Mathematics, BS

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    Consider All Factors in the Education Equation

    When calculating the right education, you must factor in a respected university, knowledgeable faculty, and an excellent program designed to develop your mathematical expertise. At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, mathematics majors find the solution. IUP can offer you everything you need to prepare for a successful career or graduate work in mathematics.

    Under the guidance of IUP’s Mathematics faculty, you’ll take classes such as Calculus II, Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences, Differential Equations, and Introduction to Mathematical Proofs. As part of your major, you’ll also choose from a list of mathematics courses and take a few classes in computer science.

    Use Your Electives to Add a Minor

    Free electives offered by this major give you the opportunity to explore another field by adding a minor. Some of the minors offered by IUP include business administration for nonmajors, computer science, sociology/applied social research, information assurance (criminology/computer science), political science, anthropology, dance, and theater.

    The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree will prepare you for graduate studies in mathematics or for a professional career in fields such as financial forecasting, space systems, transportation, cryptography, construction, computer systems, medicine, robotics, economics, statistical analysis, government, industry, or management science.

    Courses for the Mathematics, BS

    Liberal Studies: As outlined in Liberal Studies section (49-50 credits)
    MATH 125
    Liberal Studies Electives:
    No courses with MATH prefix (Foreign language is included) 3 credits

    Required Courses

    MATH 126: Calculus II for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (3 credits)
    MATH 171: Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 credits)
    MATH 216: Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences (3 credits)
    MATH 225: Calculus III for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (3 credits)
    MATH 241: Differential (3 credits)
    MATH 271: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs I (3 credits)
    MATH 272: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs II (3 credits)
    MATH 480: Senior Seminar (3 credits)

    Controlled Electives (15-16 credits)

    Four courses from the following:
    MATH 371, 421, 423, 427, 476, 477

    A minimum of three additional credits from the list above or the following:
    MATH 342, 350, 355, 363, 364, 445, 447, 465, 481

    Computer Science (3 credits)

    COSC 110 Problem Solving and Structured Programming (3 credits)

    Other Requirements

    Foreign language intermediate level
    Free Electives (27-29 credits)