Mathematics (BS)

Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015

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This program offered by Walker School of Business & Technology/Math & Computer Science Department

Program Description

Mathematics is a powerful tool used in the natural and social sciences for understanding and predicting the world around us. It also has a beauty of logic and structure within itself, as well as being useful for a wide variety of applications. Students interested in the natural and social sciences are encouraged to have a second major or a minor in mathematics. Graduates with a major in mathematics would be employed anywhere there is a need to solve numerical and logical problems.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in the area of mathematics.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the program content.
  • Students will¬† demonstrate in depth knowledge of Calculus.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension with a variety of mathematics, chosen from applied and/or theoretical topics.
  • Students will gain basic computer programming skills.

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Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 55 required credit hours
  • Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours
  • Electives

At least 18 of the required 39 mathematics credit hours must be taken at Webster University.

MTHT courses may not be used for the mathematics major.

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Required Courses

  • MATH 1610 Calculus I (5 hours)
  • MATH 1620 Calculus II (5 hours)
  • MATH 2450 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (3 hours)
  • MATH 3000 Calculus III (5 hours)
  • MATH 3040 Differential Equations (3 hours)
  • MATH 3160 Linear Algebra (3 hours)
  • MATH 3500 Introduction to Algebraic Structures (3 hours)
  • Four mathematics courses numbered MATH 3010 and above, excluding all MTHT courses (12 hours)

Students without a second major or a minor in computer science, information management, or information systems are required to take the following course:

  • COSC 1550 Computer Programming I (3 hours)
  • COSC 1560 Computer Programming II (3 hours)
  • Two COSC additional courses (6 hours)

Students without a second major or a minor in biological sciences and who are not getting a teacher certification are required to take the following courses:

  • PHYS 2030 University Physics I (3 hours)
  • PHYS 2031 University Physics I Lab (1 hours)

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