# Mathematics

The mathematics major consists of a wide variety of mathematics course that prepare students for opportunities in the workforce as well as the potential for continued graduate study in mathematics, economics, and operations research.

## Major Requirements

### Major: Mathematics

**Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 122**

#### General Education Requirements

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

First Year Experience (F): | ||

UNIV 189 | Skills For Academic Success (Students transferring in 24 or more credits do not need to take UNIV 189.) | 1 |

Communication (C): | ||

ENGL 110 | College Composition I | 3 |

ENGL 120 | College Composition II | 3 |

One Course in Upper Level Writing: Select from current general education list | 3 | |

COMM 110 | Fundamentals of Public Speaking | 3 |

Quantitative Reasoning (R): | ||

MATH 165 | Calculus I | 4 |

Science & Technology (S): | ||

A one-credit lab must be taken as a co-requisite with a general education science/technology course unless the course includes an embedded lab experience equivalent to a one-credit course. Select from current general education list | 10 | |

Humanities & Fine Arts (A): Select from current general education list | 6 | |

Social & Behavioral Sciences (B): Select from current general education list | 6 | |

Wellness (W): Select from current general education list | 2 | |

Cultural Diversity (D): Select from current general education list | ||

Global Perspectives (G): Select from current general education list | ||

Total Credits | 41 |

#### College Requirements

**Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree –** An additional 6 credits in Humanities or Social Sciences^{*}

**Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree –** An additional 12 credits Humanities and Social Sciences^{*} and proficiency at the second year level in a modern foreign language.

* | Humanities and Social Sciences may be fulfilled by any course having the following prefix: ADHM, ANTH, ARCH, ART, CJ, CLAS, COMM, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GEOG, GERM, HDFS, HIST, LA, LANG, MUSC, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, RELS, SOC, SPAN, THEA, WGS, or any course from the approved list of general education courses in humanities and social sciences (general education categories A and B). These credits must come from outside the department of the student’s major. |

#### Major Requirements

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all MATH prefix courses.

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

General Education Requirements | 40 | |

Mathematics Major Requirements | ||

MATH 165 | Calculus I (includes) | 4 |

MATH 166 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 265 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 266 | Introduction to Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 270 | Introduction to Abstract Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 420 | Abstract Algebra I | 3 |

MATH 421 | Abstract Algebra II | 3 |

or MATH 451 | Real Analysis II | |

MATH 429 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 450 | Real Analysis I | 3 |

MATH 491 | Seminar | 2 |

Electives | 10 | |

Must choose one course from List A & one course from List B and must include one of the pairs of courses listed here: MATH 430/MATH 436; MATH 445/MATH 446; MATH 480/MATH 483; MATH 452/MATH 481; MATH 488/MATH 489; and (MATH 420/MATH 421 or MATH 450/MATH 451: whichever you didn't choose above) | ||

List A | ||

Special Problems In Mathematics | ||

Graph Theory | ||

Combinatorics | ||

Axiomatic Geometry | ||

Differential Geometry | ||

Introduction to Topology | ||

Complex Analysis | ||

Number Theory | ||

List B | ||

Cryptology | ||

Applied Differential Equations | ||

Fourier Analysis | ||

Partial Differential Equations | ||

Numerical Analysis I | ||

Numerical Analysis II | ||

Probability and Mathematical Statistics I | ||

Linear Programming and Network Flows | ||

Related Required Courses | ||

CSCI 160 | Computer Science I | 4 |

Lab Science Sequence: Choose one science lecture/lab sequence (A-F) OR the CSCI 161 & 2 CSCI electives (sequence G). | 8-10 | |

Sequence A: | ||

General Biology I and General Biology I Laboratory | ||

General Biology II and General Biology II Laboratory | ||

Sequence B: | ||

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory ^{*} | ||

Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory | ||

Sequence C: | ||

General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Laboratory ^{*} | ||

General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Laboratory ^{*} | ||

Sequence D: | ||

Principles of Chemistry I and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I ^{*} | ||

Principles of Chemistry II and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II ^{*} | ||

Sequence E: | ||

General Microbiology and General Microbiology Lab | ||

General Microbiology II and General Microbiology Lab II | ||

Sequence F: | ||

University Physics I and University Physics I Laboratory ^{*} | ||

University Physics II and University Physics II Laboratory ^{*} | ||

or Sequence G: | ||

Computer Science II | ||

Select 2 of the following: | ||

Topics on Personal Computers | ||

Comparative Programming Languages | ||

Microcomputer Graphics | ||

Degree Requirements: Potential of a minimum of 27 credits to reach 122 | 27 | |

Total Credits | 122-124 |

* | Science and Technology General Education |

#### Program Notes

- Except for courses offered only as pass/fail grading, no course may be taken Pass/Fail.

## Minor Requirements

### Mathematics Minor

#### Minor Requirements

**Required Credits: 21**

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Required Courses | ||

MATH 165 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 166 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 265 | Calculus III | 4 |

Electives | ||

Approved electives for the mathematics minor include: MATH 266, MATH 270 & all 300-400 level MATH courses except for MATH 376. | 9 | |

Total Credits | 21 |

#### Minor Requirements and Notes

- A minimum of 8 credits must be taken at NDSU.
- A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all courses used toward this minor.