College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
(907) 4747332
www.dms.uaf.edu
Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 120 credits Downloadable PDF The number of new fields in which professional mathematicians find employment grows continually. This department prepares students for careers in industry, government and education.
In addition to the major programs, the department provides a number of service courses in support of other programs within the university. Current and detailed information on mathematics degrees and course offerings is available from the department.
The department maintains a math lab which is available for assistance to all students studying mathematics at the baccalaureate level.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences also offers programs in computer science and statistics (see separate listings).
Major—B.A. or B.S. Degree
 Complete the following premajor requirement:
a. Students must be ready to matriculate into MATH 200, before they will be allowed to declare mathematics as their major.
 Complete the general university requirements.
 Complete the B.A. or B.S. degree requirements (As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete PHYS 103X and PHYS 104X, or PHYS 211X and PHYS 212X.)
 Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
MATH 200X—Calculus** 4 credits
MATH 201X—Calculus** 4 credits
MATH 202X—Calculus 4 credits
MATH 215—Introduction to Mathematical Proofs 2 credits
MATH 308—Abstract Algebra 3 credits
MATH 314—Linear Algebra 3 credits
MATH 401W—Advanced Calculus 3 credits
MATH 490O—Senior Seminar 1 credit
 Complete 21 credits of an elective package.* The following are suggested elective packages:***
a. Pure math electives:
MATH 305—Geometry 3 credits
MATH 307—Discrete Mathematics 3 credits
MATH 402—Advanced Calculus 3 credits
MATH 404W—Topology 3 credits
Approved electives 9 credits
b. Applied math electives:
MATH 302—Differential Equations 3 credits
MATH 421—Applied Analysis 4 credits
MATH 422—Introduction to Complex Analysis 3 credits
MATH 460W,O—Mathematical Modeling 3 credits
Approved electives 3 credits
Complete 2 of the following:
MATH 307—Discrete Mathematics 3 credits
MATH 310—Numerical Analysis 3 credits
MATH 402—Advanced Calculus 3 credits
STAT 300—Statistics 3 credits
c. Requirements for mathematics teachers (grades 7  12):****
CS 201—Computer Science I 3 credits
MATH 305—Geometry 3 credits
MATH 306—Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Mathematics 3 credits
STAT 300—Statistics (3) or MATH 371—Probability and MATH 408—Mathematical Statistics (6) 36 credits
Two courses chosen from:
MATH 302—Differential Equations (3)
MATH 307—Discrete Mathematics (3)
MATH 310—Numerical Analysis (3)
MATH 460W,O—Mathematical modeling (3) 6 credits
Approved Upper Division MATH and/or STAT electives 03 credits
d. Statistics concentration electives:
MATH 371—Probability 3 credits
MATH 408—Mathematical Statistics 3 credits
MATH 460W,O—Mathematical Modeling 3 credits
STAT 300—Statistics 3 credits
STAT 401—Regression and Analysis of Variance 4 credits
Approved electives 6 credits
 Minimum credits required 120
* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
** Satisfies core or B.A. or B.S. degree requirements.
*** An elective package must be approved by a mathematical sciences
advisor and must include at least 12 credits at the 300level or above. Students
who are obtaining a single B.S. or B.A. with mathematics as a second major
may substitute up to 9 credits of approved courses with strong mathematical
content for mathematical sciences electives.
****We strongly recommend that prospective secondary science teachers
seek advising from the UAF School of Education early in your undergradutae
degree program, so that you can be appropriately advised of the state of
Alaska requirements for teacher licensure. You will apply for admission to
the UAF School of Education’s postbaccalaureate teacher preparation
program, a oneyear intensive program, during your senior year.
Note: All mathematics majors—including double majors—must have
an advisor from the mathematical sciences department.
Note: In addition to meeting all the general requirements for the specific degree, certain mathematics courses are required of all mathematics majors. (At least 12 approved mathematics credits at the 300level or above must be taken while in residence on the Fairbanks campus.) All electives must be approved by the department.
Minor
 Complete the following:
Math 200X—Calculus 4 credits
Math 201X—Calculus 4 credits
Math 202X—Calculus 4 credits
At least 9 additional credits from MATH 215, STAT 300, any 300 or 400level MATH course; or electives approved by mathematics advisor 9 credits
 Minimum credits required 21
Note: Courses completed to satisfy this minor can be used to simultaneously satisfy other major or general distribution requirements.
