## Undergraduate Degrees in Mathematics & Statistics

The Department of Mathematics offers majors in *Pure Mathematics*, *Applied Mathematics*, and *Statistics*; all leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. In addition, an undergraduate *Area of Emphasis in Mathematical Statistics* and a *Minor in Mathematics* are offered.

A degree in mathematics or statistics opens many opportunities:

- Employment in engineering, industry, finance, and actuarial positions.
- Employment in secondary education
- Graduate studies in mathematics, statistics, economics, engineering, and other quantitative fields
- Professional school in business, accounting, law, medicine, and related fields (with appropriate pre-professional courses)
- Employment by government agencies such as the National Security Agency and federal research laboratories

Please select one of the three mathematics majors to view degree requirements:

### Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics

**Total credit hours: 35–59**

In addition to the following requirements, students must satisfy the requirements of the Marshall Core Curriculum and the program requirements of the College of Science.

*Category 1: Core Courses (22 hours)*

Course Number | Course Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

Math 229 | Calculus 1 | 5 |

Math 230 | Calculus 2 | 4 |

Math 231 | Calculus 3 | 4 |

Math 300 | Introduction to Higher Mathematics | 4 |

Math 331 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

CS 205 | Scientific Computing | 3 |

One of the following: |
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Math 490 | Senior Seminar | 2 |

Math 491 | Internship | 2 |

*Category 2: Sequence Requirement (12 hours)*

Choose two sequences from the following:

Course Number | Course Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

Math 427 | Advanced Calculus 1 | 3 |

Math 428 | Advanced Calculus 2 | 3 |

Course Number | Course Title | Credit Hours |
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Math 450 | Modern Algebra | 3 |

Math 452 | Modern Algebra 2 | 3 |

Course Number | Course Title | Credit Hours |
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Math 430 | Topology 1 | 3 |

Math 431 | Topology 2 | 3 |

*Category 3: Electives (0–12 hours)*

Please see the undergraduate *List of Electives for Majors in Mathematics and Statistics* for applicable courses. The number of electives required depends on the selected degree program:

- With second major outside the mathematics department: none
- With a minor outside the department: two courses (6 hours)
- Without a major or minor outside the department: four courses (12 hours)
- Double major in pure mathematics and applied mathematics: four courses (12 hours)
- Double major in pure mathematics and statistics: three courses (12 hours); two must be statistics or probability courses

### Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

**Total credit hours: 35–59**

In addition to the following requirements, students must satisfy the requirements of the Marshall Core Curriculum and the program requirements of the College of Science.

*Category 1: Core Courses (22 hours)*

Course Number | Course Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

Math 229 | Calculus 1 | 5 |

Math 230 | Calculus 2 | 4 |

Math 231 | Calculus 3 | 4 |

Math 300 | Introduction to Higher Mathematics | 4 |

Math 331 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

CS 205 | Scientific Computing | 3 |

One of the following: |
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Math 490 | Senior Seminar | 2 |

Math 491 | Internship | 2 |

*Category 2: Sequence Requirement (12–13 hours)*

Choose two sequences from the following:

Course Number | Course Title | Credit Hours |
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Math 335 | Differential Equations | 4 |

One of the following: |
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Math 415 | Partial Differential Equations | 3 |

Math 416 | Advanced Differential Equations | 3 |

Course Number | Course Title | Credit Hours |
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Math 443 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |

One of the following: |
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Math 411 | Mathematical Modeling | 3 |

Math 442 | Numerical Linear Algebra | 3 |

Course Number | Course Title | Credit Hours |
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Stat 445 | Probability and Statistics 1 | 3 |

Stat 446 | Probability and Statistics 2 | 3 |

*Category 3: Electives (0–12 hours)*

Please see the undergraduate *List of Electives for Majors in Mathematics and Statistics* for applicable courses. The number of electives required depends on the selected degree program:

- With second major outside the mathematics department: none
- With a minor outside the department: two courses (6 hours)
- Without a major or minor outside the department: four courses (12 hours)
- Double major in pure mathematics and applied mathematics: four courses (12 hours)
- Double major in applied mathematics and statistics: three courses (12 hours); two must be statistics or probability courses

### Bachelor of Science in Statistics

**Total credit hours: 41–59**

In addition to the following requirements, students must satisfy the requirements of the Marshall Core Curriculum and the program requirements of the College of Science.

*Category 1: Core Courses (22 hours)*

Course Number | Course Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

Math 229 | Calculus 1 | 5 |

Math 230 | Calculus 2 | 4 |

Math 231 | Calculus 3 | 4 |

Math 300 | Introduction to Higher Mathematics | 4 |

Math 331 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

CS 205 | Scientific Computing | 3 |

One of the following: |
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Math 490 | Senior Seminar | 2 |

Math 491 | Internship | 2 |

*Category 2: Sequence Requirement (15 hours)*

Course Number | Course Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

Stat 326 | Applied Statistical Methods | 3 |

Stat 412 | Regression Analysis | 3 |

Stat 413 | Experimental Designs | 3 |

Stat 445 | Probability and Statistics 1 | 3 |

Stat 446 | Probability and Statistics 2 | 3 |

*Category 3: Electives (3–9 hours)*

Please see the undergraduate *List of Electives for Majors in Mathematics and Statistics* for applicable courses. The number of electives required depends on the selected degree program:

- With second major outside the mathematics department: one course (3 hours) in probability or statistics
- With a minor outside the department: two courses (6 hours) in probability or statistics
- Without a major or minor outside the department: three courses (9 hours) in probabiliy or statistics
- Double major in statistics and either pure or applied mathematics: three courses (9 hours) of which two courses must be in probability or statistics

### List of Electives for Majors in Mathematics & Statistics

The following courses may be used as electives for the majors in *Pure Mathematics*, *Applied Mathematics*, and *Statistics*. A course used to satisfy part of the *Sequence Requirement* for a degree may not also be counted as an elective.

Course Number | Course Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

Stat 325 | Survey Sampling Methods | 3 |

Stat 326 | Applied Statistical Methods | 3 |

Math 360 | Introduction to Complex Variables | 3 |

Math 361 | Vector Calculus | 3 |

Math 335 | Differential Equations | 4 |

Math 405 | History of Mathematics | 3 |

Math 411 | Mathematical Modeling | 3 |

Stat 412 | Regression Analysis | 3 |

Stat 413 | Experimental Designs | 3 |

Math 415 | Partial Differential Equations | 3 |

Math 416 | Advanced Differential Equations | 3 |

Stat 420 | Nonparametric Methods | 3 |

Stat 422 | Time Series Forecasting | 3 |

Math 427 | Advanced Calculus 1 | 3 |

Math 428 | Advanced Calculus 2 | 3 |

Math 430 | Topology 1 | 3 |

Math 431 | Topology 2 | 3 |

Math 440 | Graph Theory and Combinatorics | 3 |

Math 442 | Numerical Linear Algebra | 3 |

Math 443 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |

Stat 445 | Probability and Statistics 1 | 3 |

Stat 446 | Probability and Statistics 2 | 3 |

Math 448 | Modern Geometries | 3 |

Math 449 | Projective Geometry | 3 |

Math 450 | Modern Algebra 1 | 3 |

Math 452 | Modern Algebra 2 | 3 |

Math 455 | Number Theory | 3 |

Math 460 | Complex Variables 1 | 3 |

Math 461 | Complex Variables 2 | 3 |

Stat 464 | Statistical Computing | 3 |

Stat 466 | Stochastic Processes | 3 |

Stat 470 | Applied Survival Analysis | 3 |

Math 480–483 | Special Topics | Hours Vary |

Math 485–488 | Independent Study | Hours Vary |

This page is an unofficial summary of degree requirements. The official requirements are described in the most current Undergraduate Catalog. Students should consult their advisor when deciding on a plan of study.

##### Contact us regarding Mathematics Undergraduate Degrees:

**Dr. Alfred Akinsete**

*Department Chair *

Office: 523/524 Smith Hall

Phone: (304) 696-6010

Email: akinsete@marshall.edu