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Mathematics (B.S.) Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Credit Hours: 46+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

MATH 120

Introductory Calculus (4) PR: C- or better in MATH 111 or placement

MATH 220

Calculus II (4) PR: MATH 120 or MATH 105

MATH 203

Linear Algebra (3) PR: MATH 120 or instructor permission

MATH 221

Calculus III (4) PR: MATH 220

Select one of the following tracks (Actuarial, Applied, Pure, Statistics or Teacher Education):

Actuarial Track (Credit Hours: 52+)

MATH 250

Statistical Methods I (3) PR: MATH 105 with a C- or better or MATH 111 or MATH 120 or instructor permission

MATH 350

Statistical Methods II (3) PR: MATH 120 and MATH 250

MATH 430

Mathematical Statistics I (3) PR: MATH 221

MATH 431

Mathematical Statistics II (3) PR: MATH 430

Select one of the following course/lab pairings:

CSCI 220

Computer Programming I (3) PR: CSCI 120 or CSCI 180 or CSCI 210 or MATH 111 or higher or department permission; CO: CSCI 220L

CSCI 220L

Computer Programming I Lab (1) CO: CSCI 220

OR

 

MATH 245

Numerical Methods and Mathematical Computing (3) PR: MATH 203 or MATH 220 or instructor permission; CO: MATH 246

MATH 246

Mathematical Computing and Programming Lab (1) PR: MATH 220 or instructor permission

Select 3 additional credit hours from the following:

MATH 440

Statistical Learning I (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 220 and MATH 350

MATH 445

Numerical Analysis (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 245 and MATH 323

MATH 451

Linear Programming and Optimization (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 221, and CSCI 220 or MATH 245, or instructor permission

Business Coursework

ACCT 203

Financial Accounting (3) PR: Sophomore standing

ACCT 204

Managerial Accounting (3) PR: ACCT 203; sophomore standing

ECON 200

Principles of Microeconomics (3) PR: None

ECON 201

Principles of Macroeconomics (3) PR: ECON 200

FINC 303

Business Finance (3) PR: ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, MATH 104/250; junior standing

FINC 385

Individual Risk Management and Insurance (3) PR: Junior standing

Applied Track (Credit Hours: 46+)

MATH 245

Numerical Methods and Mathematical Computing (3) PR: MATH 203 or MATH 220 or instructor permission; CO: MATH 246

MATH 246

Mathematical Computing and Programming Lab (1) PR: MATH 220 or instructor permission

MATH 295

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (3) PR: MATH 203 or MATH 221

MATH 311

Advanced Calculus (3) PR: MATH 221 and MATH 295

MATH 315

Introduction to Complex Variables (3) PR: MATH 221 with a grade of C or better

MATH 323

Differential Equations (3) PR: MATH 221, and MATH 203 or instructor permission

MATH 430

Mathematical Statistics I (3) PR: MATH 221

Select one of the following courses:

MATH 303

Abstract Algebra I (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 295

MATH 402

Advanced Linear Algebra (3) PR: MATH 203, and MATH 303 and/or MATH 311

Select two courses from the following:

MATH 423

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (3) PR: MATH 221 and MATH 323

MATH 431

Mathematical Statistics II (3) PR: MATH 430

MATH 445

Numerical Analysis (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 245 and MATH 323

MATH 451

Linear Programming and Optimization (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 221, and CSCI 220 or MATH 245, or instructor permission

MATH 452

Operations Research (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 530, and CSCI 220 or MATH 245

MATH 470

Mathematical Modeling (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 323, and MATH 246 or CSCI 220, or instructor permission

Select one additional course at the 400-level or above:

MATH 401

Introduction to Point Set Topology (3) PR: MATH 311

MATH 402

Advanced Linear Algebra (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 303 or MATH 311

MATH 403

Abstract Algebra II (3) PR: MATH 303

MATH 411

Advanced Calculus II (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 311

MATH 415

Complex Analysis (3) PR: MATH 311

MATH 417

Reading and Research (1-3) PR: Senior standing; instructor and department chair permission

MATH 418

Reading and Research (1-3) PR: Senior standing; instructor and department chair permission

MATH 421

Vector and Tensor Analysis (3) PR: MATH 311

MATH 423

Introduction to partial Differential Equations (3) PR: MATH 221 and MATH 323

MATH 430

Mathematical Statistics I (3) PR: MATH 221

MATH 431

Mathematical Statistics II (3) PR: MATH 430

MATH 440

Statistical Learning I (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 220 and MATH 350

MATH 441

Statistical Learning II (3) PR: MATH 440

MATH 445

Numerical Analysis (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 245 and MATH 323

MATH 451

Linear Programming and Optimization (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 221 and CSCI 220 or MATH 245 or instructor permission

MATH 452

Operations Research (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 430 and CSCI 220 or MATH 245

MATH 455

Bayesian Statistical Methods (3) PR: MATH 430

MATH 470

Mathematical Modeling (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 323 and MATH 246 or CSCI 220 or instructor permission

MATH 485

Topics in Pure Mathematics (3) PR: Instructor permission

MATH 480

Topics in Applied Mathematics (3) PR: Instructor permission

MATH 490

Practicum in Mathematics (3) PR: Senior standing; instructor and department chair permission

MATH 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: Instructor and department chair permission

Pure Track (Credit Hours: 46+)

MATH 295

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (3) PR: MATH 203 or MATH 221

MATH 303

Abstract Algebra I (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 295

MATH 311

Advanced Calculus I (3) PR: MATH 221 and MATH 295

MATH 315

Introduction to Complex Variables (3) PR: MATH 221 with a grade of C or better

MATH 323

Differential Equations (3) PR: MATH 221, and MATH 203 or instructor permission

MATH 340

Axiomatic Geometry (3) PR: MATH 295 or instructor permission

Select one of the following course/lab pairings:

CSCI 220

Computer Programming I (3) PR: CSCI 120 or CSCI 180 or CSCI 210 or MATH 111 or department permission

CSCI 220L

Computer Programming I Lab (1) PR or CO: CSCI 220

OR

 

MATH 245

Numerical Methods and Mathematical Computing (3) PR: MATH 203 or MATH 220 or instructor permission; CO: MATH 246

MATH 246

Mathematical Computing and Programming Lab (1) PR: MATH 220 or instructor permission

Select one of the following courses:

MATH 403

Abstract Algebra II (3) PR: MATH 303

MATH 411

Advanced Calculus II (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 311

Select 6 credit hours from the following 400-level MATH courses:

MATH 401

Introduction to Point Set Topology (3) PR: MATH 311

MATH 402

Advanced Linear Algebra (3) PR: MATH 203, and MATH 303 and/or MATH 311

MATH 403

Abstract Algebra II (3) PR: MATH 303

MATH 411

Advanced Calculus II (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 311

MATH 415

Complex Analysis (3) PR: MATH 311

MATH 417

Reading and Research (1-3) PR: Senior standing; instructor and department chair permission

MATH 418

Reading and Research (1-3) PR: Senior standing; instructor and department chair permission

MATH 421

Vector and Tensor Analysis (3) PR: MATH 311

MATH 423

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (3) PR: MATH 221 and MATH 323

MATH 430

Mathematical Statistics I (3) PR: MATH 221

MATH 431

Mathematical Statistics II (3) PR: MATH 430

MATH 440

Statistical Learning I (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 220 and MATH 350

MATH 441

Statistical Learning II (3) PR: MATH 440

MATH 445

Numerical Analysis (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 245 and MATH 323

MATH 451

Linear Programming and Optimization (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 221, and CSCI 220 or MATH 245, or instructor permission

MATH 452

Operations Research (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 530, and CSCI 220 or MATH 245

MATH 455

Bayesian Statistical Methods (3) PR: MATH 430

MATH 470

Mathematical Modeling (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 323, and MATH 246 or CSCI 220, or instructor permission

MATH 480

Topics in Applied Mathematics (3; repeatable) PR: Instructor permission

MATH 485

Topics in Pure Mathematics (3) PR: Instructor permission

MATH 490

Practicum in Mathematics (3) PR: Senior standing; instructor and department chair permission

MATH 499

Bachelor’s Essay (3) PR: Instructor and department chair permission

Statistics Track (Credit Hours: 46+)

MATH 250

Statistical Methods I (3) PR: MATH 105 with a C- or better in MATH 111 or MATH 120 or instructor permission

MATH 295

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (3) PR: MATH 203 or MATH 221

MATH 311

Advanced Calculus I (3) PR: MATH 221 and MATH 295

MATH 350

Statistical Methods II (3) PR: MATH 120 and MATH 250

MATH 430

Mathematical Statistics I (3) PR: MATH 221

MATH 431

Mathematical Statistics II (3) PR: MATH 430

Select one of the following course/lab pairings:

CSCI 220

Computer Programming I (3) PR: CSCI 120 or CSCI 180 or CSCI 210 or MATH 111 or department permission

CSCI 220L

Computer Programming I Lab (1) PR or CO: CSCI 220

OR

 

MATH 245

Numerical Methods and Mathematical Computing (3) PR: MATH 203 or MATH 220 or instructor permission; CO: MATH 246

MATH 246

Mathematical Computing and Programming Lab (1) PR: MATH 220 or instructor permission

Select 9 additional credit hours from the following:

CSCI 334

Data Mining (3) PR: CSCI 221 and MATH 207 and MATH 250

MATH 440

Statistical Learning I (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 220 and MATH 350

MATH 441

Statistical Learning II (3) PR: MATH 440

MATH 451

Linear Programming and Optimization (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 221, and CSCI 220 or MATH 245, or instructor permission

MATH 452

Operations Research (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 530, and CSCI 220 or MATH 245

MATH 455

Bayesian Statistical Methods (3) PR: MATH 430

MATH 475*

Statistical Consulting (3) PR: MATH 350 and one of MATH 440 or MATH 441 or MATH 451 or MATH 452 or CSCI 334

Note: *MATH 475 Statistical Consulting is the recommended capstone for this track.

Teacher Education Track (Grades 9-12)

Students interested in teacher licensure in math must complete the math with teacher education track major and the Secondary Education Cognate major requirements. See the School of Education, Health and Human Performance section of this catalog for a listing of the required secondary education cognate major courses. Students should apply for acceptance to this program no later than the second semester of their sophomore year. Requirements for this program include admission to and successful completion of the approved teacher education program. Students must successfully complete all requirements for licensure in secondary education.

MATH 246

Mathematical Computing and Programming Lab (1) PR: MATH 220 or instructor permission

MATH 250

Statistical Methods I (3) PR: MATH 111 or MATH 120 or instructor permission

MATH 295

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (3) PR: MATH 203 or MATH 221

MATH 303

Abstract Algebra I (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 295

MATH 311

Advanced Calculus (3) PR: MATH 221 and MATH 295

OR

 

MATH 315

Introduction to Complex Variables (3) PR: MATH 221 with a grade of C or better

MATH 323

Differential Equations (3) PR: MATH 221, and MATH 203 or instructor permission

MATH 340

Axiomatic Geometry (3) PR: MATH 295 or instructor permission

MATH 417

Reading and Research (1-3) PR: Senior standing; instructor and department chair permission

MATH 430

Mathematical Statistics I (3) PR: MATH 221

MATH 470

Mathematical Modeling (3) PR: MATH 203, MATH 323 and MATH 246 or CSCI 220 or instructor permission

Notes: When declaring teacher licensure in math through the Program of Study Management System (POSM), students must first select "Declare or Add a Major" and then "Secondary Education Cognate" from the major list. Once this selection is made, a second menu box will appear with a list of the associated majors. Select the math major and follow the on-screen instructions.