### Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Pineville, USA

DURATION

4 Years

LANGUAGES

English

PACE

Full time

APPLICATION DEADLINE

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EARLIEST START DATE

Sep 2024

TUITION FEES

USD 9,795 / per semester *

STUDY FORMAT

On-Campus

* 19 or more credit hours flat fee + $612 per credit hour for every hour over 18

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### Introduction

Mathematics is deeply rooted in liberal arts education as one of the traditional disciplines and remains the backbone for many areas of study, including the sciences, computer technology, engineering, and the social sciences. The mission of the Mathematics Department is to provide excellent training which challenges and empowers our students to be lifelong mathematical thinkers. We strive to prepare our majors and minors for graduate work, teaching, or entering the workforce.

As a component of the Central Curriculum, the Mathematics Department teaches basic mathematics coursework designed to foster critical thinking skills through problem-solving and to provide foundational math skills for everyday life.

The Department of Mathematics offers degrees that combine standard principles of mathematics, both theoretical and applied, with progressive computational technology. Computers and graphing Calculators are integrated into all levels of instruction. The curriculum is designed so the student can build skills and acquire knowledge in the various disciplines of mathematics.

Some students choose to pursue teaching at the junior high and high school levels. Others choose graduate study in mathematics aimed toward research or teaching careers. The mathematics curriculum provides a strong foundation for career paths in technical fields such as business or actuarial science.

### Curriculum

**Central Curriculum**

- CC 100 College Connection I
- CC 102 College Connection II
- CA 150 Modern Communication
- HP 100 Personal Fitness
- Health and Physical Education Activity (Choose any one HP course numbered 101 - 120, HP 195, or HP 196) 1 hr
- EN 101 Composition I
- EN 102 Composition II
- EN 200 Literary Perspectives: Survey of British Literature or
- EN 201 Literary Perspectives: Survey of American Literature
- HI 104 Western Heritage
- HI 105 American Heritage
- CJ/HI/PS 225 American Government and Politics 3 hrs
- RL 105 Survey of the Bible
- RL 106 Interpreting the Bible
- RL 305 Christian Worldview
- Spiritual and Cultural Enrichment (required each semester of full-time registration) CR

**Fine Arts**

(Choose one of the following)

- AR 200 Art Appreciation
- CM 250 Cinema Appreciation
- MU 200 Music Appreciation
- TH 200 Theatre Appreciation

Total: 3 hrs

**Foreign Language**

(Choose one of the following)

- FR 101 Elementary French I
- SP 101 Elementary Spanish I
- GK 223 Elementary Greek I
- HE 223 Elementary Hebrew I

Total: 3 hrs

**Social Sciences**

(Choose one of the following)

- EC 221 Principles of Macroeconomics
- EC 222 Principles of Microeconomics
- GE 201 World Geography
- PY 220 Introduction to Psychology
- Social Problems (CJ 223/PY 223/SW 223) 3 hrs

Total: 3 hrs

**Natural Sciences Lecture and Lab**

Must choose

ES 103 for either the 3-hour Natural Sciences lecture requirement or with ES 104 lab to satisfy the 4-hour Natural Sciences lecture and lab requirement. If using ES 103 for the 3-hour Natural Sciences lecture requirement, choose one of the following related lecture and lab courses.

- BI 101 Introduction to Biology
- BI 102 Introduction to Biology Lab
- CH 131 Chemical Principles for Allied Health / Nursing
- CH 132 Chemical Principles for Allied Health / Nursing Lab
- ES 205 Introduction to Astronomy
- ES 206 Astronomy Lab
- ES 220 Introduction to Meteorology
- ES 221 Meteorology Lab

Total: 4 hrs

**Natural Sciences Lecture**

Must choose

ES 103 for either the 3-hour Natural Sciences lecture requirement or with ES 104 lab to satisfy the 4-hour Natural Sciences lecture and lab requirement. If using ES 103 and ES 104 for the 4-hour lecture and lab requirement, choose one of the following courses.

- BI 101 Introduction to Biology
- CH 131 Chemical Principles for Allied Health / Nursing
- ES 205 Introduction to Astronomy
- ES 220 Introduction to Meteorology

Total: 3 hrs

Total: 49 hrs

**Mathematics Major Course Requirements**

(Select 35 hours from the following)

- MA 218 Calculus I
- MA 230 Introduction to Logic
- MA 318 Calculus II
- MA 320 Discrete Mathematics
- MA 322 Calculus III
- MA 324 Modern Geometry
- MA 326 Multivariable Calculus
- MA 328 Modern Algebra
- MA 336 Linear Algebra
- MA 341 Probability and Statistics
- MA 442 Differential Equations
- MA 460 Seminar (taken twice)

**Mathematics Electives**

(Choose one from the following courses)

- MA 427 Set Theory and Logic
- MA 456 Theory of Numbers
- MA 461 Research and Directed Reading in Mathematics
- MA 480 Numerical Analysis

Total: 38 hrs

**Allied Course Requirements**

- CS 250 Structured Programming
- CS 251 Structured Programming Lab
- PH 340 General Physics I with Calculus
- PH 342 General Physics II with Calculus

Total: 10 hrs

**Chosen Minor**

Total: 15 hrs

**Free Electives**

(Choose any courses to equal 8 hours total)

Total: 8 hrs

Total Degree Requirements: 120 hrs