# Mathematics

**Degree Awarded**

- Bachelor of Science

**Nature of Program**

Mathematics is the foundation for many of the natural sciences and, as knowledge is expanded in these sciences, new demands are made on mathematics to provide ideas to be used in advancing the sciences. Older sciences such as physics, chemistry, and engineering depend on mathematics, as do a large number of new and sophisticated subjects. The student’s career in mathematics might include college teaching and research, computers, statistics, and many others.

**Program Objectives**

The graduates of the Mathematics program:

- Should be able to attend graduate school or find employment in industry or government.
- Will have a rounded education that encourages and supports meaningful dialogue with individuals from other disciplines especially sciences and engineering.
- Will be prepared to participate in lifelong learning opportunities.

**General Education FOUNDATIONS**

**Please use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement.**

NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.

General Education Foundations | ||

F1 - Composition & Rhetoric | 3-6 | |

Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research | ||

or ENGL 103 | Accelerated Academic Writing | |

F2A/F2B - Science & Technology | 4-6 | |

F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills | 3-4 | |

F4 - Society & Connections | 3 | |

F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past | 3 | |

F6 - The Arts & Creativity | 3 | |

F7 - Global Studies & Diversity | 3 | |

F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree) | 9 | |

Total Hours | 31-37 |

**Curriculum Requirements for Classic Track**

GEF Requirements | 15 | |

ENGL 101 & ENGL 102 | Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research (GEF 1) | 6 |

WVUE 191 | First Year Seminar | 1 |

A minimum GPA of a 2.0 is required in all major coursework | ||

ENGL 305 | Technical Writing | 3 |

PHYS 111 | General Physics (GEF 2) | 4 |

MATH 155 | Calculus 1 (GEF 3) | 4 |

MATH 156 | Calculus 2 (GEF 8) | 4 |

MATH 251 | Multivariable Calculus | 4 |

MATH 261 | Elementary Differential Equations | 4 |

MATH 283 | Introduction to the Concepts of Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 341 | Introduction to Algebraic Structures | 3 |

MATH 441 | Applied Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 448 | Probability and Statistics | 3 |

MATH 451 | Introduction to Real Analysis 1 | 3 |

MATH 452 | Introduction to Real Analysis 2 | 3 |

MATH 496 | Senior Thesis | 2 |

CS 121 | Computer Science 1 | 4 |

CS 122 | Computer Science 2 | 4 |

MATH Elective (300+ or 400+ level; except MATH 315) | 6 | |

Technical Elective | 16 | |

Elective | 25 | |

Total Hours | 120 |

**Technical Electives**

BIOL 111 | General Biology | 4 |

BIOL 112 | General Biology | 4 |

BIOL 230 | Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 | 4 |

BIOL 231 | Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 | 4 |

BIOL 240 | Microbiology | 4 |

CE 204 | Surveying | 3 |

CHE 201 | Material and Energy Balances 1 | 3 |

CHE 202 | Material and Energy Balances 2 | 3 |

CHEM 111 | Survey of Chemistry | 4 |

CHEM 112 | Survey of Chemistry | 4 |

CHEM 115 | Fundamentals of Chemistry | 4 |

CHEM 116 | Fundamentals of Chemistry | 4 |

CPE 271 | Introduction to Digital Logic Design | 3 |

CPE 272 | Digital Logic Laboratory | 1 |

CS 201 | Data Structures | 3 |

CS 222 | Intro Software Engineering | 3 |

CS 231 | Introduction to Computer Organization | 3 |

EE 221 | Introduction to Electrical Engineering | 3 |

EE 222 | Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory | 1 |

EE 223 | Electrical Circuits | 3 |

MAE 240 | Manufacturing Processes | 3 |

MAE 241 | Statics | 3 |

MAE 242 | Dynamics | 3 |

MAE 243 | Mechanics of Materials | 3 |

MAE 320 | Thermodynamics | 3 |

PHYS 112 | General Physics | 4 |

Any BIOL 300-400 Level Course | ||

Any CHE 300-400 Level Course | ||

Any CHEM 300-400 Level Course | ||

Any CE 300-400 Level Course | ||

Any CS 300-400 Level Course | ||

Any CPE 300-400 Level Course | ||

Any EE 300-400 Level Course | ||

Any ENGR 300-400 Level Course | ||

Any MATH 300-400 Level Course (except MATH 315) | ||

Any MAE 300-400 Level Course | ||

Any PHYS 300-400 Level Course |

**Suggested Plan of Study**

First Year | |||
---|---|---|---|

Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |

ENGL 101 (GEF 1) | 3 | ENGL 102 (GEF 1) | 3 |

WVUE 191 | 1 | MATH 156 (GEF 8) | 4 |

MATH 155 (GEF 3) | 4 | CS 122 | 4 |

CS 121 | 4 | GEF 4 | 3 |

Elective | 3 | Elective | 1 |

15 | 15 | ||

Second Year | |||

Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |

MATH 283 | 3 | MATH 261 | 4 |

MATH 251 | 4 | MATH Elective (300-400 level) | 3 |

PHYS 111 (GEF 2) | 4 | Technical Elective (GEF 8) | 4 |

GEF 5 | 3 | Elective | 3 |

Elective | 3 | ||

14 | 17 | ||

Third Year | |||

Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |

ENGL 305 | 3 | MATH 341 | 3 |

MATH 448 | 3 | MATH 441 | 3 |

GEF 6 | 3 | Technical Elective | 3 |

Technical Elective | 3 | GEF 7 | 3 |

Elective | 3 | Elective | 3 |

15 | 15 | ||

Fourth Year | |||

Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |

MATH 451 | 3 | MATH 452 | 3 |

MATH Elective (300-400 level) | 3 | MATH 496 | 2 |

Technical Elective | 3 | Technical Elective | 3 |

GEF 8 | 3 | Elective | 3 |

Elective | 3 | Elective | 3 |

15 | 14 | ||

Total credit hours: 120 |

**Major Learning Goals**

**mathematics**

The graduates of the Mathematics program:

- Will be critical thinkers and problem solvers.
- Will be able to understand the concepts, solve the problems, and prove theorems in at least three of the four major areas of mathematics - Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, and Geometry/Topology.
- Will be able to develop computer programs to implement computational algorithms.
- Will be able to communicate effectively.

**Department of Mathematics Minor**

### mathematics

### minor code - ut14

Required Courses | ||

MATH 155 | Calculus 1 | 4 |

MATH 156 | Calculus 2 | 4 |

MATH 251 | Multivariable Calculus | 4 |

MATH 261 | Elementary Differential Equations | 4 |

MATH 441 | Applied Linear Algebra | 3 |

Select two of the following courses: | 6 | |

Introduction to the Concepts of Mathematics | ||

MATH 300+ or 400+ Level Courses | ||

Total Hours | 25 |