Mathematics

College of Natural Science and Mathematics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

(907) 474-7332

www.dms.uaf.edu

B.A., B.S., M.A.T., M.S., Ph.D. Degrees

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 120 credits

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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 Mathematics and Statistics also offers programs in computer science and statistics (see separate listings).

- Complete the
following pre-major requirement:
- 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 308W--Abstract Algebra--3 credits

MATH 314--Linear Algebra--3 credits

MATH 401W--Advanced Calculus--3 credits

MATH 490O--Senior Seminar--1 credit - Complete 21 credit
of an elective package.* The following are suggested elective packages:***
- Pure math
electives:

MATH 305--Geometry--3 credits

MATH 307--Discrete Mathematics--3 credits

MATH 402--Advanced Calculus--3 credits

MATH 404--Topology--3 credits

Approved electives--9 credits - Applied math
electives:

MATH 302--Differential Equations--3 credits

MATH 421--Applied Analysis--4 credits

MATH 422--Introduction to Complex Analysis--3 credits

MATH 460--Mathematical Modeling--3 credits

Approved electives--3 credits

Complete two 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 - 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)--3-6 credits

Two courses chosen from:

MATH 302--Differential Equations (3)

MATH 307--Discrete Mathematics (3)

MATH 310--Numerical Analysis (3)

MATH 460--Mathematical modeling (3)--6 credits

Approved Upper-division MATH and/or STAT electives--0-3 credits - Statistics
concentration electives:

MATH 371--Probability--3 credits

MATH 408--Mathematical Statistics--3 credits

MATH 460--Mathematical Modeling--3 credits

STAT 300--Statistics--3 credits

STAT 401--Regression and Analysis of Variance--4 credits

Approved electives--6 credits

- Pure math
electives:
- Minimum credits required--120 credits

* 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 300-level 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
undergraduate 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 post-baccalaureate teacher
preparation program, a one-year 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 300-level 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 400-level 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.