Aug 15, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics/Mathematics, BS


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The program for a mathematics major in the Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has three options. A student may pursue a degree in mathematics with a track focused on actuarial science and statistics, or a degree with a major in mathematics with a specialization in either applied mathematics, pure mathematics, or data science. Those completing a degree in mathematics with a specialization in pure mathematics will be prepared to continue their studies in mathematics in graduate school, though some may enter business, industry, or government service. Students receiving a mathematics degree with a specialization in applied mathematics will be primarily prepared to enter business, industry, or government service in an area where mathematics or computer science is used, or to continue their studies in applied mathematics or computer science in graduate school. Students earning a mathematics degree with a data science specialization will gain skills on utilizing complex databases to provide real world, real-time solutions that incorporate predictive analytics and forecasting to improve decision making. Students are ready for careers that utilize quantitative modeling techniques, including probability, statistics, optimization, simulation, and computing, in the design of solutions to data-driven problems. Students in the actuarial science and statistics track take additional course work in finance and economics, preparing them to complete the first two professional actuarial exams and to pursue employment in the areas of insurance and investment.

Liberal Studies: 46-47


As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Liberal Studies Electives: 6


  • No courses with MATH prefix, includes intermediate-level foreign language

Major: 25


Specialization Area:


Select one specialization 

Pure Mathematics Specialization: 27-28


Applied Mathematics Specialization: 35-36


Data Science Specialization


Total Degree Requirements: 120


(1)    Students should take 2 credits of MATH 480  in Spring of junior year and 1 credit in Spring of senior year. Data Science Track students can substitute COSC 473  for MATH 480 .

(2)    3 credits of Internship will be applied to the major. Any additional credits may be used as free electives. Data Science Track students can substitute 3 credits of COSC 493  for MATH 493 .

(3)    Requires advisor approval and at least 6cr in courses at 300 level or above.

(4)    Recommended COSC 310  and COSC 319 .

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