The Department of Mathematics prides itself in offering an excellent curriculum at the undergraduate level. It allows students to take courses in both theoretical and applied mathematics. Courses at the undergraduate level include introductory analysis, differential equations, applied statistics, and operations research, just to name a few.
The Department recognizes the role of technology in the classroom, and its courses have evolved accordingly. The use of computers and graphing calculators are being integrated into all levels of instruction. Computer-based laboratory classes are available for the first three semesters of the calculus sequence with plans of adding a fourth laboratory in the near future. Students in applied statistics courses learn the uses of computer in statistical analysis. Even freshman-level courses are integrating computer lab projects into their syllabi.
Mathematics courses acceptable for satisfying lower-division requirements for liberal arts degrees are 115, 120, 121, 123, 125, 261, 262, and 267. Mathematics 115 - Elementary Statistics has no prerequisite and is recommended for any nonmathematics major.
No student may enroll in a mathematics course unless he or she has a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses. Grades lower than C in mathematics courses will not be counted toward the mathematics major for the B.A. or B. S. degree.
A major in Mathematics for the B.A. degree requires 30 semester hours as follows: Mathematics 261, 262, 263, 264, and 18 hours of upper-level courses that must include 305, 319, 555, and 556. A computer programming course is also required.
A major in Mathematics for the B.S. degree consists of 12 semester hours in the calculus sequence and 30 hours of upper-level courses that must include Mathematics 305, 319, 555, and 556. Computer Science 111 also is required.
A minor in Mathematics consists of (1) Mathematics 261, 262, 263, 264 plus one 3-hour course at the 300-level or above; or (2) Mathematics 261, 262, 263, and 2 courses at the 300-level or above.
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