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Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program is designed to provide a broad introduction to the study of mathematics and its sub-fields and to give students the opportunity to master advanced material in mathematics and allied disciplines.  This program requires additional mathematics courses beyond those required for the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics programs and thus offers students the ability to explore advanced topics in mathematics more extensively.  This program allows students to pursue internships, individualized independent study, and undergraduate research with faculty members.  This program equips students to follow a variety of post-college paths and is specifically designed to prepare students for graduate work in mathematics.  Graduates of this program typically pursue further education at graduate schools in mathematics and allied disciplines, teach in post-secondary settings, or hold responsible positions in businesses and governmental agencies.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication Met in major with MATH 400 0
    Technology Met in major with CSCI 151 0
    Intensive Writing Met in major with MATH 400 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives See approved list

3

Historical Perspectives See approved list

3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 3-4
    Quantitative Skills Met in major with MATH 202 and 202 0
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  

(3-4)

Subtotal   32-36
Required Program  

63

    MATH 201 ** Calculus I

4

 
    MATH 202 ** Calculus II

4

 
    MATH 300 Linear Algebra

3

 
    MATH 301 Calculus III

4

 
    MATH 305 Intro to Diff Equations

3

 
    MATH 310 Mathematical Reasoning

3

 
    MATH 341 Statistical Methods

3

 
    MATH 351 Intro to Modern Algebra

3

 
    MATH 355 Combinatoric Methods

3

 
    MATH 400 Senior Seminar

2

 
    MATH 509 Real Analysis I

3

 
    MATH 541 Probability and Statistics

3

MATH electives above 300 (excluding 393 and 546)

12

MAED 200, MAED 400 Intro to Mathematica, Assessment Capstone

1

 
 
CSCI 151, CSCI 207, CSCI 208 Overview of Comp Sci, Intro to Comp Sci I& II

11

 
 
Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8

General Electives  

13-22

Total  

120

†Students completing the required program for the BS degree in mathematics must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at or above the second semester college level. This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. 

**A grade of C or better is required.

The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of MATH courses in residence at Winthrop University. No more than three hours of Academic Internship in Mathematics (MATH 461 or 463) can count toward the major.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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