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All students pursuing the B.S. degree in Mathematics or the B.S. degree in Statistics and Actuarial Science are required to satisfy a common core of basic classes. This includes Computer Science I (5 credits), Calculus I and II (10 credits), Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4 credits), Discrete Mathematics (4 credits) and Probability & Statistics (4 credits).
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Mathematics
The B.S. Degree in Mathematics also requires upper division courses in linear algebra, analysis and electives, for a total of 50 credits in the major. Included is a one-credit Undergraduate Seminar lecture series that showcases the diverse applications of mathematical sciences and topics not normally taught in other classes. The department recommends (but does not require) that students select an area of emphasis among designated clusters of mathematics electives. These course clusters are intended for students wishing to pursue concentrations in Applied Analysis, Applied Discrete Mathematics, Computation, Mathematics Education, or pre-Graduate Studies. See Areas of Emphasis for more information. Students should discuss the selection of appropriate electives with their advisers. Required courses plus electives and courses taken outside the department must total at least 120 credits.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Statistics and Actuarial Science
The B.S. Degree in Statistics and Actuarial Science serves as a stepping-stone to the actuarial profession, graduate school, and jobs in data analysis. The degree shares much of the same lower division core of classes and Undergraduate Seminar as the B.S. in Mathematics, but differs in the required upper division classes. Required courses (49-50 credits) plus electives and courses taken outside the department must total at least 120 credits. Those considering actuarial careers are encourage to begin taking the actuarial examinations while in residence at UMD. Information regarding the examinations can be obtain from statistics faculty.
Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Teaching Mathematics
Students pursuing careers in mathematics teaching within secondary schools prepare with a B.A.S. Degree in Teaching Mathematics which is offered in conjunction with the College of Education and Human Service Professions. Before entering the upper division, a B.A.S. student must demonstrate proficiency in basic calculus and computer programming as part of 18 required lower division credits. Also required are 72 upper division credits in education, mathematics and statistics. Many B.A.S. students find it advantageous to also complete the course requirements for a second major or coaching certification. A minimum of 120 credits is required for the B.A.S. degree.
Double Major in Mathematics and SAS (Statistics and Actuarial Science)
Students may double major in Mathematics and SAS. To do so, a student must satisfy all requirements for both majors, with the additional requirement that STAT courses cannot be used to fulfill the Mathematics elective requirements. Note that there is still substantial overlap between the two majors; the core courses for both majors are almost identical. Most students will need to take four additional 3-credit electives (at 4xxx or 5xxx level) to be able to change a Statistics major to a double major in Mathematics and Statistcs. These 12 elective credits, along with 4 credits for Calculus III (required for Statistics majors) combine to fulfill the 16 elective requirement for the Mathematics major. For the catalog descripiton, follow this link and scroll to the bottom of the page under Double Majors Only.
Mathematics Double Major with other Science or Engineering majors
A student with a second major other that Statistics and Acutuarial Science may substitute courses from the approved nondepartmental list on a one elective MATH credit for two outside credits exchange basis for up to seven MATH elective credits. To view this list, follow this link and scroll to the bottom of the page under Double Majors Only.
Minor in Mathematics
A Minor in Mathematics is also available for students not majoring in mathematics or statistics.