Sep 17, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Mathematical Sciences, BS


A Mathematical Sciences B.S. student will choose from the following tracks: Actuarial Science, Biological Sciences, Computer & Information Science, Data Science, and Physical Sciences. All students take core courses in calculus and linear algebra, and then, depending on the chosen track, an array of upper-division mathematics courses and cognate courses from the partner discipline. Elective courses in mathematics, the partner discipline, and from the sciences at large are required and can be chosen in a manner that helps the student lay the groundwork for future graduate study, careers, or to take electives recommended for pre-med or pre-health professions students and is flexible enough to facilitate a double major with a program in the chosen partner discipline.

Actuarial Science Track Curriculum


    Department Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

               
 MAJOR  MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I  — MATH 221 - Calculus II   4 4
 COGNATE  ECO 153 - (S) Principles of Microeconomics  — ECO 154 - (S) Principles of Macroeconomics   3 3
 GE EPI - GE WRTG  EPI ELECT - (FYOC-FYDT) Elective — WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3 3
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
 GE HUMN ELECT  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar1    
    16 16

Second Year

   
 MAJOR  MATH 222 - Calculus III  — MATH 351 - Linear Algebra   4 3
 COGNATE  ACC 251 - Financial Accounting I  OR ACC 253 - Financial Accounting  — ACC 252 - Financial Accounting II  OR ACC 254 - Managerial Accounting   3 3
 COGNATE  DS 201 - (Q) Introduction to Data Science   3  
 GE HUMN ELECT  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electivea   3
 GE S/BH ELECT  S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electivesa 3 3
 GE PHIL- GE T/RS  PHIL 210 - Ethics  — T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
    16 15

Third Year

   
 MAJOR  MATH 312 - Probability  — MATH 314 - Mathematical Statistics   3 3
 MAJOR  MATH 361 - Numerical Analysis  — MATH 330 - Actuarial Mathematics   3 3
 COGNATE  FIN 251 - Introduction to Finance  — DS 210 - Mathematical Methods for Data Science   3 3
 COGNATE ELECT  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives2,a 3 3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electivesa 3 3
                                  15 15

Fourth Year

                                                    
 MAJOR  MAJOR ELECT - Major Electives3,a 3 3
 COGNATE  FIN 362 - Investments  OR FIN 363 - Intermediate Finance   3  
 STEM ELECT  STEM ELECT - STEM Electives4,a 3 3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electivea 3  
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL ELECT - Philosophy Elective - T/RS ELECT - Theology Electivea   3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electivesa 3 3
                                     15 12
 

Total: 120 Credits

1The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester. Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

2At least two cognates total minimum of six credits prefixed ACC, ECO, FIN, or DS in addition to those already specified are required. The course numbers must be such that the course would count toward a major in the appropriate program or the concentration in the case of DS.

3At least two MATH Elective courses total minimum of six credits numbered 299 or higher beyond those already specified are required.

4 At least two STEM Elective courses total minimum of six credits prefixed BCMB, BIOL, CHEM, CMPS, MATH, NEUR, PHYS, or PSIO beyond those already specified are required. The course numbers must be such that the course would count toward a major in the appropriate program.

aFree electives, STEM electives, major electives, cognate electives, and/or GE electives may be used to fulfill the GE requirement of two EPW II courses.

The results of the placement tests administered prior to the first semester assist students and their advisors in choosing the proper beginning-level mathematics sequence and the proper entry-level within that sequence. If a course is a prerequisite for a second course, directly or indirectly, and a student receives credit for the second course then that student will not be allowed to register for the prerequisite course. Mathematical Sciences majors are required to take the Math Major Field Test in order to graduate.

Biological Sciences Track Curriculum


    Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

                                      
 MAJOR  MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I  — MATH 221 - Calculus II   4 4
 COGNATE  BIOL 141 - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology   4.5  
 COGNATE  BIOL 142 - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology     4.5
 GE WRTG  WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition     3
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electivesb 3 3
 FSEM  First Year Seminar1    
                                      14.5 17.5

Second Year

   
 MAJOR  MATH 222 - Calculus III  — MATH 351 - Linear Algebra   4 3
 COGNATE  CHEM 112 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry /CHEM 112L  — CHEM 113 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry /CHEM 113L   4.5 4.5
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electiveb   3
 GE S/BH  S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electivesb 3 3
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL 210 - Ethics  — T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
                                        14.5 16.5

Third Year

   
 MAJOR  MATH 341 - Differential Equations  — MATH 441 - Partial Differential Equations   4 3
 MAJOR  MATH 312 - Probability  OR MATH 361 - Numerical Analysis  — MATH 463 - (EPW) Topics in Biomathematics   3 3
 COGNATE  Organic Chemistry Lecture/ Lab OR Biology Lecture/Lab2,b 4.5-5 4.5-5
 COGNATE  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives3,b 3 3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electivesb 3 3
    17.5-18 16.5-17

Fourth Year

   
 MAJOR  MATH ELECT - Mathematics Electives4,b 3 3
 STEM  STEM ELECT - STEM Electives5,a,b 3 3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electiveb 3  
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL ELECT - Philosophy Elective - T/RS ELECT - Theology Electiveb   3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electivesb 3 3
    12 12
 

Total: 121-122 Credits

1The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester. Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

2Students must choose a sequence of two lecture/lab courses from CHEM 232 /232L , CHEM 233 /233L , or two from: BIOL 245 , 350 , 351 , 370 , 371 , or 374  with both the lecture and the corresponding lab required. The organic chemistry sequence CHEM 232 /232L , CHEM 233 /233L  is suggested for students oriented toward pre-health.

3At least two cognates total minimum of six credits prefixed BCMB, BIOL, CHEM, NEUR, or PSIO in addition to those already specified are required. The course numbers must be such that the course would count toward a major in the appropriate program.

4At least two MATH elective courses total minimum of six credits numbered 299 or higher beyond those already specified are required.

5At least two STEM elective courses total minimum of six credits prefixed BCMB, BIOL, CHEM, CMPS, MATH, NEUR, PHYS, or PSIO beyond those already specified are required. The course numbers must be such that the course would count toward a major in the appropriate program.

aStudents pursuing a pre-health curriculum are encouraged to use the STEM elective courses to meet additional science course requirements appropriate for their specific pre-health interests.

bA free elective, STEM elective, major elective, cognate elective, or GE elective may be used to fulfill the GE requirement of a second EPW II course.

The results of the placement tests administered prior to the first semester assist students and their advisors in choosing the proper beginning-level mathematics sequence and the proper entry-level within that sequence. If a course is a prerequisite for a second course, directly or indirectly, and a student receives credit for the second course then that student will not be allowed to register for the prerequisite course. Mathematical Sciences majors are required to take the Math Major Field Test in order to graduate.

Computer & Information Science Track Curriculum


   Department Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

               
 MAJOR  MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I  — MATH 221 - Calculus II   4 4
 COGNATE  CMPS 134 - Computer Science I  /CMPS 134L  — CMPS 144 - Computer Science II /CMPS 144L   4 4
 GE EPI - GE WRTG  EPI ELECT - (FYOC-FYDT) Elective — WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3 3
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
 GE HUMN ELECT  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electivesb 3 3
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar1    
    17 17

Second Year

   
 MAJOR  MATH 222 - Calculus III  — MATH 351 - Linear Algebra   4 3
 MAJOR  MATH 142 - (Q) Discrete Structures   4  
 COGNATE  CMPS 240 - Data Structures and Algorithms  — CMPS 250 - Machine Organization and Assembly Language Programming   3 3
 GE HUMN ELECT  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electiveb   3
 GE S/BH ELECT  S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electivesb 3 3
 GE PHIL- GE T/RS  PHIL 210 - Ethics  — T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
    17 15

Third Year

   
 MAJOR  MATH 312 - Probability  OR MATH 361 - Numerical Analysis  — MATH 371 - Applied Combinatorics   3 3
 MAJOR  MATH 360 - Coding Theory  — MATH 368 - Cryptography   3 3
 COGNATE  NSCI ELECT - Natural Science Electivesa 4-4.5 4-4.5
 COGNATE ELECT  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives2,b 3 3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electivesa,b 3 3
                                  16-16.5 16-16.5

Fourth Year

                                                     
 MAJOR  MAJOR ELECT - Major Electives3,b 3 3
 STEM ELECT  STEM ELECT - STEM Electives4,b 3 3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3  
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL ELECT - Philosophy Elective - T/RS ELECT - Theology Electiveb   3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electivesb 3 3
                                     12 12
 

Total: 122-123 Credits

1The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester. Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

2At least two cognates total minimum of six credits prefixed CMPS or DS in addition to those already specified are required. The course numbers must be such that the course would count toward a major in the appropriate program or the concentration in the case of DS.

3At least two MATH Elective courses total minimum of six credits numbered 299 or higher beyond those already specified are required.

4At least two STEM Elective courses total minimum of six credits prefixed BCMB, BIOL, CHEM, CMPS, MATH, NEUR, PHYS, or PSIO beyond those already specified are required. The course numbers must be such that the course would count toward a major in the appropriate program.

aStudents must choose one of the following sequences of natural science courses, BIOL 141 -BIOL 142 CHEM 113 -CHEM 114L , or PHYS 140/PHYS 140L -PHYS 141/PHYS 141L . The corresponding labs are also required. These courses satisfy the natural science (E) GE requirement.

bFree electives, STEM electives, major electives, cognate electives, and/or GE electives may be used to fulfill the GE requirement of two EPW II courses.

The results of the placement tests administered prior to the first semester assist students and their advisors in choosing the proper beginning-level mathematics sequence and the proper entry-level within that sequence. If a course is a prerequisite for a second course, directly or indirectly, and a student receives credit for the second course then that student will not be allowed to register for the prerequisite course. Mathematical Sciences majors are required to take the Math Major Field Test in order to graduate.

Data Science Track Curriculum


   Department Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

               
 MAJOR  MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I  — MATH 221 - Calculus II   4 4
 COGNATE  CMPS 134 - Computer Science I /CMPS 134L  — CMPS 144 - Computer Science II  /CMPS 144L   4 4
 GE EPI - GE WRTG  EPI ELECT - (FYOC-FYDT) Elective —  WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3 3
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
 GE HUMN ELECT  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electivesb 3 3
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar1    
    17 17

Second Year

   
 MAJOR  MATH 222 - Calculus III  — MATH 351 - Linear Algebra   4 3
 COGNATE  Natural Science Sequencea 4-4.5 4-4.5
 COGNATE  DS 201 - (Q) Introduction to Data Science   3  
 GE HUMN ELECT  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electiveb   3
 GE S/BH ELECT  S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electivesb 3 3
 GE PHIL- GE T/RS  PHIL 210 - Ethics  — T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
    17-17.5 16-16.5

Third Year

   
 MAJOR  MATH 312 - Probability  — MATH 314 - Mathematical Statistics   3 3
 MAJOR  MATH 361 - Numerical Analysis  — MATH 371 - Applied Combinatorics   3 3
 COGNATE  CMPS 240 - Data Structures and Algorithms   3  
 COGNATE  DS 362 - Data-Driven Knowledge Discovery     3
 COGNATE ELECT  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives2,b 3 3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electivesb 3 3
                                  15 15

Fourth Year

                                                    
 MAJOR  MAJOR ELECT - Major Electives3,b 3 3
 STEM ELECT  STEM ELECT - STEM Electives4,b 3 3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electiveb 3  
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL ELECT - Philosophy Elective - T/RS ELECT - Theology Electiveb   3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electivesb 3 3
                                     12 12
 

Total: 121-122 Credits

1The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester. Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

2At least two cognates total minimum of six credits prefixed CMPS or DS in addition to those already specified are required. The course numbers must be such that the course would count toward a major in the appropriate program or the concentration in the case of DS.

3At least two MATH Elective courses total minimum of six credits numbered 299 or higher beyond those already specified are required.

4At least two STEM Elective courses total minimum of six credits prefixed BCMB, BIOL, CHEM, CMPS, MATH, NEUR, PHYS, or PSIO beyond those already specified are required. The course numbers must be such that the course would count toward a major in the appropriate program.

aStudents must choose one of the following sequences of natural science courses, BIOL 141 -BIOL 142 , CHEM 113 -CHEM 114L , or PHYS 140 -PHYS 141 .
bFree electives, STEM electives, major electives, cognate electives, and/or GE electives may be used to fulfill the GE requirement of two EPW II courses.

The results of the placement tests administered prior to the first semester assist students and their advisors in choosing the proper beginning-level mathematics sequence and the proper entry-level within that sequence. If a course is a prerequisite for a second course, directly or indirectly, and a student receives credit for the second course then that student will not be allowed to register for the prerequisite course. Mathematical Sciences majors are required to take the Math Major Field Test in order to graduate.

Physical Sciences Track Curriculum


   Department Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

               
 MAJOR  MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I  — MATH 221 - Calculus II   4 4
 COGNATE  PHYS 140/PHYS 140L - (E) Elements of Physics I  — PHYS 141/PHYS 141L - (E) Elements of Physics II   4 4
 GE EPI - GE WRTG  EPI ELECT - (FYOC-FYDT) Elective — WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3 3
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
 GE HUMN ELECT  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electivesa 3 3
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar1    
                                        17 17

Second Year

   
 MAJOR  MATH 222 - Calculus III  — MATH 351 - Linear Algebra   4 3
 COGNATE  CHEM 112 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry /CHEM 112L  — CHEM 113 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry /CHEM 113L   4.5 4.5
 GE HUMN ELECT  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electivea   3
 GE S/BH ELECT  S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electivesa 3 3
 GE PHIL- GE T/RS  PHIL 210 - Ethics  — T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
    14.5 16.5

Third Year

   
 MAJOR  MATH 341 - Differential Equations  — MATH 441 - Partial Differential Equations   4 3
 MAJOR  MATH 312 - Probability  OR MATH 361 - Numerical Analysis   3  
 STEM ELECT  STEM ELECT - STEM Elective4,a   3
 COGNATE  PHYS 270/PHYS 270L - (EPW: Lab only) Elements of Modern Physics  OR CHEM 232 - (E) Organic Chemistry / CHEM 232L   4-4.5  
 COGNATE  PHYS 352 - Statistical and Engineering Thermodynamics  OR CHEM 233 - (E) Organic Chemistry / CHEM 233L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory /CHEM 233L     3-4.5
 COGNATE ELECT  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives2,a 3 3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electivesa 3 3
                                  17-17.5 15-16.5

Fourth Year

                                                    
 MAJOR  MATH 461 - Complex Variables  OR MATH 371 - Applied Combinatorics   3  
 MAJOR  MAJOR ELECT - Major Electives3,a 3 3
 STEM ELECT  STEM ELECT - STEM Elective4,a   3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electivea 3  
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL ELECT - Philosophy Elective - T/RS ELECT - Theology Electivea   3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electivesa 3 3
                                     12 12
 

Total: 121-123 Credits

1The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester. Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

2At least two cognates total minimum of six credits prefixed CHEM or PHYS in addition to those already specified are required. The course numbers must be such that the course would count toward a major in the appropriate program.

3At least two MATH Elective courses total minimum of six credits numbered 299 or higher beyond those already specified are required.

4 At least two STEM Elective courses total minimum of six credits prefixed BCMB, BIOL, CHEM, CMPS, MATH, NEUR, PHYS, or PSIO beyond those already specified are required. The course numbers must be such that the course would count toward a major in the appropriate program.

aFree electives, STEM electives, major electives, cognate electives, and/or GE electives may be used to fulfill the GE requirement of two EPW II courses.

The results of the placement tests administered prior to the first semester assist students and their advisors in choosing the proper beginning-level mathematics sequence and the proper entry-level within that sequence. If a course is a prerequisite for a second course, directly or indirectly, and a student receives credit for the second course then that student will not be allowed to register for the prerequisite course. Mathematical Sciences majors are required to take the Math Major Field Test in order to graduate.