Mathematics, Computer Science & Physics
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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Program Competencies

Assessment

 

Semester-by-Semester Plans for each program of study:

Area of Concentration in Mathematics
(Non-Teaching)

Major (Non-Teaching)

Major (Teaching)

Minor in Mathematics

Minor in Statistics


The Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, & Physics is committed to the education of students who intend (1) to teach mathematics at any level, (2) to apply mathematics or computer science in industry or government, or (3) to use mathematical techniques and concepts in their chosen fields.

Program Competencies

The student exiting the programs in the mathematical sciences must be able to:

1. Analyze and solve problems in the areas of algebra, analysis, statistics, and geometry. The student should be able to work individually and as a member of a team. Depending on the program emphasis, the student should possess the concept comprehension skills mentioned above at a sufficient level of expertise to function successfully as a teacher of mathematics, as a contributing member in business or industry, or as a graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in mathematics.

2. Use technology as an aid in the solution of problems. Specifically, the student must be able to write and effectively use programs for computers and programmable or graphing calculators.

3. Develop appropriate learning skills to foster the investigation of mathematical ideas and direct his/her own learning.

4. Communicate the mathematical ideas learned in the program. This ability must exist in both written and oral forms of communication.

Assessment Procedures

Senior capstone

Portfolios in selected junior and senior classes

Survey of graduates

Exit interviews

 

 

Area of Concentration in Mathematics (Non-Teaching)

Curriculum Map
Area of Concentration in Mathematics (Non-teaching)

(The first plan assumes an ACT Math score of 22 - 24.
The second plan assumes an ACT Math score of at least 25.)

Year 1:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 174 Precalculus
3
MATH 175 Calculus I
4
MSU 101 Discovering University
Life
1
MATH 170 Introduction to Computer Science
4
Gen Ed: four @ 3 hours
12
Gen Ed: three @ 3 hours
9
Total credit hours:
16
Total credit hours:
17

Year 2:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 275 Calculus II
4
MATH 276 Calculus III
4
MATH 260
FORTRAN Programming
3
MATH 301 Elementary Linear Algebra
3
PHYS 231 Engineering Physics
4
PHYS 232 Engineering Physics II
4
PHYS 231 Engineering Physics I LAB
1
PHYS 232 Engineering Physics II LAB
1
Gen Ed: one @ 3 hours
3
Gen Ed: one @ 3 hours
3
Total credit hours:
15
Total credit hours:
15

Year 3:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 300
Introduction to
Mathematical Proof
3
Math 350 Introduction to Higher Algebra
3
Math 365 Introduction to
Mathematical Statistics
3
MATH 363 Differential Equations
3
MATH 312 Numerical Methods
3
Upper Division Electives: two @ 3 hours
6
Gen Ed: one @ 3 hours
3
Science-Related Elective: one @ 3
3
Upper Division Elective: one @ 3 hours
3
 
 
Total credit hours:
15
Total credit hours:
16

Year 4:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 481 Mathematics
for Engineers and
Scientists or MATH 355
3
MATH 499c Senior Capstone
3
MATH 504 Topology
or MATH 355
Vector Analysis
3
MATH 410 Introduction to Real Analysis
3
Upper Division Elective: two @ 3 hours
3
Upper Elective Electives: two @ 3 hours
6
Total credit hours:
15
Total credit hours:
15
 
 
Curriculum Map
Area of Concentration in Mathematics (Non-teaching)

(Assumes an ACT Math score of at least 25)

Year 1:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 175 Calculus I
4
MATH 275 Calculus II
4
MATH 170
Introduction to
Computer Science
4
Gen Ed: four @ 3 hours
12
MSU 101
Discovering University Life
1
 
 
Gen Ed: two @ 3 hours
6
 
 
Total credit hours:
15
Total credit hours:
16

Year 2:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 276 Calculus III
4
MATH 301 Elementary Linear Algebra
3
MATH 260
FORTRAN Programming
3
PHYS 232 Engineering Physics II
4
PHYS 231 Engineering Physics
4
PHYS 232A Engineering Physics II
Lab
1
PHYS 231 Engineering Physics I LAB
1
Gen Ed: two @ 3 hours
6
Gen Ed: one @ 3 hours
3
 
 
Total credit hours:
15
Total credit hours:
14

Year 3:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 300
Introduction to
Mathematical Proof
3
Math 350 Introduction to Higher Algebra
3
Math 365 Introduction to
Mathematical Statistics
3
MATH 363 Differential Equations
3
MATH 312 Numerical Methods
3
Upper Division Electives: two @ 3 hours
6
Gen Ed: one @ 3 hours
3
Science-Related Elective: one @ 3
3
Upper Division Elective: one @ 3 hours
3
 
 
Total credit hours:
15
Total credit hours:
15

Year 4:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 481 Mathematics
for Engineers and
Scientists or MATH 355
3
MATH 499c Senior Capstone
3
MATH 504 Topology
or MATH 355
Vector Analysis
3
MATH 410 Introduction to Real Analysis
3
Upper Division Elective: one @ 3 hours
3
Upper Division Electives: one @ 3 hours
6
Electives: two @ 6 hours
3
Electives: two @ 6 hours
3
Total credit hours:
15
Total credit hours:
15

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Major in Mathematics (Non-Teaching)

Curriculum Map
Major in Mathematics (Non-teaching)

(Assuming ACT Math score of at least 25)

Year 1:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 175 Calculus I
4
MATH 275 Calculus II
4
MSU 101 Discovering University
Life
1
Gen Ed: four @ 3 hours
12
Gen Ed: two @ 3 hours
6
 
 
MATH 170 Introduction to Computer Science
4
 
 
Total credit hours:
15
Total credit hours:
16

Year 2:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 276 Calculus III
4
MATH 301 Elementary Linear Algebra
3
MATH 365
Mathematical Statistics
3
Gen Ed: four @ 3 hours
12
Science-related Elective:
one @ 3 hours
3
 
 
Total credit hours:
15
Total credit hours:
15

Year 3:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 300
Introduction to
Mathematical Proof
3
Math Electives: two @ 3 hours
6
Gen Ed: one @ 3 hours
3
Upper Division
Electives: two @ 3 hours
6
Upper Division
Electives: two @ 3 hours
6
Science-related Elective
one @ 3 hours
3
Science-Related Electives: two @ 3 hours
3
 
 
Total credit hours:
15
Total credit hours:
15

Year 4:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
Math Electives: two @ 3 hours
6
MATH 499c Senior Capstone
3
Upper Division Electives:
two @ 3 hours
6
Upper Division Electives:
two @ 3 hours
6
Elective: one @ 3 hours
3
Electives: two @ 3 hours
6
Total credit hours:
15
Total credit hours:
15

 

Note: MATH electives must be 300-level or above, must be approved by the department
chair, and cannot include MATH 330, 332, 353, 402, or 403.

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Major in Mathematics (Teaching)

Curriculum Map
Major in Mathematics (Teaching)

The first plan assumes an ACT Math score of 22 - 24.
See the second plan for an ACT Math
of at least 25.

Year 1:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 174 Precalculus
3
MATH 175 Calculus I
4
MATH 170 Introduction to
Computer Science
4
Gen Ed: Three @ 3 hours
9
MSU 101 Discovering University
Life
1
Science Related Gen Ed: one @ 3 hours
3
Gen Ed: three @ 3 hours
9
 
 
Total credit hours:
17
Total credit hours:
16

Year 2:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 300 Introduction to
Mathematical Proof
3
MATH 301 Elementary Linear Algebra or
Science-related elective (if MATH 308 has
been or will be taken
3
MATH 275 Calculus II
4
EDF 211 Human Growth and Development
3
EDF 207 Foundations of
Education
3
Science-related elective: one @ 3 hours
(MATH 276 recommended)
3
Gen Ed: two @ 3 hours
6
Science-related Gen ED: one @ 3 hours
3
 
 
Gen Ed: two @ 3 hours
6
Total credit hours:
16
Total credit hours:
18

Year 3:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 308 Discrete Mathematics
or Science-related elective (only if
MATH 301 has een or will be taken
)
3
Gen Ed: one @ 3 hours
3
MATH 370 College Geometry I
3
MATH 371 College Geometry II
3
EDF 311 Learning Theories and
Assessment in Education
(Admission to TEP required)
3
EDSE 312 Educational Methods and Technology
3
Science-Related Gen Ed: one @ 3 hours
3
EDSE 483 Classroom Organization and
Management for Secondary Teachers
3
 
 
Elective: one @ 3 hours
3
MATH 365 Introduction to
Mathematical Statistics
3
MATH 350 Introduction to Higher Algebra
3
Total credit hours:
15
Total credit hours:
18

Year 4:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 402 Integrated Biology
Mathematics, Physical Methods
3
EDSE 499C Teacher in Today's Schools
2
MATH 403 Integrated Biology,
Mathematics, Physical Science
Field Experiences
3
EDSE 416 Student Teaching
12
MATH 499C Senior Capstone
3
 
 
EDSP 332 Teaching the Exceptional Student
2
 
 
Science-related Elective: one @ 3 hours
3
 
 
Total credit hours:
14
Total credit hours:
14
 
 
Curriculum Map
Major in Mathematics (Teaching)

(Assuming ACT Math score of at least 25)

Year 1:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 175 Calculus I
4
MATH 275 Calculus II
4
MATH 170 Introduction to
Computer Science
4
Gen Ed: three @ 3 hours
9
MSU 101 Discovering University
Life
1
Science Related Gen Ed: one @ 3 hours
3
Gen Ed: two @ 3 hours
6
 
 
Total credit hours:
15
Total credit hours:
16

Year 2:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 300 Introduction to
Mathematical Proof
3
MATH 301 Elementary Linear Algebra or
Science-related elective (if MATH 308 has
been or will be taken
3
MATH 365 Introduction to
Mathematical Statistics
3
EDF 211 Human Growth and Development
3
EDF 207 Foundations of
Education
3
Science-related elective: one @ 3 hours
3
Gen Ed: one @ 3 hours
3
Science-related Gen ED: one @ 3 hours
3
Science-related Elective: one @ 3-
4 hours (MATH 276 Calculus III
recommended
)
3-4
Gen Ed: two @ 3 hours
6
Science-related Elective: one @ 3
hours
3
 
 
Total credit hours:
18-19
Total credit hours:
18

Year 3:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 308 Discrete Mathematics
or Science-related elective (only if
MATH 301 has een or will be taken
)
3
Gen Ed: one @ 3 hours
3
MATH 370 College Geometry I
3
MATH 371 College Geometry II
3
EDF 311 Learning Theories and
Assessment in Education
(Admission to TEP required)
3
EDSE 312 Educational Methods and Technology
3
Science-Related Gen Ed: one @ 3 hours
3
EDSE 483 Classroom Organization and
Management for Secondary Teachers
3
 
 
Elective: one @ 3 hours (MATH 410
Introduction to Real Analysis
recommended
)
3
Gen Ed: two @ 3 hours
6
MATH 350 Introduction to Higher Algebra
3
Total credit hours:
18
Total credit hours:
18

Year 4:

Fall Cr Spring Cr
MATH 402 Integrated Biology
Mathematics, Physical Methods
3
EDSE 499C Teacher in Today's Schools
2
MATH 403 Integrated Biology,
Mathematics, Physical Science
Field Experiences
3
EDSE 416 Student Teaching
12
MATH 499C Senior Capstone
3
 
 
EDSP 332 Teaching the Exceptional Student
2
 
 
Science-related Elective: one @ 3 hours
3
 
 
Total credit hours:
14
Total credit hours:
14

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Minor in Mathematics

MATH 170 Introduction to Computer Science
3
MATH 175 Calculus I
4
MATH 275 Calculus II
4
Electives from MATH 174, 276, or other mathematics courses at or above the 300 level except MATH 330, 332, 353, 354, 373, 374, 402, and 403 as approved by the department chair.
13
Total  
24

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Minor in Statistics

Option 1: Non-Calculus Track  
Elective in Mathematics, from 152-199 level
3
MATH 301 Elementary Linear Algebra
3
MATH 353 Statistics
3
MATH 355 Principles of Optimization
3
MATH 455 Linear Statistical Models
3
MATH 553 Concepts in the Design of Experiments
3
MATH 555 Nonparametric Statistics
3
Total  
21

 

Option 2: Calculus Track

 
MATH 301 Elementary Linear Algebra
3
MATH 355 Principles of Optimization
3
MATH 365 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
3
MATH 419 Probability
3
MATH 420 Mathematical Statistics
3
MATH 455 Linear Statistical Models, or  
MATH 555 Nonparametric Statistics
3
MATH 553 Concepts in the Design of Experiments
3
Total  
21

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