Dec 07, 2019  
2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics BS


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Degree Requirements


Required Core Courses for All Mathematics Majors


TOTAL REQUIRED CORE: 30 HOURS


Core Areas


Choose one course from each of the following three areas:

Analysis


Choose one:

Modeling


Choose one:

Discrete Math


Choose one:

TOTAL CORE AREAS: 9 HOURS


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Electives Mathematics Majors Must Complete


Mathematics majors must take three upper-division mathematics courses, excluding MATH 3040, chosen to provide depth and breadth. Depth is obtained by taking a two-semester sequence of upper-division courses, one of which may be a course taken for the core area requirement.

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:

Required Courses for Each Option


PURE MATHEMATICS OPTION


     All core courses, with MATH 3200 chosen (30 semester hours), plus the following:

APPLIED MATHEMATICS OPTION


     All core courses with MATH 3200 and 4810 chosen (30 semester hours), plus the following:

COMPUTER SCIENCE OPTION


     All core courses with MATH 4408 chosen (30 semester hours), plus the following:

DISCRETE MATHEMATICS OPTION


     This option allows students and advisors to create a program that differs from the pre-approved option.

     Such a program must be approved by the advisor at least one year before graduation.

     All core courses, with MATH 4408 chosen (30 semester hours) plus the following:

PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS OPTION


     All core courses with MATH 3200 and 4810 chosen (30 semester hours), plus the following:

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE OPTION


     All core courses with MATH 3200 and 4810 chosen (30 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:

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION OPTION


     All core courses with MATH 3800 and 4408 chosen (30 semester hours), plus the following:

Note:

Certification by the School of Education and Human Development  is required for public school teaching. Contact the school for details.

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