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 expert 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 Pure Mathematics Specialization, Mathematics, BS

Liberal Studies: As outlined in Liberal Studies section (46-47 credits)
MATH 125
Liberal Studies Electives:
No courses with MATH prefix (Foreign language is included) 6 credits

Required Courses

MATH 111: First-Year Seminar
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 271: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs I (3 credits)
MATH 272: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs II (3 credits)
MATH 341: Differential Equations (3 credits)
MATH 480: Senior Seminar (3 credits) or MATH 493: Internship in Mathematics (3-12 credits)

Pure Mathematics Specialization

Six courses from among:

MATH 353: Theory of Numbers (3 credits)
MATH 355: Foundations of Geometry I (3 credits)
MATH 371: Linear Algebra (3 credits)
MATH 421: Advanced Calculus I (3 credits)
MATH 422: Advanced Calculus II (3 credits)
MATH 423: Complex Variables (3 credits)
MATH 427: Introduction to Topology (3 credits)
MATH 476: Abstract Algebra I (3 credits)
MATH 477: Abstract Algebra II (3 credits)

Two courses from among:

MATH 342: Advanced Mathematics for Applications (4 credits)
MATH 363: Mathematical Statistics I (3 credits)
MATH 364: Mathematical Statistics II (3 credits)
MATH 416: Time Series Analysis (3 credits)
MATH 445: Deterministic Models in Operations Research (3 credits)
MATH 446: Probabilistic Models in Operations Research (3 credits)
MATH 447: Modeling and Simulation (3 credits)
MATH 448: Introduction to Financial Mathematics (3 credits)
MATH 481: Special Topics (1-3 credits)

Computer Science 

COSC 110 Problem Solving and Structured Programming (3 credits)

Other Requirements

Foreign language intermediate level
Free Electives (20-22 credits)

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