Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics offers a broad background appropriate for students planning to pursue a job in industry, while also offering students the depth and rigor required for graduate studies in mathematics or related fields.
The curriculum satisfies the core Bachelor of Science curriculum that includes certain breadth requirements in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, the humanities and social sciences. In addition to this science core, the student completes twelve upper-level mathematics courses (called technical electives). Most of these technical courses are prescribed by the program but in some cases other courses can be substituted with the approval of the undergraduate advisor. The program includes two general electives which can be applied toward a minor in another discipline.
A recommended study plan is shown below for the standard program in mathematics. These courses do not need to be taken exactly in the order shown and, if these courses do not meet your needs and goals, your program can be changed with the consent of your advisor. For example, you may wish to write a senior thesis, or you may be eligible for Advanced Placement (AP) or the honors calculus sequence. Alternatively, you may want to strengthen your grasp of fundamental concepts by taking MA 134 Discrete Mathematics. The department web page for Undergraduate Courses includes information on when particular courses are offered. See also the comments following the study plan regarding recommended electives and possible course substitutions.