Mathematics
Department: Mathematics
Course Number  Title  Credits  Prerequisites  Dist.  Skills 

MA 116  Discrete Structures 
4

N

Q


MA 130  Calculus I 
4

N

QM


MA 160  Linear Algebra 
3

N

QM


MA 210  Foundations of Mathematics 
3

MA 116 or MA 160 or PL/MA 208 or permission 
CW


MA 220  Intro. to Probability & Statistics 
4

MA 130 
N

QS

MA 230  Calculus II 
4

MA 130 
N

QM

MA 235  Calculus III 
4

MA 230 
N

QM

CS 110  Computer Science I 
3

N


MA 480  Mathematics Seminar I 
1

Junior or senior standing & MA 160, MA 235 & MA 210 or permission 
N

Total credit hours = 30
Students should complete the POE by including at least 18 upper level credits (300 or 400 level), at least 12 of which must be mathematics (MA) credits. Students must take at least one upper level MA course (of at least 3 credits) with a prerequisite of MA 210, and at least one upper level MA course (of at least 3 credits) without a prerequisite of MA 210.
Applied Mathematics:
Courses marked with an *asterisk below are not upperlevel courses. They are listed
because they are prerequisites for actual upperlevel courses that are listed.
Course Number  Title  Credits  Prerequisites  Dist.  Skills 

MA 303  Mathematical Modeling 
3

MA 130, some experience with programming & Minitab 
N

QM,CW

MA 320 
Probability and Statistics

3

MA 220 & MA 230 
N

QS

MA 325  Statistical Consulting 
2

MA 220 or BI 305 or PY 214 
N

QS,CW

MA 335  Differential Equations 
4

MA 130 & MA 230, MA 235 or MA 233 
N

QM

MA 340  Numerical Analysis 
3

MA 130 & MA 160 & CS 110 or permission 
N

QM

MA 399  Special Topics 
3

varies with topic 
N


CH 305  Physical Chemistry I 
3

PC 203 & MA 230 
N


CH 306  Physical Chemistry II 
3

CH 305 
N


*PC 202 and PC 206  Introductory Physics I Physics Laboratory I 
3
1 
Corequisite MA 130 & PC 206 Corequisite PC 202 
N
N 

*PC 203 and PC 207  Introductory Physics II Physics Laboratory II 
3
1 
MA 130 & PC 202, corequisite PC 207 corequisite PC 203 
N
N 
QM

PC 301  Theoretical Modern Physics 
3

MA 230 & PC 203, corequisite MA 235 
N


PC 320  Engineering Mechanics I: Statics 
3

PC 202 or PC 204 
N


PC 321  Engineering Mechanics II: Dynamics 
3

PC 320 
N


PC 340  Math Methods in Physics 
3

PC 203 & MA 230 
N


PC 350  Thermodynamics 
3

MA 235 & PC 301 
N


PC 402  Quantum Mechanics 
4

MA 235 or PC 340 & CH 305 or PC 300 
N


PC 410  Mechanics 
4

PC 203 & PC 340 
N


PC 420  Electricity & Magnetism I 
3

PC 203; corequisite PC 340 
N


PC 421  Electricity & Magnetism II 
3

PC 420 
N


PC 430  Optics 
3

PC 300 or PC 301 
N

Theoretical Mathematics
Course Number  Title  Credits  Prerequisites  Dist.  Skills 

MA 316  Combinatorics 
3

MA 210 or MA 220 
N

QM

MA 320  Probability & Statistics 
3

MA 220 & MA 230 
N

QS

MA 335  Differential Equations 
4

MA 130, MA 230, MA 235 or MA 233 
N

QM

MA 350  Topics in Geometry 
3

MA/PL 208 or MA 210 
N


MA 355  Nature of Mathematics 
1

MA/PL 208 or MA 210  
MA 360  Abstract Algebra 
3

MA 160 & MA 210  
MA 365  Number Theory 
3

MA 210 or permission 
N


MA 370  Real Analysis 
3

MA 210, MA 230 & MA 235 
N


MA 375  Complex Analysis 
3

MA 235 
N


MA 399  Special Topics 
3

varies with topic 
N


MA 485  Mathematics Research 
35

MA 480 
N

Applications
Courses marked with an *asterisk below are not upperlevel courses. They are listed
because they are prerequisites for actual upperlevel courses that are listed.
Course Number  Title  Credits  Prerequisites  Dist.  Skills 

MA 303  Mathematical Modeling 
3

MA 130, some experience with programming & Minitab 
N


MA 316  Combinatorics 
3

MA 220 or permission of instructor 
N


MA 320  Probability & Statistics 
3

MA 220 & MA 230 
N


MA 325  Statistical Consulting 
2

MA 220 or BI 305 or PY 214 
N


MA 335  Differential Equations 
4

MA 160 & MA 233 or MA 235 
N


MA 340  Numerical Analysis 
3

MA 130, MA 160 & CS 110 or permission 
N


MA 399  Special Topics 
3

Varies with topic 
N


MA 490  Mathematics Internship 
29

Permission 
N


MA 495  Internship Research/Seminar 
26

corequisite MA 490 
N


*CS 220  Computer Organization 
4

CS 110 
N


*CS 240  Computer Science II 
3

CS 110 & MA 116 or MA 210 
N


*CS 255C  C++ Programming 
2

CS 110 & sophomore standing & permission 
N


CS 300  Software Engineering 
3

CS 240 
N


CS 315  Algorithms & Analysis 
4

CS 240, MA 160 & MA 116 
N

CW

CS 330  Computer Graphics 
3

MA 160 & CS 240, coreq. CS 255C 
N


CS 362  Languages & Translation 
4

CS 220 & CS 240 
N


CS 370  Database Management Systems 
3

IT 210 or CS 240 
N


CS 399  Special Topics 
3

N


*EB 222  Principles of Macroeconomics 
3

S


*EB 223  Principles of Microeconomics 
3

sophomore standing 
S


EB 320  Intermediate Microeconomics 
3

EB 222 & EB 223 
S


EB 321  Intermediate Macroeconomics 
3

EB 222 & EB 223 
S


EB 341  Product & Operations Management 
3

EB 201 or permission 
S


EB 463  Financial Markets & Institutions 
3

EB 222 
S, I


EB 465  Financial Theory and Analysis 
3

EB 211 or MA 220 & EB 362 
S

Total Credits = 48
Rationale
A program in mathematics can lay the foundation for a wide variety of careers, ranging from the very specific (actuarial science) to the very general (law). Training in mathematics develops problem solving and logical reasoning skills and a perspective to analyze, organize, and synthesize. These basic analytical tools can then be enhanced by adding appropriate technical skills.
The "core" of the mathematics POE provides an introduction to the different conceptual and technical components of an undergraduate education in mathematics (i.e., discrete mathematics, calculus, probability and statistics, and computer programming). In addition, appropriate mathematical software is integrated throughout the program to facilitate the analysis of real world problems and the multirepresentational (i.e., graphical, numerical, and algebraic) approach to problem solving. One can then specialize in the direction of classical applied mathematics by pursuing physics and furthering the study of mathematical systems applicable to this field. Or one can move in the direction of theoretical mathematics by beginning the study of the theory behind algebra, geometry, calculus, probability and statistics, or even computer science. Beyond these more traditional options, one can also select a wide range of applications such as statistics, actuarial science, operations research, economics, or computer science. The requisite skills are relevant courses for these options vary considerably and should be chosen in close consultation with an appropriate advisor.
Normal Progression
Fall  Spring  

Freshman  Calculus I Symbolic Logic or Linear Algebra  Calculus II Introduction to Probability & Statistics or Linear Algebra 
Sophomore  Calculus III Symbolic Logic or Foundations of Mathematics Computer Science I  Introduction to Probability & Statistics or upper level upper level 
Junior  Foundations of Mathematics or upper level upper level  upper level upper level 
Senior  Mathematics Seminar upper level upper level  upper level upper level 
Late Progression
Fall  Spring  

Freshman  
Sophomore  Calculus I Symbolic Logic or Linear Algebra, Computer Science I  Calculus II Introduction to Probability & Statistics Linear Algebra (if not in fall) 
Junior  Calculus III Symbolic Logic or Foundations of Mathematics, upper level  Upper level upper level 
Senior  Mathematics Seminar Foundations of Mathematics or upper level upper level  upper level upper level 
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updated 10.2018