2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Apply Now

Mathematics (B.S.)



Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs - Majors, Minors, Certificates

Program Coordinator/Contact

Kurt Cogswell, Department Head
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Architecture, Mathematics, and Engineering 209
605-688-6196

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, 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:

  • Demonstrate competence in all core areas of undergraduate mathematics.
  • Develop strength in at least one career-focused or graduate school preparatory area of mathematics.
  • Use contemporary mathematical and presentation software and technology.
  • Apply research methods to mathematical problems.
  • Communicate clearly and succinctly in writing.
  • 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


Electives


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

Total Required Credits: 120


Summary of Program Requirements


Bachelor of Science

System General Education Requirements 32-33 Credit Hours
Major Requirements 47 Credit Hours
Supporting Coursework 3 Credit Hours
Electives** 37-38 Credit Hours

**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Academic Advising Guide Sheet


The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs - Majors, Minors, Certificates