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Critical Courses

These are the courses in the Mathematics Department curricula you need to pass with a C or better to graduate as a mathematics major, not including electives. Find courses that you must take outside the Mathematics Department on the Major Checklist.

  • MATH 270: Calculus I (Very well prepared students should inquire about taking the Honors class.)
  • MATH 301: Calculus II (Very well prepared students should inquire about taking the Honors class.)
  • MATH 302: Calculus III (Very well prepared students should inquire about taking the Honors class.)
  • MATH 320: History of Mathematics
  • MATH 350: Differential Equations
  • MATH 360: Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • MATH 462: Linear Algebra
  • STAT 425: Basic Theory of Statistics I

Course descriptions

  • MATH 270 - Calculus I
    4 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 4 Hour(s) Lecture.
    Definitions, properties, and applications of derivatives and integrals. Graphing calculator required.
    Prereq: Minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT MATH score of 630, MATH 109 and MATH 110 with a grade of C better, or MATH 143 with a grade of C or better or permission of department required.
  • MATH 301 - Calculus II
    4 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 4 Hour(s) Lecture.
    Integration, applications and modeling, infinite series. Graphing calculator required.
    Prereq: MATH 270 or MATH 272 with grade of C or better.
  • MATH 302 - Calculus III
    4 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 4 Hour(s) Lecture.
    Partial derivatives, multiple integrals, vector fields in the plane and in space. Graphing calculator required.
    Prereq: MATH 301 or MATH 309 with a grade of C better.
  • MATH 320 - History of Mathematics
    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.
    The historical development of mathematics from ancient times to the present day. Emphasis on topics covered in high school courses.
    Prereq: MATH 250 or MATH 270, MATH 251or MATH 272 with a grade of C or better or permission of department required.
  • MATH 350 - Differential Equations
    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.
    First and second order equations, higher order equations, series solutions of second order equations, the Laplace transform, first order systems. Applications.
    Prereq: MATH 301 or MATH 309 with a grade of C or better.
  • MATH 360 - Fundamentals of Mathematics
    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.
    Logic, relations, functions, classification of infinite sets, cardinal numbers. Reading and writing proofs.
    Prereq: MATH 250 or MATH 270, MATH 272 or MATH 251 a grade of C or better.
  • MATH 462(G) - Linear Algebra
    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.
    Vector spaces and linear transformations. Matrices, determinants, linear systems, eigenvalues. Inner products.
    Prereq: MATH 360 with a grade of C or better.
  • STAT 425(G) - Basic Theory of Statistics I
    3 Credit(s). 0 Hour(s) Lab. 3 Hour(s) Lecture.
    Probability distributions, random variables, moments, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing.
    Prereq: MATH 302 with a grade of C or better.