Bachelor of Science with Major in Mathematics

All students are urged to take courses in disciplines which make use of mathematics such as Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science and Biology. Students considering graduate school are strongly urged to take MATH 441 Abstract Algebra, and MATH 432 Introduction to Analysis II.

Required 120 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 30 of which must be from UND) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. Non-Mathematics Requirements:

Computer Science course as approved by the Mathematics Department.

III. The Following Curriculum of 38 Major Hours:

A. Mathematics Core

MATH 165
MATH 166
MATH 265
Calculus I
and Calculus II
and Calculus III
MATH 207Introduction to Linear Algebra2
MATH 266Elementary Differential Equations3
MATH 330Proof, Set Theory, and Logic3
MATH 488Senior Capstone3
Total Credits23

B. Breadth Requirement

One course from each of the following areas (9)

1. Theoretical Mathematics: Courses where the emphasis is on development of theory from basic principles:

MATH 405Selected Topics in Mathematics (pre-approval of topic required)1-3
MATH 409Geometry3
MATH 431Introduction to Analysis I3
MATH 435Theory of Numbers3
MATH 441Abstract Algebra3
MATH 442Linear Algebra3

2. Applications of Mathematics: Courses where the emphasis is on applications of mathematics:

MATH 352Introduction to Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 412Differential Equations3
MATH 415Topics in Applied Mathematics1-3
MATH 425Cryptological Mathematics3
MATH 460Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 461Numerical Analysis3
MATH 471Introduction to Complex Variables3

3. Probability and Statistics:

MATH 321Applied Statistical Methods3
MATH 416Topics in Statistics1-3
MATH 421Statistical Theory I3

C. Depth Requirement

Courses used to satisfy C may also be used to satisfy a portion of B.

Select one of the following:6
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
and Differential Equations
and Cryptological Mathematics
Statistical Theory I
and Statistical Theory II
Introduction to Analysis I
and Introduction to Analysis II
Theory of Numbers
and Abstract Algebra
Abstract Algebra
and Linear Algebra

D. Electives

Math courses numbered 208 and above, excluding MATH 277 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, MATH 399 Methods for Secondary Teachers: Mathematical Content Knowledge, MATH 377 Geometry Elementary TeachersMATH 400 Methods for Teaching Middle and Secondary Mathematics; Pedagogical Content Knowledge, MATH 477 Topics in Elementary School Mathematics (3-9 to bring the total number of credits to 38)

Teacher Licensure

Through a partnership with the College of Education and Human Development and the Department of Teaching and Learning, students may seek secondary licensure in Mathematics. The following program of study must be completed:

I. Mathematics program of study

  1. The Essential Studies, Non-Mathematics, and Mathematics Core requirements as described above.
  2. The following courses to satisfy the breadth requirement:
    1. Theoretical Mathematics:  Math 409 Geometry
    2. Probability and Statistics: MATH 321 Applied Statistical Methods
    3. Teaching Content Requirements: MATH 208 Discrete Mathematics, MATH 308 History of Mathematics
  3. The following sequence:
    MATH 435 Theory of Numbers & MATH 441 Abstract Algebra

II. Admission to the Secondary Program, normally while taking T&L 250 Introduction to Education. (See College of Education and Human Development for admission and licensing requirements.)

III. The program in Secondary Education (see Teaching & Learning):

Mathematics majors seeking secondary licensure must have an advisor in both the Mathematics Department and the Department of Teaching and Learning.