Bachelor of Science
Main Campus - Melbourne

Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences

During the first two years, mathematical sciences majors share many courses with other students. The mathematical sciences major is highly interdisciplinary and designed primarily for dual majors. At this time, applications of mathematics across disciplines routinely occur in engineering, science and industry. The curriculum for the mathematical sciences major includes courses in mathematics as well as applied courses from related departments. Students can choose electives that will enable them to apply mathematics to engineering, the physical sciences, biological sciences, environmental studies, social sciences and business applications. Mathematics graduates are prepared to pursue graduate work or take their place in industry along with engineers and scientists.

Degree Requirements

Mathematics (28 credit hours)   CREDITS
MTH 1001   Calculus 1 4
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 4
MTH 2001 Calculus 3 4
MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra 4
MTH 3102 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MTH 4101 Introductory Analysis 3
MTH 4201 Models in Applied Mathematics 3
MTH 4990 Undergraduate Research (Q) 3

Computer Literacy (6 credit hours)
At least two courses designated as CL, one of which involves using a high level programming language.

Communication and Humanities Core (13 credit hours)   CREDITS
ASC 1000 University Experience 1
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
COM 1102 Writing About Literature 3
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
   Humanities Core Course* 3


Science (16 credit hours from the following)   CREDITS
BIO 1010 Biological Discovery 1 4
BIO 1020 Biological Discovery 2 4
CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1 4
CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2 4
PHY 1001 Physics 1 4
PHY 2002 Physics 2 4
PHY 2091 Physics Lab 1 1
PHY 2092 Physics Lab 2 1


Electives (60 credit hours)     CREDITS
   Applied Area 9
   Free Electives 12
   Humanities 3
   Restricted Elective (COM) 3
   Restricted Electives (MTH) 6
   Social Science 3
   Technical Electives 24


Note: Upper-division mathematics courses may be offerred in alternate years.

Elective Restrictions

Positioning of electives is unrestricted. At least 30 elective credits must be at the 3000 level or above. Choices of electives are subject to approval by the student's advisor. Mathematics electives must include at least one proof-based course in addition to the required courses in linear algebra and analysis.

Applied area electives must be taken from a single area of application. Typically, this means from a single department or program other than mathematics. Any science or engineering program can be chosen. Suitably chosen management courses (courses with mathematics prerequisites) can also be taken.

*Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern  
HUM 2142   World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial  
HUM 2212   British and American Literature 1  
HUM 2213   British and American Literature 2  
HUM 2331   American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era  
HUM 2332   American History: From Reconstruction to the Present  

Not all humanities core courses are offered online or every term; check the current schedule of classes for humanities core options.