Majors

Majors in Mathematics

Specific Requirements for Admission to the Mathematics Major:
Students desiring to major in mathematics should apply to the department and be assigned a major advisor after completing MTH 245 or MTH 246 or its equivalent.

Students may declare the data science major following successful completion of MTH/DSC 365.

Bachelor of Science - General Track

Required Courses

MTH

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

310

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

3

347 or
349

Calculus III or
Modeling the Physical World II

3

350

Applied Linear Algebra & Differential Equations

3

429

Advanced Linear Algebra

3

445

Advanced Differential Equations

3

471

Mathematical Analysis I

3

481

Modern Algebra I

3

 

9 additional hours in MTH or related subjects (e.g., PHY, CSC, CHM, BIO) with approval of major advisor

9

30 hours

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B.S., Medical Mathematics/Mathematical Biology Track

Required Courses

MTH

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

310

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

3

347 or
349

Calculus III or
Modeling the Physical World II

3

350

Applied Linear Algebra & Differential Equations

3

361

Probability and Statistics in the Health Sciences

3

447

Mathematics in Medicine I

3

 

Two of the following: MTH 429, MTH 445, MTH 471 or MTH 481

6

 

9 additional hours in MTH or related subjects (e.g., PHY, CSC, CHM) with approval of major advisor

9

30 hours

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B.S., Secondary Education Mathematics Track

Required Courses

MTH

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

310

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

3

321

Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry

3

347 or
349

Calculus III or
Modeling the Physical World II

3

350

Applied Linear Algebra & Differential Equations

3

429 or
445

Advanced Linear Algebra or
Advanced Differential Equations

3

471

Mathematical Analysis

3

481

Modern Algebra I

3

561

Mathematical Statistics I

3

 

6 hours elective in MTH or related subjects with approval of major advisor

6

 

5 Prerequisite MTH credits for certification (this can include Calculus I & II, or Precalculus or AP Calculus)

6

36 hours

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B.S., Data Science Track

Required Courses

Code

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

DSC/CSC 121

Computers and Scientific Thinking for Data Scientists

3

DSC/MTH 365

Introduction to Data Science

3

DSC/MTH 366

Machine Learning

3

DSC/GDE 426

Data Visualization

3

DSC/CSC 542

Database Design and Security

3

MTH 245

Calculus I

4

MTH 246

Calculus II

4

MTH 350 or
MTH 541

Applied Linear Algebra and Differential Equations or
Mathematics for Data Scientists

3

MTH 360 or
MTH 361

Elementary Statistics or
Probability and Statistics in the Health Sciences

3

MTH 362

Statistical Modeling

3

CSC 221

Introduction to Programming

3

CSC 222

Object-Oriented Programming

3

CSC 321

Data Structures

3

DSC 599

Capstone

3

6 additional hours in MTH or CSC from the list below, or related subjects with approval of major advisor

6

 

50

Students can choose from two elective tracks: Advanced Computer Science and Advanced Mathematics/Statistics, to give them a deeper theoretical understanding of an area of Data Science.

Option 1:

Option 2:

Advanced Computer Science Track
(choose any 2):

  • CSC 421: Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • CSC 445: Social Network Analytics
  • CSC 550: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Advanced Mathematics/Statistics Track
(choose any 2):

  • MTH 429: Advanced Linear Algebra
  • MTH 561: Mathematical Statistics I
  • MTH 562: Mathematical Statistics II

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