Jan 22, 2022  
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematical Sciences - (B.S.)


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Program objectives for a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences are to: (a) understand the notion of a real valued function; (b) understand the concept of differentiation and be able to apply the rules of differentiation to functions of one real variable. Be able to use these techniques to solve problems in optimization; (c) understand the use of vector analysis to describe the geometry of higher dimensional spaces; (d) understand how to extend the concepts of the calculus of functions of one variable to higher dimensions; (e) use matrices to solve systems of linear equations and to describe linear transformations; (f) understand abstract structures in mathematics; (g) be able to read and present mathematical proofs including an understanding of the basic types of proofs; (h) be able to formulate their own proofs of simple mathematical statements; (i) be able to use a computer to assist with the solution of mathematical problems; (j) Have advanced knowledge of at least one specialist area of mathematics.

University General Education Program (41 hours)


See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements.

Note: The following requirements are general education courses that are required for the Mathematical Science Major.:

Mathematical Sciences Electives (21-22 hours)


21 hours of upper division MATH courses except as noted below. A list of suggested programs can be found here.

NOTE: The following courses do not count towards the Mathematical Sciences major: MATH 4050, MATH 4051, MATH 4080, MATH 4081, MATH 4082, and MATH 4611 

Alternatively, students may choose from the following concentrations.

Electives must be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120.

Honors Program


The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers an honors program in Mathematics and Statistics for the talented student. To be admitted into the program, an entering freshman must score at least 29 on the Math ACT, and have a high-school GPA of 3.50, although exceptions may be made by the freshman’s advisor, based upon an interview at the time of initial registration.

Currently enrolled students may be admitted into the Honors Program upon an interview with the Departmental Honors Director.  The basic requirements will be a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 in their MATH courses, an inclusive GPA of at least 3.25, and timely progress toward a degree. Such students may be admitted into MATH 1421 , MATH 2421 , or MATH 2422 . Upon completion of the entry course with a grade of at least B, such students will retroactively receive credit for any previous course(s) in the Honors Sequence. A student may not enroll in MATH 3402  without having previously completed MATH 2422 .

The successful candidate will complete the Major Core as listed above, and complete one of the Areas of Concentration listed above, with the following exceptions and additions:

Upon completion of the program, the successful candidates will be recognized at the commencement ceremony by having their degrees conferred “With Honors in Mathematical Sciences,” and their diplomas and records at the University of Memphis will reflect this distinction.

Typical 4-Year Mathematics Major Sequence


Freshman Year


Semester Totals 30 hrs


Sophomore Year


Semester Totals 32 hrs


Junior Year


Semester Totals 30 hrs


Senior Year


First Semester

  • UD MATH (3)
  • UD MATH (3)
  • UD MATH (3)
  • UD MATH (3)
  • Elective (3)

 

Second Semester

  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • UD elective (3)
  • UD elective (3)
  • Elective (1)

Semester Totals 28 hrs


Total Hours: 120


Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120


*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

**Courses offered only online or both online and on-ground

+Choose one Natural Science sequence: CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111  and CHEM 1120 /CHEM 1121  , OR PHYS 2110 /PHYS 2111  and PHYS 2120 /PHYS 2121 .

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