2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 29, 2020  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics (MATH) Major


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Kurt Cogswell, Head
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Harding Hall 101
605-688-6196
e-mail:
kurt.cogswell@sdstate.edu
website: http://mathstat.sdstate.edu

Requirements for Mathematics Major - Bachelor of Science in the College of Engineering:


Freshman Year:


Sophomore Year:


Junior Year:


Fall


  • IGR Goal 2: Personal Wellness Credits: 2**
  • Electives (consider Emphasis Area or Minor courses) Credits: 8
Choose one from the following:

Spring


  • Mathematics or Statistics Electives (300 level or above) Credits: 6
  • Electives (consider Emphasis Area or Minor courses) Credits: 7
Choose one from the following:

  • IGR Goal 3: Option 1, Social Responsibility Credits: 3**
  • IGR Goal 3: Option 2, Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness Credits: 3**

Senior Year:


Fall


  • Mathematics or Statistics Electives (300 level or above) Credits: 3
  • Electives (consider Emphasis Area or Minor courses) Credits: 9
Choose one from the following:

Spring


  • Mathematics or Statistics Electives (300 level or above) Credits: 3
  • Electives (consider Emphasis Area or Minor courses) Credits: 12

Notes:


  1. A grade of “C” or above is required in all Math courses.
  2. Two sequences must be completed. Possible sequences include: MATH 413-414, MATH 425-426, MATH 253-316, MATH 261-361, STAT 381-482, MATH 355-355L/492 (Teaching Capstone), or other sequences approved by the department.
  3. Mathematics Majors who are not pursuing an Education Specialization are encouraged to choose an Emphasis Area as early as possible. Possible Emphasis Areas are Actuarial, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology, Pure Mathematics, and Statistics. Associated with each Emphasis Area is a group of courses defined below:

Requirements for Statistics Specialization


Freshman Year:


Sophomore Year:


Junior Year:


Fall


  • IGR Goal 2: Personal Wellness Credits: 2**
  • Electives (consider Emphasis Area or Minor courses) Credits: 6
Choose one from the following:

Spring


  • Electives (consider Emphasis Area or Minor courses) Credits: 4
Choose one from the following:

  • IGR Goal 3: Option 1, Social Responsibility Credits: 3**
  • IGR Goal 3: Option 2, Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness Credits: 3**

Senior Year:


Fall


  • Electives (consider Emphasis Area or Minor courses) Credits: 12
Choose one from the following:

Spring


  • Electives (consider Emphasis Area or Minor courses) Credits: 12

Requirements for Teacher Education in Mathematics Specialization:


Bachelor of Science in the College of Engineering

See advisor for most up-to-date teacher certification requirements.

Freshman Year:


Sophomore Year:


Junior Year:


Senior Year


Requirements for Mathematics Major - Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences:


Freshman Year:


Choose from the following:

Sophomore Year:


Junior Year:


Fall


  • Arts and Sciences Biological Science Credits: 3
  • IGR Goal 2: Personal Wellness Credits: 2**
  • Electives (consider Emphasis Area or Minor courses) Credits: 5

 

Choose one from the following:

Spring


  • Mathematics or Statistics Electives (300 level or above) Credits: 6 
  • Arts and Sciences Biological Science Credits: 3
  • Electives (consider Emphasis Area or Minor courses) Credits: 4
Choose one from the following:

  • IGR Goal 3: Option 1, Social Responsibility**
  • IGR Goal 3: Option 2, Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness Credits: 3**

Senior Year:


Fall


  • Mathematics or Statistics Electives (300 level or above) Credits: 3
  • Electives (consider Emphasis Area or Minor courses) Credis: 9
Choose one from the following:

Spring


  • Mathematics or Statistics Electives (300 level or above) Credits: 3
  • Electives (consider Emphasis Area or Minor courses) Credits: 12

Notes:


  1. A grade of “C” or above is required in all Math courses.
  2. Two sequences must be completed. Possible sequences include: MATH 413-414, MATH 425-426, MATH 253-316, MATH 261-361, STAT 381-482, MATH 355-355L/492 (Teaching Capstone), or other sequences approved by the department.
  3. Mathematics Majors who are not pursuing an Education Specialization are encouraged to choose an Emphasis Area as early as possible. Possible Emphasis Areas are Actuarial, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology, Pure Mathematics, and Statistics. Associated with each Emphasis Area is a group of courses defined below the listing of Requirements for the Mathematics Major in the College of Engineering.

Requirements for Teacher Education in Mathematics Specialization:


Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts & Sciences

Freshman Year:


Sophomore Year:


Spring


  • Arts and Sciences Biological Science Credits: 3

 

Choose one from the following:

  • SGR Goal 4: Humanities and Arts/Diversity Credits: 3
  • IGR Goal 3: Option 2, Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness Credits: 3**

Junior Year:


Choose one from the following:

Choose one from the following

Senior Year:


Curriculum Notes:


* The 30 credit Board of Regents System General Education Requirements (SGRs) must be completed as part of a student’s first 64 credits.

** South Dakota State University has an 8-9 credit Institutional Graduation Requirement (IGRs).

(G) Globalization Requirement.

(AW) Advanced Writing Requirement.

Students must take the proficiency examination after completing 48 credits. English 101, and a course in each of the General Education areas of social science, mathematics, natural science, and humanities and arts must be taken prior to taking this exam.

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