2016-2017 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017
Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.
This program offered by Walker School of Business & Technology/Math & Computer Science Department
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.
- 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.
A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:
- 55 required credit hours
- Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours, as adjusted for Mathematics BSs
Global Citizenship Program for Mathematics BSs
Requirements are modified to allow one course with the MATH prefix to satisfy both a requirement of the major and also the GCP Quantitative Literacy requirement.
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.
- 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)