Department: | Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences / College of Science and Engineering |

Hours Required: | 120 |

Categories: | Major, Minor, Undergraduate |

Delivery: | On-Campus |

Studying mathematics not only opens the door to great career opportunities, but also enhances problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills. Math majors could work for NASA, the CIA, the FBI, or many private corporations. Courses in the mathematics degree program are offered in person by our highly qualified faculty. The curriculum adheres to the standards of the Mathematical Association of America and relates to students interested in professional or graduate programs.

### Careers

A degree in mathematics opens the door for a variety of career options or graduate school programs. Career options might include actuary, statistician, industrial mathematician, applied mathematician, or mathematics educator.

### About SAU Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. We offer a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Such courses are designed to meet the needs of general education and to serve the needs of other majors.

### Learning Goals

- Our graduates communicate effectively.
- Our graduates make ethical decisions related to the use of mathematics.
- Our graduates use technology effectively.
- Our graduates demonstrate the mathematics knowledge and analytical skills that are required for careers in the field of mathematics.

The Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics requires a total of 120 hours. A few of the courses in this program include the following:

- Calculus (I-III)
- Linear Algebra
- Differential Equations
- Principles of Analysis
- Higher Order Thinking in Mathematics
- Abstract Algebra

**University Requirement **-2 hours

GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar

**General Education **– 28 hours (Mathematics and physical science courses are included in the major)

**Mathematics** – 37 hours

MATH 1525 (1) Calculus I

MATH 1545 Calculus II

MATH 2563 Calculus III

MATH 2753 Linear Algebra

MATH 3033 Differential Equations

MATH 3063 Abstract Algebra

MATH 3083 Principles of Analysis

12 hours selected from the following:

MATH 4003 College Geometry

MATH 4023 Point-Set Topology

MATH 4033 Introduction to Complex Variables

MATH 4043(2) Numerical Analysis

MATH 4073 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

MATH 4123 History of Mathematics

MATH 4613 Special Topics

**Physical Science** – 8 hours

CHEM 1013/1011 College Chemistry I/Lab and

CHEM 1113/1111 College Chemistry II/Lab

**or**

CHEM 1023/1021 University Chemistry I/Lab and

CHEM 1123/1121 University Chemistry II/Lab

**or**

PHYS 2203/2201 University Physics I/Lab and

PHYS 2213/2211 University Physics II/Lab

**Other Requirements** – 6-9 hours

CSCI 2103(3) Computer Science I

**Select option A or B**

Option A:

3 hours of computer science at sophomore level or above

Option B:

6 hours of a foreign language at the university level or above

Completion of remaining hours to total 120 hours as approved by the advisor. Student may need additional upper-level hours to complete the required 40 junior/senior hours.

No minor is required in this major.

#### Minor Requirements:

Minor in Mathematics – 19 hours

MATH 1525(1) Calculus I

MATH 1545 Calculus II

MATH 2753 Linear Algebra

6 hours selected from the following:

MATH 3033 Differential Equations

MATH 3063 Abstract Algebra

MATH 3083 Principles of Analysis

MATH 4003 College Geometry

MATH 4023 Point-Set Topology

MATH 4033 Introduction to Complex Variables

MATH 4043 (2) Numerical Analysis

MATH 4073 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

MATH 4123 History of Mathematics

MATH 4613 Special Topics