Special requirementsThe B.S. in Mathematical Sciences requires a minimum of 120 credits. Along with the general education requirements of the College of Humanities and Sciences and the undergraduate degree requirements, students are required to take core courses and fulfill specific requirements for the degree. Based on the results of the Mathematics Placement Test, students may be required to take MATH 151 Precalculus Mathematics. No more than one course in mathematics (MATH) at the 100 level can count for the general requirements toward the degree. Credit for 100level mathematical sciences courses cannot be applied toward the mathematical sciences courses required for the major in mathematical sciences. Double major Students who meet the requirements for two of the concentrations within the mathematical sciences curriculum can receive a double major. To initiate a double major, students must obtain the appropriate form from the Office of Records and Registration. Second baccalaureate degree For students possessing a bachelor’s degree and wishing to gain undergraduate preparation in an area of mathematical sciences, second baccalaureate degrees are offered through the department. For detailed information about these programs, refer to the “Academic regulations and general degree requirement” section of this bulletin. 
The curriculum in mathematical sciences promotes understanding of the mathematical sciences and their structures, uses and relationships to other disciplines. To this end, the scholarly growth of the faculty and students in the mathematical sciences is nurtured through study, research and a high standard of teaching. The curriculum provides a sound foundation for the student seeking to enter a career with a technological orientation or for the student who wishes to pursue graduate study in applied mathematics, biomathematics, mathematics, operations research, statistics, teaching mathematics in secondary schools or related fields.
A Bachelor of Science is offered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research. In the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research, students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences can choose a concentration of statistics, which teaches students how mathematical models used in the investigation of uncertain phenomena are developed and applied to experimental and nonexperimental data.
Learning outcomesUpon completing this program, students will know and know how to do the following:

General Education requirements (3246 credits)  Credits 

University Core Education Curriculum (minimum 21 credits)  
UNIV 111 Focused Inquiry I  3 
UNIV 112 Focused Inquiry II  3 
UNIV 200 Inquiry and the Craft of Argument  3 
Approved humanities/fine arts  3 
Approved natural/physical sciences  34 
Approved quantitative literacy  34 
Approved social/behavioral sciences  34 
Additional College of Humanities and Sciences requirements (1123 credits)  
HUMS 202 Choices in a Consumer Society  1 
Approved H&S diverse and global communities  3 
Approved H&S general education electives  68 
Approved H&S human, social and political behavior (fulfills University Core social/behavioral sciences)  
Approved H&S literature and civilization (fulfills University Core humanities/fine arts)  
Approved H&S science and technology (fulfills University Core natural/physical sciences)  
Experiential fine arts (course offered by the School of the Arts)  13 
Foreign language through the 102 level (by course or placement)  08 
Collateral requirements (1115 credits)  

Complete one of the following natural sciences sequences:  810 
BIOL 151 and 152 Introduction to Biological Science I and II and BIOZ 151 and 152 Introduction to Biological Science Laboratory I and II  
CHEM 101102 General Chemistry and CHEZ 101102 General Chemistry Laboratory  
PHYS 201202 General Physics  
PHYS 207 and 208 University Physics I and II  
Complete another course in the natural sciences that is not from the general education science and technology list. This course must be in a science different from the sequence chosen above.  35 
Major requirements (52 credits)  
Note: A minimum grade of C is required in courses/credits marked with an asterisk (*).  
MATH 200201 Calculus with Analytic Geometry*  8 
MATH 300 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning*  3 
MATH 307 Multivariate Calculus  4 
MATH/STAT 309 Introduction to Probability Theory*  3 
MATH 310 Linear Algebra  3 
SSOR 490 Developing Professional Skills in Operations Research and Statistics (capstone)*  3 
STAT 212 Concepts of Statistics (fulfills University Core quantitative literacy)  
STAT 314 Applications of Statistics*  4 
STAT 404 Introduction to Statistical Inference*  3 
STAT 435 Industrial Statistics*  3 
STAT 445 Analyses of Dependent Data*  3 
STAT 503 Introduction to Stochastic Processes*  3 
STAT/BIOS 544 Statistical Methods II*  3 
Computing course (complete one)  34 
CMSC 245 Introduction to Programming using C++  
CMSC 255 Introduction to Programming  
EGRE 245 Engineering Programming Using C  
STAT 321 Introduction to Statistical Computing  
Statistics concentration electives to complete major requirements (listed below)  56 
Open electives (725 credits)  
Open electives  725 
Total minimum requirement  120 
For the statistics concentration, two electives must be chosen from the following list:
INFO 364 Database Systems
MATH 301 Differential Equations
MATH 305 Elementary Number Theory
MATH/OPER 327 Mathematical Modeling
MATH 391 Topics in Mathematics**
MATH 407 Advanced Calculus
MATH 501 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
MATH 507 Measure and Integration Theory
MATH 508 Analysis II
MATH 509 General Topology I
MATH 510 General Topology II
MATH 511 Applied Linear Algebra
MATH 512 Complex Analysis for Applications
MATH 515 Numerical Analysis I
MATH/OPER 520 Game Theory and Linear Programming
MATH 525 Introduction to Combinatorial Mathematics
MATH 532 Ordinary Differential Equations I
MATH 533 Partial Differential Equations I
MATH 534 Applied Discrete Dynamical Systems
OPER 427 Deterministic Operations Research
OPER 428 Stochastic Operations Research
OPER 591 Topics in Operations Research**
SSOR 492 Independent Study**
STAT 321 Introduction to Statistical Computing
STAT 391 Topics in Statistics**
STAT 421 Computational Issues in Statistical Science
STAT 422 Structured Problem Solving Using Statistics
STAT/BIOS 513 Mathematical Statistics I
STAT/BIOS 514 Mathematical Statistics II
STAT/BIOS 523 Nonparametric Statistical Methods
STAT 546 Linear Models
STAT 591 Topics in Statistics**
** Special topics courses and independent study require prior approval from the department chair or the student’s adviser.
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