Mathematics & Physical Sciences Majors

Mathematics Mathematics - Computer Science Mathematics - Physics

Mathematics Major

PEAKS | Natural Sciences & Mathematics |

Mathematics Major

40-43 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Core Requirements

CSC-150

Computer Science I

4

MAT-150

Applied Calculus (MAT-151 is equivalent)

4

MAT-152

Calculus II

4

MAT-251

Calculus III

4

Complete 1 course from the following:

PHY-230

Digital Electronics

3

PHY-240

Electronics and Laboratory

4

PHY-271

Analytical Physics and Laboratory

4

Additional Requirements

MAT-494

Independent Study

1-3

MAT- ELEC

Mathematics Upper Division (300-level or above) Coursework

18

Elective upper division courses must include at least two of the following courses:

MAT-431

Complex Variables

3

MAT-441

Topology

3

MAT-451

Real Analysis

3

MAT-461

Algebraic Structures

3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Discover and utilize effective analysis and problem solving skills in mathematics and mathematical applications.
  • Effectively express discipline-specific content and articulate broad connections among disciplines verbally, mathematically and through written works.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the role of mathematics, mathematical applications and technology in the larger community including, but not limited to: knowledge of ethical standards, the ramifications of technological advances and activities, and the role of all mathematics in society.

Note: Students interested in graduate work in mathematics are strongly encouraged to take the following courses:

  • MAT-451 Real Analysis
  • MAT-461 Algebraic Structures

Mathematics - Computer Science Major

PEAKS | Natural Sciences & Mathematics |

Mathematics-Computer Science Major

50 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

CSC-150

Computer Science I

4

CSC-152

Computer Science II

4

CSC-160

Introduction to Computer Architecture

3

CSC-235

Programming Languages

3

CSC-270

Applied Databases

3

CSC-340

Design and Analysis of Algorithms

3

CSC-350

Formal Languages and Automata

3

CSC-440,
CSC-450,
CSC-455 or
CSC-497

Operating Systems,
Advanced Computer Architecture
Numerical Computation
Internship

3

CSC-480

Software Engineering and Senior Design I

2

CSC-481

Software Engineering and Senior Design II

1

CSC-482

Software Engineering and Senior Design III

3

MAT-150 or MAT-152

Applied Calculus (MAT-151 is equivalent) Calculus II

4

MAT-299

Introduction to Proof

1

MAT-252

Discrete Mathematics

3

MAT-361

Linear Algebra

3

PHY-230

Digital Electronics and Laboratory

4

SPE-101

Basic Public Speaking

3

Note: Mathematics-Computer Science majors may not minor in either Computer Studies or Computer Science.

Mathematics - Physics Major

PEAKS | Natural Sciences & Mathematics |

Mathematics-Physics Major

39-43 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Core Requirements

CSC-150

Computer Science I

4

MAT-150

Applied Calculus (MAT-151 is equivalent)

4

MAT-152

Calculus II

4

MAT-251

Calculus III

4

Complete 1 course from the following:

PHY-230

Digital Electronics

3

PHY-240

Electronics and Laboratory

4

PHY-271

Analytical Physics and Laboratory

4

Additional Requirements

PHY-494

Independent Study

1-3

MAT/PHY- ELEC

Mathematics or Physics Upper Division (300-level or above) Coursework (MAT or PHY)

18

Elective upper division courses must include at least two of the following courses:

PHY-301

Theoretical Mechanics

3

PHY-313

Thermal Physics

3

PHY-330

Electricity and Magnetism

3

PHY-400

Quantum Physics

2-3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Communicates effectively, using the language, concepts, and processes of mathematics and physics.
  • Uses the methodologies of mathematics and physics to define and solve problems independently and collaboratively.
  • Uses a wide variety of laboratory techniques with accuracy and precision.
  • Finds, selects, and uses appropriate scientific and mathematical information to support his/her work.
  • Uses different strategies to analyze and synthesize physical data.
  • Critiques the data, strategies, and models used in mathematics and physics.

Note: Students interested in graduate work in physics are strongly encouraged to take the following courses:

  • PHY-240/240L Analog Electronics and Laboratory
  • MAT-431 Complex Variables
  • PHY All Upper-Division (300/400 level) Physics Courses