Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Mathematics

Major(s)

Mathematics (Non-Comprehensive) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements (34 hours)
    1. MTH 261(5), 280(5), 302(3), 315(3), 497(1), 503(3), 532(3), 533(3), 540(3)
    2. Select an additional course from: MTH 303(3), 421(3), 575(3), or from mathematics courses numbered 400 or higher. Minimum for major is 34 hours.
    3. Course required from related area: CSC 121(3) or 125(4) or 131(4)
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of MTH 497(1), 503(3), 532(3), and 540(3).

  3. Minor Required (or second major)
  4. Specific Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree - see Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements section of catalog
  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Mathematics (Non-Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements
    1. MTH 261(5), 280(5), 302(3), 303(3), 315(3), 497(1), 503(3), 532(3), 533(3), 540(3)
    2. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of MTH 497(1), 503(3), 532(3), and 540(3).
    3. Select one of the following options:
      1. Actuarial Mathematics:
        1. MTH 450(3), 541(3)
        2. Select an additional six hours from the following courses: MTH 543(3), 546(3), 547(3), 548(3)
        3. A minor in Insurance is recommended
      2. Applied Mathematics:
        1. MTH 421(3), 580(3)
        2. Select an additional six hours from the following courses: MTH 422(3), 507(3), 537(3), 543(3), 570(3)
      3. General Mathematics:
        1. MTH 421(3) or 541(3)
        2. Select an additional nine hours from mathematics courses numbered 400 or higher
      4. Statistics:
        1. MTH 541(3)
        2. Select an additional nine hours from the following courses: MTH 543(3), 545(3), 546(3), 547(3), 548(3)
    4. Courses required from related areas: CSC 125(4) or 131(4); PHY 203(5) (PHY 203 may partially fulfill the Natural World general education requirement.)
  3. Minor Required (or second major)
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Mathematics (Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements (62 hours)
    1. MTH 261(5), 280(5), 302(3), 303(3), 315(3), 497(1), 503(3), 532(3), 533(3), 540(3); MTH 421(3) or 541(3)
    2. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of MTH 497(1), 503(3), 532(3), and 540(3).
    3. Select an additional 18 hours from mathematics courses numbered 400 or higher. The comprehensive major is individualized. Selection of courses for the additional 18 hours shall be made in conference with the advisor and is subject to approval by the department head. Students are encouraged to elect courses from other disciplines to enhance the comprehensive major. Minimum for major is 53 hours.
    4. Courses required from related areas: CSC 125(4) or 131(4); PHY 203(5) (PHY 203 may partially fulfill the natural world general education requirement.)
  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Minor(s)

Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
  1. MTH 261(5), 280(5); 215(3) or 315(3)

  2. Additional mathematics courses numbered 300 or higher, other than MTH 315, to total at least 15 hours.

Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Education
(Non-Certifiable)
  1. MTH 261(5), 280(5), 315(3), 575(3)

  2. Select one course from: CSC 121(3), 125(4), 131(4)

  3. Select one course from: MTH 460(3), 567(3)

  4. Select additional mathematics courses numbered 300 or above to total at least 24 hours.

Accelerated master's degree in mathematics

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students majoring in Mathematics may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Master of Science degree in Mathematics after admission requirements for the accelerated master's program have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of six hours of approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester. 

Accelerated Master of Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students in a major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Master of Natural and Applied Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option offers an opportunity for CNAS majors whose goals, academic capabilities, and career planning include graduate work, to complete the requirements for the master’s degree in less time than would otherwise be possible. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.