Curriculum Summary for Mathematics Majors
Effective June 2003
You must take a total of approximately 12 courses (approximately 38
credit hours) from various areas of study. The specific courses
that can be applied to the requirement are listed in the Core
Curriculum Guide. Twelve of the first 36 hours that you
complete must be from the Core Curriculum. Similarly 24 of the
first 72 hours must be from these courses.
Details can be found in the Core Curriculum Guide.
1. Writing and Discourse
You must take either Engl 1105 - 1106 or Comm 1015 - 1016 unless
advanced placement credit has been earned for one of these
sequences. If partial advanced credit has been given, then you
may be able to satisfy the requirement in other ways. See the Core Curriculum Guide.
In addition, there is a ViEWS (Visual Expression, Writing and Speaking)
requirement, but this is satisfied automatically by students who
complete the standard requirements for the Math major.
2. Ideas, Cultural
Traditions, and Values (six hours)
Most of these courses are in Art and the Humanities.
3. Society and Human
Behavior (six hours)
These courses are in the Social Sciences. Most students take
Psych 2004 as the first of these courses, because it is a
prerequisite for many of the other courses.
4. Scientific Reasoning and
Discovery. (eight hours)
The College of Science requires an eight-hour sequence of a lab
sciencecourse. Most math majors
take Physics 2305 - 06 because that sequence also counts as a math
5 Quantatitive and Symbolic
Reasoning. (six hours)
This requirement is automatically satisfied by all math majors.
6. Creativity and Aesthetic
Experience (three hours required for
of Science majors)
7. Critical Issues in a Global Context. (three
Note that some of the courses listed in Area 7 also are listed in other
areas of the core. If you
take one of these to satisfy a different core requirement, it also will satisfy the Area 7
Foreign Language. The
university has a foreign language requirement equivalent to
passing three years of a single foreign language in secondary
school. Students who have not done so must complete a course
numbered 1106 in a foreign language. (Note that 1106 is the
second course in a sequence 1105-1106.)