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(Archive) Mathematics (MTHBD)

ARCHIVED FILE
Begin Date: Summer Session 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Mathematics (MTHBD) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR ROGER F. KNACKE, in charge

This major builds a firm foundation in mathematics, computer science, and statistics, with emphasis given to the applications of mathematics and to the development of problem-solving skills. The Applied Mathematics option offers course work in analysis, numerical methods, linear programming, statistics, and operations research. The Business option requires a broad base of statistics and computer courses, in addition to courses in accounting, insurance, economics, management, and management information systems. The Computer Science option provides course work in systems programming, applications programming, data structures and algorithms. The three options allow a student to concentrate on developing mathematical skills suitable for entry-level positions in the areas of computer programming, applied mathematics, actuarial sciences, statistics, or operations research; for careers in government, business, or industry; or for graduate study in mathematics and related fields.

For the B.S. degree in Mathematics, a minimum of 120 credits is required. A student enrolled in this major must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field and must have earned a minimum 2.00 grade-point average.

COMPUTER SCIENCE MINOR: Students must take CSE 103 GQ(4), CMPSC 201C GQ(3), 201F GQ(3), or CMPBD 204(4); CSE 120(3), 231(3), 260(3), and select an additional 6 credits of CMPBD at the 400 level for a total of at least 18 credits.

MATHEMATICS MINOR: Select at least 18 credits of MATH and MTHBD courses at the level of MATH 140 GQ or above, including MTHBD 315W and 6 credits at the 400 level.

STATISTICS MINOR: Students must take MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), MATH 230(4) or 231(2). They must also take STABD 303(3), 404(3), 443(3), and 444(3); and select an additional 6 credits of MTHBD, STABD, or STAT courses at the 400 level. A minimum of 18 credits of statistics and related courses, and 10 credits of the calculus sequence are required for the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(17-23 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 4-7 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 84-90 credits
(This includes 17-23 credits of General Education courses: 8 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GWS courses; 0-6 credits of GS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 54 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (40 credits)
CSE 103 GQ(4)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], 141 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
CSE 120 GQ(3)[1], MTHBD 315W(3) (Sem: 3-4)
STABD 303 GQ(3) (Sem:3-6)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
MATH 220 GQ(2)[1], 230(4)[1], 251(4) (Sem: 3-8)
MTHBD 420(3), STABD 404(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (14 credits)
Select 8 credits in one of the following sequences:
a. BIOL 110 GN(4), 220W GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
b. CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1) (Sem: 1-4)
c. PHYS 201 GN(4), 202 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
d. PHYS 215 GN(4), 265 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits from MTHBD 422(3), 431(3), 432(3), 434(3), 472(3), or 477(3) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 30-36 credits

APPLIED MATHEMATICS OPTION: 30 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (21 credits)
Select 12 credits from MISBD 430(3), MTHBD 422(3), 425(3), 428(3), 431(3), 432(3), 434(3), 450(3), 472(3), 475(3), 477(3), STABD 443(3), 444(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits in one of the following:
a. CMPBD 350(3), 410(3), 411(3), 423(3), 424(3), 440(3), 450(3), 460(3), CSE 231(3), 260(3) (Sem: 3-8)
b. MTHBD 423(3), 424(3), 450(3), 472(3), Q C 450(3), or 451(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from a division-approved list (Sem: 3-8)

BUSINESS OPTION: 36 credits
(A maximum of 30 credits through the School of Business may be used to fulfill this requirement. This includes all courses taken for General Education, prescribed, additional, supporting and related areas, and electives.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
M I S 204(2) (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 6 credits from ECNS 460(3), FNC 300(3), MANGT 300(3), 330(93), 340(3); MRKTG 300(3) or MANGT 310(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from CMPBD 210(3), 217(3), 350(3), 401(3), 423(3), 440(3), 450(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from MISBD 336(3), 430(3), MTHBD 472(3), STABD 443(3), 444(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from a division-approved list (Sem: 3-8)

COMPUTER SCIENCE OPTION: 33 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
CSE 231(3), 260(3) (Sem: 3-6)
CMPBD 410(3), 423(3), 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from CMPBD 350(3), 411(3), 424(3), 450(3), 460(3) (Sem: 308)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from a division-approved list (Sem: 3-8)

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[1]A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1999

Blue sheet Item #: 27-02-018

Review Date: 6/8/99 (General Education Update)

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