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Mathematics, BS


Return to: Programs The Department of Mathematics offers a curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. This degree is wellsuited for students aiming toward a variety of mathematical careers in industry or secondary education, or planning for graduate education. Modern industrial and scientific enterprises are so dependent on advanced mathematical concepts that mathematicians are needed today by almost all concerns that are engaged in such work.
Foreign languages are encouraged for students interested in research. A maximum of 8 hours of foreign languages may be taken and applied to the approved electives requirements. German, French and Russian are the approved languages.
Departmental Goal
 Prepare students for employment or graduate study in a subject related to mathematics
Learning Outcomes
 Be able to apply both theoretical and computational techniques to the solution of mathematical problems
 Be able to comprehend, formulate and produce mathematical proofs
 Be able to communicate correct mathematical content in both written and oral form
 Be able to understand a broad array of interconnected concepts within mathematics
General Requirements
 Completion of at least 47 credit hours in Mathematics
 31 credit hours of Core Mathematics courses
 46 credit hours for Teaching option
 A minimum 2.0 in each required mathematics course
 A CU minimum GPA of 2.0
 An Exit Interview with the Mathematics department is required prior to graduation.
 All Mathematics majors are required to meet with a faculty advisor in the Mathematics department during their first year as Mathematics majors. Mathematics students should check the Academic Advising Guides for additional information regarding the degree requirements.
Departmental Honors
The UCCS Mathematics Department offers a special track which leads to departmental honors upon graduation, to qualified students pursuing a BS in Mathematics. Admission to the honors track is by application only; the application form is available at http://www.uccs.edu/Documents/math/honorsapp.pdf. A letter of recommendation from a faculty in the Mathematics Department is required.
Students should normally apply no later than the beginning of the first semester of their junior year. Contact the Undergraduate Committee Chair, Dr. Greg Oman, with questions: http://www.uccs.edu/goman.
Honors Requirements

Maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and a GPA of at least 3.5 in mathematics courses.

Complete at least five 3credithour mathematics courses numbered higher than 4000, with a GPA of least 3.3 in these courses.

Complete an undergraduate research project under the supervision of a mathematics faculty advisor. A written report based on the project must be submitted for approval to the Undergraduate Committee of the Mathematics Department.

Present the results of the above research project at a conference or a seminar.
