# Mathematics, B.S.

- General Education Course

- Milestone course: a key success marker for your major. See your advisor to discuss the importance of this course in your plan of study.

## Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 229    Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
Critical Thinking Course3
Core 2
ENG 101  Beginning Composition3
CMM 103Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 229    Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
Core II Natural/Physical Science4
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
MTH 490  Internship in Mathematics (Capstone)2
or MTH 491  Senior Seminar
College-Specific
COS Physical/Natural Science4
COS Physical/Natural Science3
Major-Specific
MTH 229    Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
MTH 230  Calculus/Analytic Geom II4
CS 110Computer Science I3
MTH 231  Calculus/Analytic Geom III4
MTH 300    Intro to Higher Math4
MTH 331  Linear Algebra4
MTH 490  Internship in Mathematics (C)2
or MTH 491  Senior Seminar
MTH Sequence I & II
Select two of the following MTH sequences:12
Topology:
Topology I
and Topology II
Modern Algebra:
Modern Algebra I
and Modern Algebra II
Math Elective or Minor or 2nd Major3
Math Elective or Minor or 2nd Major3
Math Elective or 2nd Major3
Math Elective or 2nd Major3
Math Electives
Ordinary Diff Equations
Intro to Complex Variables
Vector Calculus
History of Mathematics
Mathematical Modeling
Partial Differential Equations
Topology I
Topology II
Graph Th and Combinatorics
Numerical Linear Algebra
Numerical Analysis
Modern Geometries
Projective Geometry
Modern Algebra I
Modern Algebra II
Number Theory
Regression Analysis
Experimental Designs
Nonparametric Statistics
Time Series Forecasting
Sampling Designs & Estimation
Probability & Statistics I
Probability & Statistics II
Statistical Computing
Stochastic Processes
Applied Survival Analysis
300/400 Elective3
300/400 Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective2

### Major Information

• Mathematics majors are not required to satisfy the College of Science requirement of a minor in another discipline. However, Mathematics majors often elect to complete a second (or more) major(s) and/or one (or more) minor(s).
• Math electives may not duplicate those used for the sequence requirements. The number of elective courses required depends on whether a student is pursuing an outside minor or a 2nd major. The following are the three options:
• No Outside Major or Minor: A student may graduate with a major in Mathematics, without a second major or a minor, by completing an additional 4 elective mathematics courses from the list of electives. The major requires 50 credit hours.
• Outside Minors: A student graduating with a single major in Mathematics, and at least one minor outside the department, must complete at least 2 additional elective mathematics courses. Effectively, the major requires 44 credit hours.
• Outside Double Majors: A student graduating with multiple majors, including Mathematics, need not take any additional elective math courses. Effectively, the major requires 38 credit hours. A student pursuing multiple majors, including at least two of the majors in the department, should consult with the undergraduate coordinator or chair of the department for details.
• Since the major is quite flexible, students are expected to consult with the undergraduate coordinator in the department. Before graduation, the undergraduate coordinator must approve the selection of sequences and electives.
• Forty (40) hours must be earned in courses numbered 300-499.

## Areas of Emphasis

- General Education Course

- Milestone course: a key success marker for your major. See your advisor to discuss the importance of this course in your plan of study.

## Four Year Plan

The Marshall University Department of Mathematics prepare students for careers in the mathematical sciences and related disciplines. Graduates of our mathematics programs have had successful careers in government and industry. Our graduates have also earned advanced degrees in mathematics, statistics, engineering, and economics. Our degree programs may also be used to prepare for secondary mathematics certification and for professions such as law or medicine. The department has a dynamic and engaged faculty who focus both on excellent teaching and on many areas of mathematical research.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
ENG 101  Beginning Composition 3
MTH 229    Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT) 5
Core II Fine Arts 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
Credit Hours15
Second Semester
MTH 230  Calculus/Analytic Geom II 4
Core I Critical Thinking 3
CMM 103 Fund Speech-Communication 3
Multicultural or International 3
Core II Social Science 3
Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
CS 110 Computer Science I 3
MTH 231  Calculus/Analytic Geom III 4
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
Credit Hours14
Second Semester
MTH 300    Intro to Higher Math 4
Math Elective or Minor or 2nd Major 3
Core II Humanities 3
COS Physical/Natural Science 3
300/400 Elective 3
Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
MTH 331  Linear Algebra 4
MTH Sequence I 3
Math Elective or Minor or 2nd Major 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 1
Credit Hours14
Second Semester
MTH Sequence I 3
Writing Intensive 3
Math Elective or 2nd Major 3
Free Elective 3
COS Physical/Natural Science 4
Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
First Semester
MTH Sequence II 3
Writing Intensive 3
Math Elective or 2nd Major 3
300/400 Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Credit Hours15
Second Semester
MTH 490
or MTH 491
Internship in Mathematics (C)
or Senior Seminar
2
MTH Sequence II 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Credit Hours14
Total Credit Hours120