SENATE DOCUMENT NO. 34
1985 - 1986
APC DOCUMENT #19
MATHEMATICS CATALOG
The following is a revision of our proposal for actual catalog copy
which displays four distinctly different programs in mathematics.
The rationale is that a better way to attract majors is simply to
offer more variety in career choices and to make obvious the
adaptability of the mathematics major to several rewarding careers
or professions, not now possible with the present Tracks A and B.
Also, the different options are more easily displayed and understood
in this manner.
Statistics should count as mathematics courses in view of the fact
that there is no separate degree in statistics. Grades in
statistics should be credited towards the mathematics major for
purposes of computing grade averages, departmental distinction, and
the like.
Proposal for Catalog Listing
MATHEMATICS (MATH)
List of Instructors ---
The mathematics major is designed to provide the student with a
substantial foundation in mathematics and/or statistics. The
student will have four programs of study from which to select a
major, which are: Pure (theoretical) Mathematics, the Teaching of
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics and Actuarial
Sciences.
Program A - Pure (theoretical) Mathematics
This area consists of a traditional mathematics major. It serves
well as a strong liberal arts major. With appropriate selection
of the major options, it will give the student an adequate prepar-
ation for graduate study in mathematics. It is recommended that
every mathematics major start out in Program A unless a definite
area has been decided, as this will enable the student to change to
another program later with maximum economy.
I. Required courses in the major - 36 hours, including Mathemat-
ics 191, 192, 280, 291 (15 hours), 3 hours in Mathematics 380,
and 18 hours in courses numbered beyond 300, including
Mathematics 361, 365, and 491, and completion of at least one
of the following two course sequences: 361-362, 365-366,
431-432, 491-492 or Statistics 425-426.
II. Other required courses - 12-14 hours, including one of the
following two course sequences: Chemistry 141-142, Economics
200-201, Physics 221-222, or Statistics 325-327 (6-8 hours);
and Computer Science 141 or 142, and 243 (6 hours).
III. General Education Requirements not exempted by courses taken
to satisfy major requirements, and at least 6 hours of one
foreign language, preferrably French or German.
IV. Other departmental requirements - Satisfactory completion of
the Graduate Record Examination in the senior year.
Program B - The Teaching of Mathematics
This area is designed to provide a good background in mathematics
for those students planning to teach mathematics at the secondary
level. Completing this program also satisfies the requirements in
secondary certification in Mathematics. (See the Education
listing for additional required professional education courses.)
I. Required courses in the major - 36 hours, including Mathemat-
ics 191, 192, 280, 291 (15 hours), 3 hours in Mathematics
380, and 18 hours in courses numbered beyond 300, including
Mathematics 361.
II. Other required courses - 12-14 hours, including one of the
following two course sequences: Chemistry 141-142, Economics
200-20l, Physics 221-222, or Statistics 325-327 (6-8 hours);
and Computer Science 141 or 142 and 243 (6 hours).
III. General Education Requirements not exempted by courses taken
to satisfy major requirements, and at least 6 hours of one
foreign language, preferrably French or German.
IV. Other departmental requirements - Satisfactory completion of
the Graduate Record Examination in the senior year.
Program C - Applied Mathematics
This area is designed to help prepare students for a career in
industry or government where consultation with a mathematician by
engineers, biologists, geologists, economists, and other areas is
necessary. In order to best meet the needs for students in this
area, a broad program of study in the sciences and application of
mathematics is required. Elective courses strongly recommended
are: Mathematics 361, 366, 395, 398, Statistics 425, 426, Physics
325, and Economics 200, 201.
I. Required courses in the major -36 hours, including Mathemat-
ics 191, 192, 280, 291 (15 hours), 3 hours in Mathematics
380, in addition to Mathematics 341 (or Computer Science
344), 365, 391, 394, and the sequence 491-492.
II. Other required courses - 32 hours, including Chemistry
141-142 (8 hours), Physics 221-222 (8 hours), Engineering
206, 208 (6 hours), Statistics 225 (4 hours), and Computer
Science 141 or 142, and 243 (6 hours).
III. General Education Requirements not exempted by courses taken
to satisfy major requirements, and at least 6 hours of one
foreign language, preferrably French or German.
IV. Other departmental requirements - Satisfactory completion of
the Graduate Record Examination in the senior year.
Program D - Statistics and Actuarial Sciences
This area is designed for those students planning a career as an
actuary, or as a practicing statistician, to prepare a student to
enter graduate school in statistics, or to provide a general
background necessary for an individual to perform competently in a
variety of quantitative analyses.
I. Required courses in the major - 43 hours, including
Mathematics 191, 192, 266, 280, 291 (18 hours), 3 hours in
Mathematics 380, any 300 level course in mathematics, and
Mathematics 491 (9 hours); also Statistics 225, 325, 327, 425
and 426 (16 hours).
II. Other required courses - 12 hours, Computer Science 141 or
142 or 143, and Computer Science 243 (6 hours), and either
Management 200, 380, or Economics 200, 300, or Economics 201,
301 (6 hours).
III. General Education Requirements not exempted by courses taken
to satisfy major requirements, and at least 6 hours of one
foreign language, preferrably French or German.
IV. Other departmental requirements - Satisfactory completion of
the Gradute Record Examination in the senior year.