# Department of Mathematics and Statistics

## BA in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics. The program is designed to provide students with a broad background in mathematics and statistics.

Students may select one of three concentrations: pure mathematics, applied mathematics/operations research, or statistics.

The minimum number of credits (exclusive of the University's Core curriculum) required for a bachelor of arts in mathematics is 49 (34 in foundations and 15 in one of the three concentrations listed below).

##### A. Foundations

As a mathematics major, a student may select one of the three concentrations described below in section B. For each concentration all majors are required to complete successfully the foundations sequence as described in this section. Each student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in major courses before being considered for a baccalaureate degree in mathematics.

Foundations Sequence (Required of all majors in mathematics) | (34 Credits) |

MAT 152 Calculus A | 4 cr |

MAT 153 Calculus B | 4 cr |

MAT 252 Calculus C | 4 cr |

MAT 281 Introduction to Probability | 3 cr |

MAT 282 Statistical Inference | 3 cr |

MAT 290 Foundations of Mathematics | 4 cr |

MAT 295 Linear Algebra | 4 cr |

MAT 350 Differential Equations | 4 cr |

COS 160 Structured Problem Solving: Java | 3 cr |

COS 170 Structured Programming Laboratory | 1 cr |

##### B. Concentrations

Each mathematics major should choose one of the following concentrations. (15 credit hours)

**1. Pure Mathematics Concentration**

Mathematics majors intending to pursue graduate work in mathematics should consider this concentration, and they are urged to take Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Topology, and one year of French or German. Those intending to teach at the secondary level should choose this concentration.

a. Successful completion of three of the courses listed below:

MAT 352 Real Analysis

MAT 355 Complex Analysis

MAT 392 Theory of Numbers

MAT 395 Abstract Algebra

MAT 490 Topology

MAT 370, 371 Non-Euclidean or College Geometry

b. Successful completion of at least two additional mathematics courses numbered 260 or above.

**2. Applied Mathematics/Operations Research Concentration**

Those majors intending to enter industry or other applied fields should seriously consider this concentration. Majors who plan to prepare for the actuarial profession should be certain to include in their programs Numerical Analysis and the appropriate courses in the School of Business. Majors intending to pursue graduate work in applied mathematics are urged to take Real Analysis and Abstract Algebra.

a. Successful completion of three of the courses listed below:

MAT 364 Numerical Analysis

MAT 366 Deterministic Models in Operations Research

MAT 383 System Modeling and Simulation

MAT 460 Mathematical Modeling

MAT 461 Stochastic Models in Operations Research

MAT 492 Graph Theory and Combinatorics

b. Successful completion of at least two additional mathematics courses numbered 260 or above.

**3. Statistics Concentration**

This concentration is aimed at preparing the undergraduate to pursue a career as a statistician in government jobs or industrial jobs or to pursue a higher degree in statistics or allied fields. Majors intending to pursue graduate work in statistics are urged to take Real Analysis and Abstract Algebra.

a. Successful completion of three of the courses listed below:

MAT 383 System Modeling and Simulation

MAT 386 Sampling Techniques

MAT 387 Introduction to Applied/Biostatical Methods

MAT 388 Statistical Quality Control

MAT 484 Design and Analysis of Experiments

MAT 485 Introduction to Applied Regression

MAT 487 Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis

b. Successful completion of at least two additional mathematics courses numbered 260 or above.