Undergraduate Studies Information
Majors in Mathematics and Statistics at Marshall University
The Department of Mathematics offers three majors leading to a
Bachelor of Science degree. An area of emphasis in mathematical statistics and a
minor in mathematics are also offered. Please select a program to view its
requirements:
Major in Pure Mathematics
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.
Major in Pure Mathematics 
Category 1: Core courses (23 hours) 
 Math 229  Calculus 1 (5 hours)
 Math 230  Calculus 2 (4 hours)
 Math 231  Calculus 3 (4 hours)
 Math 300  Introduction to Higher Mathematics (4 hours)
 Math 331  Linear Algebra (3 hours)
 Math 490  Senior Seminar (2 hours) or Math 491  Internship (2 hours)

Category 2: Sequence requirement (12 hours) 

Choose two sequences from:
 Math 427  Advanced Calculus 1 (3 hours) and Math 428  Advanced Calculus 2 (3 hours)
 Math 450  Modern Algebra (3 hours) and Math 452  Modern Algebra 2 (3 hours)
 Math 430  Topology 1 (3 hours) and Math 431  Topology 2 (3 hours)
 Math 460  Complex Variables 1 (3 hours) and Math 461  Complex Variables 2 (3 hours)

Category 3: Electives (0–12 hours) 
Please see the list of electives for a list of
applicable courses. The number of electives required depends on the student's
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

Total credit hours: 35–59 
Major in Applied Mathematics
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.
Major in Applied Mathematics 
Category 1: Core courses (23 hours) 
 Math 229  Calculus 1 (5 hours)
 Math 230  Calculus 2 (4 hours)
 Math 231  Calculus 3 (4 hours)
 Math 300  Introduction to Higher Mathematics (4 hours)
 Math 331  Linear Algebra (3 hours)
 Math 490  Senior Seminar (2 hours) or Math 491  Internship (2 hours)

Category 2: Sequence requirement (12–13 hours) 

Choose two sequences from:
 Math 335  Differential Equations (4 hours) and one of:
 Math 415  Partial Differential Equations (3 hours) or
 Math 416  Advanced Differential Equations (3 hours)
 Math 443  Numerical Analysis (3 hours) and one of:
 Math 411  Mathematical Modeling (3 hours) or
 Math 442  Numerical Linear Algebra (3 hours)
 Math 445  Probability and Statistics 1 (3 hours) and Math 446  Probability and Statistics 2 (3 hours)
 Math 460  Complex Variables 1 (3 hours) and Math 461  Complex Variables 2 (3 hours)

Category 3: Electives (0–12 hours) 
Please see the list of electives for a list of
applicable courses. The number of electives required depends on the student's
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

Total credit hours: 35–59 
Major in Statistics
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.
Major in Statistics 
Category 1: Core courses (23 hours) 
 Math 229  Calculus 1 (5 hours)
 Math 230  Calculus 2 (4 hours)
 Math 231  Calculus 3 (4 hours)
 Math 300  Introduction to Higher Mathematics (4 hours)
 Math 331  Linear Algebra (3 hours)
 Math 490  Senior Seminar (2 hours) or Math 491  Internship (2 hours)

Category 2: Sequence requirement (15 hours) 

 Math 326  Applied Statistical Methods (3 hours)
 Math 412  Regression Analysis (3 hours)
 Math 413  Experimental Designs (3 hours)
 Math 445  Probability and Statistics 1 (3 hours)
 Math 446  Probability and Statistics 2 (3 hours)

Category 3: Electives (3–9 hours) 
Please see the list of electives for a list of
applicable courses. The number of electives required depends on the student's
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

Total credit hours: 41–59 
List of Electives for Majors in Mathematics and Statistics
The following courses may be used as electives for the majors in pure mathematics,
applied mathematics, and statistics.
A courses that is used to satisfy part of the sequence requirement
for a degree may not also be counted as an elective.
 Math 325  Survey Sampling Methods (3 hours)
 Math 326  Applied Statistical Methods (3 hours)
 Math 335  Differential Equations (4 hours)
 Math 405  History of Mathematics (3 hours)
 Math 411  Mathematical Modeling (3 hours)
 Math 412  Regression Analysis (3 hours)
 Math 413  Experimental Designs (3 hours)
 Math 415  Partial Differential Equations (3 hours)
 Math 416  Advanced Differential Equations (3 hours)
 Math 420  Nonparametric Methods (3 hours)
 Math 422  Time Series Forecasting (3 hours)
 Math 427  Advanced Calculus 1 (3 hours)
 Math 428  Advanced Calculus 2 (3 hours)
 Math 430  Topology 1 (3 hours)
 Math 431  Topology 2 (3 hours)
 Math 440  Graph Theory and Combinatorics (3 hours)
 Math 442  Numerical Linear Algebra (3 hours)
 Math 443  Numerical Analysis (3 hours)
 Math 445  Probability and Statistics 1 (3 hours)
 Math 446  Probability and Statistics 2 (3 hours)
 Math 448  Modern Geometries (3 hours)
 Math 449  Projective Geometry (3 hours)
 Math 450  Modern Algebra 1 (3 hours)
 Math 452  Modern Algebra 2 (3 hours)
 Math 455  Number Theory (3 hours)
 Math 460  Complex Variables 1 (3 hours)
 Math 461  Complex Variables 2 (3 hours)
 Math 464  Statistical Computing (3 hours)
 Math 466  Stochastic Processes (3 hours)
 Math 480–483  Special Topics (hours vary)
 Math 485–488  Independent Study (hours vary)
Disclaimer
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.