2022-2023 Catalog 
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2022-2023 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 well-suited for students aiming toward a variety of mathematical careers in industry or secondary education, or planning for graduate education.

General Requirements

  • Completion of at least 47 credit hours in Mathematics
  • 31 credit hours of Core Mathematics courses
  • 46 credit hours for Teaching option
  • All required mathematics courses must be completed with a grade of C or better
  • 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 3-credit-hour 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.

Course Requirements


Each Mathematics major will choose one of the following options to complete in addition to the Core mathematics courses.

Pure Math

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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