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    Department of Mathematical Sciences
    McPheeters-Dennis Hall, Room 138

    Telephone (404) 880-8199


Degree Requirements

In each undergraduate degree program, majors must make a grade of "C" or better in all required courses beyond the General Education level. This stipulation applies to mathematics courses as well as to cognates, which the Department requires students to take in other departments. Each degree requires, in addition to the University General Education courses, specific mathematics courses as listed below.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

CMAT 111 Calculus I
CMAT 112 Calculus II
CMAT 211 Calculus III
CMAT 311 Mathematical Logic
CMAT 214 Linear Algebra
CMAT 325/6 Modern Algebra
CMAT 212 Differential Equations
CMAT 421/2 Advanced Calculus I
CMAT 321 and 322 Mathematical Probability and Statistics I and II
CMAT 423 Introduction to Complex Variables
CMAT 427 Introduction to Topology
CMAT Elective at or above 300 level
CCIS 101 and 103 Fortran and "C" Programming Language

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

CMAT 111 Calculus I
CMAT 112 Calculus II
CMAT 311 Mathematical Logic
CMAT 211 Calculus III
CMAT 214 Linear Algebra
CMAT 325 Modern Algebra
CMAT 310 Geometry for Secondary School Teachers
CMAT 212 Differential Equations
CMAT 321 Elementary Mathematical Statistics and Probability
CMAT 421 Advanced Calculus I
CMAT Elective at or above 300 level



Certification in Mathematics Education


In conjunction with the School of Education, mathematical science majors may take courses necessary for secondary school teacher certification. Plans of study are available from the Curriculum Department in the School of Education.



Accelerated B.S./M.S. Degrees Program


The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the opportunity for beginning undergraduate students with superior records to enter the five-year B.S./M.S.T. Program. Students may be chosen based on their academic achievement in secondary school. To be eligible, beginning undergraduate students must have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.25 and a minimum composite Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) score of 900 or a minimum ACT score of 22. Participants are selected from eligible applicants through an extensive screening process conducted by the departmental faculty.

Students selected to participate in this program must satisfy all University general education requirements for undergraduates, the requisite major and cognate courses for the bachelor's degree and at least 24 semester hours of graduate course work in the major field. Students pursue advanced course work and research during their fourth year of enrollment. Summer research opportunities are provided and may be required depending on the nature of the student's research project.

Academic progress is monitored continuously. Students must maintain a cumulative "B" or better average. After completion of the third year, students must be admitted to the graduate program. Graduate admissions will be provided for participants upon the recommendation of the department chairperson and approval of the School Dean.

During the fourth year, students may begin graduate course work while completing undergraduate degree requirements. The maximum credit hour load for undergraduate study shall be observed. During the fifth year, students satisfy the graduate residence requirement.

In order to receive the B.S. and M.S. degrees, students must complete at least fifty-four (54) semester hours of course work in Mathematics. At least 24 of these semester hours must be at the graduate level. Students may choose to complete an acceptable thesis or six additional credit hours of graduate courses. Students must apply for candidacy for each degree at the times specified in the University Catalogues. Upon completion of the prescribed course of study, students receive two degrees, the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Science.

At any point, during the student's participation in this program, he/she may elect or be required, because of academic performance, to pursue the traditional four-year bachelor's degree program. In such cases the bachelor's degree may be awarded once the undergraduate degree requirements are satisfied.