Mathematical Sciences Major

Bachelor of Science
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 7076 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

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)
  • MTH 1001 Calculus 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1002 Calculus 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2001 Calculus 3
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 3102 Introduction to Linear Algebra
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 4101 Introductory Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 4201 Models in Applied Mathematics
    or MTH 4202 Stochastic Modeling
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 4990 Undergraduate Research
    Credit Hours: 0
Computer Literacy
  • At least two courses designated as CL, one of which involves using a high level programming language.
Communication and Humanities Core (13 credit hours)
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 0
  • FYE 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
Science (16 credit hours from the following)
  • BIO 1010 Biological Discovery 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 1020 Biological Discovery 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 1001 Physics 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2002 Physics 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2091 Physics Laboratory 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2092 Physics Laboratory 2
    Credit Hours: 0
Electives (60 credit hours)
  • Applied Area Credit Hours: 9
  • Free Electives Credit Hours: 12
  • Humanities Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Electives (COM) Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Electives (MTH) Credit Hours: 6
  • Social Science Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Electives Credit Hours: 24
Total Credits Required: 123

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

Elective Restrictions

Positioning of electives is unrestricted. At least 30 elective credits must be at the 3000 level or higher. 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.