Mathematics, General Program

Mathematics is the art of revealing truth through logical reasoning, and the science of applying such reasoning to further understanding the universe.  In addition to being the backbone of scientific inquiry, the study of mathematics is an excellent way to prepare for a broad range of careers in such fields as business, government, industry, law, medicine, politics and teaching.  You will find mathematics majors are employed as animators, benefits administrators, climate analysis, college professors, cryptologists, epidemiologists, forensic analysts, market researchers, pollsters, programmers, scientists, statisticians, among many, many others.  Mathematics majors in the program, who may choose to focus either on abstract mathematics or on mathematical sciences, study mathematics in depth as preparation for graduate or for a career in mathematics or a related field.

Below you can see a list of program requirements for the various degree available in this program.  For other questions, please contact Dr. Cam McLeman (mclemanc@umflint.edu).

Bachelor of Science Requirements

Mathematics General Program (BS)

This program is designed for the student who wants to study mathematics in some depth as preparation for graduate school or a career in mathematics or a related field.

It is recommended that the general education requirements be completed in the first two years.

Requirements. Completion of at least 124 credits, including:

  1. MTH 121 , MTH 122 , MTH 200 , MTH 220 , MTH 222  (18 credits).
  2. Option A or B below.
  3. PHY 243 , PHY 245  (10 credits).
  4. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)  Bachelor of Science degree, including General Education requirements .

Option A, Abstract Mathematics

This option is recommended for the student who plans to go on to graduate school in mathematics or a related field. The emphasis of the option is on abstract, rigorous mathematics and on the development of the student’s analytical and creative talents.

Requirements, Option A.

  1. MTH 328 , MTH 329 , MTH 402 , MTH 423 , MTH 456 , MTH 470  (19 credits).
  2. Four additional courses in mathematics, selected from: MTH 305 , MTH 327 , MTH 331 , MTH 333 , MTH 354 , MTH 357 , MTH 362 , MTH 372 , MTH 374 , MTH 375 , MTH 377 , MTH 378 , MTH 385 , MTH 392 , MTH 422  (12 credits).
  3. CSC 175  and any necessary prerequisites.
  4. Completion of ARB 112 CHN 112 , FRN 112 GER 112 SPN 112 , LAT 105 , RUS 112 , or JPN 112 , or equivalent proficiency by examination (0-8 credits). Students who wish to meet this requirement with courses taken in high school or at other colleges and universities, or those who have attained fluency in a foreign language without formal course work, must demonstrate such equivalent proficiency by examination.

Option B, Mathematical Sciences

This option is recommended for the student who plans to apply mathematics in a nonacademic career. The program has a dual emphasis, focusing on abstract mathematics and its applications.

Requirements, Option B.

  1. MTH 305 , MTH 357 , MTH 372 , MTH 374 , MTH 375 , MTH 377 , MTH 402 , MTH 470  (24 credits).
  2. Two additional courses in mathematics, selected from: MTH 327 , MTH 328 , MTH 329 , MTH 331 , MTH 333 , MTH 354 , MTH 362 , MTH 378 , MTH 385 , MTH 392 , MTH 422 , MTH 423 , MTH 456  (6-7 credits).
  3. CSC 175  and any necessary prerequisites, CSC 275 .

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Bachelor of Arts Requirements

Mathematics General Program (BA)

This program is designed for the student who wants to study mathematics as part of a broad liberal arts education.

Requirements. Completion of at least 120 credits, including:

  1. MTH 121 , MTH 122 , MTH 200 , MTH 220 , MTH 222  (18 credits).
  2. MTH 328 , MTH 331  or MTH 333 , MTH 402 , MTH 423 , MTH 456  or MTH 470  (15-16 credits).
  3. Two additional courses in mathematics, selected from: MTH 305 , MTH 327 , MTH 329 , MTH 331 , MTH 333 , MTH 354 , MTH 357 , MTH 362 , MTH 372 , MTH 374 , MTH 375 , MTH 377 , MTH 378 , MTH 385 , MTH 392 , MTH 422 , MTH 456 , MTH 470  (6-7 credits).
  4. CSC 175  and any necessary prerequisites.
  5. PHY 243  (5 credits).
  6. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts  degree, including General Education requirements , additional BA distribution requirements, and at least 80 credits outside mathematics. 

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