Nov 25, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [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
mathematics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/math/index.cfm

Todd Young, contact person
 

Program Overview

This major is intended for those interested in rigorous training in mathematics and a mathematically intensive career. It is recommended for those preparing to enter graduate school in the mathematical sciences.

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.

Other majors in the mathematical sciences offered by the Mathematics Department are the B.A. in mathematics, applied mathematics, actuarial science, mathematical statistics, and meteorology.

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

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

 

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the program:

  • Have a least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before transferring into the program:

  • Have a least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
  • Attained Level 3 on the Math Placement Exam
  • Earned at least an A- in MATH 2301 or have an A- on an equivalent transfer course

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the program:

  • Have a least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
  • Earned at least an A- in a course equivalent to MATH 2301
     

Opportunities Upon Graduation

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.
 

Requirements

 

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


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

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Program Requirements


For a B.S. degree with a major in mathematics, a student must complete a total of at least 45 semester credit hours of mathematics courses.

Mathematics Bachelors Common Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Discrete Math


Complete one of the following courses:

Mathematic Electives


Complete at least four additional MATH courses at the 3000 level or above (excluding MATH 4100, 4100L, 4150). Check Course Offerings and talk with an advisor about possible elective choices.

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