20162017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mathematics, BS


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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.
Course Requirements

Core Courses (31 Credit Hours)
The Mathematics Core courses allow students to become familiar with the different subfields of mathematics before choosing their focus.
Options
Each Mathematics major will choose one of the following options to complete in addition to the Core mathematics courses.
4000+ level Course Recommendations
Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in pure math are advised to take the following courses.
4000+ level Course Recommendations
Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in applied mathematics or a career in industry are advised to take at least two of the following courses.
4000+ level Course Recommendations
Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in statistics are advised to take the following courses.

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