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Mathematics – Applied Option

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Mathematics – Applied Option (120 Hours)

Mathematics Major Core Requirements

In addition to the UCORE requirements and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements, a mathematics major is required to take 13 core courses and a minimum of 4 additional 300-400-level MATH courses specified by a chosen option. Options include: Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Mathematics. Courses required for the major may not be taken pass/fail, and a 2.0 minimum GPA is required.

Certification Requirements

1. Applications for certification are accepted at any time during fall and spring semesters. Decisions are made within ten working days of receipt of application. Application forms are available in the Mathematics Department office.
2. Applications are evaluated, and certification decided, by a faculty committee.
3. Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0.
4. The mathematics core consists of MATH 171, 172, and 220. These courses (or their equivalent for transfer students) must be completed before application.
5. Students with at least a 2.5 GPA in the mathematics core will be certified automatically. Those with less than a 2.0 GPA in the mathematics core will normally not be certified. Others will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
6. Appeals on certification decisions are considered by the department chairperson.
7. Students who are denied certification may reapply after completing at least 12 more semester hours, whereupon decisions are based on grades in mathematics, science, and computer science courses; cumulative grade point average and grade patterns; and a personal interview.
8. Certified students whose cumulative GPA or GPA in MATH courses numbered 171 and above falls below 2.0 for two consecutive semesters, or who are academically deficient, are subject to decertification.
9. Applications for re-certification are handled in the same manner as certification applications for those previously denied.
First Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab4
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermHours
CPT S 1214
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 172 or 1824
MATH 220 or 2302 or 3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second Year
First TermHours
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 273 or 2832
MATH 3013
PHYSICS 201 [PSCI]4
Foreign Language, if needed, or Electives4
Second TermHours
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
MATH 3153
MATH 3981
STAT 3603
Foreign Language, if needed, or Electives4
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
Diversity [DIVR]3
MATH 300 [M]3
MATH 4203
Applied Mathematics Option Course13
Electives3
Second TermHours
ENGLISH 402 [WRTG] [M]3
MATH 421 [M]3
Applied Mathematics Option Course13
Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermHours
MATH 401 [M]3
Applied Mathematics Option Course13
Electives9
Second TermHours
MATH 402 [M]3
MATH 464 [CAPS]3
Applied Mathematics Option Course13
Electives6

Footnotes
1Applied Mathematics Required Option Courses: a) MATH 364 and two of MATH 325, 416, 448, 453, 456, or 466; or b) CPT S 122, MATH 364, 448, and one of MATH 416, 440, or 466; or c) three of MATH 340, 415, 440, 448, and 486.

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