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Mathematics


Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts — Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in mathematics incorporates an emphasis on statistical analysis and computer applications. It is intended to prepare graduates for careers in business and industry, statistics, and the actuarial profession, as well as graduate study in mathematical sciences.

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education is designed to prepare students to teach mathematics at the secondary level. Students in the B.A. program must also pursue a major in secondary education. 

Upon graduation, students who have majored in mathematics will be able to:

  • Relate a core of basic mathematical concepts
  • Use a variety of problem solving strategies
  • Construct and communicate valid mathematical arguments
  • Apply mathematical skills to problems in other disciplines
  • Make use of multiple technological tools for solving problems

First-year students intending to major in mathematics should have successfully completed four years of high school mathematics including some trigonometry. Students begin their major programs with either MATH 217 (Calculus I) or MATH 225 (Discrete Mathematics). Anyone who is uncertain about their preparation for these courses is encouraged to consult with a member of the department.

Core Mathematics Courses

CSCI 201 - Computer Programming I

An introduction to problem solving and structured programming using C# and XNA. Students will learn the basic concepts of programming by designing game programs for the Xbox. Topics covered include basic data types, control structures and subprograms. Students will learn how to design, code, debug, document, and execute programs using techniques of good programming style. Lab included. Read more »

CSCI 202 - Computer Programming II

A continuation of CSCI 201 with C# and XNA. Topics to be covered include arrays, structures, strings, files, classes, and objects. Students will be expected to write and run a number of larger programs. Lab included. Read more »

CSCI 345 - Database Management

A study of database concepts and database management systems. Topics covered include database design, relational models, normalization and queries. Hands-on experience with database management system is provided. Read more »

MATH 217 - Calculus I

Functions, mathematical models, limits, continuity, slope and instantaneous velocity, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, related rates, linearization, exponential and logarithmic models, indeterminate forms, graphical analysis, optimization problems, antiderivatives, definite integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Prerequisite: Recommendation of the department chairperson based on mathematics assessment Read more »

MATH 218 - Calculus II

Techniques of integration, applications of definite integrals, numerical integration, improper integrals, differential equations, infinite series, convergence tests, power series, Taylor polynomials, parametric curves, polar curves, vectors, dot and cross products, lines and planes in space. Prerequisite: MATH 217 Read more »

MATH 219 - Calculus III

Vector-valued functions, curvilinear motion, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, linear approximations, directional derivatives and gradients, optimization, multiple integrals and applications, vector fields, line integrals. Prerequisite: MATH 218 Read more »

MATH 225 - Discrete Mathematics

Set theory, sequences, counting principles, probability, matrix algebra, relations, functions, algorithms, ordering and binary operations, Boolean algebras, graphs and trees. Prerequisite: MATH 111 or recommendation of the department chairperson based on mathematics assessment Read more »

MATH 324 - Statistical Methods I

Topics include probability, principles of statistical inference, inferences on a single population, and inferences on two populations. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of basic concepts and the solutions of problems using computer output from realistic data similar to that occurring in common applications. Prerequisite: MATH 111 or consent of instructor Read more »

MATH 325 - Statistical Methods II

Topics include analysis of variance, various types of regression, and other statistical techniques including t-tests and design of experiments. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of basic concepts and the solutions of problems using computer output from realistic data similar to that occurring in common applications. Prerequisite: MATH 324 Read more »

MATH 344 - Linear Algebra

Systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, determinants, vector spaces, subspaces, basis and dimension, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, linear transformations and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 218 Read more »

MATH 407 - Mathematical Statistics

Topics include probability, calculation of moments (mean and variance), calculation of moment generating functions, principles of statistical inference, distributions of random variables, and the derivation of tests of statistical hypotheses. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of basic concepts, maximum likelihood estimators, minimum variance estimators, sufficient statistics, the derivation of best tests, and the solutions of problems using computer output from realistic data similar to that occurring in common applications. Prerequisite: MATH 218 Read more »

MATH IS - Independent Math Research

Intensive study of an advanced topic in mathematics. Open to junior and senior mathematics majors. Prerequisite: consent of instructor Read more »

PHYS 231 - College Physics I

An introductory physics course for students who know calculus. Topics include vectors, motion, A force, energy, momentum, mechanical waves and fluids. Highly recommended for all secondary science teachers, mathematics majors, chemistry majors, pre-engineers and science students who plan graduate study. Three lectures, one lab. Prerequisite: MATH 218 Read more »

WRTG 225 - Organizational Communications

WRTG 225 Organizational Communications 3 sem. hrs. Practice and presentation of letters, reports, short speeches and other areas of functional communication. Not open to first-year students. Prerequisite:WRTG 109 or equivalent skill Read more »

Additional Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in mathematics also requires two or more credit hours of MATH electives chosen from:

The math major also requires the completion of any one CSCI course.