Jul 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.S.

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120 hours (minimum)

Any student earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree must complete a minimum of 60 hours in natural, physical, mathematical, and computer science. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree , including a specific listing of courses applicable to the 60-hour requirement.

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 31

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

College Requirements

I. Foreign Language: 0-14

(placement exam recommended)

II. Disciplinary Requirements

a. Natural Science: 3

b. Social Science: 3

c. Humanities: 3

III. Laboratory or Field Work: 1

IV. Electives: 6

College Requirement hours: 16-30


Option A - Mathematics

Premajor Requirements

Premajor hours: 11

Major Requirements

Major Core hours: 10

Other Course Work Required for the Major

From the Major Department:

From Outside the Major Department

  • Choose 14 hours outside Mathematics at the 300+ level. Courses are generally chosen from physics, chemistry, biology, logic, statistics, computer science, economics, and engineering. 200+ level courses used to satisfy College requirements can also be counted here Credit(s): 14
Other Major hours: 32

Option B - Mathematical Sciences

Premajor hours: 11

Other Course Work Required for the Major

From the Major Department:

  • Choose 6 hours of acceptable MA courses at the 300 level and above (MA 308  may not be used) Credit(s): 6

From Outside the Major Department

  • Nine hour supporting program chosen from one area outside mathematics. The Director of Undergraduate Studies must approve the supporting program. Courses in the supporting program must be at the 300 level and above. Cross-listed courses may be used for the supporting program provided they are not used to satisfy another major requirement Credit(s): 9

Other Major hours: 15


Choose electives to lead to the minimum total of 120 hours required for graduation

Subtotal: Electives: 0-9

Total Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120

*Course used towards completion of a UK Core Requirement.

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