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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics Major (B.S.)

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Major code BS3101

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Morton Hall 321
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1254
Fax: 740.593.9805

The Mathematics major offers a strong program in mathematical techniques and ways of thinking that can be used in a wide variety of careers. The major covers core topics that provide a common structure, while leaving flexibility to pursue topics of interest. This flexibility allows the Mathematics major to be combined with other majors in the sciences, engineering, and technology to form a coherent undergraduate experience. Whether as a part of a double major or alone, a B.S. degree with a major in mathematics is a recognized intellectual achievement. It is marketable to a broad selection of employers, or can be used as an entrance to a variety of graduate and professional schools.

The B.S. degree is intended for those interested in rigorous training in mathematics and a mathematically intensive career. It is appropriate for those preparing to enter graduate school in the mathematical sciences. For a slightly more flexible program a student may consider the B.A. degree with a major in mathematics. The B.A. degree would be appropriate for students who double major in mathematics and another field. Other mathematics programs offered are actuarial science, applied mathematics, and meteorology.  The B.S. degree is also offered with a mathematical statistics track.

When planning any program of study in mathematics, it is strongly recommended that you consult an advisor from the Department.

See the General Education Requirements listing in the “Graduation Requirements—Universitywide” section for Tier I quantitative skills requirements.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must complete all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements

Please see the College of Arts and Sciences  for college-level requirements.

Program Requirements

For a B.S. degree with a major in mathematics, a student must complete a total of at least 60 hours of mathematics courses.

These must include the following courses (48 hours) and at least three elective mathematics courses numbered above 300.

Elective Courses

At least three additional mathematics courses, numbered above 300, must be selected for a total of at least 60 hours.

Recommended Course Sequence

The following schedule is recommended for students entering the program in the first year. However, this is only a recommendation and those entering the program later can easily make adjustments.

Year 1:  MATH 263A, 263B, 263C, 211, 308

Year 2:  MATH 263D, 314, 340

Year 3:  MATH 350, 411, 470, one elective

Year 4:  MATH 460A, two electives

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