The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree explores advanced mathematical theory and analytical methods, while sharpening the student’s critical-thinking skills for solving complex science and technology problems. You will study advanced models for real-world data modeling projects and be taught how to analyze and effectively communicate mathematical theory. Our online math degree is designed for working professionals seeking to excel in multiple areas including computer programming, finance, education, logistics, management, engineering, space studies, and more. This flexible degree is also ideal in preparing you for post-graduate education or the rigors of teaching.

## Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of mathematics, graduates in this degree program will be able to:

- Apply calculus, statistics, and analytical methods to investigate and solve problems.
- Use critical thinking skills in assessing and evaluating problems.
- Formulate mathematical models.
- Apply mathematical models to solve problems or provide insights into complex issues.
- Implement qualitative and quantitative methods from the mathematical domains.
- Synthesize mathematical knowledge to solve problems in science and technology.
- Communicate mathematics verbally and in writing.

## Degree at a Glance

Code | Title | Semester Hours |
---|---|---|

General Education Requirements | 30 | |

Major Required | 42 | |

Select one of the following concentrations: | 21 | |

Final Program Requirements | 3 | |

Electives | 24 | |

Total Semester Hours | 120 |

## Degree Program Requirements

### General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Code | Title | Semester Hours |
---|---|---|

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) | ||

Select 2 courses from the following: ^{1} | 6 | |

Art Appreciation | ||

Film and Literature | ||

Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop | ||

World Literature through the Renaissance | ||

World Literature since the Renaissance | ||

English Literature: Beowulf to18th Century | ||

English Literature: 18th Century to Present | ||

American Literature before The Civil War | ||

American Literature from The Civil War to Present | ||

Arabic I | ||

Arabic II | ||

French I | ||

French II | ||

German I | ||

German II | ||

Introduction to Japanese | ||

Music Appreciation | ||

Introduction to Philosophy | ||

Critical Thinking | ||

Introduction to Ethics | ||

Philosophy of Science | ||

Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese | ||

Introduction to World Religions | ||

Russian I | ||

Spanish I | ||

Spanish II | ||

Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) | ||

Select 2 courses from the following: ^{1} | 6 | |

Introduction to Anthropology | ||

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology | ||

Human Sexuality | ||

Social Media and Society | ||

Intercultural Communication | ||

Microeconomics | ||

Macroeconomics | ||

Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective | ||

Introduction to Geography | ||

Practical Food Safety and Awareness | ||

International Relations I | ||

Contemporary World Culture Through Literature | ||

Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature | ||

American Government I | ||

Introduction to Psychology | ||

Introduction to Sociology | ||

Social Problems | ||

American Popular Culture | ||

Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (8 semester hours) | ||

COMM110 | Information & Digital Literacy | 2 |

ENGL110 | Making Writing Relevant | 3 |

ENGL102 | Effectiveness in Writing | 3 |

History (3 semester hours) | ||

Select 1 course from the following: | 3 | |

American History to 1877 | ||

American History since 1877 | ||

World Civilization before 1650 | ||

World Civilization since 1650 | ||

Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War | ||

Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War | ||

African-American History before 1877 | ||

African-American History since 1877 | ||

History of the American Indian | ||

History of Science | ||

Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours) | ||

MATH110 | College Algebra | 3 |

Natural Sciences with Lab (4 semester hours) | ||

Select 1 course from the following: | 4 | |

Habitable Worlds Are We Alone with Lab | ||

Introduction to Biology with Lab | ||

Introduction to Chemistry with Lab | ||

Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab | ||

Introduction to Physics with Lab | ||

Introduction to Astronomy with Lab | ||

Introduction to Meteorology with Lab | ||

Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab | ||

Total Semester Hours | 30 |

^{1} | All literature courses require successful completion of ENGL101 - Proficiency in Writing or ENGL110 - Making Writing Relevant. |

### Core Requirements (42 semester hours)

Code | Title | Semester Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH111 | College Trigonometry | 3 |

MATH200 | Analytic Geometry (Prerequisite: MATH110 - College Algebra, MATH111 - College Trigonometry, or MATH225 - Calculus) | 3 |

MATH210 | Discrete Mathematics (Prerequisite: MATH110 - College Algebra, MATH111 - College Trigonometry, or MATH225 - Calculus) | 3 |

MATH225 | Calculus (Prerequisite: MATH111 - College Trigonometry) | 3 |

MATH220 | Linear Algebra (Prerequisites: MATH200 - Analytic Geometry and MATH225 - Calculus) | 3 |

MATH226 | Calculus II (Prerequisite: MATH225 - Calculus) | 3 |

MATH227 | Calculus III (Prerequisite: MATH226 - Calculus II) | 3 |

MATH240 | Differential Equations (Prerequisite: MATH226 - Calculus II) | 3 |

ENGL220 | Technical Writing (Prerequisite: ENGL101 - Proficiency in Writing) | 3 |

MATH239 | Data Analysis and Presentation (Prerequisite: MATH220 - Linear Algebra) | 3 |

MATH302 | Statistics (Prerequisite: MATH110 - College Algebra, MATH111 - College Trigonometry, or MATH225 - Calculus) | 3 |

MATH328 | Probability Theory with Applications (Prerequisite: MATH226 - Calculus II) | 3 |

BUSN312 | Operations Research (Prerequisite: MATH110 - College Algebra, MATH111 - College Trigonometry, or MATH225 - Calculus) | 3 |

MATH320 | Mathematical Modeling (Prerequisite: MATH220 - Linear Algebra) | 3 |

Total Semester Hours | 42 |

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program and may select from a Concentration in Applied Mathematics, Concentration in Operations Research, or a Concentration in Statistics.

### Concentration in Applied Mathematics (21 semester hours)

Offers an overview of how to investigate and solve problems through advanced mathematical theory and analysis. Explores qualitative and quantitative methods of mathematical knowledge. Looks at communicating the theories, methods, and results of advanced analyses verbally or in writing.

In addition to the institutional, general education, and program level learning objectives, the Concentration in Applied Mathematics seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates.

#### Objectives

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

- Apply advanced mathematical theory and analytical methods to investigate and solve problems.
- Use critical thinking skills in assessing and evaluating problems.
- Formulate advanced mathematical models.
- Implement advanced mathematical models to solve problems or provide insights into complex issues.
- Apply qualitative and quantitative methods from the mathematical domains.
- Synthesize mathematical knowledge to solve problems in science and technology.
- Communicate the theory, methods, and results of advanced mathematics analyses verbally and in writing.

#### Concentration Requirements (21 semester hours)

Code | Title | Semester Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH305 | Real Analysis (Prerequisites: MATH227 – Calculus III, MATH240 – Differential Equations, and MATH320 - Math Modeling) | 3 |

MATH360 | Mathematics History and Development (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling) | 3 |

MATH412 | Graph Theory (Prerequisite: MATH305 - Real Analysis) | 3 |

MATH419 | Set Theory (Prerequisite: MATH305 - Real Analysis) | 3 |

MATH470 | Measurement Theory (Prerequisite: MATH305 - Real Analysis) | 3 |

MATH418 | Topology | 3 |

MATH460 | Principles of Applied Mathematics | 3 |

Total Semester Hours | 21 |

### Concentration in Operations Research (21 semester hours)

Examines how advanced analysis and operations research is used in the investigation and solution of scientific and technological problems. Covers why critical thinking, problem assessment and evaluation, and the formulation of operational models is essential for solving problems or gaining insights. Teaches how to communicate operations research.

In addition to the institutional, general education, and program level learning objectives, the Concentration in Operations Research seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates.

#### Objectives

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

- Apply advanced analytical and operations research methods to investigate and solve problems.
- Use critical thinking skills in assessing and evaluating problems.
- Formulate operational models.
- Implement operational models to solve problems or provide insights into complex issues.
- Apply qualitative and quantitative methods from the mathematical domains.
- Synthesize advanced mathematical knowledge to solve problems in science and technology.
- Communicate the theory, methods and results of operations research analyses verbally and in writing.

#### Concentration Requirements (21 semester hours)

Code | Title | Semester Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH330 | Linear Optimization (Prerequisite: MATH220 - Linear Algebra) | 3 |

MATH340 | Multivariate Statistics (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling) | 3 |

MATH360 | Mathematics History and Development (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling) | 3 |

MATH375 | Inventory Models and Systems (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling) | 3 |

MATH410 | Design of Experiments (Prerequisite: MATH340 - Multivariate Statistics) | 3 |

MATH415 | Operational Simulation (Prerequisite: MATH330 - Linear Optimization and MATH375 - Inventory Models and System) | 3 |

MATH420 | Game Theory and Decision Models (Prerequisite: MATH220 - Linear Algebra and MATH225 - Calculus) | 3 |

Total Semester Hours | 21 |

### Concentration in Statistics (21 semester hours)

Explores the relationship of advanced statistics, analysis, and critical thinking to assessing, investigating, and solving problems in science and technology. Teaches how to formulate and implement mathematical and statistical models for either problem solving or providing insights into complicated issues. Examines the use of qualitative and quantitative mathematics, synthesis of mathematical knowledge, and communication of statistical analyses.

In addition to the institutional, general education, and program level learning objectives, the Concentration in Statistics seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates.

#### Objectives

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

- Apply advanced statistics and analytical methods to investigate and solve problems.
- Use critical thinking skills in assessing and evaluating problems.
- Formulate mathematical and statistical models.
- Implement mathematical and statistical models to solve problems or provide insights into complex issues.
- Apply qualitative and quantitative methods from the mathematical domains.
- Synthesize mathematical knowledge to solve problems in science and technology.
- Communicate the theory, methods and results of statistical analyses verbally and in writing.

#### Concentration Requirements (21 semester hours)

Code | Title | Semester Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH325 | Linear Regression I (Prerequisite: MATH220 - Linear Algebra and MATH302 - Statistics) | 3 |

MATH335 | Non Parametric Statistics (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling) | 3 |

MATH340 | Multivariate Statistics (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling) | 3 |

MATH360 | Mathematics History and Development (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling) | 3 |

MATH410 | Design of Experiments (Prerequisite: MATH340 - Multivariate Statistics) | 3 |

MATH431 | Linear Regression II (Prerequisite: MATH325 - Linear Regression I) | 3 |

MATH440 | Stochastic Processes (Prerequisites: MATH335 - Non-Parametric Statistics, MATH410 - Design of Experiments, and MATH431 - Linear Regression II) | 3 |

Total Semester Hours | 21 |

### Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

Code | Title | Semester Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH499 | Senior Seminar in Mathematics (to be taken as the last course before graduation) ^{1} | 3 |

Total Semester Hours | 3 |

^{1} | Prerequisite: Senior Standing and completion of all major courses prior to enrollment. |

### Electives (24 semester hours)

Select any courses that have not been used to fulfill major requirements. Credits applied toward a minor or certificate in an unrelated field may be used to fulfill elective credit for the major.