University Catalogue

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

Timothy Hudson, Department Head

 

The Department of Mathematics offers credit examinations for Math 161, Math 162, Math 163, and Math 165. Students may take a credit exam for a particular course only once. For more information on credit exams, students should contact the Department of Mathematics.

In order to graduate with a major in mathematics, a student must have a grade of "C" or better in all mathematics courses taken.

 

  1. A student whose ACT mathematics score is 18 is required to concurrently enroll in MATH 92 and MATH 105.
  2. Placement of beginning freshman according to the ACT mathematics score:
      • MATH 92: ACT mathematics score of 18. (must be taken concurrently with MATH 105). Credit for MATH 92 does not count toward graduation
      • MATH 151: ACT mathematics score of 19 or 20.
      • MATH 161: ACT mathematics score of 21 or higher.
      • MATH 165: ACT mathematics score of 25 or higher.
      • MATH 200: ACT mathematics score of 28 or higher.
  3. Advanced Placement Policies:
      • A student whose ACT Mathematics score is 28 or above is eligible to enroll directly in MATH 162, 163, 165, 177, or 241 depending upon their choice of major. Upon completion of MATH 162, 163, 165, 177, or 241 with the grade of "C" or better in the first attempt, the student will receive the grade "P" in MATH 161, with 3 credit hours.
      • A student whose ACT Mathematics score is 28 or above is eligible to enroll directly in MATH 200. Upon completion of MATH 200 with a grade of "C" or better in the first attempt, the student will receive the grade "P" in MATH 165, with 3 credit hours.
      • A student who earns credit in MATH 163, 200, or 241 via the AP Calculus or Statistics exams will receive the grade of "P" in MATH 161, with 3 credit hours.
      • Students who transfer in a mathematics course at the level of trigonometry-based calculus or above with a grade of "C" or better will receive a grade of "P" for Math 161, with 3 credit hours.

 

Progression Policy

Students pursuing the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics must meet both of the following progression standards:

  1. Students may not repeat any of the following courses more than once: MATH 200, MATH 201, MATH 312, or MATH 223.
  2. Students must successfully complete MATH 200 with a grade of "C" or better by the end of the 4th regular semester following the declaration of a major in mathematics.

Students with exceptional circumstances must have an alternative progression plan approved by the Department Head. Students who do not meet these standards will not be allowed to continue in the Mathematics major. 

 

Major in Mathematics

Majors in Mathematics in the College of Science and Technology must complete a minimum of forty-three (43) semester hours.

 

Honors Diploma in Mathematics

For the Honors Diploma in Mathematics, majors must complete the following:

English 210H, 291H or 292H1 3 hours
History 101H, 102H, 201H, or 202H 3 hours
Communications 211H 3 hours
General Biology 151H or 153H 3 hours
Honors 1912 3 hours
Senior Thesis 0 hours
Math 350, 360, 370, 3803 6 hours
Math 4904 3 hours
Total 24 hours

 

1May be substituted for English 230, 231, or 232..
2Sastifies Art Elective or Art/Music/Theatre/Dance requirement.
3These hours must be completed as an H-Option.
4 The domain in which the student will complete the thesis project and the student's participation in the STAR program, service learning, internship, or international experience will be determined during the student's enrollment in Math 490.

 

Minors

In order to minor in Mathematics, the student must complete a minimum of twenty-two semester hours. These hours are:

Math 200 5 hours
MATH 201 5 hours
Math 223 3 hours
Math 312 3 hours
Math 309, 350, 360, 370 or 400 level Math courses (Choose 2) 1 6 hours

 

1Math Math 467 and 485 may not be used to satisfy this requirement