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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics provides students with a comprehensive education in the mathematical sciences. The quantitative curriculum prepares students to solve complex and real world problems and comprehend mathematical concepts. 

There are two tracks for the B.S. in Mathematics

  • The Applied Mathematics track prepares students for positions in industries, government, and postgraduate education in applied mathematics, statistics, or any related field.
  • The Pure Mathematics track prepares students for postgraduate education in pure mathematics.

Academic Advising

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Degree Requirements (120 cr.)
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics must complete 120 total credit hours including

  • Mathematics courses
    Fulfills Fundamental Literacies: Quantitative Reasoning requirement
  • MATH-N 390 The Natural World
    Fulfills Common Core: The Natural World requirement
  • CSCI-C 101 Computer Programming I (4 cr.)
    Fulfills Extended Literacies: Computer Literacy requirement

  • Minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300– or 400–level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C– or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Major Requirements (32 cr.)
  • MATH-M 215 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 216 Calculus II (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 301 Linear Algebra and Applications
  • MATH-M 311 Calculus 3 
  • MATH-M 312 Calculus 4 
  • MATH-M 343 Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications I
  • MATH-M 391 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
  • MATH-M 413 Introduction to Analysis 1
  • MATH-M 463 Introduction to Probability Theory 1 (3-4 cr.)

Applied Track (18 cr.)
Mathematics courses required for the Applied Track (9 cr.)
  • MATH-M 447 Mathematical Models and Applications 1
  • MATH-M 466 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
  • MATH-M 471 Numerical Analysis 1
Applied Track Mathematics Electives (9 cr.)

Select three additional courses from those listed below or an upper-division or graduate course approved by the department chair

  • MATH-M 344 Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications II
  • MATH-M 448 Mathematical Models and Applications 2
  • MATH-M 451 The Mathematics of Finance
  • MATH-M 472 Numerical Analysis 2
  • MATH-M 400/500 levels or STAT-S 400/500 levels offered by the IU South Bend Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • MATH-T 366 Topics in Euclidean Geometry

Pure Track (18 cr.)
Mathematics courses required for the Pure Track (9 cr.)
  • MATH-M 403 Introduction to Modern Algebra 1

Select one from the following

  • MATH-M 404 Introduction to Modern Algebra 2
  • MATH-M 405 Number Theory
  • MATH-M 409 Linear Transformation

Select one from the following

  • MATH-M 414 Introduction to Analysis 2
  • MATH-M 415 Elementary Complex Variable
  • MATH-M 420 Metric Space Topology
Pure Track Mathematics Electives (9 cr.)

Select three additional courses from those listed below or an upper-division or graduate course approved by the department chair

  • MATH-M 344 Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications II
  • MATH-M 427 Combinatorics
  • MATH-M 435 Introduction to Differential Geometry
  • MATH-M 436 Introduction to Geometries
  • MATH-M 400 level course offered by IU South Bend and approved by the Department Chair
  • MATH-M 500 level course offered by IU South Bend and approved by the Department Chair
  • MATH-T 336 Topics in Euclidean Geometry

Cognate Discipline Courses (10-12 cr.)

Complete one of the following sequences in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, or Physics

Biology (10 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Science I (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences (5 cr.)
Chemistry (10 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
Computer Science (10 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 151 Multiuser Operating Systems (2 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 201 Computer Programming II (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 243 Introduction to Data Structures (4 cr.)
Economics (12 cr.)
  • ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECON-E 321 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON-E 322 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Physics (10 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 222 Physics 2 (5 cr.)

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2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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