2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 21, 2019  
2018-19 Academic Catalog

Mathematics, BS


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About the Program


This program provides students the opportunity to work with peers and talented faculty on research projects that fits their talents and interest. This includes pure and applied mathematics and statistics, and joint projects with peers and colleagues in the engineering and science disciplines.

Degree Requirements


  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for all Major Core (including MA 16300 and CS 20600) courses and Math Major Electives
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (30-31 Credits Minimum)


Other Required Courses (58-67 Credits)


Math Major Electives (9 Credits)


Three (3) courses must be selected from the following approved list of mathematics and statistics courses:

Science Elective (6-8 Credits)


Choose any two (2) Science courses, one must have a Lab component

Selected Area Electives (18 Credits)


Mathematics majors must choose an 18 credit hour Selected Area (which may be a Minor). At least 3 courses in the Selected Area must be beyond the introductory level (20000 level or above).

Approved Electives (19-24 Credits)


Students must see their academic advisor for acceptable courses to fulfill this requirement. These courses are used to support career development, strengthen their Selected Area, etc.

Experiential Learning or Other Approved Electives (6-8 Credits)


Students may choose from the list of Experiential Learning Courses or other Approved Electives. Experiential Learning Courses may include undergraduate research approved by the department and/or Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships (UTA)

Total 120 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for all Major Core (including MA 16300 and CS 20600) courses and Math Major Electives; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 3 (16-17 Credits)


Semester 4 (15 Credits)


Semester 5 (15+ Credits)


Semester 6 (15 Credits)


  • STAT 34500 - Statistics - (H) Spring Only
  • Mathematics Major Elective (See Note 4) (H)
  • Selected Area Elective (See Note 2)
  • Approved Elective (See Note 3)

Semester 7 (15 Credits)


  • MA 33000 - Concepts In Geometry - (H) Fall Only
  • Mathematics Major Elective (See Note 4) (H)
  • Selected Area Elective (See Note 2)
  • Approved Electives (See Note 3)

Semester 8 (6+ Credits)


  • Mathematics Major Elective (See Note 4) (H)
  • Selected Area Elective (See Note 2)
  • Approved Electives (See Note 3)

Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1: Students who take ENGL 10800 instead of ENGL 10400 must complete General Education Writing requirement with a Gen Ed approved writing intensive English course.

Note 2: Selected Area Elective - Mathematics majors must choose an 18 credit hour Selected Area (which may be a Minor). At least 3 courses in the Selected Area must be beyond the introductory level (20000 level or above).

Note 3: Approved Electives – See an academic advisor for acceptable courses to fulfill this requirement.

Note 4: Approved List of Mathematics Major Electives – Three courses must be selected from an Approved List of 30000 / 40000 level mathematics and statistics courses. Currently the approved list of Mathematics Major Electives consists of: MA 37800 - Computational Mathematics II, MA 31500 - Introduction To Abstract Mathematics, MA 44600 - Introduction to Real Analysis, MA 45300 - Elements Of Algebra I, MA 47200 - Introduction To Applied Mathematics, or STAT 40001 - Statistical Computing, STAT 43000 - Applied Statistics. MA 31500 is prerequisite for MA 44600 and MA 45300.

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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