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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Honors, BS


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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 and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Core Mathematics Honors  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

MATH-BS
Code-MAHO
120 Credits

Curriculum and Degree Requirements


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. Free 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 free 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 free 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)

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

  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy for core) or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy for core)
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  • 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 II Option (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • STAT 35000 - Introduction To Statistics
  • 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 satisfies 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 & Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

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
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Free 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


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15-18 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Math Selective -  MA 44200 - Multivariate Analysis I Honors if not taken as Advance Calculus Selective
  • Math Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Great Issues Option - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Note


Student should earn minimum of a B- see advisor for further details.

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

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

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. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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