Aug 15, 2020  
2013-2014 CU Denver Catalog 
    
2013-2014 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics BS


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Degree Requirements


TOTAL REQUIRED CORE: 21 HOURS


 IN ADDITION, ALL STUDENTS MUST SATISFY THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Programming experience: MATH 3250 (Problem-Solving Tools) or MATH 4650 (Numerical Analysis I)
  • Capstone Experience: MATH 4779 (Math Clinic) or MATH 4015 (Capstone Course for Secondary Teachers)
  • Statistics Requirement: MATH 3800 (Probability and Statistics for Engineers) or MATH 4820 (Statistics)
  • Depth in Proofcraft Requirement: at least one additional class requiring significant proof-writing. Choose from MATH 4110, 4140, 4201, 4220, 4320 and 4408
  • Applied/Modeling Requirement: at least one class containing significant applied/modeling content. Choose from MATH 3301, 3302, 4387, 4409, 4733, 4791, 4792, 4793 and 4794
  • A total of at least 36 upper-division credits (typically 12 courses)
  • All mathematics options require at least 48 credits total for the bachelor’s degree

Required Courses for Each Option


GENERAL MATHEMATICS OPTION


      All core courses (21 semester hours), plus the following:

APPLIED MATHEMATICS OPTION


     All core courses (21 semester hours), plus the following:

PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS OPTION


      All core courses (21 semester hours), plus the following:

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE OPTION


     All core courses (21 semester hours), plus the following:

Suggested minor for acturial science major option:

Actuaries need a background in business, particularly accounting, economics and finance. You are strongly advised to do a minor in one of these areas. Recommended classes are:

NOTE:

Certification by the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) is required for public school teaching. See the description of Undergraduate Teacher Licensure  on the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) Urban Community Teacher Education program page for more information.

Portfolio, Interview, Survey


In the semester of graduation, students must:

  • submit a portfolio consisting of two papers, typically written for previous courses, that demonstrate mathematical and writing proficiency
  • participate in an exit interview, which may be scheduled by the department administrative assistant
  • complete a senior survey, available from the department administrative assistant

Math Majors Considering Graduate Study


Mathematics majors who are considering graduate study in mathematics should plan to take the following courses as part of their major:

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