The courses offered by the Department of Mathematics serve several purposes; they supply the mathematical preparation necessary for students specializing in the physical, life or social sciences, in business administration, in engineering, and in education; they provide a route by which students may achieve a level of competence to do research in any of several special mathematical areas; they allow students to prepare themselves for work as mathematicians and statisticians in industry and government; and they give an opportunity to all inquisitive students to learn something about modern mathematical ideas.
Admission requirements for this program are satisfied by the general requirements for undergraduate admission to the University. Undergraduates declaring a mathematics major are strongly encouraged to meet with a departmental advisor before doing so. After a student's acceptance as a major, a student should consult a Departmental advisor at least once a semester to verify progress.
Students must complete 120 credits in course work including satisfaction of the University General Education Requirements and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Group Requirements, as well as the departmental major requirements cited below. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the University and the College governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees.
|Probability and Statistics|
|Elementary Linear Algebra|
|Core Computing Course (select one of the following)|
|Problem Solving and Programming|
and Problem Solving and Programming Laboratory
|Introduction to C++ Programming Language|
|Writing Intensive Course in Mathematics 1|
|Core Statistics Courses|
|Introduction to Probability Theory|
|Introduction to Mathematical Statistics|
|Linear Statistical Models|
|Core Statistical Computing Course|
|Statistical Computing and Data Analysis|
|Additional Statistics Courses (select at least one of the following)|
|Introduction to Stochastic Processes|
|Mathematical Models in Operations Research|
|Applied Time Series|
|Special Topics in Mathematics 2|
|Design of Experiments|
|Elective Courses (select at least two of the following) 3|
Any additional course listed in "Additional Statistical Courses" 2
|Elementary Differential Equations|
|Elementary Analysis 4|
|Numerical Methods I|
|Applied Linear Algebra|
|Introduction to Analysis I|
|Methods of Optimization|
|The Theory of Interest|
|Introduction to Econometrics|
|Data Mining and Analytics|
|Introduction to Machine Learning and Applications|
|Applied Engineering Statistics|
|Statistics and Data Analysis in Political Science I|
MAT 5890 must be a statistics course, and it must be approved by an advisor. In case of two or more different MAT 5890 courses, one will be counted as "Additional Statistics Course” and the others as “Elective Courses”.
Strongly recommended for students interested in graduate study.
Writing Proficiency/Writing Intensive Requirement
Statistics majors must register for MAT 5993, the zero-credit writing-intensive course. All majors must satisfy this requirement, even if they are not subject to the University General Education Requirements.
Minimum Grade Requirements
The following grade requirements must be satisfied to obtain the degree.
- C- or better if a course is a prerequisite for another course.
- C or better average grade for all courses.
- D- or better in any course that is not a prerequisite.
- C or better if credits are transferred and count toward the department’s requirements.