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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics, B.S.


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A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. 

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


Major Requirements


41 credits:

Certification in Secondary Education


Mathematics majors can meet the requirements of Maryland and many other states for certification in teaching secondary-level mathematics. Majors who elect this program fulfill the same requirements as other mathematics majors. For required education courses, see Certification in Secondary Education (Grades 7-12)  .

Electives


24 to 30 credits 

Note


To earn a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

 

At most three credits of Practicum CMSCI 492 Practicum (3)  or CMSCI 493 Practicum (3)  may be applied toward the B.S. in mathematics. Students planning to attend graduate school in mathematics are encouraged to take MATH 447 Introduction to Real Analysis (3) .

Sample Four Year Sequence


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

DATA 200 Introduction to Data Science (3)  

MATH 247 Calculus I (4)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

World Languages II (3)

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

MATH 228 Discrete Mathematics (3)  

MATH 248 Calculus II (4)  

16 credits 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 Atlantic Encounters: 1450-1850 (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

Foundations in Social Science (3)

CMSCI 120 Introduction to Computer Science I (3)  or Elective (3)

MATH 249 Calculus III (4)  

16 credits

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

Elective (3)

CMSCI 120 Introduction to Computer Science I (3)  or Elective (3)

MATH 364 Linear Algebra (3)  *

15 credits 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Elective (3)

GNSCI XXX  Lab Science (4)

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music or Theatre (3)

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

MATH 3XX Math Elective 300-level or above (3)

16 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

XXGE Global Encounters (3)

MATH 384 Differential Equations (3)  **

MATH 3XX Math Elective 300-level or above (3)

Elective (3)

MATH 495 Seminar I (1)  

16 credits 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

MATH 3XX Math Elective 300-level or above (3)

12 credits 

Spring Semester

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

MATH 468 Algebraic Structures (3)  ***

MATH 496 Seminar II (1)  

13 credits 

 

*It is recommended that MATH 364 Linear Algebra (3)  be taken as early as possible after the freshmen year.

**MATH 384 Differential Equations (3)  is offered in the spring of odd years. It can be taken in the sophomore, junior, or senior year.

***MATH 468 Algebraic Structures (3)  is offered in the spring of even years. It is recommended that MATH 468 Algebraic Structures (3)  not be taken until junior or senior year.

 

 

Additional Notes:

Several courses can be double-counted so that a double major with data sceince can be completed in 65 credits and a double majoe with computer science can be completed in 69 credits.

Sample Four Year Sequence: Mathematics, B.S. and Computer Science, B.S., Double Major


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

CMSCI 120 Introduction to Computer Science I (3)  

MATH 247 Calculus I (4)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

World Languages II (3)

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

CMSCI 125 Introduction to Computer Science II (3)  

MATH 248 Calculus II (4)  

16 credits 

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 Atlantic Encounters: 1450-1850 (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

CMSCI 254 Data Structures and Algorithms (3)  

CMSCI 277 Computer Architecture (3)   OR MATH XXX MATH Elective (3) OR DATA 200 Introduction to Data Science (3)  

MATH 249 Calculus III (4)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

MATH 364 Linear Algebra (3)   

CMSCI 256 Principles of Software Development (3)  

MATH 228 Discrete Mathematics (3)  

15 credits 

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music/Theatre (3)

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

CMSCI 277 Computer Architecture (3)   OR MATH XXX MATH Elective (3) OR DATA 200 Introduction to Data Science (3)  

CMSCI 442 Principles of Programming Languages (3)   OR CMSCI 453 Algorithms (3)   OR CMSCI 485 Theory of Computation (3)  

CMSCI XXX Computer Science Elective (3) OR MATH 389 Numerical Methods (3)  

15 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

MATH 384 Differential Equations (3)  **

MATH XXX MATH Elective (3)

Foundations of Social Science (3)

MATH 495 Seminar I (1)  

16 credits 

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

GNSCI XXX Lab Science (4)

CMSCI 442 Principles of Programming Languages (3)   OR CMSCI 453 Algorithms (3)   OR CMSCI 485 Theory of Computation (3)  

CMSCI 474 Computer Science Capstone I (1)  

CMSCI XXX Computer Science Elective (3) OR MATH 389 Numerical Methods (3)  

CMSCI 277 Computer Architecture (3)   OR MATH XXX MATH Elective (3) OR DATA 200 Introduction to Data Science (3)  

14 credits 

Spring Semester

CMSCI 475 Computer Science Capstone II (3)  

CMSCI XXX Computer Science Elective (3)

Elective (3)

MATH 468 Algebraic Structures (3)  **

MATH 496 Seminar II (1)  

13 credits 

 

 

** MATH 384 Differential Equations (3)  is offered in the spring of odd years. It can be taken in the sophomore, junior, or senior year. MATH 364 Linear Algebra (3)  and MATH 468 Algebraic Structures (3)  are offered in spring of even years. It is recommended that MATH 364 Linear Algebra (3)  be taken as early as possible after the freshman year and that  MATH 468 Algebraic Structures (3)  not be taken until junior or senior year. 

 MATH 389 Numerical Methods (3)  is not a required course. Since it counts as both a Computer Science and Math Elecitve, it is a good choice. Studnets who elect not to take MATH 389 Numerical Methods (3)  can instead take 3 Math and 3 Computer Science Electives.  

 

Sample Four Year Sequence Data Science, B.S. and Mathematics, B.S., Double Major


Freshman Year

Fall Semester 

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Language II (3)

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

MATH 247 Calculus I (4)  

DATA 200 Introduction to Data Science (3)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

World Languages II (3)

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

MATH 248 Calculus II (4)  

DATA 210 Exploratory Data Analysis (3)  

16 credits 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 Atlantic Encounters: 1450-1850 (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

CMSCI 120 Introduction to Computer Science I (3)  

DATA 220 Machine Learning Models (3)  

MATH 249 Calculus III (4)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

MATH 364 Linear Algebra (3)  or CMSCI 359 Database Management Systems (3)   

CMSCI 125 Introduction to Computer Science II (3)  

MATH 228 Discrete Mathematics (3)  

DATA 201 ST: Special Topics in Data Science (1)  

16 credits 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music/Theater (3)

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

CMSCI 254 Data Structures and Algorithms (3)  

MATH 387 Probability (3) ,MATH 388 Operations Research (3) , OR MATH 332 Graph Theory (3)  –counts as Application Area Elective and MATH Elective

MATH 387 Probability (3) ,MATH 388 Operations Research (3) , OR MATH 332 Graph Theory (3)  –counts as Application Area Elective and MATH Elective

DATA 201 ST: Special Topics in Data Science (1)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and the Human Good (3)

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

Foundations in Social Science (3)

MATH 364 Linear Algebra (3)  * or CMSCI 359 Database Management Systems (3)  

MATH 384 Differential Equations (3)  **

MATH 495 Seminar I (1)  

16 credits 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Elective (3)

GNSCI 1XX Lab Science (4)

MATH 387 Probability (3) , MATH 388 Operations Research (3) , MATH 389 Numerical Methods (3)  OR MATH 332 Graph Theory (3)  –counts as Application Area Elective and MATH Elective

XXX XXX Application Area Elective (3)

DATA 201 ST: Special Topics in Data Science (1)  

14 credits 

Spring Semester

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

DATA 475 Data Science Capstone (3)  

MATH 468 Algebraic Structures (3)  ***

MATH 496 Seminar II (1)  

13 credits

* It is recommended that MATH 364 Linear Algebra (3)  be taken as early as possible after the freshman year.

** MATH 384 Differential Equations (3)  is offered in the spring of odd years. It can be taken in the sophomore, junior, or senior year.

*** MATH 468 Algebraic Structures (3)  is offered in the spring of even years. It is recommended that MATH 468 Algebraic Structures (3)  not be taken until junior or senior year.

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