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Mathematics

The foundations of our high-tech society rest on mathematics and problem solving.  Every laptop, every smartphone, and every video game console rely on mathematics. Exploring and understanding the world in which we live is a matter of mathematical inquiry and discovery.  With a major in Mathematics and a degree from MTSU, a student will have the keys to open doors of employment or further study in many areas, including science, statistics, business, finance, insurance, health, education, and the technologies of tomorrow.

Jacob Basham, McNair Scholar and first generation college student

Doing the math

Jacob Basham knows better than most how the study of mathematics can prove vital to the pursuit of a career in another field. A McNair Scholar and first-generation college student pursuing a degree in Professional Mathematics, Basham has been accepted to medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for their dual M.D. /Ph.D. program. For him, math was just the beginning. “My career goals hover around becoming a physician in translational medicine and clinical research,” Basham says. “I want to be at the places where new treatments are being researched and our most deadly diseases are being eradicated.”

Alex Murphy, a Noyce Scholarship recipient

The third “R”

Alex Murphy, a Noyce Scholarship recipient, is preparing to be a teacher of secondary mathematics. He has been doing research since his sophomore year when he became interested in understanding how pre-service teachers construct their knowledge of mathematics. His senior honors thesis was a case study reviewing his development of both mathematical and pedagogical metacognition in order to construct a reflective model that other pre-service mathematics teachers could follow. "The mathematics I know is a living knowledge that has blended very naturally with my ability to communicate it. This study has challenged me to remain a lifelong learner—especially with graduation so close," Murphy said. In addition to being a scholar, Alex does volunteer work at orphanages in Haiti during summer breaks.

A degree in Mathematics from MTSU is a sure way to transform being a problem solver into a fulfilling, always-in-demand career. Examples of potential positions include

  • Actuary
  • Astrophysicist
  • College professor
  • Computer programmer
  • Controller
  • Database manager
  • Demographer
  • Information scientist
  • Inventory control specialist
  • Investment researcher
  • Mathematical modeler
  • Mathematical technician
  • Mathematician
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Psychometrist
  • Statistician
  • Systems analyst
  • Technical writer


Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Bedford County Schools
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Bryan, Pendleton, Swats & McAllister, LLC
  • Caterpillar Finance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia State Community College
  • David Lipscomb University
  • Direct General Group of Companies
  • Grundy County Schools
  • Humana Inc.
  • Motlow State Community College
  • Nashville State Community College
  • Rutherford County Schools
  • Select Actuarial Services
  • Tennessee Tech University
  • U.S. Army
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Walters State Community College
  • Wilson County Schools
  • Willis North America Inc.

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Undergraduate students interested in mathematical modeling and problem solving can pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Mathematics, choosing one of three concentrations: Actuarial Science, Mathematics Education, or Professional Mathematics.

Undergraduate minors are available in three areas: Mathematics; Statistics; and Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences. 

For graduate students, the Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Mathematics and concentrations in General Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, and Research Preparation.

A Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) degree with a major in Mathematics is also available, with concentrations in Middle Grade Mathematics and Secondary Mathematics.

The Master of Science in Professional Science (M.S.P.S.) offers concentrations in Actuarial Science and Biostatistics.

A graduate minor in Mathematics is also offered.
Actuarial Science Mathematics Education Professional Mathematics Advanced Professional Mathematics Business Professional Mathematics General Professional Mathematics Industrial Professional Mathematics Statistics 

The sample schedule below is based on the current undergraduate catalog. It is not a substitute for academic advisement. Contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements or consult the undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years. (Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.)

NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map. Missing milestones could delay your program.

Actuarial Science Academic Map

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
MATH 1910 (Math)4Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26). MATH 19204 
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  CSCI 11704
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL15 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
MATH 31104  ECON 24203 
ECON 2410 (Soc/Beh Sci)3  ACTG 30003 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL15 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
STAT 31503  ACSI 41403 
ACSI 42003  ACSI 42203 
FIN 36103  Minor course3 
CSCI or INFS elective3  STAT 41903 
Minor course3  STAT 43203 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ACSI 42303  ACSI 43303 
ACSI or STAT elective3Choose from ACSI 4240, 4340, 4630, 4640; STAT 4200 ACSI or STAT elective3Choose from ACSI 4240, 4340, 4630, 4640; STAT 4200
Minor course3  MATH 49903 
Soc/Beh Sci3  Minor course3 
Elective3  Elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  MATH 1910 (Math)4Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26).
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL4 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
MATH 19204  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3 
ENGL 1020 (Comm)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  CSCI 11704
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  MATH 31104 
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL14 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
ECON 2410 (Soc/Beh Sci)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
ECON 24203  Minor course3 
ACTG 30003  Elective3 
Minor course3  CSCI or INFS elective3 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
STAT 31503  ACSI 41403 
ACSI 42003  ACSI 42203 
FIN 36103  STAT 41903 
Minor course3  STAT 43203 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ACSI 42303  ACSI 43303 
ACSI or STAT elective 3Choose from ACSI 4240, 4340, 4630, 4640; STAT 4200 ACSI or STAT elective3Choose from ACSI 4240, 4340, 4630, 4640; STAT 4200
Elective3  MATH 49903 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

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Mathematics Education Academic Map

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
MATH 1910 (Math)4Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26). MATH 19204 
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  MATH 2050 or STAT 31503 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
MSE 10101  MSE 20101 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
MATH 34603  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
MATH 31104  MATH 30703 
CSCI 11604  MATH 20103 
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
YOED 35203  YOED 35503 
SUBTOTAL17  SUBTOTAL15 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  MATH 33303Must be admitted to Teacher Education
MATH 33203Must be admitted to Teacher Education MATH 45403 
MATH 45103  PHIL 31203 
MATH 46203  MATH 47403Prereq: YOED 3520
MATH elective3See advisor    
SUBTOTAL18  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  YOED 440012 
MATH 49903     
YOED 40404Must be admitted to Teacher Education    
YOED 40503    
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
MATH 1910 (Math)4Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26). MATH 19204 
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  MATH 2050 or STAT 31503 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
MSE 10101  MSE 20101 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
MATH 34603  MATH 30703 
MATH 31104  MATH 20103 
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
YOED 35203  YOED 35503 
       
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
CSCI 11604  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL4  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  MATH 33303Must be admitted to Teacher Education
MATH 33203Must be admitted to Teacher Education MATH 45403 
MATH 45103  PHIL 31203 
MATH 46203  MATH 47403Prereq: YOED 3520
MATH elective3See advisor    
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  YOED 440012 
MATH 49903     
YOED 40404Must be admitted to Teacher Education   
YOED 40503     
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

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Professional Mathematics (Advanced Track) Academic Map

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1910 (Math)4Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26). MATH 19204 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  MATH 2050 or STAT 31503
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  CSCI 11704 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3     
SUBTOTAL17  SUBTOTAL14 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  MATH 34603 
MATH 20103  ACSI/MATH/STAT UD elective3 
MATH 31104  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303     
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL13 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
MATH 31203  MATH elective*3See below
MATH 45103  Minor course3 
MATH elective*3See below Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Minor course3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
MATH 42503  MATH 49903 
ACSI/MATH/STAT UD elective3  ACSI/MATH/STAT UD elective3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Elective3Foreign lang. rec. Elective3Foreign lang. rec.
Elective3  Elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
*NOTE: Choose one course from List A and a second course from List A or List B; List A: MATH 4420, MATH 4230, MATH 3260; List B: MATH 4270, MATH 4530, MATH 4700.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
MATH 1910 (Math)4Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26). ENGL 1010 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL4  SUBTOTAL3 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
MATH 19204  MATH 31104 
ENGL 1020 (Comm)3  MATH 2050 or STAT 31503 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  CSCI 11704
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL14 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
MATH 34603  ACSI/MATH/STAT UD elective3 
MATH 20103  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Minor course3  HIST 2020, HIST 2030, or HIST 20303 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
MATH 31203  MATH elective*3See below
MATH 45103  Minor course3 
MATH elective*3See below Minor course3 
Minor course3  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
MATH 42503  MATH 49903 
ACSI/MATH/STAT UD elective3  ACSI/MATH/STAT UD elective3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Elective 3Foreign lang. rec. Elective 3Foreign lang. rec.
Elective3  Elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
NOTE: Choose one course from List A and a second course from List A or List B; List A: MATH 4420, MATH 4230, MATH 3260; List B: MATH 4270, MATH 4530, MATH 4700.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

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Professional Mathematics (Business Track) Academic Map

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1910 (Math)4Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26). MATH 19204 
CSCI, INFS, or QM elective3  CSCI, INFS, or QM elective4
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3     
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL15 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  MATH 34603 
MATH 20103  ECON 24203 
MATH 31104  Elective3 
ECON 2410 (Soc/Beh Sci)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
STAT 3150 or MATH 20503  STAT 41903 
ACSI 4200 or MATH 42003  Minor course3 
ACTG 3000 (or ACTG 2110 and ACTG 2120)3  Minor course3 
CSCI, INFS, or QM elective4  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
STAT 4200 or STAT 43603  MATH 49903 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Electives5  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
ACSI or STAT elective3Choose from ACSI 4220, 4230, 4630, 4640; STAT 4320, 4380 ACSI or STAT elective3Choose from ACSI 4220, 4230, 4630, 4640; STAT 4320, 4380
SUBTOTAL17  SUBTOTAL15 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
MATH 1910 (Math)4Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26). ENGL 1010 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL4  SUBTOTAL3 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
MATH 19204  MATH 31104 
ENGL 1020 (Comm)3  MATH 20103 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  CSCI, INFS, or QM elective4
CSCI, INFS, or QM elective3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL14 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
MATH 34603  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
STAT 3150 or MATH 20503  ECON 24203 
ACSI 4200 or MATH 42003  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
ECON 2410 (Soc/Beh Sci)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Elective3  STAT 41903 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
CSCI, INFS, or QM elective4  ACTG 3000 (or ACTG 2110 and 2120)3–6 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Minor course3 
Elective2  Minor course3 
STAT 4200 or STAT 43603  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Minor course3  MATH 49903 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Elective3  Minor course3 
ACSI or STAT elective3Choose from ACSI 4220, 4230, 4630, 4640; STAT 4320, 4380 ACSI or STAT elective3Choose from ACSI 4220, 4230, 4630, 4640; STAT 4320, 4380
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

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Professional Mathematics (General Track) Academic Map

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1910 (Math)4Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26). MATH 19204 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  MATH 2050 or STAT 31503
HumFA (Rubric 1)3  CSCI 11704 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303     
SUBTOTAL17  SUBTOTAL14 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  MATH 34603 
MATH 20103  MATH 31203 
MATH 31104  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
MATH 45103  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
MATH/STAT elective*3  MATH/STAT elective*3 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  MATH upper-division elective3See advisor
    ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
MATH/STAT elective*3  MATH 49903 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  MATH upper-division elective3See advisor
MATH upper-division elective3See advisor Elective3 
Elective3  Elective3 
Elective3  Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
*NOTE: Choose from MATH 3260, 4230, 4250, 4270, 4310, 4320, 4420, 4530, 4700; STAT 3150, 4190.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
MATH 1910 (Math)4Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26). ENGL 1010 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL4  SUBTOTAL3 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
ENGL 1020 (Comm)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
MATH 19204  MATH 20103 
MATH 2050 or STAT 31503  CSCI 11704
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  MATH 31104 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL15 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  MATH 34603 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
Minor course3  Minor course3 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Minor course3 
MATH 31203  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  MATH upper-division elective3See advisor
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
MATH 45103  Minor course3 
MATH/STAT elective*3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  MATH/STAT elective*3 
Minor course3  Elective3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
MATH/STAT elective*3  MATH 49903 
MATH upper-division elective3See advisor MATH upper-division elective3See advisor
Elective3  Elective3 
Minor course3  Elective3 
       
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
*NOTE: Choose from MATH 3260, 4230, 4250, 4270, 4310, 4320, 4420, 4530, 4700; STAT 3150, 4190.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

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Professional Mathematics (Industrial Track) Academic Map

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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Freshman Fall Freshman Spring
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1910 (Math)4Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26). MATH 19204 
CSCI 11704  CSCI 21704
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1) 4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303     
SUBTOTAL17  SUBTOTAL15 
Sophomore Fall Sophomore Spring
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  MATH 34603 
PHYS 2110/2111 (Nat Sci) 4  Minor course*3See advisor
MATH 31104  PHYS 2120/21214 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3 
Minor course*3See advisor    
SUBTOTAL17  SUBTOTAL13 
Junior Fall Junior Spring
MATH 20103  MATH 2050 or STAT 31503 
MATH 42503  MATH 32603 
MATH 31203  MATH upper-division elective3See advisor
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  Minor course*3See advisor
Minor course*3See advisor HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
Senior Fall Senior Spring
MATH 43103  MATH 49903 
MATH or STAT elective3Choose from MATH 4230, 4270, 4320, 4601, 4700; STAT 4190. MATH or STAT elective3Choose from MATH 4230, 4270, 4320, 4601, 4700; STAT 4190.
MATH or STAT elective3Choose from MATH 4230, 4270, 4320, 4601, 4700; STAT 4190. Minor course*3See advisor
Minor course*3See advisor Elective4 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3     
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 
*NOTE: Minor must be chosen from Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Aerospace, or Engineering Technology.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
MATH 1910 (Math)4Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26). ENGL 1010 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL4  SUBTOTAL3 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
MATH 19204  CSCI 21704 
ENGL 1020 (Comm)3  MATH 31104 
CSCI 11704  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
COMM 2200 (Comm)3    
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL12 
Sophomore SUMMER
MATH 34603  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  PHYS 2120/21214 
PHYS 2110/2111 (Nat Sci)4  Minor course*3See advisor
Minor course*3See advisor MATH 20103 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
JUNIOR SUMMER
MATH 2050 or STAT 31503  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
Junior Fall Junior Spring
MATH 42503  MATH 32603 
MATH 31203  MATH upper-division elective3See advisor
Minor course*3See advisor Minor course*3See advisor
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
Senior Fall Senior Spring
MATH 43103  MATH 49903 
MATH or STAT elective3Choose from MATH 4230, 4270, 4320, 4601, 4700; STAT 4190. MATH or STAT elective3Choose from MATH 4230, 4270, 4320, 4601, 4700; STAT 4190.
MATH or STAT elective3Choose from MATH 4230, 4270, 4320, 4601, 4700; STAT 4190. Minor course*3See advisor
Minor course*3See advisor Elective4 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
*NOTE: Minor must be chosen from Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Aerospace, or Engineering Technology.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.



Professional Mathematics (Statistics Track) Academic Map

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1910 (Math)4Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26). MATH 19204 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Advisor-approved supporting course*3See advisor
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3     
SUBTOTAL17  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  MATH 20503 
MATH 20103  Minor course3 
MATH 31104  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Minor course3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Advisor-approved supporting course*3See advisor    
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL13 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
MATH 34603  STAT 41903 
STAT 31503  Advisor-approved supporting course*3See advisor
STAT elective3From STAT 4200, 4320, 4360, 4370, 4380 Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Advisor-approved supporting course*3See advisor Minor course3 
Minor course3  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
STAT elective3From STAT 4200, 4320, 4360, 4370, 4380 MATH 49903 
Advisor-approved supporting course*4See advisor Advisor-approved supporting course*4See advisor
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Elective4See advisor
Elective4See advisor   
SUBTOTAL17  SUBTOTAL14 
*NOTE: Courses, chosen with approval of statistics advisor, include computing, information systems, and other relevant courses

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
MATH 19104Take MATH 1730 first if weak background in Math; may take MATH 1910 with acceptable Math ACT score (26). ENGL 1010 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL4  SUBTOTAL3 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
MATH 19204  MATH 31104 
ENGL 1020 (Comm)3  MATH 20103 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Advisor-approved supporting course*3 See advisor
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL14 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
MATH 20503  Advisor-approved supporting course*3See advisor
Advisor-approved supporting course*3See advisor Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
STAT 31503  STAT 41903 
STAT elective3From STAT 4200, 4320, 4360, 4370, 4380 Advisor-approved supporting course*3See advisor
Minor course3  Minor course3 
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
MATH 34603     
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
STAT elective3From STAT 4200, 4320, 4360, 4370, 4380 MATH 49903 
Advisor-approved supporting course*4See advisor Advisor-approved supporting course*4See advisor
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Elective4See advisor Elective4See advisor
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL14 
*NOTE: Courses, chosen with approval of statistics advisor, include computing, information systems, and other relevant courses

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.

Mathematics

MATH 990 - Basic Geometry
3 credit hours
Plane and solid geometry including measurement formulas, properties of plane figures, proof techniques, symmetry, congruency, and construction. Open only to those lacking required high school geometry course for unconditional admission to University.

MATH 1000 - Essentials of Mathematics
3 credit hours
The practices of learning mathematics. Required for students whose ACT Mathematics score is 15-16 or whose mathematics assessment indicates placement. Emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking, math study skills, and solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities. Course will meet for three hours in the classroom and will have a required two-hour lab component, which will include structured online activities. Does not fulfill General Education Mathematics requirement.

MATH 1010 - Mathematics for General Studies
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT of at least 19 or DSPM 0850 or COMPASS placement. Course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement and is also part of the mathematics sequence for students preparing to become elementary school teachers. Topics include logic, sets, algebraic reasoning, probability, statistics, and consumer mathematics.

MATH 1020 - Mathematics Colloquium
1 credit hour
Introduces new mathematical sciences students to the mathematics major. Topics include degree requirements, faculty resources, technological resources, research opportunities, and career options. About half of the meetings will involve one hour in-class lectures and activities, and half will involve attending talks, some of which may occur outside the scheduled class meeting time.

MATH 1410 - Concepts and Structure of Elementary School Mathematics
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT of at least 19 or DSPM 0850 or COMPASS placement. Algebra-based study of school mathematics in keeping with the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Tools for problem solving, set theory, functions, number theory, and examinations of number systems from counting numbers to irrational numbers.

MATH 1420 - Informal Geometry
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MATH 1410. Geometry-based study of school mathematics in keeping with the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Studies of plane, solid, coordinate, and motion geometry as well as constructions, congruence, similarity, and concepts of measurement. A variety of instructional technology tools investigated.

MATH 1530 - Applied Statistics
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or equivalent. Descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference. The inference unit covers means, proportions, and variances for one and two samples, and topics from one-way ANOVA, regression and correlation analysis, chi-square analysis, and nonparametrics.

MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sc
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT greater than 25 or MATH 1710. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory.

MATH 1710 - College Algebra
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: DSPM 0850 or two years of high school algebra; a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or COMPASS placement. Course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement. Topics include functions--linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic; analysis of graphs; linear systems; inequalities; counting principles; and probability. Graphing calculator required. Course may be taken by correspondence. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730.

MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Strong background in algebra recommended. Trigonometric functions of the acute and general angle, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric and inverse functions, identities, solutions of right and general triangles, equations, complex numbers, and vectors. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. Graphing calculator required.

MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus
4 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1710 or successful completion of high school precalculus course. An integrated and rigorous study of the algebra and trigonometry needed to successfully attempt calculus. Emphasis on functions, their analysis and their applications. Level of algebraic sophistication developed above that found in MATH 1710. Topics include exponentials and logarithms, analysis of graphs, and word problems. Graphing calculator required.

MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Eligibility to take MATH 1710. First of a four-course sequence. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

MATH 1910 - Calculus I
4 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1730 with a grade of C or better or Math ACT of 26 or better or Calculus placement test score of 73 or better. An introduction to calculus with an emphasis on analysis of functions, multidisciplinary applications of calculus, and theoretical understanding of differentiation and integration. Topics include the definition of the derivative, differentiation techniques, and applications of the derivative. Calculus topics related to trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions also included. Course concludes with the fundamental theorem of calculus; the definition of antidifferentiation and the definite integral; basic applications of integrations; and introductory techniques of integration. Graphing calculator required.

MATH 1920 - Calculus II
4 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1910. A topics course providing a wide view of different techniques and applications of calculus in the plane. Techniques of integration and applications of integration fully developed. Power series and Taylor series included. Emphasis on multidisciplinary applications includes Taylor series approximation; applications of integration to physics, biology, and business; and geometric and power series applications. Graphing calculator required.

MATH 2010 - Elements of Linear Algebra
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1910. Vectors and vector spaces, matrices and systems of linear equations, geometry of vector spaces and linear transformations in a vector space.

MATH 2050 - Probability and Statistics
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Calculus I. Data analysis, probability, and statistical inference. The inference material covers means, proportions, and variances for one and two samples, one-way ANOVA, regression and correlation, and chi-square analysis.

MATH 2090 - Mathematics for Health Professions
2 credit hours
Enables students in the health professions to apply mathematical concepts to interpret and solve drug dosage calculation problems encountered in fields such as nursing. Includes basic math review, solid and liquid doses of medications for adults and children, solutions, and IV administration. Also includes conversions from metric to household and apothecary measurements. Not open to Mathematics majors or minors.

MATH 2110 - Data Analysis
1 credit hour
Grouping and classifying technical data. Curve fitting by statistical and nonstatistical methods. Graphing of scientific data. Secondary education in mathematics students should take concurrent or subsequent to MATH 2050.

MATH 2930 - Cooperative Education
1 to 3 credit hours
Experiential learning that occurs in real employment situations. Must be taken in sequence or approved by the director of Cooperative Education. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

MATH 2940 - Cooperative Education
1 to 3 credit hours
Experiential learning that occurs in real employment situations. Must be taken in sequence or approved by the director of Cooperative Education. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

MATH 3070 - College Geometry
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 3460. Advanced treatment of standard topics in Euclidean geometry using informal and axiomatic approaches. Includes proofmaking techniques, traditional and transformational geometry, finite geometries, and a brief introduction to other geometries.

MATH 3080 - Discrete Structures
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: CSCI 1160 or CSCI 1170 and MATH 1920 or consent of instructor. Topics include formal logic, proof techniques, matrices, graphs, formal grammars, finite state machines, Turing machines, and binary coding schemes.

MATH 3110 - Calculus III
4 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1920. Adjusts calculus techniques developed in the plane (Calculus I and II) to make them applicable in three-dimensional space. Introductory study of the nature of three-dimensional space and definition of the algebraic calculations in three-dimensional space. Differential and integral calculus definitions and techniques revised to appropriately transfer into this new space. Topics include multivariate functions, partial differentiation, partial integration, multiple integration, and multidisciplinary applications.

MATH 3120 - Differential Equations I
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1920. The solution and application of ordinary differential equations with emphasis on first order equations, second order linear equations, Laplace Transform method, systems of differential equations, and numerical methods.

MATH 3180 - Introduction to Numerical Analysis
3 credit hours
(Same as CSCI 3180.) Prerequisites: MATH 1920 and CSCI 1160 or CSCI 1170. Topics include series approximation, finite differences, interpolation, summation, numerical differentiation and integration, iteration, curve fitting, systems of equations and matrices, and error analysis.

MATH 3190 - Deterministic and Probabilistic Models
3 credit hours
Corequisite: MATH 2050. Linear programming, network analysis, queuing theory, dynamic programming.

MATH 3260 - Differential Equations II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 3120. A continuation of MATH 3120 with emphasis on series solutions, method of Frobenius, orthogonal functions, equations of Bessel, Legendre, Gauss, Chebyshev; introduction to partial differential equations.

MATH 3300 - Discrete Mathematics for Middle Grades Teachers
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1410, MATH 1420, and MATH 1710. Supports the development of prospective middle grades teachers' knowledge of discrete mathematics. Topics include set theoretic topics, logic, counting, probability, graph theoretic topics. Focuses on students' learning discrete mathematics topics as well as the teaching of related mathematical topics to middle grades students. Field experience in a nearby middle school incorporated.

MATH 3310 - Functions: Connecting Algebra and Geometry for Middle G
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1410, MATH 1420, and MATH 1710. Supports the development of prospective middle grades teachers' knowledge of functions and connections between algebra and geometry. Focuses on students connecting mathematics topics as well as the teaching of mathematical topics to middle grades students to support learning about the connected nature of mathematics. Field experience in a nearby middle school incorporated.

MATH 3320 - Teaching Mathematics in Grades 5-8
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program. Required of all Mathematics majors seeking a license to teach mathematics in grades 7-12. Strongly encouraged for elementary education majors with a 5-8 emphasis. Topics from number relationships, mental computation and estimation strategies, patterns and functions, algebra, statistics, probability, geometry, and measurement. Must be taken prior to student teaching.

MATH 3330 - Teaching Mathematics in Grades 9-12
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education, completion of the mathematics core, and MATH 3320. Required of all Mathematics majors seeking a license to teach mathematics in grades 7-12. In-depth study of mathematics learning and teaching strategies in secondary school mathematics. Selected topics from junior and senior high school curricula provide a foundation for student investigations into the conceptual nature of mathematics and applications in the secondary school curriculum. Must be taken prior to student teaching.

MATH 3400 - Symbolic Logic
3 credit hours
(Same as PHIL 3400.) The elements of propositional calculus--propositional connectives and their truth functions, validity, proof, and an introduction to quantification theory. Where appropriate and natural, parallels from elementary set theory are introduced. May count for credit in Philosophy.

MATH 3460 - Foundation of Higher Mathematics
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1920. The language of mathematics, set theory and proof, relations and functions, number systems, mathematical structures. Focuses on the transition from lower-division study to upper-division study by actively engaging the student in problem solving, mathematical reasoning, and both informal and technical writing.

MATH 3970 - Cooperative Education
1 to 3 credit hours
Experiential learning that occurs in real employment situations. Must be taken in sequence or approved by the director of Cooperative Education. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

MATH 3980 - Cooperative Education
1 to 3 credit hours
Experiential learning that occurs in real employment situations. Must be taken in sequence or approved by the director of Cooperative Education. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

MATH 4010 - Selected Topics in Elementary Mathematics
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1410, MATH 1420, and MATH 1010. Required of students who are preparing to teach grades 5-8. Examines in greater depth topics to which the student has prior exposure; emphasizes the relevance and implications of these topics to the middle school classroom.

MATH 4200 - Introduction to Mathematics of Investment
3 credit hours
(Same as ACSI 4200.) Prerequisites: MATH 1910 and one semester of probability/statistics; or consent of instructor. Calculus and probability/statistics used to model and analyze investments in bonds, treasury bills, stocks, and other derivatives. Topics include obtaining the price of a bond as a function of interest rate, developing formulas for duration and convexity to study the sensitivity of price to interest rate, and mathematical modeling of investor preference and attitude toward risk.

MATH 4210 - Advanced Calculus I
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MATH 3110 and MATH 3460. Theory and application of continuity, differentiation, and integration.

MATH 4220 - Advanced Calculus II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 4210. A continuation of MATH 4210 including theory and application of convergence.

MATH 4230 - Vector Analysis
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 3110. A review of vector algebra and vector differentiation with emphasis on aspects of these topics not covered in previous calculus courses. Stress on line and surface integrals; Divergence Theorem and Stokes' theorem with generalizations and related topics.

MATH 4250 - Theory of Calculus
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MATH 3110 and MATH 3460. Theoretical development of limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration in one dimension.

MATH 4270 - Introduction to Topology
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MATH 3110 and MATH 3460. Fundamental concepts of topology including continuity, compactness, connectedness, separation axioms, and metric spaces.

MATH 4280 - Undergraduate Research
1 to 4 credit hours
Prerequisite: Permission of department. Independent investigation of a selected research problem under the guidance of a faculty member resulting in an oral and written report of results. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits.

MATH 4310 - Numerical Analysis I
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: CSCI 1170 and MATH 2010 or consent of instructor. Application of computer-oriented numerical algorithms to algebraic equations, differential and integral equations, and linear algebra. Rigorous mathematical treatment of error included.

MATH 4320 - Numerical Analysis II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 4310. A continuation of MATH 4310.

MATH 4420 - Number Theory
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 3460. Divisibility, congruences, quadratic residues, Diophantine equations, quadratic forms, and continued fractions.

MATH 4470 - Introduction to Modern Algebra
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 3460. A treatment of sets, relations, operations, and the construction of number systems in algebra.

MATH 4510 - Abstract Algebra I
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 3460. An introduction to groups, with a brief introduction to rings, integral domains, and fields.

MATH 4530 - Abstract Algebra II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 4510. The theory of rings, fields, integral domains, and vector spaces.

MATH 4540 - Topics in Secondary School Mathematics
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education, completion of the mathematics core, MATH 3070 and MATH 4510. Required of all Mathematics majors seeking a license to teach mathematics in grades 7-12. Examines in greater depth topics to which the student has prior exposure; emphasizes the relevance and applications of these topics to the pre-college level classroom.

MATH 4600 - Problems in Contemporary Mathematics
1 to 6 credit hours
Pass/Fail grading in specified sections.

MATH 4601 - Problems in Contemporary Mathematics Complex Variables
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 3460. Fundamental principles and applications of complex variables.

MATH 4602 - Problems in Mathematics
1 to 6 credit hours
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Problem-oriented course providing opportunities for mathematical study in areas of need.

MATH 4620 - History and Philosophy of Mathematics
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 3460. Background in geometry and number theory helpful. The character of mathematical thought by way of mathematical problems that have occupied the outstanding mathematicians of Babylon, Egypt, Greece, China, the Renaissance, and modern times paralleled with a study of three schools of mathematical philosophy: intuitionism, logicism, and formalism.

MATH 4630 - Mathematics of Risk Management
3.00 credit hours
(Same as ACSI 4630.) Prerequisite: ACSI 4200 or MATH 4200. For students in Actuarial Science, offers preparation for the Society of Actuaries/Casualty Actuarial Society Course 6. Topics include mathematical modeling of volatility; pricing of bonds, stocks, and other derivatives with uncertainty; benchmark portfolios; asset/liability management for property/casualty insurers; liability associated with a financially distressed company. Heath-Jarrow-Morton and Cox-Ingersoll-Ross models.  

MATH 4640 - Mathematics of Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives
3.00 credit hours
Prerequisites: ACSI 4630 or MATH 4630 or ACSI 4200 or MATH 4200. For students in Actuarial Science, offers preparation for the Society of Actuaries/Casualty Actuarial Society Course 6. Topics include risk management using options, interest rate swaps, interest rate caps, Black-Scholes analysis, Taylor series expansion to obtain hedge parameters, portfolio insurance, numerical procedures, interest rate derivatives, and use of Black's model.

MATH 4700 - Combinatorics and Graph Theory
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MATH 2010 and MATH 3460. Selected topics in combinatorics and graph theory emphasizing combinatorial problem solving and algorithmic proof.

MATH 4740 - Research Methods
3 credit hours
(Same as BIOL/CHEM/PHYS 4740.) Prerequisite: YOED 3520. Provides secondary science and mathematics teacher candidates with the tools that scientists use to solve scientific problems. Students will use these tools in a laboratory setting, communicate findings, and understand how scientists develop new knowledge.

MATH 4800 - Seminar in Mathematics with Technology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: 18 semester hours in mathematics including calculus or consent of instructor. Examine and utilize the technological tools available for doing mathematics. Emphasis on non-numerical tools such as theorem provers and algebraic manipulation systems.

MATH 4990 - Seminar in Mathematics
3 credit hours
Open only to Mathematics majors; normally taken during last regular semester of coursework. Required of all Mathematics majors. Offers graduating Mathematics majors a broad perspective of mathematics, mathematical activity, and problem solving in various areas of application; offers preparation for professional examinations; acquaints students with job possibilities and aids in career decisions; acquaints students with the nature of graduate study in mathematics. Pass/Fail.