Mathematics B.S.

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The Department of Mathematics offers a curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. This degree is well-suited for students aiming toward a variety of mathematical careers in industry or secondary education, or planning for graduate education.

In the Mathematics B.S. program each student is expected to take ten Core courses, which serve as an introduction to the various subfields of mathematics, and then select one of the following five Options for completing the degree.

  • Pure Math
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Secondary Teaching
  • Flexible

The courses required by each of the Options can be found below.

Please contact the department's Undergraduate Chair with any questions.

  • Complete at least 47 credit hours of MATH courses (46 for the Teaching Option).
  • Complete each required MATH course with a grade of C or better.
  • Maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Comple an exit interview with the mathematics department prior to graduation.
  • Meet with a faculty advisor in the mathematics department during the first year as a mathematics major.

Core Courses (31 Credit Hours)

The Core courses allow students to become familiar with the different subfields of mathematics before choosing their focus.

  • MATH 1350 - Calculus I
  • MATH 1360 - Calculus II
  • MATH 2150 - Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 2350 - Calculus III
  • MATH 2650 - Introduction to Computational Mathematics
  • MATH 3110 - Theory of Numbers
  • MATH 3130 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MATH 3400 - Introduction to Differential Equations
  • MATH 3410 - Introduction to Analysis
  • MATH 3810 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Pure Math

In addition to the Core courses, complete the following.

  • MATH 4040 - Senior Math Seminar
  • MATH 4140 - Modern Algebra I
  • MATH 4310 - Modern Analysis I

Then complete 9 additional credit hours of elected MATH courses numbered 4000 or higher.

4000+ level Course Recommendations

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in pure math are advised to take the following courses.

  • Math 4130 - Linear Algebra I
  • Math 4150 - Modern Algebra II
  • Math 4320 - Modern Analysis II

Applied Math

In addition to the Core courses, complete the following.

  • MATH 4040 - Senior Math Seminar
  • MATH 4310 - Modern Analysis I
  • MATH 4470 - Methods of Applied Mathematics
  • MATH 4650 - Numerical Analysis
  • PES 1110 - General Physics I - Calculus Based
  • PES 1120 - General Physics II
  • PES 1160 - Advanced Physics Lab I

Complete one of the following Computer Science course sequences.

  • CS 1120 - Computational Thinking with Beginning Programming
  • CS 2060 - Programming with C

OR

  • CS 1150 - Principles of Computer Science
  • CS 1450 - Data Structures and Algorithms

Then complete 6 additional credit hours of elected MATH courses numbered 4000 or higher.

4000+ level Course Recommendations

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in applied mathematics are advised to take at least two of the following courses.

  • MATH 4130 - Linear Algebra I
  • MATH 4320 - Modern Analysis II
  • MATH 4430 - Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 4450 - Complex Variables

Students interested in pursuing a career in industry are advised to take at least two of the following courses.

  • MATH 3670 - Introduction to Scientific Computation
  • MATH 4420 - Optimization
  • MATH 4430 - Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 4450 - Complex Variables
  • MATH 4480 - Mathematical Modeling
  • MATH 4670 - Scientific Computation I
  • MATH 4850 - Stochastic Modeling

Statistics

In addition to the Core courses, complete the following.

  • MATH 4040 - Senior Math Seminar
  • MATH 4810 - Mathematical Statistics I
  • MATH 4820 - Mathematical Statistics II
  • MATH 4850 - Stochastic Modeling

Then complete 6 additional credit hours of elected MATH courses numbered 4000 or higher.

4000+ level Course Recommendations

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in statistics are advised to take the following courses.

  • MATH 4130 - Linear Algebra I
  • MATH 4310 - Modern Analysis I
  • MATH 4320 - Modern Analysis II

Secondary Teaching

In addition to the Core courses, complete the following.

  • MATH 3210 - Introduction to Geometry
  • MATH 3480 - Functions and Modeling

Then complete 9 additional credit hours of elected MATH courses numbered 4000 or higher, including at least one of the following.

  • MATH 4140 - Modern Algebra I
  • MATH 4310 - Modern Analysis I

Also complete the courses required for the UCCSTeach Program.

  • UTED 1010 - Step I: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
  • UTED 1020 - Step II: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design
  • UTED 2010 - Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science
  • UTED 3020 - Classroom Interactions
  • UTED 4710 - Project-Based Instruction
  • UTED 4720 - Reading in the Content Area
  • UTED 4730 - Apprentice Teaching UCCS Teach and Seminar
  • UTLS 3030 - Perspectives on Science and Math
  • PSY 1000 - General Psychology

And complete one of the following.

  • PHIL 1000 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 1020 - Introduction to Ethics
  • PHIL 1120 - Critical Thinking

Flexible

In addition to the Core courses, complete the following.

  • MATH 4040 - Senior Math Seminar

Then complete 15 additional credit hours of elected MATH courses numbered 4000 or higher, including at least one of the following.

  • MATH 4130 - Linear Algebra I
  • MATH 4140 - Modern Algebra I
  • MATH 4310 - Modern Analysis I

The UCCS Mathematics Department offers a special Honors Track which leads to departmental honors upon graduation, to qualified students pursuing a BS in Mathematics.