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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 (WSU-Lake Campus), Hawley (WSU-Lake Campus), Liu, Reed, Rife (WSU-Lake 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, in-person consultation with the faculty advisor. Moreover, the advisor must approve all courses intended to satisfy program requirements.

Mathematics and Statistics Degree Requirements-Mathematics/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 Requirements-Mathematics/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 40-44

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 31-35

Total 183

 

Degree Requirements-Mathematics/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 400-level 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 Education40

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 67-69

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 47-53

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 7-12 teaching, chosen with the approval of a mathematics education faculty advisor.
Recommended courses: MTH 343, 344, 345, 348, 446, STT 342
   
Electives 28-29

Total 183

Degree Requirements-Statistics

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 400-level 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 36-40
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 32-36

Total 183

 

Degree Requirements-Mathematics

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; twenty-seven 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 upper-level 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 Requirements-Mathematics

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 Requirements45

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 20-24

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 Requirements-Mathematics
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 cross-listed 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 Requirements-Statistics
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

 
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