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Home > Undergraduate Studies > Degrees > Math Major > Areas of Emphasis

The following are recommended areas of emphasis for consideration by students fulfilling the Mathematics BS degree requirements. These course clusters are intended for students wishing to pursue a particular area of emphasis in their undergraduate studies. A minimum of 16 elective credits is required, but 20 credits or more are recommended. See your advisor for more information.

Applied Analysis Emphasis

  • Take Math 3298 - Calculus III (4) and at least 4 of the following as electives:
  • Math 4230 - Applied Mathematics: Complex Variables (3)
  • Math 4240 - Operational Methods (3)
  • Math 5220 - Optimization and Control (3)
  • Math 5260 - Dynamical Systems (3)
  • Math 5270 - Modeling with Dynamical Systems (3)
  • Math 5280 - Partial Differential Equations (3)
  • Math 5830 - Numerical Analysis: Approximation and Quadrate (4)
  • Math 5840 - Numerical Analysis: Systems and Optimization (4)
  • Math 5850 - Numerical Differential Equations (4)
  • CS 1521- Computer Science II (5)

Applied Discrete Emphasis

  • Take at least 4 of the following as electives:
  • Math 5327 - Advanced Linear Algebra (3)
  • Math 5330 - Theory of Numbers (3)
  • Math 5365 - Graph Theory (3)
  • Math 5366 - Enumerative Combinatorics (3)
  • Math 5371 - Abstract Algebra I (3)
  • Math 5372 - Abstract Algebra II (3)
  • Math 5384 - Algebraic Coding Theory (3)
  • CS 1521- Computer Science II (5)

Computational Emphasis

  • Take Calculus III and at least two of the following electives:
  • Math 4820 Numerical Methods (3)
  • Math 5830 Numerical Analysis: Approximation & Quadrature (4)
  • Math 5840 Numerical Analysis: Systems and Optimization (4)
  • Math 5850 Numerical Differential Equations (4)
  • CS 1521- Computer Science II (5) and/or a computer science language course covering BASIC, FORTRAN or Java

Mathematics Education Emphasis

  • Take the following electives:
  • Math 3110 - Foundations (4)
  • Math 3298-Calculus III (4)
  • Math 4371 - Introduction to Abstract Algebra (3)

Preparation for Graduate School

  • Take the following electives:
  • Math 3298 - Calculus III (4)
  • Math 4230 - Applied Mathematics: Complex Variables (3)
  • Math 5201 - Real Variables (4)
  • Math 5371 - Abstract I (3)
  • Math 5372 - Abstract II (3)
  • Comm 1112 - Public Speaking (3) and do an undergraduate research project.
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