2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 15, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Mathematics (B.S.)

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Kurt Cogswell, Department Head
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Architecture, Mathematics, and Engineering 209
E-mail: kurt.cogswell@sdstate.edu
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Program Information

The Mathematics degree program provides an outstanding educational experience to students interested in any of the wide range of excellent career or graduate school choices available in the mathematical sciences. The undergraduate mathematics curriculum is organized into three cores: the General Education Core, the Mathematics Core, and the Professional Core. Options for the Professional Core are the Computational Science Concentration, the Financial Engineering Curriculum, the Open Concentration, the Data Science Concentration, and the Mathematics Education Specialization. The flexible, specialized paths are available that lead to the best career options open to mathematicians and statisticians.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the mathematics major, students should be able to:

  • Outcome #1: Demonstrate competence in all core areas of undergraduate mathematics.
  • Outcome #2: Develop strength in at least one career-focused or graduate school preparatory area of mathematics.
  • Outcome #3: Use contemporary mathematical and presentation software and technology.
  • Outcome #4: Apply research methods to mathematical problems.
  • Outcome #5: Communicate clearly and succinctly in writing.
  • Outcome #6: Articulate complex ideas to an audience.

Academic Requirements

A grade of “C” or above is required in all Math courses.

Course Delivery Format

Program courses are delivered on campus, in classroom and laboratory settings, and online.

Requirements for Mathematics Major: 120 Credits

Bachelor of Science

System General Education Requirements


Students are encouraged to use elective credits to complete one or more minors.

Total Required Credits: 120

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