The Department of Mathematical Sciences has two principal missions. The first is to provide students with a solid foundation in the basics of mathematics and to acquaint them with important concepts underlying more advanced topics. As a Bachelor’s degree in Science, students will also be required to complete several laboratory courses as well as other courses in science outside of mathematics. This curriculum prepares students for immediate employment in business and industry, and also provides a valuable background for subsequent graduate study in mathematics, in related disciplines, and in education. The second is to deliver the mathematical content required by many other majors throughout the University. This is done by offering courses specifically tailored to the departments in question, usually in consultation with faculty in those departments.
Requirements of the Major