
Mathematics
and Statistics
Professors Arasu, Dombrowski, Evans, Farrell, Khamis, Miller, Pedersen, Ratnaparkhi, Rutter (emeritus),
Seoh, Svobodny, Tarpey, Turyn, Voss (Associate Dean)
Associate Professors Ho, C. Huang, Q. Huang, Kaplan, Kinateder, Loi, Mathews, Mercer, Tian, Vance, Wang
Assistant Professors Boyd, Chen, Dunlap (WSULake Campus), Hawley
(WSULake
Campus),
Liu, Reed,
Rife (WSULake Campus), Slilaty, Sun, Tian
Lecturers Brackenridge, Dahl, Diesslin, Douglas, Lester, Otto
Instructors Buschor, Wellinghoff, Zizzo
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics
offers several programs leading to a bachelor's
degree in mathematics or statistics, as well as minor programs
in mathematics and in statistics. Master of Science
programs are available as well.
Major Programs
The Bachelor of Science in mathematics program offers
four concentrations: pure mathematics, applied
mathematics, computing, and mathematics
education. These four programs as well as the Bachelor of Science in Statistics program are adaptable to
many postgraduation goals, ranging from various
scientific or professional careers to graduate school.
The Bachelor of Arts program provides a broad
background in mathematics with a liberal arts
orientation.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics
participates in the dual major program, leading to
either the B.A. or the B.S. degree. For example,
dual majors are available with computer science,
engineering, and physics.
Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA in
MTH 229 and 230 (or equivalent courses), with
a C or better in both courses, to be accepted in
the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Students must complete one of the major
programs described below. Each program includes
General Education requirements, departmental
requirements, related course requirements, and
general electives. The departmental component
consists of required courses and electives in
mathematics and statistics. Students must achieve
at least a 2.0 GPA in the courses numbered 300 or
higher used to satisfy this component. The general
electives may be taken outside the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics.
Each mathematics major is assigned an advisor
from the department faculty. As early as possible
in their college career, students should consult
with their advisor on the important choice of a
concentration. Likewise, students should confer with
their advisor to discuss which courses to take and
when to take them. Advising materials are available
in the department office to help mathematics majors
in these choices. However, there is no substitute
for regular, inperson consultation with the faculty
advisor. Moreover, the advisor must approve all
courses intended to satisfy program requirements.
Mathematics and Statistics
Degree RequirementsMathematics/Pure
Mathematics Concentration
Bachelor of Science Degree
General Education  40 

Required Substitutions: 
Area I: MTH 229, 230 (counted in departmental requirements) 
Area V: PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204 (counted in related course requirements) 
Area VI: Choose one: AFS 200, ATH 241, ATH 242, ED 210, EES 260, FIN 205,
HST 220, HST 221, PHL 200, PSY 110
or SM 205



Departmental Requirements  73 

Required Courses 
MTH 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 255, 280, 355, 431, 432, 433, 451, 452, 492 
Recommended Course 
MTH 332 

Elective Courses 

MTH 306, 314, 316, 317, 332, 333, 381, 407, 410, 415, 419, 456, 457, 458,
471, 480, 481, 482 
STT 360, 361, 461, 462 


Related Course Requirements  24 

PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204 
CS 141 and either CS 142 or 240, or equivalent 


Electives  46 

Foreign language study is recommended. 

Total  183 

Degree RequirementsMathematics/Computing
Concentration
Bachelor of Science Degree
General Education  40 

Required Substitutions: 
Area I: MTH 229, 230 (counted in departmental requirements) 
Area V: Physics is recommended for the natural sciences requirement. If physics is chosen, then PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204 is a required substitution. (counted in related course requirements) 
Area VI: Choose one: AFS 200, ATH 241, ATH 242, ED 210, EES 260, FIN 205,
HST 220, HST 221, PHL 200, PSY 110 or SM 205 


Departmental Requirements  68 

MTH 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 255, 257, 280, 316, 317 or 381, 355, 492 
STT 360, 361 
MTH 431 or 451 
Two courses selected from MTH 381, 407, 410, 419, 456, 457, 458 
One additional course selected from MTH 306, 314, 381, 407, 410, 415, 419,
431, 432, 451, 452, 456, 457, 458 


Related Course Requirements  4044 

CS 240, 241, 242, 400 
PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204 (if physics is selected for General Education natural science) At least three from: CEG 320, 433, 434, CS 405, 466, 470, 480, MTH 476, 477 


Electives  3135 

Total 
183 

Degree RequirementsMathematics/Applied
Mathematics Concentration
Bachelor of Science Degree
General Education  40 

Area I: MTH 229, 230 (counted in departmental requirements) 
Area V: PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204 (counted in related course
requirements)

Area VI: Choose one: AFS 200, ATH 241, ATH 242, ED 210, EES 260, FIN 205,
HST 220, HST 221, PHL 200, PSY 110 or SM 205 


Departmental Requirements  72 

Required Courses 
MTH 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 255, 280, 355, 431, 432, 492 
At least four courses chosen from: 
MTH 306, 314, 316, 317, 332, 333 
STT 360, 361 
Two courses chosen from: 
MTH 407, 415, 419, 456, 458, 480, 481, 482 
Two additional 400level elective courses 

Elective Courses 

Those listed above, plus: 
MTH 433, 451, 452, 457 
STT 461, 462 


Related Course Requirements  42 

PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204 
Either PHY 371, 372 or ME 212, 213 
CS 141 and either CS 142 or 240, or equivalent 
At least 12 hours of advanced technical electives, which must be approved by the department 


Electives  29 

Total  183 

Degree Requirements
Mathematics/Mathematics
Education Concentration
Bachelor of Science Degree
(Integrated Mathematics)
Note: The Adolescent to Young Adult
Mathematics Licensure Program is based on an
undergraduate bachelor's degree in mathematics.


General Education  40 

Area I: MTH 229, 230 (counted in departmental requirements) 
Area V: If physics is chosen, then PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204 is a required substitution (counted in related course requirements). 
Area VI: ED 210 


Departmental Requirements 
6769 

MTH 229, 230, 231, 232, 255, 280, 355, 381, 431, 432, 440, 451, 457, 471, 491 
STT 360, 361 
Two courses selected from MTH 233, 306, 332, 433, 452, 458 


Related Course Requirements  4753 

CS 141, 142 (or 240), 206 
ED 301/221, 303/223 
EDS 333 
PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204 (if physics is selected for General Education natural science) At least eight hours, appropriate preparation for grades 712 teaching, chosen with the approval of a mathematics education faculty advisor. 
Recommended courses: MTH 343, 344, 345, 348, 446, STT 342 


Electives  2829 

Total  183 

Degree RequirementsStatistics
Bachelor of Science Degree
General Education 
40 

Required Substitutions: 
Area I: MTH 229, 230 (counted in departmental requirements) 
Area V: If physics is chosen for the natural sciences requirement, then PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204 is a required substitution. 
Area VI: Choose one: AFS 200, ATH 241, ATH 242, ED 210, EES 260, FIN 205, HST 220, HST 221, PHL 200, PSY 110 or SM 205 


Departmental Requirements 
71 

Required Courses 
MTH 229, 230, 231, 232, 255, 280, 355 
STT 360, 361, 461, 462, 466, 467, 492 

Elective Courses 

STT courses numbered above 367, except 430 
MTH 233, 306, 314, 316, 317, 332, 333, 381, 407, 410, 415, 419, 431, 432, 433, 451, 452, 456, 457, 458, 471, 476, 477, 480, 481, 482 
CS 470 
Electives selected to complete the departmental requirements must include at least two 400level courses in the department, at least one of which must be a statistics course. 

Recommended Electives 

STT courses numbered above 367 
MTH 431, 432 
Related Course Requirements 
3640 
CS 141 and either CS 142 or 240, or equivalent 
PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204 (if physics is selected for General Education natural science) At least 16 hours chosen with the approval of a statistics faculty advisor, in any area in which statistical techniques can be applied. At least 9 of the 16 hours must be at the 300 level or above. 


Electives 
3236 

Total 
183 

Degree RequirementsMathematics
Bachelor of Arts Degree
General Education  52 

Required Substitutions: 
Area I: MTH 229, 230 (counted in departmental requirements) 
Area VI: Choose one: AFS 200, ATH 241, ATH 242, ED 210, EES 260, FIN 205,
HST 220, HST 221, PHL 200, PSY 110 or SM 205 


Departmental Requirements  64 

Required Courses 
MTH 229, 230, 231, 232, 255, 280, 355, 431, 440, 451, 471, 492 
STT 360, 361 
MTH 432 or 452 
Elective Courses 
MTH 233, 306, 314, 332, 333, 381, 407, 410, 415, 419, 432, 433, 452, 456,
457, 458, 480, 481, 482 
STT 401, 461, 462, 466, 467 


Related Course Requirements  38 

CS 141 and either CS 142 or CS 240, or equivalent; twentyseven hours (at least eight hours in one department) in departments belonging to neither the College of Science and Mathematics nor the College of Engineering and Computer Science; one additional course within the College of Science
and Mathematics or the College of Engineering and Computer Science, but outside the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. These courses are in addition to those needed to fulfill General Education requirements. 


Electives  29 

Foreign language study is recommended. 

Total  183 

Honors Program
Mathematics majors who have demonstrated
superior ability in upperlevel mathematics and
statistics courses may pursue an honors program
with the approval of the department. Further
information is available from the departmental
office.
Dual Major
Special programs of study are available for
students interested in a dual major in mathematics
and either computer science, engineering, or physics.
Requirements can be obtained in the Department
of Mathematics and Statistics office.
Dual major programs may be arranged for
students with other interdisciplinary interests. Basic
requirements follow and must be integrated with a
corresponding program from another participating
department. All programs require a minimum of 183
credit hours.
Dual Major Degree
RequirementsMathematics
Bachelor of Science Degree
General Education  40 

Required Substitutions: 
Area I: MTH 229, 230 (counted in departmental requirements) 
Area V: If physics is chosen, then PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204 is a required substitution (counted in related course requirements). 
Area VI: Choose one: AFS 200, ATH 241, ATH 242, ED 210, EES 260, FIN 205,
HST 220, HST 221, PHL 200, PSY 110 or SM 205 


Departmental Requirements  45 

Required Courses 
MTH 229, 230, 231, 232, 255, 355 
At least two of the following: 
MTH 431, 432, 451, 452, 457, 458, 480, 481, 482 
STT 461, 462 

Elective Courses 

MTH 233, 280, 306, 314, 316, 317, 332, 333, 381, 407, 415, 419, 431, 432,
433, 451, 452, 456, 457, 458, 480, 481, 482, 492 
STT 360 or 363, 361, 461, 462, 466, 467 


Related Course Requirements  2024 

CS 141 and either CS 142 or CS 240, or equivalent 
PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204 (if physics is selected for General Education natural science) 

Total  183 

Bachelor of Arts Degree
General Education  52 

Required Substitutions: 
Area I: MTH 229, 230 (counted in departmental requirements) 
Area VI: Choose one: AFS 200, ATH 241, ATH 242, ED 210, EES 260, FIN 205,
HST 220, HST 221, PHL 200, PSY 110 or SM 205 


Departmental Requirements  45 

Required Courses 
MTH 229, 230, 231, 255, 355 
At least two of the following: 
MTH 431, 432, 451, 452, 457, 458 
STT 461, 462 

Elective Courses (maximum of two at the 200 level) 

MTH 232, 233, 280, 306, 314, 381, 410, 415, 419, 431, 432, 433, 440, 451,
452, 456, 457, 458, 471, 492 
STT 360 or 363, 361, 461, 462, 466, 467 


Related Course Requirements  8 

CS 141 and either CS 142 or CS 240, or equivalent 

Total  183 

Minor Programs
Students majoring in another department may
earn a minor in mathematics or a minor in statistics.
Either minor can serve as an attractive credential
for employment or improved preparation for
graduate study. Each minor requires a minimum
of 30 credit hours of approved courses; specific
requirements follow.
Minor RequirementsMathematics
Departmental Requirements  30 

Required Courses 
 MTH 229, 230, 231, and either MTH 253 or 255 


Elective Courses 


MTH 232, 233, 257, 280, 306, 314, 316, 317, 332, 333, 355, 381, 407, 410, 415, 419, 431, 432, 433, 451, 452, 456, 457, 458, 471, 480, 481, 482 

STT 360 or 363, 361 



Only one of MTH 253 and 255 and only one of STT 360 and 363 can count toward the minor. 



Courses crosslisted with the student's major department cannot be included in the minor. A GPA of at least 2.0 must be attained in all minor courses. 



The minor must include at least three 300 or 400 level courses; a GPA of at least 2.0 must be earned in all minor courses at this level. 


Total 
30 

Minor RequirementsStatistics
Departmental Requirements  30 

Required Courses 
MTH 229, 230, and MTH 253 or 255 
STT 360, 361 

Elective Courses 

STT courses numbered above 367 

Elective courses must be approved in advance by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. 

A GPA of at least 2.0 must be attained in all minor courses, and a GPA of at least 2.0 must be earned in all minor courses at the 300 or 400 level. 

Total  30 

