Junior or senior standing & MA 160, MA 235 & MA 210 or permission
N

Total credit hours = 30

Complete the POE by including at least 18 upper level credits from those listed below, at least 12 of which must be mathematics (MA) credits. NOTE: It is recommended (but not required) that the student select from within one of the following areas of interest:

Applied Mathematics
"Courses marked with an asterisk below are NOT upper-level courses. They are listed because they are prerequisites for actual upper-level courses that are listed".
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
MA 303 Mathematical Modeling
3
MA 130, some experience with programming & Minitab
N
QM,CW
MA 320
Probability and Statistics
3
MA 220 & MA 230
N
QS
MA 325 Statistical Consulting
2
MA 220 or BI 305 or PY 214
N
QS,CW
MA 335 Differential Equations
4
MA 130 & MA 230, MA 235 or MA 233
N
QM
MA 340 Numerical Analysis
3
MA 130 & MA 160 & CS 110 or permission
N
QM
MA 399 Special Topics
3
varies with topic
N
CH 305 Physical Chemistry I
3
PC 203 & MA 230
N
CH 306 Physical Chemistry II
3
CH 305
N
*PC 202 and PC 206 Introductory Physics I
Physics Laboratory I
3
1
Corequisite MA 130 & PC 206 Corequisite PC 202
N
N
*PC 203 and PC 207 Introductory Physics II Physics Laboratory II
3
1
MA 130 & PC 202, corequisite PC 207 corequisite PC 203
N
N
QM
PC 301 Theoretical Modern Physics
3
MA 230 & PC 203, corequisite MA 235
N
 
PC 320 Engineering Mechanics I: Statics
3
PC 202 or PC 204
N
PC 321 Engineering Mechanics II: Dynamics
3
PC 320
N
PC 340 Math Methods in Physics
3
PC 203 & MA 230
N
PC 350 Thermodynamics
3
MA 235 & PC 301
N
 
PC 402 Quantum Mechanics
4
MA 235 or PC 340 & CH 305 or PC 300
N
PC 410 Mechanics
4
PC 203 & PC 340
N
PC 420 Electricity & Magnetism I
3
PC 203; corequisite PC 340
N
PC 421 Electricity & Magnetism II
3
PC 420
N
PC 430 Optics
3
PC 300 or PC 301
N
 
Theoretical Mathematics
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
MA 316 Combinatorics
3
MA 210 or MA 220
N
QM
MA 320 Probability & Statistics
3
MA 220 & MA 230
N
QS
MA 335 Differential Equations
4
MA 130, MA 230, MA 235 or MA 233
N
QM
MA 350 Topics in Geometry
3
MA/PL 208 or MA 210
N
MA 355 Nature of Mathematics
1
MA/PL 208 or MA 210
MA 360 Abstract Algebra
3
MA 160 & MA 210
MA 365 Number Theory
3
MA 210 or permission
N
 
MA 370 Real Analysis
3
MA 210, MA 230 & MA 235
N
MA 375 Complex Analysis
3
MA 235
N
 
MA 399 Special Topics
3
varies with topic
N
MA 485 Mathematics Research
3-5
MA 480
N
 
Applications
"Courses marked with an asterisk below are NOT upper-level courses. They are listed because they are prerequisites for actual upper-level courses that are listed".
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
MA 303 Mathematical Modeling
3
MA 130, some experience with programming & Minitab
N
 
MA 316 Combinatorics
3
MA 220 or permission of instructor
N
 
MA 320 Probability & Statistics
3
MA 220 & MA 230
N
 
MA 325 Statistical Consulting
2
MA 220 or BI 305 or PY 214
N
 
MA 335 Differential Equations
4
MA 160 & MA 233 or MA 235
N
 
MA 340 Numerical Analysis
3
MA 130, MA 160 & CS 110 or permission
N
 
MA 399 Special Topics
3
Varies with topic
N
 
MA 490 Mathematics Internship
2-9
Permission
N
 
MA 495 Internship Research/Seminar
2-6
corequisite MA 490
N
 
*CS 220 Computer Organization
4
CS 110
N
*CS 240 Computer Science II
3
CS 110 & MA 116 or MA 210
N
*CS 255C C++ Programming
2
CS 110 & sophomore standing & permission
N
 
CS 300 Software Engineering
3
CS 240
N
CS 315 Algorithms & Analysis
4
CS 240, MA 160 & MA 116
N
CW
CS 330 Computer Graphics
3
MA 160 & CS 240, coreq. CS 255C
N
CS 362 Languages & Translation
4
CS 220 & CS 240
N
CS 370 Database Management Systems
3
IT 210 or CS 240
N
CS 399 Special Topics
3
N
*EB 222 Principles of Macroeconomics
3
S
*EB 223 Principles of Microeconomics
3
sophomore standing
S
EB 320 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
EB 222 & EB 223
S
 
EB 321 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
EB 222 & EB 223
S
 
EB 341 Product & Operations Management
3
EB 201 or permission
S
EB 463 Financial Markets & Institutions
3
EB 222
SI
EB 465 Financial Theory and Analysis
3
EB 211 or MA 220 & EB 362
S
 

Total Credits = 48

Rationale

A program in mathematics can lay the foundation for a wide variety of careers, ranging from the very specific (actuarial science) to the very general (law). Training in mathematics develops problem solving and logical reasoning skills and a perspective to analyze, organize, and synthesize. These basic analytical tools can then be enhanced by adding appropriate technical skills.

The "core" of the mathematics POE provides an introduction to the different conceptual and technical components of an undergraduate education in mathematics (i.e., discrete mathematics, calculus, probability and statistics, and computer programming). In addition, appropriate mathematical software is integrated throughout the program to facilitate the analysis of real world problems and the multirepresentational (i.e., graphical, numerical, and algebraic) approach to problem solving. One can then specialize in the direction of classical applied mathematics by pursuing physics and furthering the study of mathematical systems applicable to this field. Or one can move in the direction of theoretical mathematics by beginning the study of the theory behind algebra, geometry, calculus, probability and statistics, or even computer science. Beyond these more traditional options, one can also select a wide range of applications such as statistics, actuarial science, operations research, economics, or computer science. The requisite skills are relevant courses for these options vary considerably and should be chosen in close consultation with an appropriate advisor.

Normal Progression
Fall Spring
Freshman Calculus I Symbolic Logic or Linear Algebra Calculus II Introduction to Probability & Statistics or Linear Algebra
Sophomore Calculus III Symbolic Logic or Foundations of Mathematics Computer Science I Introduction to Probability & Statistics or upper level upper level
Junior Foundations of Mathematics or upper level upper level upper level upper level
Senior Mathematics Seminar upper level upper level upper level upper level
Late Progression
Fall Spring
Freshman
Sophomore Calculus I Symbolic Logic or Linear Algebra, Computer Science I Calculus II Introduction to Probability & Statistics Linear Algebra (if not in fall)
Junior Calculus III Symbolic Logic or Foundations of Mathematics, upper level Upper level upper level
Senior Mathematics Seminar Foundations of Mathematics or upper level upper level upper level upper level

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updated 03.14