
Undergraduate Catalog 20242025
Mathematical Sciences, BS


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A Mathematical Sciences, BS 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 upperdivision 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 premed or prehealth professions students and is flexible enough to facilitate a double major with a program in the chosen partner discipline.

Actuarial Science Track Curriculum
^{1}The 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.
^{2}At 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.
^{3}At 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, E/CE, EE, ENGR, ESCI, MATH, ME, 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.
^{a}Either Free Electives or STEM Electives courses may be used to fulfill the GE requirement of two natural science (E) courses.
^{b}Free Electives, STEM Electives, major electives, cognate electives, and/or GE electives may be used to fulfill the GE requirements of two EPW II courses and two (D) courses.
The results of the placement tests administered prior to the first semester assist students and their advisors in choosing the proper beginninglevel mathematics sequence and the proper entrylevel 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
^{1}Successful completion of BIOL 141L /BIOL 142L satisfies the EP FYOCFYDT requirements.
^{2}The 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.
^{3}Students 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 prehealth.
^{4}At 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.
^{5}At least two MATH elective courses total minimum of six credits numbered 299 or higher beyond those already specified are required.
^{6}At least two STEM elective courses total minimum of six credits prefixed BCMB, BIOL, CHEM, CMPS, E/EC, EE, ENGR, ESCI, MATH, ME, 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.
^{a}Students pursuing a prehealth curriculum are encouraged to use the STEM elective courses to meet additional science course requirements appropriate for their specific prehealth interests.
^{b}Free electives, STEM electives, major electives, cognate electives, and/or GE electives may be used to fulfill the GE requirements of a second EPW II course and two (D) courses.
The results of the placement tests administered prior to the first semester assist students and their advisors in choosing the proper beginninglevel mathematics sequence and the proper entrylevel 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
^{1}The 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.
^{2}At 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.
^{3}At 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, E/CE, EE, ENGR, ESCI, MATH, ME, 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.
^{a}Students must choose one of the following sequences of natural science courses, BIOL 141 BIOL 142 , CHEM 112 CHEM 113 or PHYS 140 PHYS 141 . The corresponding labs are also required. These courses satisfy the natural science (E) GE requirement.
^{b}Free electives, STEM electives, major electives, cognate electives, and/or GE electives may be used to fulfill the GE requirements of two EPW II courses and two (D) courses.
The results of the placement tests administered prior to the first semester assist students and their advisors in choosing the proper beginninglevel mathematics sequence and the proper entrylevel 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
^{1}The 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.
^{2}At 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.
^{3}At 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, E/CE, EE, ENGR, ESCI, MATH, ME, 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.
^{a}Students must choose one of the following sequences of natural science courses, BIOL 141 BIOL 142 , CHEM 112 CHEM 113 , or PHYS 140 PHYS 141 . The corresponding labs are also required. These courses satisfy the natural science (E) GE requirement.
^{b}Free electives, STEM electives, major electives, cognate electives, and/or GE electives may be used to fulfill the GE requirements of two EPW II courses and two (D) courses.
The results of the placement tests administered prior to the first semester assist students and their advisors in choosing the proper beginninglevel mathematics sequence and the proper entrylevel 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
^{1}The 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.
^{2}At 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.
^{3}At 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, E/CE, EE, ENGR, ESCI, MATH, ME, 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.
^{a}Free electives, STEM electives, major electives, cognate electives, and/or GE electives may be used to fulfill the GE requirements of two EPW II courses and two (D) courses.
The results of the placement tests administered prior to the first semester assist students and their advisors in choosing the proper beginninglevel mathematics sequence and the proper entrylevel 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.


