Oct 18, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

Mathematics Honors, BS


About the Program

Math students enjoy a great deal of personal attention. Most math classes for math majors have 40 or fewer students, and many upper-level classes have fewer than 25 students. In addition, the math curriculum is flexible enough that students can take classes in other interest areas or pursue a double major or a minor without too much difficulty. Math specializations include:

  • Applied mathematics
  • Business mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics teaching
  • Mathematics with computer science option
  • Mathematics with statistics option
  • Operations research

Important note: When applying for any specialization within Mathematics, select “Mathematics” as your major. You will have the opportunity to specialize as you progress through the curriculum.

Mathematics Website

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Curriculum and Degree Requirements for College of Science


A College of Science degree is conferred when a student successfully completes all requirements in their degree program.  Students will complete coursework or approved experiential learning activities to meet the following three degree components:

  1. Major
  2. Science Core Curriculum
  3. Electives

Students may use any of the following options to meet College of Science degree requirements:

  • Purdue Coursework
  • Ap, IB, and CLEP credit.  The use of AP and IB coursework varies between College of Science degree plans.
  • Transfer Credit. Students should consult the Admissions Transfer Credit Resource page for all available transfer options.

College of Science degree programs vary widely in their approval and use of the proceeding options and thus students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their academic advisors and to regularly consult their MyPurduePlan to view the use of each option in their degree plan. 

Most College of Science degree programs contain elective credits students may use to pursue courses that relate to their interests or which support their major area of study. The elective area of a degree plan may also be used to complete minors, second majors and certificates such as the Entrepreneurial Certificate. With the exception of courses on the No Count List, any Purdue course may be used to meet the elective area of a student’s degree plan.

College of Science Core Requirements

All Students starting Purdue University Fall semester, 2007 or later are required to pursue the 2007 Science Core curriculum.

The College of Science Core Curriculum requires the completion of approved coursework and/or experiential learning opportunities in the following academic areas:

Earning Core Curricular Requirements through Experience

Students may meet selected core curriculum requirements through approved experiential learning opportunities. Interested students should contact their academic advisor for more information on this option and incorporating experiential learning into their four-year program of study. For more information on earning requirements through experience, please click here.

Departmental/Program Major Courses (70-99 credits)


Required Major Courses (40-43 credits)


Average GPA in courses must be 3.50 or higher excluding Calculus I, II and III. Average GPA in MA 44000 , MA 44200  and MA 45000  must be 3.50 or higher.

Calculus I Option - Select from (4-5 credits)


(satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core)

Calculus II Option - Select from (4-5 credits)


(satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core)

Calculus III Option - Select from (4-5 credits)


(satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core)

MA Selective (9 credits)


  • MA Selective - No more than two courses from any one group (if student takes MA 34100 , he or she must take MA 44000  for this MA Selective) and/or (if student takes MA 36200  or MA 51000 , he or she must take MA 44200  for this MA Selective) - Credit Hours: 9.00

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (30-56 credits)


*Requirement may be met with a zero credit experiential learning option. See your advisor for more information

  • STAT 35000 - Introduction To Statistics
  •  

  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy for core) or
  • SCLA 10100 - Transformative Texts, Critical Thinking And Communication I: Antiquity To Modernity or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy for core)
  •  

  • Language I Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Cultures Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00 *
  • Language II Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Cultures Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00 *
  • Language III/Culture/Diversity Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Cultures Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00 *
  • Technical Writing Option and Technical Presenting Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Oral Communication for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 6.00
  • Laboratory Science I Option (satisfies Science Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Laboratory Science II Option (satisfies Science Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • General Education I Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education II Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education III Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Computing Options - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Teambuilding and Collaboration Experience - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00 *
  • Great Issues Option - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Multidisciplinary Experience (Select courses COULD satisfy Science, Technology, and Society Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 3.00 *

Electives (21-50 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15-18 Credits


Spring 1st Year


  • Calculus II Option - Credit Hours: 4.00 - 5.00
  • Computing Option (CS 17700  Meets Teambuilding and Collaboration Experience) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Language II Option - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15-18 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15-18 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15-16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • MA 35301 - Linear Algebra II
  • Advanced Calculus Selective  -  Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education II Option -  Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15-18 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • MA 44200 - Honors Real Analysis II (if not take as Advanced Calculus Selective)
  • Math Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Great Issues Option - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Notes


  • Student should earn minimum of a B- or better in Critical Courses, see advisor for further details.
  • Average GPA in courses must be 3.50 or higher excluding Calculus I, II and III. Average GPA in MA 44000 , MA 44200  and MA 45000  must be 3.50 or higher.
  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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