Mathematics, BA

Core Course Requirements

MATH115 Calculus I (4 Credits)

The first course in the regular calculus sequence. Basic techniques of differentiation and integration are covered. Topics from Analytic Geometry are introduced. Meets the general education quantitative reasoning requirement. Prerequisite: MATH 111 or equivalent background. (Offered fall semester.)

MATH116 Calculus II (4 Credits)

Techniques of integration, sequences and series, parametric equations, vector valued functions. Prerequisite: MATH 115. (Offered spring semester.)

MATH217 Multivariable Calculus (3 Credits)

The differential and integral calculus of multi-variate functions, line and surface integrals, Green's Theorem, Divergence Theorem, Stokes' Theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 116. (Offered fall semester.)

MATH218 Differential Equations (3 Credits)

First-order differential equations, linear equations, and linear systems, power series solutions, Laplace Transforms. Prerequisite: MATH 116. (Offered fall semester.)

MATH312 Linear Algebra (4 Credits)

This course is designed to give the mathematics student his or her first serious encounter with mathematical systems. Elements of the theory of vector spaces are developed. The student gains experience in matrix algebra, vectors, and linear transformations. Meets the general education upper division writing intensive requirement. Prerequisite: MATH 115. (Offered spring semester.)

Upper Division Mathematic

- Complete 12 Credits (Credits Required: 12.00)


MATH405 Practicum (4 Credits)

Each department offers a practicum or internship course numbered 405. In this course the student applies theories and skills learned in the major. Each experience should include significant learning opportunities related to the student's major field. Two supervisors are involved, a work supervisor and an academic supervisor. Registration must occur prior to the activity. Forty to sixty hours of work experience is required for each credit awarded. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Letter grades will be assigned unless otherwise stated in the departmental description. Students must consult with their academic supervisor at least twice during the experience. A learning experience summary paper following departmental guidelines is required as well as a final interview with the academic supervisor. A maximum of twelve credits may be applied to the degree. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing with a 2.0 G.P.A., 18 semester credits completed in the field and departmental approval.

Choose One Course

- CIST 210 is required; however, MATH 170 could be taken if CIST 210 is not offered timely. (Courses Required: 1)

CIST210 Programming and Data Structures I (3 Credits)

Using a modern high-level programming language, this course introduces algorithmic problem solving, basic control structures, basic data structures, and procedural abstraction. Prerequisites: MATH 111 and CIST 140. (Offered fall semester.)

MATH170 Introductory Scientific Programming (3 Credits)

This three hour course is designed to introduce a student to general scientific programming and the MATLAB and Perl programming languages in particular. Standard topics of programming including loops, conditionals, functions, subroutines, strings, input, and output will be covered. Additionally, simple programming using vectors and matrices will be learned. The course material will be applied to solve numerous simple problems and some of moderate complexity as well. Some simple data structures like lists and hashes in Perl will be studied. This class is created to be a substitute for CIS210 for mathematics, matematics education, physics, and physics eeducation majors. Prerequisite: MTH115. CIS140 recommended.

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