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Mathematics Major (MATH)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Code: U179

 

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Concentrations and AOS Codes for the B.S. degree:
Pure Mathematics, U853
Applied Mathematics, U852
Computer Science, U182
Interdisciplinary, U178
Statistics, U184

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course
required: one additional GLT course

3

Mathematics (GMT)
required: MAT 191

3

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

See requirements and approved courses.

Category

S.H.

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture
either a GHP/GPM or GMO course

3

Natural Sciences
one additional GNS/GLS or GPS course

3–4

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
one additional GSB course

3

Foreign Language (GFL)
intermediate-level proficiency in one language, demonstrated by placement test, or completion of course work through course number 204

0–12

Writing Intensive Courses (WI)
a total of four WI courses

 

 

IV Major Requirements

The mathematics major must complete courses as specified below, and must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in MAT/STA courses required for the major and completed at UNCG.

It is strongly recommended that students planning to pursue graduate study in Mathematics include at least two courses from MAT 591, 592, 595, 596, and two other courses from MAT 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 522, 531, 532, 540, 541, 542, 545, 546, 549, 556, 591, 592, 595, 596.

Mathematics Major Core

Every mathematics major, with the exception of the Statistics concentration in the B.S. degree, must complete the following core courses: MAT 191*, 292, 293, 310, 311, 390, 394, 395; STA 290; CSC 130 or 230 or 231.

*MAT 191 satisfies GMT.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts

  1. Mathematics Major Core (30 s.h.)
  2. One 500-level MAT course (excluding 503, 504, 505, 513) (3 s.h.)

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science

There are five concentrations in the Bachelor of Science degree: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Interdisciplinary, Computer Science, and Statistics. Students must select a concentration.

Pure Mathematics Concentration

  1. Mathematics Major Core (30 s.h.)

  2. Three (3) courses chosen from the following (9 s.h.): MAT 514, 515, 517, 518, 519, 522, 531, 532, 540, 545, 591, 592, 595, 596
  3. Three (3) additional courses chosen from the following (9 s.h.): any MAT course 200 level or above (excluding 220, 303, 304, 503, 504, 505, 513); CSC 523, 524, 553, 555; STA 351, 352, 551, 552, 573, 574, 575
  4. PHY 291, 292; or CHE 111, 112, 114, 115; or BIO 111, 112

Applied Mathematics Concentration

  1. Mathematics Major Core (30 s.h.)
  2. Two (2) courses chosen from the following, one of which must be a MAT course (6 s.h.): MAT 522, 531, 532, 540, 545, 546, 549, 556; CSC 523, 524, 526; STA 551, 552
  3. Three (3) additional courses chosen from the following (9 s.h.): any MAT course 200 level or above (excluding 220, 303, 304, 503, 504, 505, 513); CSC 261, 322, 330, 523, 524, 526, 529, 539, 553, 555, 561; STA 351, 352, 551, 552, 573, 574, 575; ECO 301, 319, 351; PHY 323, 325, 423, 426; CHE 242, 461, 462
  4. PHY 291, 292; or CHE 111, 112, 114, 115; or BIO 111, 112

Interdisciplinary Concentration

This program provides students the flexibility to seek specialization in a math-related area, such as economics, physics, mathematical biology, mathematical chemistry, biostatistics, quantitative business, actuarial science, etc.

In consultation with a faculty advisor, each student prepares a program of study suited to his or her interests and goals. The program of study includes a core of mathematics courses and must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies in the department. Sample programs of study are available from the department.

  1. Mathematics Major Core (30 s.h.)
  2. One 500-level MAT course (excluding 503, 504, 505, 513) (3 s.h.)
  3. Five additional electives (at least 3 s.h. each) at the 300 level or above, chosen according to the student's area of specialization (15+ s.h.)

Computer Science Concentration

  1. Mathematics Major Core (30 s.h.)

  2. Additional required courses (6 s.h.): MAT 253, 353

  3. Two 500-level courses chosen from the following (6 s.h.): MAT 515, 531, 532, 541, 542, 549, 556; CSC 523, 524, 526, 553, 555; STA 551, 552

  4. Three additional courses chosen from the following (9 s.h., at least 6 of which must be at the 500 level): any MAT course 300 level or above (excluding 303, 304, 503, 504, 505, 513); CSC 523, 524, 526, 553, 555, 593, 594; STA 351, 352, 551, 552, 573, 574, 575, 593, 594

  5. Required CSC courses: CSC 130, 230, 330; one of CSC 339, 340; two 400- or 500-level CSC courses (if not already taken in (3) or (4) above)

  6. One 500-level MAT course (excluding 503, 504, 505, 513), if not already taken in (3) or (4) above

  7. PHY 291, 292; or CHE 111, 112, 114, 115; or BIO 111, 112

Statistics Concentration

  1. Required Core Courses (19 s.h.): MAT 191*, 292, 293, 310, 394, 490; CSC 130 or 230 or 231

  2. Required Statistics Courses (9 s.h.): STA 290, 291, 352

  3. Three additional STA courses 300 level or above (9 s.h.), one of which must be at the 500 level.

  4. Two additional courses chosen from the following (6 s.h.): Any STA course 300 level or above (except STA 571); MAT 353, 531, 541, 542; CSC 523, 524, 526

  5. ISM 318, ENG 327, and course work beyond the GEC requirements in an area of application (e.g., BIO, PSY, etc.) recommended

*MAT 191 fulfills GMT.