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MATHEMATICS

The Department of Mathematics provides a wide array of courses. Students who major in Mathematics can minor in Computer Science or Elementary/Secondary Education. Students can also take courses which enable them to get in to other fields of studies such as, Engineering, Actuarial Science, and Information Technology.

The courses are designed in accordance with the mission of the University in general and that of the Department in particular. The Department also provides service courses for students who are not majoring in Mathematics, Computer Information Systems/Computer Science, or Engineering.

 
OBJECTIVES
 
The objectives of the Department of Mathematics are
multifaceted:
• To give students an exposure to the realm of
Mathematicsand abstract reasoning.
• To make them see, appreciate and learn the
ubiquity of Mathematics in everyday life of an individual
and that of society.
• To empower students with tools of Mathematical
thinking, logical reasoning and be able to deal and
argue abstractly so that they become critical thinkers.
• To make our graduates part and parcel of the global
workforce of professionals who can compete and
cooperate to bring positive changes to our world.
 
MAJORS & MINORS
 
Majors
Mathematics
Mathematics (6–12 Licensure in Secondary Education)

Minors
Mathematics
Computer Sciences
Students expecting to major in Mathematics must earn
a grade of “C” or better in all mathematics core courses, and other major area courses and Departmental
requirements. Course work begins with the Calculus
Sequence.
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Mathematics with Computer Science Minor
B.S. Degree
   128 Hours

General Education:                                           52 Hours
Required Mathematics Core Courses:               40 Hours
(Minimum grade of C required)
MAT 175 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry                              
MAT 214 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I                
MAT 216 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II                
MAT 307 Modern Algebra I 
MAT 307 Modern Algebra II                                            
MAT 315 Discrete Mathematics                                    
MAT 322 Multivariate Calculus                                      
MAT 420 Vector Anyalysis                                              
MAT 427 Differential Equations                                      
MAT 431 Probability and Statistics I                               
MAT 432 Probability and Statistics II                              
Mathematics Elective (above MAT 300)    
                    
Other Departmental Requirements                15 Hours
(Minimum grade of C required)
CHE 102   General Chemistry II                                      
PHY 251 – 252 University Physics I and II                     
Elective                                                                              
 
Computer Science Minor                                 21 Hours
(Minimum grade of C required and above CSC 200 Level)
CSC 201 - 202 Programming I and II                                
CSC 205 - 305 Application Design I and II                       
CSC 310 Data Structures                                                   
CSC Electives                                              
Computer Science Electives: CSC 321 and 450
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 







       
OUTLINED PROGRAM OF STUDY
Mathematics – B.S. Degree                          128 Hours
 
General Education:                                                            52 Hours
Required Mathematics Core Courses:                   55 Hours
(Minimum grade of C required)
MAT 175 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry                              
MAT 214 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I                
MAT 216 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II               
MAT 304 Linear Algebra                                                  
MAT 306 Modern Algebra I                                             
MAT 307 Modern Algebra II 
MAT 322 Multivariate Calculus                                       
MAT 420 Vector Analysis                                              
MAT 427 Differential Equations
MAT 428 Advance Calculus I     
MAT 429 Advance Calculus II                                         
MAT 431 Probability and Statistics I                              
MAT 432 Probability and Statistics II                             
MAT 441 Complex Variables I                                          
MAT 442 Complex Variables II                                       
MAT 499 Senior Research                                               
Mathematics Elective                                                       

Other Departmental Requirements                 21 Hours
(Minimum grade of C required)
CHE 102   General Chemistry II                                      
PHY 251 – 252 University Physics I and II                     
CSC 201 Programming I                                                  
CSC Elective (Select One Course)                                  
Restrictive Elective  
                                                         
Mathematics Electives:
MAT 301 Modern Geometry
MAT 315 Discrete Mathematics
MAT 450 Numerical Analysis
MAT 460 Introduction  to PDE’s
MAT 481 Independent Study
MAT Topics Course in Advance Mathematics

 
Restrictive Electives:
MAT 500 Cooperative Education
PHY 305  Modern Physics
PHY 315  Mechanics
PHY 320  Electricity and Magnetism
 

Mathematics-B.A. Degree:

Secondary Education 6 – 12                            124  Hours
 
General Education:                                               52 Hours
Mathematics: Secondary Education  6 – 12          37 Hours
(Minimum grade of C required)
 MAT 175 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry                                                                      
MAT 214 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I                
MAT 216 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II               
MAT 301 Modern Geometry                                              
MAT 304 Linear Algebra                                                  
MAT 306 Modern Algebra I                                             
MAT 315 Discrete Mathematics 
MAT 322 Multivariate Calculus    
MAT 427 Differential Equations                                   
MAT 428 Advance Calculus I                                         
MAT 441 Complex Variables I
                                       
Required Education Courses                            35 Hours
IDS 119 Introduction to Teaching      
EDU 321/322FB Curriculum and Instruction. Strategies for Diverse Learners
EDU 323/324FB Adaptive Constructivist Teaching           
EDU 220/221FB Foundations of Education     
EDU 329/330FB Reading and Writing in the Content Areas   
EDU 340/341FB Computers and Technology in Education   
EDU 358/359FB Classroom / Behavior Management   
EDU 423FB Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Schools  
EDU 424 Student Teaching       
EDU 425 Reflective Teaching Colloquium     
EDU 490 Critical Issues In Education