## Curriculum

Dr. Dawn Nelson, *Chairperson*

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers three majors and two minors. Students must maintain an average GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses counted towards the B.S. degree or an average GPA of at least 2.5 in all courses counted towards the B.A. degree.

## Requirements for Mathematics Major

### Degree of Bachelor of Science

Three to four of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

Take one of the following sequences ^{1} | 8 | |

MA-123 & MA-124 & MA-125 | Elementary Calculus I and Elementary Calculus II and Intermediate Calculus | |

Or | ||

MA-143 & MA-144 | Differential Calculus and Integral Calculus | |

MA-247 | Introductory Linear Algebra | 3 |

MA-248 | Math Tech Lab | 1 |

MA-250 | Transition to Advanced Mathematics | 3 |

MA-273 | Multivariable Calculus I | 4 |

MA-274 | Multivariable Calculus II | 4 |

MA-441 | Modern Algebra | 3 |

MA | Capstone Experience ^{2} | 0 |

Take one of the following courses | 3-4 | |

MA-377 | Ordinary Differential Equation | |

MA-379 | Differential Equations for Engineers | |

Take one of the following courses | 3 | |

MA-222 | Intermediate Statistics | |

MA-335 | Probability Theory | |

MA-336 | Mathematical Statistics | |

MA-337 | Statistical Computing With R | |

MA-338 | Regression Analysis | |

MA-389 | Topics in Statistics | |

MA | One Mathematics or Statistics Elective (MA-212 or higher) ^{3} | 3 |

MA | Four Mathematics or Statistics Electives (MA-316 or higher) | 12 |

Total Credits | 47-48 |

#### Special Notes on Course Requirements

^{1} | Ordinarily a student may not receive credit for more than one of the 100 level calculus sequences. MA-133 may substitute for MA-123 or MA-143. |

^{2} | To be satisfied in an upper division MA course during the student’s senior year. |

^{3} | A cognate course may be substituted with permission. |

#### Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements

^{1} | The Core Curriculum Requirement 3.1 for the B.S. in Mathematics degree is as follows: (A) Natural Science: One course in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. (B) STEM: One course in computer programming, namely CS-180 or higher. |

^{2} | Mathematics majors are encouraged to take EC-101 Macroeconomic Principles to satisfy their Core Curriculum Requirement 2.1 |

#### Special Note on Major Requirements

^{1} | The Chairperson of the Mathematics Department may reduce the 12 credit requirement in the Mathematics electives to 6 credits for the B.S. degree if the student has, in consultation with a departmental advisor, combined this Mathematics major with a specified program of courses in a related field. Such programs include, but are not limited to, major or minor programs in another department and the certification program in secondary education. |

## Requirements for Mathematics Major

### Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Concentration:

### Elementary Education

Three of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements. | ||

MA-250 | Transition to Advanced Mathematics | 3 |

MA-400 | History of Mathematics | 3 |

Capstone Experience ^{1} | 0 | |

Take three courses in Essential Mathematics and Statistics | 9 | |

Group 1: Essential Mathematics (choose one) | ||

MA-101 | Precalculus | |

MA-107 | Topics in Contemporary Mathematics | |

MA-218 | Quantitative Methods for Business | |

Group 2: Essential Statistics (choose two, one course must be numbered MA-132 or higher) | ||

MA-103 | Probability & Statistics for Liberal Art ^{2} | |

MA-106 | Introduction to Probability & Statistics ^{2} | |

MA-132 | Statistics for Life Sciences ^{3} | |

MA-212 | Elementary Statistics ^{3} | |

MA-222 | Intermediate Statistics | |

MA-304 | Stats Prob & Discrete Math Middle Schoo | |

MA-336 | Mathematical Statistics | |

MA-337 | Statistical Computing With R | |

Take two courses in Calculus ^{4} | 6-8 | |

MA-123 & MA-124 | Elementary Calculus I and Elementary Calculus II | |

or | ||

MA-143 & MA-144 | Differential Calculus and Integral Calculus | |

MA-273 & MA-274 | Multivariable Calculus I and Multivariable Calculus II | |

MA-375 | Advanced Calculus | |

MA-377 | Ordinary Differential Equation | |

or MA-379 | Differential Equations for Engineers | |

Take one course in Algebra | 3 | |

MA-247 | Introductory Linear Algebra | |

MA-302 | Elem Math Functions for Mid Sc | |

MA-441 | Modern Algebra | |

Take one course in Geometry | 3 | |

MA-306 | Geometry for Middle School | |

MA-350 | College Geometry | |

MA | Take one Mathematics or Statistics Elective (numbered 212 or higher) | 3 |

MA | Take one Mathematics or Statistics Elective (numbered 300 or higher) | 3 |

Total Credits | 33-35 |

^{1} | To be satisfied in an upper division MA course during the student’s senior year. |

^{2} | A student may not receive credit for both MA-103 and MA-106. |

^{3} | A student may not receive credit for both MA-132 and MA-212. |

^{4} | Ordinarily a student may not receive credit for more than one of the 100 level calculus sequences. MA-133 may substitute for MA-123 or MA-143. |

#### Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements

^{1} | The Core Curriculum Requirement 3.1 for the B.A. degree, Concentration in Elementary Education, is as follows: (A) Natural Science: Students are encouraged to take BI-122, BI-124 or a comparable course in Biology (B) STEM: Students are encouraged to take one course in computer programming, namely CS-180 or higher. |

^{2} | Mathematics majors are encouraged to take EC-101 to satisfy their Core Curriculum Requirement 2.1. |

#### Special Note on Major Requirements

^{1} | At least four courses must be at the 300-Level or above. |

## Requirements for Mathematics Major

### Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Concentration:

### Secondary Education

Three to four of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements. | ||

MA-247 | Introductory Linear Algebra | 3 |

MA-248 | Math Tech Lab | 1 |

MA-250 | Transition to Advanced Mathematics | 3 |

MA-350 | College Geometry | 3 |

MA-400 | History of Mathematics | 3 |

MA-441 | Modern Algebra | 3 |

Capstone Experience ^{1} | ||

Take at least fourteen credits in Calculus ^{2} | 14-16 | |

MA-123 & MA-124 & MA-125 | Elementary Calculus I and Elementary Calculus II and Intermediate Calculus | |

or | ||

MA-143 & MA-144 | Differential Calculus and Integral Calculus | |

MA-273 & MA-274 | Multivariable Calculus I and Multivariable Calculus II | |

MA-375 | Advanced Calculus | |

MA-377 | Ordinary Differential Equation | |

or MA-379 | Differential Equations for Engineers | |

Take one course in Statistics, Probability or Discrete Mathematics | 3 | |

MA-132 | Statistics for Life Sciences ^{3} | |

MA-212 | Elementary Statistics ^{3} | |

MA-222 | Intermediate Statistics | |

MA-316 | Intermediate Discrete Mathematics | |

MA-335 | Probability Theory | |

MA-336 | Mathematical Statistics | |

MA-337 | Statistical Computing With R | |

MA-338 | Regression Analysis | |

MA-389 | Topics in Statistics | |

MA | Take one Mathematics or Statistics Elective (numbered 316 or higher) | |

Total Credits | 33-35 |

^{1} | To be satisfied in an upper division MA course during the student’s senior year. |

^{2} | Ordinarily a student may not receive credit for more than one of the 100 level calculus sequences. MA-133 may substitute for MA-123 or MA-143. Students with placement above MA-144 should expect to complete MA-375, MA-377 or MA-379 as the third course and a mathematics elective numbered 212 or higher as the fourth course. |

^{3} | A student may not receive credit for both MA-132 and MA-212. |

#### Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements

^{1} | The Core Curriculum Requirement 3.1 for the B.A. degree, Concentration in Secondary Education, is as follows: (A) Natural Science: Students are encouraged to take BI-122, BI-124 or a comparable course in Biology (B) STEM: One course in computer programming, namely CS-180 or higher. |

^{2} | Mathematics majors are encouraged to take EC-101 to satisfy their Core Curriculum Requirement 2.1 |

#### Special Note on Multiple BA Concentrations

If a student wishes to earn concentrations in both Elementary Education and Secondary Education, the student must complete an additional 12 credits of courses numbered 212 or above.

### Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics

Select one of the following calculus sequences: | 6-8 | |

MA-123 & MA-124 | Elementary Calculus I and Elementary Calculus II | |

MA-132 & MA-133 | Statistics for Life Sciences and Calculus for the Life Sciences | |

MA-143 & MA-144 | Differential Calculus and Integral Calculus | |

MA-273 & MA-274 | Multivariable Calculus I and Multivariable Calculus II | |

Select 4 MA-courses, numbered 212 or above | 12+ | |

Total Credits | 18-20+ |

#### Special Notes on Minor Requirements

^{1} | Students wishing to minor in mathematics should meet with the department Chairperson to choose appropriate electives to match or complement their major. |

^{2} | A student must maintain an average of at least 2.0 in the courses presented for the mathematics minor. |

^{3} | Ordinarily a student may not receive credit for more than one of the 100 level calculus sequences. MA-133 may substitute for MA-123 or MA-143. |

### Requirements for a Minor in Statistics

Select one of the following courses | 3 | |

MA-132 | Statistics for Life Sciences | |

MA-212 | Elementary Statistics | |

Select five of the following options | 15 | |

MA-222 | Intermediate Statistics | |

MA-335 | Probability Theory | |

MA-336 | Mathematical Statistics | |

MA-337 | Statistical Computing With R | |

MA-338 | Regression Analysis | |

MA-389 | Topics in Statistics ^{1} | |

At most one from the following group | ||

BA-388 or BA-414 or BI-311 or CJ-350 or EC-300 or MA-304 or PO-200 or PS-200 or SO-448 | ||

At most one from the following group (with permission of the department chairperson) | ||

BA-351 or BI-385 or BI-497 or BI-498 or CU-400 or HS-499 or HP-492 or MA-295 or MA-399 or PC-390 or PS-398 or SO-450 | ||

At most one from the following group | ||

MA-123 or MA-124 or MA-133 or MA-143 or MA-144 or MA-218 or MA-273 or MA-274 or MA-316 or MA-385 or MA-400 | ||

Total Credits | 18 |

#### Special Notes on Minor Requirements

^{1} | May be repeated with a different topic. |

#### Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements For All Students

^{1} | Ordinarily a student may not receive credit for more than one of the 100 level calculus sequences. A student may not receive credit for both MA-103 and MA-106. A student may not receive credit for both MA-132 Statistics for the Life Sciences and MA-212 Elementary Statistics. |

^{2} | Satisfactory completion of a mathematics course with integrated mathematics reviews, such as MA-103 Probability and Statistics for the Liberal Arts, may be required based on placement test results. |

^{3} | Students intending or expected to take calculus courses may first be required to take MA-100 Fundamentals of College Algebra and/or MA-101 Precalculus, unless exempted by placement test results. |