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:
 

Pure Math
Applied Math
Statistics

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:
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
Math 450 Modern Algebra 3
Math 452 Modern Algebra 2 3

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
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:
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
Math 335 Differential Equations 4
One of the following:
Math 415 Partial Differential Equations 3
Math 416 Advanced Differential Equations 3

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Math 443 Numerical Analysis 3
One of the following:
Math 411 Mathematical Modeling 3
Math 442 Numerical Linear Algebra 3

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
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:
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:

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Dr. Anna Mummert
Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Office: 719 Smith Hall