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.

 
 
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